Rogues & Vagabonds

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

Tag Archives: New York City

January 16, 1908: Next Day on Your Dressing Room They Hung a Star – Wretched Richard’s Almanac

A few names are synonymous with the Broadway musical theater – Rodgers and Hammerstein, the Gershwins, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin, composers all. As an entertainer, one name looms large; … Continue reading

01/16/2017 · 3 Comments

The Famous Actress Who Loved Playing A Rooster | Atlas Obscura

New York City, in the winter of 1910-11, two days before the box office opened, people began standing in line to buy tickets to Chantecler, a French play about a … Continue reading

12/08/2016 · Leave a comment

Happy 120th Birthday Howard Hawks | Waldina

Today is the 120th birthday of the film director Howard Hawks. He directed one of my very favorite films Bringing Up Baby as well as His Girl Friday, The Big … Continue reading

05/30/2016 · Leave a comment

Happy 129th Birthday Chico Marx | Waldina

Today is the 129th birthday of the oldest Marx Brother:  Chico Marx. The world is a better place because he is in it and still feels the loss that he … Continue reading

03/22/2016 · Leave a comment

Original Costume Sketches for a Production of Pinocchio, 1939 | The Unwritten Record

Broadway. December 23, 1938; the Ritz Theatre in Manhattan. This was opening night for Yasha Frank’s Pinocchio – a children’s play written and produced by Frank as part of the … Continue reading

01/22/2016 · Leave a comment

Happy 90th Birthday Peter Sellers

Originally posted on Waldina:
Today is the 90th birthday of the comedic actor Peter Sellers.  You know him from the hilarious Pink Panther films and Dr. Strangelove, but if you…

09/08/2015 · 3 Comments

Happy Birthday Jack Lemmon

Originally posted on Waldina:
Today is Jack Lemmon’s 90th birthday.  Throughout his career, he turned in consistently top notch performances and made his “every man” persona so desirable.  Watch him with…

02/08/2015 · Leave a comment

Happy Birthday Elaine Stritch

Originally posted on Waldina:
Today is the 90th birthday of the phenomenal Elaine Stritch.  Her career and life are inspirational in every way.  The world is a better place because she…

02/02/2015 · Leave a comment

The Thin Man – Not So Secret Obsession

Originally posted on Waldina:
I adore The Thin Man films, their snappy dialogue delivered at break-neck speed, their sets and cinematography, their clothes, everything.  It is the period in Hollywood…

01/07/2015 · 4 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

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