Loretta Young TCM Star of the Month January 2013 Centennial

Still Gretchen Young in this May 17, 1927 pic from the Appleton Post Crescent

A biography of Loretta Young, the January 2013 TCM Star of the Month on the centennial of her birth. Rare Loretta Young quotes and the entire TCM schedule along with images of vintage collectibles.

Barbara Stanwyck, Biographical Beginnings to Baby Face and Beyond

Barbara Stanwyck Early 1930s Warner Brothers Press Photo

A Barbara Stanwyck biography that leaps over Hollywood highlights in favor of her early days as Ruby Stevens, including the popular theory about her name change. Following that a jump forward to look at Stanwyck’s later career. A brief case is made for Baby Face (1933) as her defining performance.

Kirk Douglas TCM Star of the Month September 2011

The complete TCM Star of the Month schedule for Kirk Douglas along with brief biographical notes, comments on two favorites: Lust for Life and Paths of Glory; movie collectibles and more!

Esther Williams TCM Star of the Month May 2011

Esther Williams 1955 Kane Trading Card

A little bit about TCM’s May 2011 Star of the Month Esther Williams, including some notes I took after reading her autobiography, The Million Dollar Mermaid. The post includes the entire TCM Esther Williams schedule for May as well as a vintage movie card and collectibles gallery.