Digging into Joe Donahue, talented vaudevillian dancer who replaced his late brother, Jack, opposite Marilyn Miller in the film version of Sunny. He also appeared in Expensive Women and two Dorothy Mackaill titles during his stay with First National, 1930-31. Piecing together some of the mysterious Donahue’s life and discovering, once and for all, the date he died.
Hugh Herbert – Woo Woo Man vs. F. Hugh and Other Biographical Corrections
A complete biography of Woo Woo! man Hugh Herbert that reestablishes many writing and directorial credits previously given to F. Hugh Herbert and reveals his wife, Rose Epstein, and co-star, Anita Pam, were the same person. Hugh’s early vaudeville days dating from 1911 are covered as well as his earliest work at the film studios.
William Frawley Before I Love Lucy
A look at William Frawley in the years before he achieved his greatest fame as Fred Mertz on I Love Lucy. Special attention is paid to his baseball movies and his early days on the vaudeville circuit and Broadway. The article is illustrated with seven promotional photos from the 1939 film St. Louis Blues.
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).
Joan Blondell by Susan M. Kelly
A brief biography and career overview of classic movie star Joan Blondell accompanied by images of Joan Blondell Movie Cards and Movie Collectibles.