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Pre-Code morals: Barbara Stanwyck's 'bad' girls

There’s a moment in almost every one of Barbara Stanwyck’s pre-Code films when the actresses’ energy and fire breaks through into her character, creating a moment of pure emotion and intensity. 1,393 more words

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Arliss Alert! THE HOUSE OF ROTHSCHILD on TCM 9/23 @ 8 PM Eastern Time

George Arliss returns to the air in prime time. This Tuesday, September 23, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is showing THE HOUSE OF ROTHSCHILD at 8 PM, eastern time. 69 more words


Zanuck & Boomerang!

The continuing story of Darryl F. Zanuck and his role in molding some classic Fox noirs. 331 more words


Money, Honey

Excerpt from “Marilyn Monroe, Whoever You Are”


For Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, I was paid $18,000, while my co-star made $200,000. I even had to fight for my own dressing room! 458 more words

Pickup on South Street (1953)

By Scott Ross

Few filmmakers reveal the paucity of critical ideas and vocabulary than Samuel Fuller—or inspire more overuse of verbal cliché. Scan nearly any piece on Fuller’s movies and, however laudatory the perspective, the word “blunt” is virtually guaranteed to appear, sooner rather than later. 1,088 more words

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How to Celebrate Easter + Passover?

An excerpt from Rita Hayworth’s Shoes shows how it’s done. Happy Passover, Happy Easter, and Happy Spring everyone!

How Amy and Her Extended Family Celebrated the Holidays… 3,796 more words

12 Year Old Head of the Marilyn Monroe Fan Club

We’re calling her “Marilyn Monroe” and you are the head of her fan club.  Darryl Zanuck head of Twentieth Century Fox turns to 12 year old Jane Lawrence to head their new starlet’s fan club.  17 more words