A brief biography of 1930s Hollywood beauty Mary Carlisle with several rare images including early Promotional Photos and trading cards. Wampas Baby Star of 1932 who appeared in three films with Bing Crosby, the long-lived Miss Carlisle-Blakely turns 100 in 2014.
Una Merkel – Biographical Notes and Quotes
A critique of the 2012 TCM Una Merkel birthday schedule along with highlights of her biography and several quotes attributed to her throughout her career.
Mary Astor TCM birthday schedule illustrated with 19 vintage movie cards and collectibles
The entire TCM 2010 birthday schedule of Mary Astor movies illustrated with 19 movie card and collectible images. The power shut down and killed version 1 of my Mary Astor birthday post, but I think I recaptured most of my commentary here.
Two dozen Wallace Beery vintage movie card and collectible images
I still plan to get my hands dirty with a night of research and put together a good Wallace Beery biographical post some time in the future, but April 1 is Wally Beery’s birthday and I didn’t want to let it pass unnoticed because he’s yet another of those Golden Age stars who tend to […]
My 5 favorite Wallace Ford pre-code roles
My five favorite Wallace Ford pre-code roles and Freaks isn’t one of them! Article illustrated by an image of a vintage movie card picturing Ford.
My 5 favorite Alan Hale roles and types
I tried to choose 5 somewhat different favorite Alan Hale roles leading my list to show off 5 slightly different types the character actor played throughout the 1930’s and 40’s.
W.C. Fields juggling; The Great Man born 130-ish years ago today
After bumping into the 1976 biopic W.C. Fields and Me I wanted to learn more and so I read James Curtis’ Fields biography. Page includes a clip of Fields juggling in The Old Fashioned Way (1934).
The long career of character actress Mary Boland
A look at the career of Mary Boland from her 1907 Broadway debut through her teamings with Charlie Ruggles and beyond. Illustrated with vintage movie cards and collectibles.
Colin Clive in 3 movies not named Frankenstein
Well, I bet you’ve seen at least two Colin Clive movies, haven’t you? I swear, when I was a kid bitten by the monster madness which was the first seed of my current love of classic movies Colin Clive was bigger to me than Gable, Cagney, or any other leading man of the period. C’mon, […]
Pre-Code star Kay Francis, a Warner Brothers treat through the 1930’s
A brief biography of Kay Francis illustrated with vintage movie cards and collectibles and including TCM’s complete 2010 birthday schedule of Francis films.