Zorina the Ballerina

Zorina the Ballerina

Prima Ballerina: Vera Zorina Vera’s parents were both professional singers, in Norway where Vera grew up. Zorina already had show business in her blood. Soon it was realized, not only could she sing, but she was an amazing dancer. Her … Continue reading

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 1

Loretta Young : Mommie Dearest : Part 1

Loretta Young, publicity photo for “Call of the Wild”. During the filming of “Call of the Wild”, Loretta Young had an affair with her co-star, Clark Gable. Gable was notorious for bedding his leading ladies and Loretta although a devout … Continue reading

Femme Fatale Series: “GILDA”

Femme Fatale Series: “GILDA”

Could I help but throw everything down and be glued to TCM’s, noir features, Monday night!? Nope. Inspired by the bravery of directors that strayed away from romance, drama, comedy, crime, and musical pictures to come up with a new … Continue reading

Ginger Rogers, The Dancing Queen

Ginger Rogers, The Dancing Queen

Marc Bolan, of the band T-Rex, sang: “I danced myself right out the womb..” I believe this musical line applies to the legendary, Ginger Rogers. Ginger was a “Cosmic Dancer”, winning a “Charleston” dance competition at age, 14. Ginger’s fame … Continue reading

Peek-A-Boo

Peek-A-Boo

Growing up, Veronica Lake lived in a nomadic family. They moved all over. From Canada through Florida, to California. Lake was transferred from multiple, schools and it proved problematic. She was considered a wild child. Her mother says she was … Continue reading