Olivia de Havilland

Multi-Decade Actress extraordinaire; Warner Brothers Girl; activist for actors rights during the Studio System and present day Centenarian! Classic Hollywood wishes you a Happy 100th Birthday Olivia!!!

Let Us Be Gay

It took me almost 10 minutes to realize that the frumpy wife that looked like Ann B. Davis in this movie was actually Norma Shearer. Of all the Shearer films I’ve watched I am most impressed by Norma’s acting in this film. Norma was pregnant during the filming it’s fun to see the creativity the…

Marie Dressler

In RochelleM’s Post 10 Life Lessons from Audrey Hepburn, Lesson #10 certainly pertains to TCM’s Star of the Month Marie Dressler 1869-1934. Marie was born four years after the end of the civil war and died at age 65 at the beginning of Hitler’s rise to power. She brought laughter and tears during her many…

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…

Too many husbands and wives

What is it about wartime that makes people go all loopy? With so many husbands away at war, how many a wife must have dreamed of having her own husband back, or better yet, two husbands! I found it funny that so many a storyline sometimes takes the turn to multiple spouses. Watching the musical…

Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

Melvyn Douglas narrates this film, and as Bill Cole( aka the best friend/lawyer) shares the billing with Cary Grant and Myrna Loy ( Mr. and Mrs. Blandings). Trapped in a small apartment in NYC, the uptight  Mr. Blandings needing something, anything… sees the potential for salvation in a broken down old house, while trying to…

TCM Star of the Month Maureen O’Hara

Kicking off Tuesdays in July with TCM’s Star of the Month Maureen O’Hara we get to see her in 26 films this month. Most known for her Irish heritage and Red Hair, she commanded the screen almost instantly. She started at the top and stayed there her entire career. With just two small films under her…

Remembering Eleanor Parker

June 26, 1922 ~ December 9, 2013 Eleanor Parker started out in film as a Warner Brothers girl. Her most notorious role was as the ‘Baroness’ in The Sound of Music. Here at Classic Hollywood Rochellelynn and I prefer to remember Eleanor for one of her lighter Holiday roles costarring with Errol Flynn in ‘Never…