‘Shop by the Stars’ Immortal Ephemera Store aisle featuring Ralph Bellamy (1904-1991) mini-biography, along with vintage movie collectibles for sale.
The Wolf Man (1941), Lon Chaney Jr., and the Universal Horror Legacy
Coverage of the Universal horror classic The Wolf Man (1941) including the emergence of its star Lon Chaney Jr. This article also covers the second wave of Universal horror releases and the timing of this particular release, five days after the attack upon Pearl Harbor. Previously published in Classic Movie Monthly #2.
Ace of Aces (1933) Starring Richard Dix and Elizabeth Allan
Richard Dix stars as a pacifist sculptor turned bloodthirsty World War I Ace of Aces. Morality story with good action, complicated character. With Elizabeth Allan.
The Wedding Night (1935) Starring Gary Cooper and Anna Sten
Another slice of America in his time offered by Vidor in The Wedding Night (1935), a romance starring Gary Cooper and Anna Sten. Helen Vinson also impresses as Cooper’s wife.
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).
Somerset Maugham’s The Narrow Corner (1933) Starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
A personal look at this Somerset Maugham fan’s discovery of The Narrow Corner (1933) from Warner Brothers starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Patricia Ellis, and Ralph Bellamy. A Maugham tale of the South Seas on film with all the sex and sin of the pre-code era.
Ralph Bellamy by Susan M. Kelly
A biography of movie star Ralph Bellamy with focus on his run in the Ellery Queen series. Bellamy’s career from Golden Age through 1990’s Pretty Woman.