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Lana Turner

Happy Birthday Lovely Lana Turner. Born this day in 1921

Old Hollywood

February 8: Happy Birthday John Williams and James Dean

John Williams celebrates his 85th today.  The five-time Oscar winner studied at Juilliard and began working in film and television as an orchestrator and a studio pianist.  1,602 more words

Celebrity Birthdays

Who's Got the Action (1962)

Some “stars” are just too good looking to be kept apart so it should come as no surprise that the coolest member of The Rat Pack, Dean Martin should find himself starring opposite the blonde love goddess, Lana Turner in this comical tale of love and gambling that easily allows the many character players to rise up and steal scene after scene starting with number 2 man, Eddie Albert. 695 more words

Daily Take

February 8 in history

421 – Constantius III became co-Emperor of the Western Roman Empire.

1238 – The Mongols burned the Russian city of Vladimir.

1250 – Seventh Crusade: Crusaders engaged Ayyubid forces in the… 823 more words


Peyton Place (1957, Mark Robson)

Peyton Place takes over a year and a half starting in 1941. Director Robson has a really slick way of getting the date into the ground situation. 959 more words


6 Favorite Classic Movie Books

I’ve been rediscovering some of my favorite classic film books while trying to downsize my library. Here are the books I’ve recently been enamored by all over again. 1,096 more words

Old Hollywood

All Wet

An octopus (Fernando Lamas) who has read to many hentai attempts to get grabby with Esther Williams.

Just when I’m supposed to be watching Ozu, Lang, Borowczyk and probably a few other great auteurs, we get fixated on Esther Williams. 540 more words