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205. Gone with the Wind


“Gone with the Wind” is like one of those elaborate, intricately designed wedding cakes you see sitting in the window of upscale bakeries in wealthy parts of town. 672 more words

Queen of the Kitchen

Appellation given to Beulah, a black maid with a heart of gold working for the white Henderson family on the situation comedy BEULAH/ABC/1950-53.

The character of Beulah first appeared as part of the FIBBER MCGEE AND MOLLY radio program (premiered in 1945). 52 more words



Allan Dwan’s ONE MILE TO HEAVEN (1937) got popped into the Samsung at Fiona’s suggestion — she wanted to see more Fredi Washington, and this was the seminal IMITATION OF LIFE star’s swan song. 704 more words


Laughing at limitations: those who pushed boundaries in Old Hollywood

There have been limitations in Hollywood since it’s earliest days – limitations on women, people of colour, LGBT persons, not to mention limitations on how a cinematic performance may be achieved. 1,534 more words

Old Hollywood

June 10: Happy Birthday Elizabeth Hurley and Judy Garland

Elizabeth Hurley, one of our two WTHH birthdays today, is celebrating her 52nd.  The English actress and model made her film debut in 1987 in… 1,179 more words

Celebrity Birthdays

A Day in History |Hattie Daniels

Hattie McDaniel was born on June 10, 1895, in Wichita, Kansas, the youngest of thirteen children in a family of performers. Her father, Henry McDaniel, was a Baptist minister, carpenter, banjo player, and minstrel showman, eventually organizing his own family into a minstrel troupe. 180 more words


30 Days of Poetry Love- Rita Dove

Happy poetry month day 13! We’re almost half way through. And today’s poem is about a woman anyone who’s a fan of Gone with the Wind movie. 87 more words