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.

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.