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The Passion of Lana

Ya gotta feel bad for Lana Turner. She and Tony Quinn have this problem—a bad problem. They’ve just bumped off her rich, nasty, terminally ill husband, Lloyd Nolan, and now…they’re feeling bad about it. 2,642 more words


The Building of a Bombshell

They don’t make ’em like they used to.  In the Golden Age of Hollywood, the Dream Factory took in hopeful actresses and turned them into big screen bombshells.   1,848 more words


Death and the Non-Maiden

ZIEGFELD GIRL is interesting and diverting alright. It’s in some ways the complete MGM film — it returns to the Follies, a subject of obsession for the studio, it would seem, and it reprises the formula of all those late silent/early soundie Joan Crawford movies (OUR DANCING DAUGHTERS, OUR BLUSHING BRIDES etc), featuring three girls (the title sells it short) with dreams of success. 591 more words


Chronicling My Media Consumption: Vol. 6

Food for Thought (…See What I Did There?)

Unspeakable Appetites” (Lenny Letter)
In film, you’ll find a lot of female characters who are also cannibals. 935 more words

Just Because

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

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