Summer Under the Stars ~ James Stewart

Vivacious Lady (1938), The Philadelphia Story (1940), Rear Window (1954), Shenandoah (1965) Airport ’77’ (1977), Right of Way (1983), An American Tail: Fieval Goes West (1991)

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 Remember the Night and was the stand by your son Mom in another Christmas must watch every year movie It’s a Wonderful Life. She is another actress…

Mothers ~ Lucile Watson

Some may think it was unfortunate that Lucile Watson often got the role of meddling mother, but my what a lineup? With roles in Waterloo Bridge, The Women, Watch on the Rhine, My Reputation, Never Say Goodbye and Made for Each Other, Watson didn’t only bring film credits, but also stage credentials that would help…

Hollywood Good Girl Doris Day

You just don’t get more good girl than Doris Day. She looked sweet, acted sweet, and was sweet in real life. Always playing the loving single girl, wife, and friend, no one played it better. As the fresh faced mermaid in Glass Bottomed Boat, she fails miserably at pretending to be a Russian spy. In…

Classic Holiday Films from Classic Hollywood

Getting ready to jump into the Holiday Season, we wanted to share our ABSOLUTLEY ESSENTIAL Holiday Films from the days of old. While there are quite a few classic movies out there we decided to narrow it down to ones we’ll definitely make time for. Christmas in Connecticut(1945): My absolute favorite Christmas film! Dennis Morgan…

Hearthrob Robert Taylor

August 5, 1911 ~ June 8, 1969 Magnificent Obsession, Camille, The Gorgeous Hussy, Personal Property After seeing his heartbreaking performance as the lovesick fool in Camille, I couldn’t help trying to get my hands on all the Robert Taylor I could find. Apart from his dashing good looks, and Valentino-like skin, Robert succeeded in playing…

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…

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!    

MANDATORY CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD FILM LIST

LIST ONE….. Note: We’ve watched A LOT of classic Hollywood films. This is my list so far- and no they’re not necessarily based on anything even close to “merit.” I know annstj will have her own list, so look out for  a LIST TWO. This was prompted by my younger brother asking what “other” old…

Lana Turner

February 8, 1920 ~ June 29, 1995              Lana Turner Lana’s early years were filled with promise and hope and love out the wazoo. She dated just about everyone, though we really liked her with Peter Lawford, James Stewart, and was married 8 times, she was not privy to a life of happily ever after. Most notable would be…