Goodbye, Eleanor

Goodbye, Eleanor

Rest in Peace, Eleanor Parker. Parker went back and forth from A-list movies, to B’s. When going to see an Eleanor Parker film, you may not recognize her not only physically, but her range of acting ability, perplexed many moviegoers, … Continue reading

Loretta Young : Mommie Dearest : Final

Loretta Young : Mommie Dearest : Final

Judy was in her 20s and engaged to be married when her future husband Joseph Tinney told her that her famous parentage was the talk of Hollywood and Gable was her real father. Several years later, she confronted her mother, … Continue reading

Loretta Young : Mommie Dearest : Part 2

Loretta Young : Mommie Dearest : Part 2

Gable and Young saw each other only socially in the years that followed. Clark had married Carole Lombard (who died in a plane crash, in 1942). In 1950 they made another film together, Key to the City. It’s believed Loretta … Continue reading

Safe in Hell

Safe in Hell

Dorothy Mackaill is a British-born actress who made her mark with silent films, then to pre-code, talkies. As a teenage runaway, Dorothy made it to London to pursue, acting. Somehow the teen made it from London, to Paris. In Paris, … Continue reading

Sheree North goes West

Sheree North goes West

Sheree North was a talented dancer, singer, and actress, with a body like a B-52! North honed her song and dance skills, as a child. Sheree performed for the troops, with the USO at age, 10. After that, all she … 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

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

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