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“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

The Daily Retro: Halloween – Ida Lupino

Source: The Daily Retro: Halloween – Ida Lupino

10/31/2015 · 2 Comments

Happy 108th Birthday Carole Lombard

Originally posted on Waldina:
Today is the 108th birthday of Carole Lombard.  “My Man Godfrey” is on of my favorite movies and part of that reason is because of Carole Lombard.…

10/06/2015 · Leave a comment

Bette Davis: Bring the Bitch Back!

Originally posted on A R T L▼R K. On the 6th of October 1989, actress Bette Davies died of breast cancer at the age of 81 in the American Hospital in … Continue reading

10/06/2015 · 2 Comments

Kirsten Dunst: ‘The movie industry is in a weird place – creatives blossom on TV’ | Film | The Guardian

Kirsten Dunst is queuing for her lunch when I walk into the café she has chosen for our interview.She is not queuing in that self-consciously starry way which would draw … Continue reading

10/05/2015 · Leave a comment

Happy Birthday Groucho Marx

Originally posted on Waldina:
Today is the 124th birthday of Groucho Marx.  I think of him often, especially quotes of his.  I try my best to live by this one:…

10/02/2015 · Leave a comment

Geena Davis Slams Hollywood Sexism | Variety

Originally posted on Variety. Over the course of this year, an increasing number of actresses have spoken out about their unequal employer, showbiz. Geena Davis is the latest star to air … Continue reading

09/29/2015 · 1 Comment

How Katharine Hepburn Became a Fashion Icon | At the Smithsonian | Smithsonian

Originally posted on Smithsonian. For much of the 20th century, movie stars were the most popular purveyors of public imagery. In the heyday of the Hollywood studio system, each studio created … Continue reading

09/07/2015 · 3 Comments

Favorite direction, ever, “Good. Do it again, and this time make it something resembling human behavior.” David Fincher. Fabulous! Happy birthday!

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08/29/2015 · Leave a comment

Happy 123rd Birthday William Powell

Originally posted on Waldina:
Today is the 123rd birthday of the actor William Powell.  I adore his performances in the Thin Man films and My Man Godfrey.  His mid-century mid-atlantic accent…

07/29/2015 · Leave a comment

International Star You Should Know: Victoria Atkin

07/18/2015 · Leave a comment

“There is one word that aptly describes Hollywood – ‘nervous.’ ” Frank Capra

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07/02/2015 · 2 Comments

Happy 107th Birthday Peg Entwistle

Originally posted on Waldina:
Today is the 107th birthday of the woman who’s ghost is said to be seen around Griffith Park, recognized by her attractiveness, her sadness and the…

07/02/2015 · Leave a comment

Children from Hoxton Visit Charlie Chaplin at the Ritz in 1921 « Another Nickel In The Machine

Originally posted on Another Nickel in the Machine Charlie Chaplin was woken up on the morning 17 September 1921 while in his bed at the Ritz Hotel on Piccadilly. “Visitors … Continue reading

04/26/2015 · Leave a comment

Happy Birthday Billy Wilder

Originally posted on Waldina:
Billy Wilder was born 109 years ago today.  Do yourself a favor and throw a few of his films on your Netflix queue.  There are so…

03/27/2015 · Leave a comment

Quote | BETTE DAVIS ON GRETA GARBO | Beguiling Hollywood

“Her instinct, her mastery over the machine, was pure witchcraft. I cannot analyze this woman’s acting. I only know that no one else so effectively worked in front of a camera.” Bette … Continue reading

03/19/2015 · Leave a comment

Marilyn And Ella

Originally posted on THE EDITOR'S JOURNAL:
When Marilyn Monroe learned that the Mocambo, a popular Hollywood night club, would not book Ella Fitzgerald because of segregation, Marilyn phoned the…

03/04/2015 · Leave a comment

Archive Interview • JOHN FRASER • Close Up • Bosie Speaks Up

Film star, Shakespearean actor and director John Fraser, is perhaps most widely known for his highly-praised portrayal of Lord Alfred Douglas (Bosie) in the movie The Trials of Oscar Wilde opposite Peter … Continue reading

03/04/2015 · 12 Comments

Review: ‘Serena’

02/24/2015 · Leave a comment

Archive • The Glamour, The Glitz, The War • Kate O’Toole

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Kate O’Toole @ Colm Henry 1995 Background When I’m not working either on stage or on location somewhere, I live in grand seclusion at the…

02/22/2015 · Leave a comment

“Listen, there is no acting style. Most people just play themselves.” Myrna Loy

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02/07/2015 · Leave a comment

“I’ve been close to Bette Davis for thirty-eight years – and I have the cigarette burns to prove it.” Henry Fonda

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01/29/2015 · Leave a comment

Hollywood’s First Outdoor Talkie Western

Originally posted on A R T L▼R K:
On the 20th of January 1929, the movie In Old Arizona was released on the wide cinema screen. This American Western…

01/24/2015 · Leave a comment

Happy Birthday Cary Grant

Originally posted on Waldina:
Today is Cary Grant’s 111th birthday.  It is no secret I love Cary Grant.  The quote on the top of my blog is from him and…

01/18/2015 · Leave a comment

Passing Memories of Old Hollywood

Originally posted on The English Professor at Large:
A friend mentioned the dearth of gossip columnists today, and brought up the name of Hedda Hopper. She was one of the…

01/15/2015 · Leave a comment


Originally posted on The English Professor at Large:
Wirey, witty, good-natured, optimistic, jaunty….these words describe my father, Perry Charles. I can see him now, a deep tan emphasizing his intelligent…

12/13/2014 · Leave a comment

Announcing the Miriam Hopkins Blogathon

Originally posted on Silver Screenings:
We are so excited, we can hardly contain ourselves – and for Two Big Reasons! Firstly, you’re invited to help us celebrate one of the…

11/19/2014 · 7 Comments

Happy Birthday Marie Dressler

Originally posted on Waldina:
This week is the 146th birthday of Marie Dressler, an amazing character actress.  She is one of those actors that play the mother or the wealthy aunt…

11/12/2014 · Leave a comment

“Actors and actresses who say they never go to see their own pictures are talking through their hats. You don’t have to be a [Sigmund Freud] to know that the most fascinating person in the world – actors or anybody – is yourself.” Paulette Goddard

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10/30/2014 · 6 Comments

Scandalous Women: Book Review: Two New Books on Hollywood Scandals

Title: Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood Author: William J. Mann Hardcover: 480 pages Publisher: Harper (October 14, 2014) Language: English How Acquired:  Edelweiss What it’s About: The Day of the … Continue reading

10/18/2014 · Leave a comment