OSCAR STATS ~ 2004

While researching my 2015 Oscar Stats Post I decided to go back through the last eleven years of Best Actor/Supporting Actor, Best Actress/Supporting Actress lists for the Academy Awards and for SAG Awards (Screen Actors Guild) to see whose names were on the nominations lists and what Country or State they were from. Names that…

Summer Under the Stars ~ Joan Crawford

Joan Crawford TCM’s star for the day acted in eleven Noir movies between 1945 and 1956. She received the Best Actress Oscar for her performance as Mildred Pierce in 1945. Joan was nominated for Best Actress in the Film Noir thriller about ‘who was going to kill whom’ Sudden Fear in 1952. However the Oscar…

Summer Under the Stars – Olivia De Havilland

Ninety-nine year old Olivia De Havilland was also a Film Noir Girl, starring in two famous noir films. The 1946 Dark Mirror a Nunnally Johnson Production, directed by Robert Siodmak (if you had attended the Summer of Darkness Noir Course you would know Robert is a big deal in the Noir world). Vladimir Pozner was…

The Letter

Week One of the Daily Doses of Darkness for those of us in Noir school highlighted the 1941 movie of ‘The Letter’ with Bette Davis. The first five minutes of this movie are intense. However…in the past I had also seen the 1929 version starring Jeanne Eagels. I re-watched it to see if there was…

Debbie Reynolds

Congratulations Debbie Reynolds on receiving the SAG 51st Annual Life Achievement Award January 25, 2015! The Catered Affair(1956), The Rat Race(1960), The Unsinkable Molly Brown(1964)

Hollywood Good Girl Irene Dunne

Irene Dunne was truly a Hollywood Good Girl and best buddy to another Good Girl, Loretta Young. Irene met Francis Dennis Griffin a promising young Dentist at a dance in 1928, married him and stayed married to him until his death 37 years later. She was nominated for five Best Actress Awards (Cimarron, Theodora Goes…

All About Eve ~ Best Picture 1950

I like this Best Picture because the characters can be related to not only the stage or say the screen but in everyday life. We all have our little Eve’s to deal with, sweet and seemingly innocent and worshipful at first and then BAM. Fourteen nominations six wins who knew a movie (metaphorically speaking) about…

Elizabeth Taylor Best Actress 1960

Yul Brynner Best Actor of 1956 for The King and I presenting Elizabeth Taylor Best Actress Award 1960. Butterfield 8 I imagine kids today wonder what kind of a title that is. Well in the 1950’s it was a very special phone number for a very special call girl; Elizabeth. Controversy surrounds this film. Should…

Remembering Eleanor Parker

June 26, 1922 ~ December 9, 2013 Eleanor Parker started out in film as a Warner Brothers girl. Her most notorious role was as the ‘Baroness’ in The Sound of Music. Here at Classic Hollywood Rochellelynn and I prefer to remember Eleanor for one of her lighter Holiday roles costarring with Errol Flynn in ‘Never…