Rogues & Vagabonds

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

Norma Shearer: The Subtle Magnet | Travalanche

I have a friend — a female friend — who never talks about Norma Shearer (1902-1983) without talking about how ugly and unappealing she finds her. I suppose my friend … Continue reading

08/13/2017 · 2 Comments

The Marx Brothers: The Chico Years | Travalanche

Time once again to celebrate the birthday of Leonard “Chico” Marx (1887-1961). Today seems to me an appropriate time to float a notion I came up with the other day, … Continue reading

03/22/2017 · 2 Comments

Bob Hope, Swashbuckler

Swashbuckling movies are always lots of fun, but… let’s face it. Sometimes they’re just begging to be spoofed. Come on – swashbuckling movies revel in men with floppy hair, swishy clothes and … Continue reading

03/30/2016 · Leave a comment

Gaslight (1940 and 1944) | Movie classics

Originally posted on Movie Classics. This posting is my contribution to The Great Villain Blogathon. Please take a look at the other postings, which cover an amazing range of films. There’s something … Continue reading

05/05/2015 · 1 Comment

Anna Sten | Movie classics

She’s known as ‘Goldwyn’s Folly’ – if she gets a mention at all, that is. But, after seeing a few of her films, I feel that actress Anna Sten deserves more … Continue reading

03/08/2015 · Leave a comment

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

Happy Birthday Buster Keaton

Originally posted on Waldina:
Today is the 119th birthday of Buster Keaton.  I absolutely adore his expressionlessness in everything.  And then, have you seen Sunset Boulevard?  I have put the…

10/04/2014 · Leave a comment

Happy Birthday Greta Garbo

Originally posted on Waldina:
Today is the 109th birthday of Greta Garbo. NAME: Greta Garbo OCCUPATION: Actress, Pin-up BIRTH DATE: September 18, 1905 DEATH DATE: April 15, 1990 EDUCATION: Royal…

09/18/2014 · Leave a comment