Brief look at MGM pre-Code The Easiest Way (1931) starring Constance Bennett, Adolphe Menjou, and Robert Montgomery. Directed by Jack Conway. With Clark Gable.
No longer the wild Jazz Baby, Joan Crawford is cautious to the point of being a drag in Our Blushing Brides (1930), third movie of a loose MGM trilogy starring Crawford. Also starring Robert Montgomery, Anita Page and Dorothy Sebastian.
Gentleman’s Fate (1931) is an MGM gangster effort overshadowed by the relationship between the John Gilbert and Louis Wolheim characters. Directed by Mervyn LeRoy with good work from Anita Page as well.
Phillips Holmes takes on Walter Huston’s corrupt judge in MGM’s Night Court (1932), a pre-code drama directed by W.S. Van Dyke and also featuring Anita Page, Lewis Stone and Noel Francis.
Taking a look at two very valuable books originally written by Michael Ankerich in the 1990’s that have been reissued in 2011: Broken Silence and The Sound of Silence, which cover 39 silent and early talkie film players that Ankerich spoke with between 1987-97. Contents of each book listed.
Several questions with author Michael G. Ankerich about the Silent Screen actresses he selected for his latest book, Dangerous Curves Atop Hollywood Heels. Why he chose the 14 Hard-Luck Girls he did select and how he researched them. Plus some words about his forthcoming Mae Murray biography.
Looking back on the Academy Awards snubbing of Anita Page as it remembered the stars who passed away since the last show. Illustrated with movie cards and collectibles.
A biography of film star Anita Page accompanied by images of Anita Page Movie Cards and Movie Collectibles.