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…

Tammy Tell Me True

Sandra Dee the new Tammy still at the big house waiting for Pete to finish his schooling. And Pete…well Pete didn’t answer Tammy’s letters, never returned her phone calls just left her wondering what an ‘unlearned shanty boat girl’ would do next. Never one to sit back and feel sorry for herself Tammy hitchhikes back…

Veronica Lake

Veronica Lake ~ I Married a Witch (1942)              

Esther Williams Easy to Wed

  August 8, 1921~ June 6, 2013  Esther Williams Million Dollar Mermaid, On an Island with You, Easy to Wed The TCM Spotlight Collection of Esther Williams films offer up Esther Williams swimming into fame and fortune. So, I was surprised to see so very little swimming in Easy to Wed. This remake of the…

Happy Birthday Paulette Goddard

June 3, 1910 ~ April 23, 1990 Paulette Goddard Paulette Goddard was one of the first, what I considered “underground” actresses,  I had stumbled upon when I was younger. “Underground” because she wasn’t Marilyn, or Audrey, or Elizabeth. Of course then I found she was once married to Charlie Chaplin, and then she didn’t seem…

Leading Men: Jimmy Stewart

May 20, 1908 ~ July 2, 1997 Jimmy Stewart Happy Birthday James Stewart! Jimmy brought an element of range to his acting career that we rarely see in actors. In his early career he was cast often as the tall, if not awkward, dashing young man trying to get the girl. The Philadephia Story is…