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…

Hollywood Good Girl Loretta Young

  Ok, ok, she did have that one indiscretion with Clark Gable that reaped a child who through careful planning on the part of Loretta, her mother and sisters was housed with a nanny shortly after birth just down the street from the Young family home for a few months. Then put in a Catholic…

The Moon is Blue

              1953 was the year the Production Code began to unravel, and in no short part due to the film, The Moon is Blue.                  Laced with brazen questions brought on by Maggie McNamara , it’s William Holden who ends up holding all the moral ground in this story. It’s difficult to tell who is picking up…

Olivia de Havilland

July 1, 1916        Olivia De Havilland is a Living Legend from Classic Hollywood of days gone by. It was a time of Swashbucklers, Gangsters, and Romantic virile Leading Men.  It was a time of the Movie Studio System of seven year exclusive contracts, contracts with options to loan out actors or actresses at the whim…

Three Blind Mice

I have a rule about movies. If they start with a cartoon, or animation, they’re usually pretty great. In fact, I haven’t run across one yet that wasn’t. Three Blind Mice , opens with cute little cartoon caricatures of three sisters, which needless to say, gave me high hopes right off the bat. In fact, I…

David Niven

March 1, 1910 ~ July 29,1983 David Niven Bachelor Mother, Pink Panther, Please don’t eat the Daisies I think annstj and I both agree that Bachelor Mother is our favorite David Niven film. Opposite Ginger Rogers, David Niven plays the upper class department store owner, laid with the task of giving Ginger Rogers back her…