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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


The Oscar Project 1939: Gone With the Wind

This film is the stuff of legends. Everyone knows this movie even if they’ve never seen it. It has become ingrained in our pop cultural collective consciousness. 1,405 more words

They Died with Their Boots On (1941)

Directed by Raoul Walsh
Written by Wally Kline & Aeneas MacKenzie

George A. Custer is one of this country’s most notorious folk heroes. Massacred, along with his men, at Little Big Horn in 1876, Custer is remembered mostly for this folly, when in reality he was a decorated Civil War veteran who played a pivotal role in the Union’s defeat of the Confederacy.  668 more words


Bad, Bad Bette Davis: In This Our Life (1942)

In a movie career that spanned six decades, Bette Davis played everything from a Cockney waitress (in Of Human Bondage) to a Bronx housewife (in… 842 more words