‘Shop by the Stars’ Immortal Ephemera Store aisle featuring Barbara Stanwyck (1907-1990) mini-biography, along with vintage movie collectibles for sale.
Remember the Night (1940) Starring Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray
Background and action in Paramount’s Remember the Night (1940), directed by Michell Leisen from a screenplay by Preston Sturges, featuring a budding romance between Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray during the Christmas season. With special attention given to character actor Willard Robertson, whose loquacious lawyer steals the show out of the gates. Lengthy article, over 5,000 words, that first appeared in Classic Movie Monthly #4.
Ten Cents a Dance (1931) Starring Barbara Stanwyck
A pre-Code set around a dance hall starring Barbara Stanwyck with Monroe Owsley and Ricardo Cortez, and I didn’t like it? Uh uh. Here’s what I didn’t like about Ten Cents a Dance (1931).
Lightning Review: A Lost Lady (1934) Starring Barbara Stanwyck
Lightning review takes brief look at Warner Bros. A Lost Lady (1934) starring Barbara Stanwyck and Frank Morgan, directed by Alfred E. Green.
Barbara Stanwyck Day on TCM Summer Under the Stars 2014
Pointing back to a Barbara Stanwyck biography previously posted to the site along with brief commentary about TCM’s Summer Under the Stars schedule for Tuesday.
Gambling Lady (1934) for the Barbara Stanwyck Blogathon
Barbara Stanwyck plays honestly in Gambling Lady (1934), even when she has to overcome her husband’s former flame, Claire Dodd. With Joel McCrea and Pat O’Brien. Directed by Archie Mayo for Warner Brothers, 1934.
Barbara Stanwyck, Biographical Beginnings to Baby Face and Beyond
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.
Safe in Hell (1931), Talkie Triumph for Tough Dorothy Mackaill
Safe in Hell (1931) nearly starred Barbara Stanwyck, but no matter as Dorothy Mackaill makes the part her own. A bit about the film and what happened to this otherwise forgotten star.
First Impressions of TCM’s Barbara Stanwyck Pre-Code Mini Marathon
A quick peek back at the four early Barbara Stanwyck pre-code movies aired by TCM on July 20: Shopworn (1932), Ten Cents a Dance (1931), Illicit (1931) and Forbidden (1932).
Lots of Candles: Cagney, Stanwyck, Ginger
If you celebrate classic movie star birthdays then this was the weekend to let your hair down! Sorting and ordering Barbara Stanwyck, Ginger Rogers and James Cagney by their obvious common theme: fun.