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Film Directors with their Shirts Off #56749 Cecil Blount DeMille

Cecil B. DeMille is such a figure of dignity! Always Dignity! that I despaired of ever finding a shirtless image of the Great Man for my occasional series on… 293 more words



(1930, Director. Alfred Hitchcock)

Watched: With a cup of tea and a Cadbury Dairy Milk Ritz

Time for some early Hitchcock and with a few to choose from I settled on ‘Murder!’ a talkie made in 1930. 555 more words


Trouble in Paradise (1932)

It’s been said that Miriam Hopkins was an actress who often tried to upstage her fellow actors. She supposedly had a tendency to overact, and the purpose was to outshine everyone else. 515 more words

Director Marathon

Angel: Marlene Dietrich as Maria 'Angel' Barker

Angel, directed  by Ernst Lubitsch and released in 1937, was the last film Marlene Dietrich would make under her Paramount contract, which had begun in 1930 with Josef von Sternberg’s… 1,087 more words

Screen Goddess

Puppy Love and the Harbinger of Death

In 1898, The Connecticut Quarterly included an essay entitled “The Black Dog.” Written by geologist W. H. C. Pynchon and printed not long after his mysterious death, the essay relates the story of a possibly otherworldly dog that is said to haunt the Hanging Hills region that overlooks the town of Meriden in Connecticut. 696 more words