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Backlots at the TCM Classic Film Festival--And Lara in Attendance for SHOW PEOPLE (1928)

Dear readers, I have been keeping mum on news about the TCM Classic Film Festival until I got confirmation of some news of my own. That confirmation arrived in my inbox two days ago and was made public today…so here I am to let you know that Backlots has press credentials for the TCM Classic Film Festival, and (my own news) that I will be in attendance to introduce the Saturday night screening of Marion Davies’  184 more words

Lara Gabrielle Fowler

#251 Marion Davies sans Hearst

Marion Davies was born Marion Cecilia Douras on January 3, 1897, in what had recently become the borough of Brooklyn in New York City. She passed on September 22, 1961 in Los Angeles, California of cancer. 611 more words

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On This Day - 23.3.1893   Birth in Dublin of Cedric Gibbons

There are numerous anecdotes about how the Academy Award statuette got its name. One story has it that Bette Davis named it after one of her husbands, the band leader Harmon Oscar Nelson. 588 more words

Musical Monday: Cain and Mabel (1936)

It’s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals.
In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. 768 more words

Musical Monday

Cain and Mabel: Davies and Gable's Clash

Yesterday, the one who was known as The King of Hollywood, Clark Gable, would have turned 117 years old. For the occasion, my friend Michaela over at… 771 more words


Living in the Past is Certified A-Okay!

Yes, loyal readers of this lofty blog no doubt recall that I seriously love living in the past!

Not necessarily my own past, which, for the most part, … 557 more words

Marion Davies' 121st birthday

Marion Davies was born on this date in 1897. She and her nephew, the screenwriter Charles Lederer, always celebrated their birthdays together on New Year’s Day (Lederer was born on December 31), but January 3 was the actual date of her birth. 708 more words

Lara Gabrielle Fowler