Francis Lederer was such a scrumptiously lickable bit of Euro eye candy in his 1930s films that I was a bit surprised to see how grim and haggard he looked in… 1,137 more words
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Meredith Ponedel Interview Part 2: Childhood Memories of Judy Garland, Gail Patrick and Joan Blondell
This is Part 2 of our interview with Meredith Ponedel, niece of pioneering Golden Age of Hollywood makeup artist Dottie Ponedel. This portion of the interview has Meredith discussing her childhood memories of the iconic movie stars she met when they visited her aunt, including Judy Garland, Gail Patrick and Joan Blondell… 14 more words
My Favorite Wife, 1940, RKO Radio Pictures. Starring Cary Grant, Irene Dunne. Directed by Garson Kanin. B&W, 88 minutes.
Nick Arden (Cary Grant) has been grieving the loss of his wife, Ellen (Irene Dunne), believed dead in a plane crash, for seven years. 377 more words
My Man Godfrey, 1936, Universal Pictures. Starring William Powell, Carole Lombard. Directed by Gregory La Cava. B&W (colorized version also available), 94 minutes.
A scattered young woman discovers a surprisingly sophisticated hobo and hires him as the butler for her wealthy family, and he in turn shines a sometimes unwelcome light on their chaotic, misguided lifestyle. 514 more words
Stage Door is like the poverty row version of MGM’s The Women. It features only one big box office star, another who had become box office poison and a supporting cast who would later go on to play notable prominent roles in later films (Lucille Ball, Ann Miller, Eve Arden). 422 more words
Serving the Nuts
I believe every great actor should have at least one movie in which they get to go completely over the top and out of character (Barrymore in Twentieth Century, Howard in Its Love I’m After, Bogart in Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Stewart in Vertigo). 438 more words