The Letter

Week One of the Daily Doses of Darkness for those of us in Noir school highlighted the 1941 movie of ‘The Letter’ with Bette Davis. The first five minutes of this movie are intense. However…in the past I had also seen the 1929 version starring Jeanne Eagels. I re-watched it to see if there was…

Speaking of Sandra Dee…

We love Sandra Dee movies but I surely will not miss watching another Tammy movie. We much prefer her rom coms alongside hubby Bobby Darin to the hillbilly lifestyle. Tammy and the Doctor (the third and last Tammy movie) finds Grandpaw is still in jail doing time and preaching to the other prisoners. Pete and…

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

James Garner

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

Mrs. Miniver

  September 29, 1904 ~  April 6, 1996    Greer Garson Greer Garson is most known for her role in Mrs. Miniver, and was quickly given more roles like it. The dramatic roles however while stretching acting muscles and winning her awards did nothing for her comic genius. She gets snarky, and sarcastic with Lawrence Olivier in…

Garbo Smiles

September 18, 1905 ~ April 15, 1990 Greta Garbo. What can we say? Both annstj and I just aren’t sure we understand the appeal. I apologize outright for any sacrilege that we may be committing at this moment- especially on her birthday! Greta came to Hollywood quickly filling the role of elusive foreigner with perfect skin,…

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…