Rogues & Vagabonds

theatre, film & tv past and present 2001-2008 & 2013…

Hollywood vs. Fascism | Silver Screenings

Stories about fighting fascists always make for fascinating movies.Look at the legendary Casablanca (1942), for instance, or the low-key but surprisingly tense The Mortal Storm (1940). Like many Hollywood war … Continue reading


All Our Children review – a shameful historical period horrifies anew

How do you tell a story as complex as the eugenics movement, which is pursued afresh in writer-director Stephen Unwin’s new play All Our Children? Its idealistic origins lie in … Continue reading

05/06/2017 · 3 Comments

The History Girls: Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons: Hollywood’s Killer Queens by Catherine Hokin

Christmas may be over but for movie buffs, fashion lovers and celebrity spotters, the tinsel is still well and truly sparkling. The Golden Globes, the BAFTAs, the Oscars: awards season … Continue reading

01/25/2017 · 2 Comments

Outrage As Churchill’s Home becomes Hitler’s Headquarters For Movie

Originally posted on First Night History:
War veterans are aghast that Blenheim Palace will double as Hitler’s headquarters for Michael Bay’s latest film.The transformation of Winston Churchill’s former home into the…

10/19/2016 · Leave a comment

Vivien Leigh in Caesar and Cleopatra (1945) | FROM THE BYGONE

Source: Vivien Leigh in Caesar and Cleopatra (1945) | FROM THE BYGONE

10/04/2016 · Leave a comment

Amazing Vintage Surreal Glamour by photographer Angus McBean | FROM THE BYGONE

Angus McBean (8 June 1904 – 9 June 1990) was a Welsh photographer, set designer and cult figure associated with surrealism. Two figures have prevented McBean from gaining more fame: … Continue reading

08/25/2016 · 3 Comments

Denis Norden recalls comedy pioneer early years – BBC News

Denis Norden, 94, is known as the host of It’ll Be Alright on the Night but he also holds an acclaimed status as a radio comedy pioneer, as arts correspondent … Continue reading

08/06/2016 · Leave a comment

Beautiful Moira Shearer Dancing in The Red Shoes (1948) | FROM THE BYGONE

The Red Shoes is a 1948 British film about a ballet dancer, written, directed and produced by the team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, known collectively as The Archers. … Continue reading

07/27/2016 · 4 Comments

Graceful and Elegant Photos of Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton (1946) | FROM THE BYGONE

Source: Graceful and Elegant Photos of Greta Garbo by Cecil Beaton (1946) | FROM THE BYGONE

06/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Bogart and Bacall For Film Noir Classic “The Big Sleep” (1946) | FROM THE BYGONE

Source: Bogart and Bacall For Film Noir Classic “The Big Sleep” (1946) | FROM THE BYGONE

06/01/2016 · 2 Comments

Vintage Postcard Humor: Big Parts | The Müscleheaded Blog

Photo post. Source: Vintage Postcard Humor: Big Parts | The Müscleheaded Blog

02/18/2016 · Leave a comment

Vintage Photos of Rita Hayworth For “Film Noir” Gilda (1946) | FROM THE BYGONE

Gilda is a 1946 American black-and-white film noir directed by Charles Vidor and starring Rita Hayworth in her signature role as the ultimate femme fatale who becomes locked in a … Continue reading

02/05/2016 · 3 Comments

How Marcel Marceau Started Miming to Save Children from the Holocaust | Open Culture

Earlier this month, we featured Marcel Marceau, surely the most famous mime ever to live, performing the progression of human life, from birth to death, in four minutes. In the … Continue reading

12/22/2015 · 2 Comments

Costume and Fashion Designer Oleg Cassini (1913-2006)

Originally posted on FROM THE BYGONE:
Oleg Cassini (1913 – 2006) was an American fashion designer born to an aristocratic Russian family with maternal Italian ancestry. He came to the United…

10/02/2015 · Leave a comment

All Through The Night (1942)

Originally posted on The Blonde at the Film:
via: /All%20Through%20the%20Night.htm Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own. If you’ve been searching for a comic-thriller about a bunch of…

09/21/2015 · 2 Comments

Double Indemnity (1944)

Originally posted on The Blonde at the Film:
via:  Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own. In honor of TCM’s “Summer of Darkness” Film Noir Festival and online course, here’s…

08/19/2015 · 2 Comments

San Antonio’s Women in Music, 1920s to 1940s

Originally posted on The Top Shelf:
During this Women’s History Month, we show photographs of some of the local women who contributed to the field of music during the period…

03/17/2015 · Leave a comment