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They Died with Their Boots On: a western faithful to its genre

Epic and spectacular, They Died with Their Boots On can be considered as one of the best Westerns of the 1940s, a period of revival of the genre. 826 more words


Robert Benchley Steals a Movie in Five Minutes

           China Seas is big-budget, all-star orientalist tosh with exciting action sequences, well-directed by Tay Garnett. I don’t know that it’s much worth seeing today unless you love Jean Harlow (which I do) or want to see how movie star like Gable can sleepwalk through a performance and still be appealing or are curious as to just how bad Rosalind Russell was at playing English aristocrats early in her career. 289 more words

Vintage Black Hollywood Stars

There were just as many black stars in Hollywood as there were white.  It didn’t matter how talented they were however as most were relegated to the roles of house servants,  baggage handlers, valets, porters, criminals or all singing all dancing sidekicks. 1,078 more words

Now And Then

DAY 80: Beulah

Series Run : 1950-1953

87 episodes

Network: ABC

Series Premise (as far as I can tell):

House maid Beulah tries to run the house of an affluent family… 209 more words

365 Days

Her's Day Thursday

Today’s HDT gal is actually one of my personal faves: Hattie McDaniel.

The name may not ring a bell, but the face surely will. 474 more words


Managed to largely ignore the Oscars again this year. My overall take on the awards is that they can pretty much be guaranteed to go to the wrong people for the wrong films. 779 more words


Black Glory at Oscars

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Seventy-five years ago actress Hattie McDaniel made history by becoming the first African-American woman to win an Oscar for her role as Mammy in… 301 more words

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