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Film history: Focus on veteran film director Jean Negulesco, his secretary, and Marilyn Monroe

Cover of Jean Negulesco’s autobiography “Things I Did and Things I Think I Did: A Hollywood Memoir” (1984)

Marilyn Monroe

In August 2000, I met with actress Sheree North (1932-2005) in Hollywood for an interview about her career in films, focusing on the years when she was under contract at 20th Century Fox, at the same time as Marilyn Monroe was, also at Fox; both were the new studio’s blonde leading ladies. 1,139 more words

Film History

A Yank In The R.A.F. (1941)

Cocky and brash, looking every inch a movie star, Tyrone Power arrives in Canada delivering a new plane marked for shipment to England to fight the German war machine. 704 more words

Daily Take

September 5: Happy Birthday Carice van Houten and Michael Keaton

Dutch actress Carice van Houten turns 40 today.  She has been a major star in European cinema since the late nineties, and has won the Golden Calf for Best Actress (given annually at the Netherlands Film Festival) five times.  1,223 more words

Celebrity Birthdays

The Hollywood Studio System: Art as Industry

Dear Studio System:

We (as in, yours truly) are fascinated by you and your impressive film-making output during your prime, from the 1920s to the late 1940s. 730 more words

Classic Film

John Ford and the First Battlefront of World War II | The Unwritten Record

John Ford’s War Mention John Ford’s name today, and most people think of Westerns. Stagecoach, Fort Apache, or The Searchers might come to mind. But Ford actually directed a lot of films that weren… 31 more words

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John Ford and the First Battlefront of World War II

John Ford’s War

Mention John Ford’s name today, and most people think of Westerns. Stagecoach, Fort Apache, or The Searchers might come to mind. 1,222 more words

Motion Pictures

The Longest Day

Introduction 

The Longest Day is a 1962 epic war film based on Cornelius Ryan’s book, The Longest Day (1959), about the D-Day landings at Normandy on June 6, 1944, during World War II. 3,666 more words

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