Summer Under the Stars: Gene Tierney

Gene Tierney was unquestionably the “most beautiful woman in movie history”, stated Darryl F. Zanuck, founder of 20th Century Fox, though even the most beautiful have their insecurities. Gene brought an exotic quality to the screen that many latched onto from the start, especially in a very blonde Hollywood in the 40’s. With an overbite,…

Where the Boys Are

Courtship and Marriage class would never be the same after Dolores Hart’s character Merritt mentions the words Dr. Kinsey and making the statement should college girls play house before marriage? When questioned by the much older lady professor what her answer would be. Merritt answers a profound yes. Before clarifying her answer Merritt is swiftly…

I’ll Be Seeing You

I’ll Be Seeing You…Leonard Maltin describes this movie as ‘schmaltz’ I have to disagree. I have a tendency to compare this movie with the Barbara Stanwyck and Fred McMurray 1940 Christmas movie Remember the Night. The Ginger Rogers, Joseph Cotten, Shirley Temple movie made in 1944 is more thought-provoking. As in the opening scene Ginger’s…

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…

Yvonne de Carlo September 1, 1922 ~ January 8, 2007 The Ten Commandments, Band of Angels, McLintock Happy Birthday… View Post

Yvonne de Carlo

September 1, 1922 ~ January 8, 2007 The Ten Commandments, Band of Angels, McLintock Happy Birthday Yvonne!

Johnny Weissmuller Johnny Weissmuller    June 2, 1904 ~ January 20, 1984 Tarzan the Ape Man, Tarzan and His Mate, Tar… View Post

Johnny Weissmuller

Johnny Weissmuller    June 2, 1904 ~ January 20, 1984 Tarzan the Ape Man, Tarzan and His Mate, Tarzan’s New York Adventure Happy Birthday  Johnny!