Summer Under the Stars ~ Rex Ingram

As a kid I was deeply moved by Rex Ingram’s sympathetic portrayal of Jim the runaway slave in the 1939 MGM production of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn starring Mickey Rooney. As an adult I was impressed by his portrayal of the unbending father Joe Lucasta in the United Artists 1958 film Anna Lucasta starring…

Mothers ~ Mickey Rooney

  In this month of Mother’s and Memorials who better to remember than Mickey Rooney and his sometimes onscreen mother or mother stand-in Fay Bainter. Whether it was encouraging her how and why do things work and how can I make them better son Tom in Young Tom Edison, or boosting the morale of the…

Henry Fonda and Margaret Sullavan

Henry Fonda ~ May 16, 1905 ~ August 12, 1982 The Mad Miss Manton, The Lady Eve, The Male Animal Margaret Sullavan ~ May 16, 1909 ~ January 1, 1960 The Good Fairy, The Mortal Storm, Cry ‘Havoc’ Happy Birthday Margaret and Henry!