Pillow to Post

A special Birthday shout out for Willie Best one of my favorite character actors. In the 1945 Warner Bros. Romantic Comedy Pillow to Post the world is at war and on the home front in this movie everything is topsy turvy. Ida Lupino’s character Jean Howard wants to help the war effort but has been…

Hedy Lamarr

HAPPY 101st BIRTHDAY! Picture from Come Live with Me ( Hedy Lamarr & Jimmy Stewart)

Baby Peggy ~ Diana Serra Cary

October 26, 1918 The Elephant in the Room documentary about Silent Film star Baby Peggy is a must see for those interested in early film. Diana Serra Cary (Peggy) was eighteen months old when she made her first silent movie. Her father was a stuntman in westerns her mother a sometime extra. Diana was discovered…

Happy Birthday Ingrid Bergman

Honoring Ingrid Bergman on the  anniversary of her birth ( August 29th) has become a staple in Classic Hollywood reporting. We celebrate the 100th anniversary of this iconic star this year, remembering that she did so much more than just Casablanca.  Able to establish and grow a career before and after children, Ingrid was a motivated…

Jane Wyman

January 5, 1917 ~ September 10, 2007 Brother Rat (1938), The Doughgirls (1944), Pollyanna (1960) Happy Birthday Janie!

Maggie Smith

Happy Birthday Dame Maggie! The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie(1969), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone(2001), Downton Abbey(2010-2014)

Joel McCrea

Joel McCrea November 5, 1905 ~ October 20, 1990 Ramrod(1947), Bird of Paradise(1932), Chance at Heaven(1933) Happy Birthday Joel!  

Carole Lombard

October 6, 1908 ~ January 16, 1942 Carole Lombard ~ Supernatural (1933) Happy Birthday Carole!

Happy Birthday MGM

MGM Studios 90th Birthday April 17th/18th tribute on TCM- make sure to watch their lineup. Boy wonder, Irving Thalberg (husband of Norma Shearer), was known for his genius with money. Able to cut costs much to the chagrin of many extravagant directors, Thalberg was able to show Louis B Mayer he was the man for…

Happy Birthday TCM

Celebrating 20 Years April 14th, 1994 ~ Robert Osborne the face of TCM

Happy 90th Birthday Doris Day

It’s a plethora of 90th Birthday celebrations for Doris Day. TCM kicks one off today with 12 fan favorite movies. I would have liked to see three of my favorites though…just because. Julie because it’s not a film shown very often and I haven’t seen it in a long long time. On Moonlight Bay, because…