MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING?

SAG AWARDS vs ACADEMY AWARDS… I’m puzzled and am  thinking that no one in the media paid any attention on January 14, 2016 when nominees for Academy Awards were announced as to which actors were also on the nominee’s list for the SAG awards announced on December 9, 2015. The SAG awards viewed last night also…

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…

misstanwyck: Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Cummings in a deleted scene from The Bride Wore Boots, 1946

barbarastanwyck: Claudette Colbert, 1945

creepingirrelevance: Nice! ohthehorrrror: Gene Kelly & Judy Garland in The Pirate (1948). Courtesy of Matinée Moustache.

avasgal: Thelma Todd in Horse Feathers (1932)

tracylord: Happy Birthday Myrna Loy (August 2, 1905 – December 14, 1993) “How many women do we know who were continually kissed by Clark Gable, William Powell, Cary Grant, Spencer Tracy and Fredric March? Only one: Myrna Loy… And to meet whom did Franklin D. Roosevelt find himself tempted to call off the Yalta Conference?…

vintageruminance: Stella Stevens – bikini, 1960s

bridiequilty: Maureen O’Hara and Cornel Wilde being precious in The Homestretch (1947)

James Garner Remembering James Garner April 7, 1928 ~ July 19, 2014 Lafayette Escadrille, The Thrill of It All, Duel at Diablo

WWI Academy Awards 1927 was the first year of the Academy Awards and Film makers were still obsessed about telling the stories of the First World War that a lot of the Writers, Directors, and Actors had witnessed firsthand and survived.

Toby Wing July 14, 1915 ~ March 22, 2001 Happy Belated Birthday Toby! Kiss and Make-Up, …

John Gilbert There is no doubt in my mind that if there had been an Academy Awards Association in 1925 when the WWI silent movie…

Happy 4th of July

Ray Harryhausen Happy Birthday Ray! June 29, 1920 ~ May 7, 2013 One Million Years B.C., Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger, Clash of the Titans

Happy Fathers Day Rex Harrison To all of those Dad’s out there that go the extra mile (I’m sure those British Dad’s are now thanking…

Pirate Fridays on TCM

Pirate Fridays on TCM             What better way to kick off June and Summer than with pirates at sea. TCM hosts Pirate Fridays all through June. Before we fell in love with Captain Jack of Pirates of the Caribbean, and the Dread Pirate Roberts of The Princess Bride, Classic Hollywood did…

Happy Birthday Marilyn!

Mothers ~ Rock Hudson Something of Value, Lover Come Back, Send Me No Flowers

Home of the Brave 1949 Home of the Brave was an independently made film by Screen Plays II Corp., distributed by United Artists written by Carl Foreman based on an Arthur Laurent’s play, produced by Stanley Kramer and Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.

Mothers ~ Doris Day Doris Day and her mother Alma Sophia Kappelhoff.

Mothers ~ Tyrone Power Tyrone Power and his mother Patia.

Mothers ~ Beulah Bondi Beulah Bondi, she surprised us in Vivacious Lady by showing us her jitterbug side, she protected her son Fred MacMurray from a Christmas shopping kleptomaniac Barbara Stanwyck in…

May 4, 1929 ~ January 20, 1993 Happy Birthday Audrey!

Mothers ~ Spring Byington Spring Byington made the mistake of playing a “heartwarming” Mrs. March in Little Women (1933) and was quickly typecast as Mother in a variety of films.

Happy Birthday Tom Ewell April 29, 1909 ~ September 12, 1994