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How Joan Harrison Became a Film Producer in 1940s Hollywood | Silver Screenings

There is a scene in the 1944 thriller, Phantom Lady, where a young woman walks on a dark city street. But she’s not alone; a man – a stranger – … Continue reading

10/18/2020

CONSTANCE TALMADGE : PRETTY BUT TROUBLED SILENT FILM STAR | THE CABINET CARD GALLERY

This vintage real photo postcard features pretty film actress, Constance Talmadge (1898-1973). She was a silent film star and the sister of actresses Norma and Natalie Talmadge. Constance was born … Continue reading

07/28/2020

Landmark 20th Century Fox building in London facing new threat | Film | The Guardian

  Twentieth Century Fox’s former HQ faces the threat of imminent demolition after developers submitted a new set of plans, it has been revealed.Situated in London’s Soho Square, in the … Continue reading

06/03/2020

Kirk Douglas, Hollywood legend and star of Spartacus, dies aged 103

  Kirk Douglas, the self-styled “ragman’s son” who became the last great star of Hollywood’s golden age, has died at the age of 103. His son Michael announced the news … Continue reading

02/06/2020

The Forgotten Flapper – Olive Thomas | The Müscleheaded Blog

Here comes another singular narrative from the perspective of Muscleheaded’s fascination with the early 20th Century and the stranger side of its popular culture. Today, the story of O… Source: The … Continue reading

09/08/2017 · 2 Comments

She was absolutely beautiful, the most beautiful woman I had ever seen… | BEGUILING HOLLYWOOD

Myrna Loy grew up in Los Angeles and when she was a teenager she posed for this statue outside the old Venice High School. Around the same age, she was … Continue reading

08/30/2017 · 6 Comments

On the Pivotal Thomas Mitchell: From Classics to “Columbo” | Travalanche

The great Thomas Mitchell (1892-1962) came into the world on this day (11th July). Mitchell remains well-known today as a character actor with parts in an unnaturally long list of … Continue reading

07/12/2017 · 4 Comments

Joseph Cotten: Courtliness Personified | Travalanche

Joseph Cotten (1905-1994) was born on May 15. The late year of his death surprised me. Cotten’s last film had been in 1981 and I couldn’t imagine him ever not … Continue reading

05/19/2017 · 1 Comment

Spencer Tracy: Working Backwards from “Mad” | Travalanche

Just a few words on Spencer Tracy (1900-1967) since I just saw him the other night for maybe the twenty-fourth time in the first film I ever saw him in (It’s … Continue reading

04/14/2017 · 2 Comments

Quote • BETTE DAVIS

Photo post by @toobeguiling. “Until you’re known in my profession as a monster, you’re not a star.” Bette Davis Source: “Until you’re known in my profession as a monster, you’re not … Continue reading

03/13/2017 · 6 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

One of the First Hollywood Heartthrobs Was a Smoldering Japanese Actor. What Happened? | Atlas Obscura

Today, there aren’t many Asian film hunks. But in 1915, Sessue Hayakawa was among the first… Source: One of the First Hollywood Heartthrobs Was a Smoldering Japanese Actor. What Happened? … Continue reading

12/11/2016 · Leave a comment

Review: ‘Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words’ (2015) | Writing Suzanne

Ingrid Bergman was born on 29th August 1915 in Stockholm, Sweden. She lost her German mother at the age of two, and her Swedish father when she was 13. After … Continue reading

10/06/2016 · 2 Comments

Gone With The Wind’s Olivia de Havilland breaks silence on sibling rivalry as she turns 100 | Daily Mail Online

Gone With The Wind’s Olivia de Havilland, who turns 100 on Friday, has finally broken her silence on Hollywood’s most famous sibling rivalry. Source: Gone With The Wind’s Olivia de … Continue reading

09/09/2016 · 5 Comments

Anna May Wong, Internationally Acclaimed Actress

Anna May Wong had incredible success in a career where she was constantly discriminated against. She paved the way for Asian actors today… Source: Anna May Wong, Internationally Acclaimed Actress

09/02/2016 · 1 Comment

How Winona Ryder Kept Her Cool — The Cut

“I’m so sick of people shaming women for being sensitive or vulnerable. It’s so bizarre to me.” Source: How Winona Ryder Kept Her Cool — The Cut

08/31/2016 · 2 Comments

Happy 100th Birthday Olivia de Havilland | Waldina

Today is the 100th birthday of one of the last living actors/actresses from the Golden Age of Hollywood and the last living actor from the film Gone With The Wind:  Olivia de … Continue reading

07/01/2016 · Leave a comment

Happy 120th Birthday Frank Capra | Waldina

Today is the 120th birthday of the man who directed unarguably some of the classic of classic films from the golden age of Hollywood:  Frank Capra.  With a Capra film, … Continue reading

05/18/2016 · 2 Comments

Oona O’Neill Chaplin. Behind Every Great Man…

… There is a Great Woman. One such woman, Oona O’Neill, was born on the 14 of May 1925,  in Warwick Parish, Bermuda, to talented parents, the prize-winning playwright Eugene … Continue reading

05/14/2016 · Leave a comment

Happy Birthday Fred Astaire! For I’ll be there. Puttin’ down my top hat. Mussin’ up my white tie. Dancin’ in my tails…

I just put my feet in the air and move them around. Fred Astaire Source: Happy Birthday Fred Astaire! For I’ll be there. Puttin’ down my top hat. Mussin’ up … Continue reading

05/10/2016 · 2 Comments

“I know for some women, men are a household necessity; myself, I’d rather have a canary.” Ruth Chatterton

Ruth Chatterton, at the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Ennis House during the shooting of “Female.” When she retired from the screen she started writing. I found this copy of her … Continue reading

04/21/2016 · 2 Comments

“A gift of laughter…” Rafael Sabatini #WQWWC | Daily Echo

Rafael Sabatini is not the best known of writers these days, though he left his mark on both literature and cinema. He was born in 1875 in Jesi, Italy to … Continue reading

04/15/2016 · Leave a comment

Vintage Pin Up: Anna May Wong | The Muscleheaded Blog

Photo post. Source: Vintage Pin Up: Anna May Wong | The Muscleheaded Blog

03/11/2016 · 2 Comments

Louise Brooks says: | The Müscleheaded Blog

”I have a gift for enraging people,but if I ever bore you it will be with a knife. “ Source: Louise Brooks says: | The Müscleheaded Blog

03/02/2016 · Leave a comment

From the Easter Rising to the Hollywood Hills | historywithatwist

When the actor Arthur Shields strode towards the Abbey Theatre on Easter Monday, 1916, it was with one intent – not to rehearse or act in a play, but to … Continue reading

02/10/2016 · Leave a comment

Happy 117th Birthday Ramón Novarro | Waldina

Name: José Ramón Gil Samaniego Born: February 6, 1899 Durango, Mexico Died: October 30, 1968 (aged 69) North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S. Cause of death: Asphyxiation Resting place: Calvary Cemetery Navarro … Continue reading

02/06/2016 · Leave a comment

What Happened on February 2nd – Murder in Hollywood | IF I ONLY HAD A TIME MACHINE

I think if I was an avid reader of Hollywood history, I would know this story and the people involved but I am not.  On February 2, 1922, police discover … Continue reading

02/03/2016 · Leave a comment

On this day: the death of Carole Lombard | In Times Gone By…

Carole Lombard, one of the 1930s most significant film actresses, was killed in a plane crash in Nevada, USA on the 16th of January, 1942. She was thirty-three at the … Continue reading

01/16/2016 · 1 Comment

Vickie Lester’s Book at Bedtime « LAST POST

Audio serialization of Vickie Lester’s It’s In His Kiss on BEGUILING HOLLYWOOD – read by  Pippa Rathborne Source: Vickie Lester’s Book at Bedtime « LAST POST

12/21/2015 · 2 Comments

“Either the camera will dance, or I will.” Fred Astaire | BEGUILING HOLLYWOOD

“Either the camera will dance, or I will.” Fred Astaire | BEGUILING HOLLYWOOD.

12/12/2015 · Leave a comment