David Niven ~ Star of the Month

I’ve come to the conclusion that David Niven was a rich man; rich in friends, rich in talent, rich in words that describe a bygone era that we will never see again. David Niven experienced the spectrum of Classic Hollywood first doing extra work for various studios, supplementing his income as crew on deep sea…

Carole Lombard

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

Summer Under the Stars ~ Carole Lombard

Jane Alice Peters, aka Carole Lombard, was dubbed “the finest actress I ever worked with” by the iconic John Barrymore. And I needed to share this sentiment from Carla over at carolelombard.org ( support her pending Carole biography in any way if you can!) “Lombard’s legacy comes from her compassionate character. A character who brought…

Mothers ~ Lucile Watson

Some may think it was unfortunate that Lucile Watson often got the role of meddling mother, but my what a lineup? With roles in Waterloo Bridge, The Women, Watch on the Rhine, My Reputation, Never Say Goodbye and Made for Each Other, Watson didn’t only bring film credits, but also stage credentials that would help…

A Life of Barbara Stanwyck Steel-True 1907-1940

There is nothing more shocking pre-code, than an early Barbara Stanwyck movie. Some of her most infamous, really stretched any semblance of a code before Breen took over as the strict enforcer of the code. Ladies of Leisure (1930), Illicit (1931), The Miracle Woman (1931), Ten Cents a Dance (1931), Night Nurse (1931), The Purchase…

Carole Lombard, Clark Gable and the Plane Crash

  October 6, 1908 ~ January 16, 1942               Carole Lombard Carole chooses to take a plane home from a war bond tour, ignoring a prophecy feared by her mother, an experienced numerologist, and the warnings of her publicist. Letting jealousy get the best of her, Carole puts her life in the hands of fate, hoping to get…

Robert Montgomery and Norma

  Robert Montgomery here with Norma Shearer in The Divorcee. May 21, 1904 ~ September 27, 1981   Robert Montgomery We love Bob Montgomery. Favorite films right off the bat are Mr. and Mrs Smith with Carole Lombard, Private Lives with Norma Shearer and the very cute, very early in his career flick, Love in the Rough. Bob Montgomery was…

MANDATORY CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD FILM LIST

LIST ONE….. Note: We’ve watched A LOT of classic Hollywood films. This is my list so far- and no they’re not necessarily based on anything even close to “merit.” I know annstj will have her own list, so look out for  a LIST TWO. This was prompted by my younger brother asking what “other” old…