Maid Marion

Maid Marion

Marion Davies’ story starts like a lot of these lovely ladies, of film. A talented young girl, on Broadway, who found her way to movies. But, Marion’s story differs, a bit. A 19-year old, Davies was dancing in the famed, … Continue reading

Eva Marie the Saint

Eva Marie the Saint

You can’t talk about classic films, without including, Eva Marie Saint. The. First time I saw her was in, 1962’s “All Fall Down”. I fell in love with her, right away (and a young, Warren Beatty!). Eva was already a … Continue reading

Mabel Normand:  Vintage Vixen or Murderess Maiden?

Mabel Normand: Vintage Vixen or Murderess Maiden?

Mabel Normand began modeling for photographers at the tender age of, 15. From modeling she turned to acting on stage, then film. Mabel was a great comedienne and found her niche in slap-stick comedies, next to Charlie Chaplin. She was … Continue reading

Sultry Susan Strasberg

Sultry Susan Strasberg

Susan Strasberg might as well have started acting right out of the womb. Her parents were Lee and Paula Strasberg, the famous acting coach, duo. Susan was just a child in the midst of their rise to glory, teaching A-listers … Continue reading

A little Tuesday, for your Thursday!

A little Tuesday, for your Thursday!

Tuesday Weld started life out, tough. She was supporting her family, financially by age 3, as a baby model and child actor, in NYC. Tuesday and her mother had a tumultuous relationship, with “mama” loving and hating her young, daughter. … Continue reading

The name’s Malone, not Monroe!

The name’s Malone, not Monroe!

Dorothy Malone went to Hollywood with an RKO contract and received starlet treatment: acting, singing, dancing, diction lessons along with, and bit parts. She did well, esp with Sinatra in Step Lively . RKO somehow lost interest but, Warner’s Bros. … Continue reading

The Incomparable, Kay Francis!

The Incomparable, Kay Francis!

Kay Francis is probably one of the most fabulous, but forgotten stars of the Golden Era of Hollywood. When Kay started in “the business”, she was interested in acting and men. Her career is to die-for. Kay Francis carried the … Continue reading

The Brazen, Billie Dove

The Brazen, Billie Dove

Billie Dove could neither sing nor dance, all that well. Impressed by the beautiful girl, Florenz Zeigfield hired her to star in his “follies” extravaganzas! She was given the part of a beautiful, window dressing and had many, solo entrances. … Continue reading

Carroll Baker, in the flesh…

Carroll Baker, in the flesh…

I fell in love with Carroll Baker when she played Liz Taylor’s flirty daughter, in the epic, “Giant”, also starring Rock Hudson and James Dean (which rumors say, they had an affair!). In “Harlow”, Baker took on the task of … Continue reading

The Fabulous Angie Dickinson

The Fabulous Angie Dickinson

Angie Dickinson’s career began when she entered a 1953 beauty pageant, in North Dakota. Although, she placed second Angie caught the eye of a TV scout. After the praise from the TV man, Dickinson had her heart set on acting. … Continue reading