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A note on cinema's influence on mid Twentieth-Century Art - 1

Walking around the extraordinary exhibition of Picasso Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery, I was surprised, amused and charmed by several caricatures Picasso drew for Jaume Sabartés, primarily those featuring movie stars such as Esther Williams and Lana Turner (see below). 623 more words

Theatrical Flashback : Now Playing October 11th 1952 ... and then some.....

I love it when I locate an old newspaper to see what was playing at the local theater. In this case it’s a paper out of Brantford, Ontario Canada. 211 more words


On an Island with You (1948)

Ricardo Montez (Ricardo Montalban) and Rosalind Rennolds (Esther Williams) are young Hollywood stars in love… on screen and off. Engaged to be married in the real world, the pair are on the island set of their latest film, he playing a Navy man and she an island native. 518 more words




In Southern California I lived in Westwood by the UCLA campus for several years.  It was a hot spot for celebrity watching.  387 more words

Vivien Leigh

The stars are ageless, aren't they?

Since August was TCM’s annual Summer Under the Stars festival, that’s what occupied my time for the month. Though I missed out on quite a few stars, I still managed to watch 55 films. 2,534 more words

Classic Film

Me Cheeta by James Lever

Nice idea, well executed. A seventy-something former actor sits in the warmth of Palm Springs and looks back over his years in Hollywood, dishing the dirt on various figures of the ‘Golden Age’: nothing unusual about that. 340 more words


Classic Film Favorites: TCM Spotlight on Van Johnson

Every year I look forward to the Turner Classic Movies “Summer Under the Stars” because each day a different actor from the classic era is highlighted. 802 more words