Monday, September 28, 2009

Hugo Haas Movie Posters

Pickup (1951)

The Girl on the Bridge (1951)

Strange Fascination (1952)

One Girl's Confession (1953)

Thy Neighbor's Wife (1953)

Bait (1954)

The Other Woman (1954)

Hold Back Tomorrow (1955)

Edge of Hell (1956)

Hit and Run (1957)

Lizzie (1957)

Night of the Quarter Moon (1959) aka Flesh and Flame

Born to Be Loved (1959)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

For the Boys: Carole Lombard

On January 16, 1942, Carole Lombard, accompanied by her mother, and 20 other people from California, presided over a war bond rally in Indianapolis. Her last words in her home state of Indiana, just before boarding TWA Flight #3 for the return to Hollywood were, "Before I say goodbye to you all - come on - join me in a big cheer- V for victory!"

A little while later, the plane went down in the mountains of Nevada, killing all 22 passengers.

Carole was posthumously awarded the Medal of Freedom by President Franklin Roosevelt as the first woman killed in the line of duty in WWII.

Friday, September 25, 2009

The Classic Leading Man Test

Lovely Lolita, over at Lolita's Classics, has a link on today's entry to "The Classic Leading [Man/Lady] Test." Lotsa fun. You answer a short multiple choice quiz and it tells you which leading man or lady you are most like.

Go to the Classic Leading Man Test by clicking here.

Find the Classic Leading Lady Test here.

My Results are shown below:


Your result for The Classic Leading Man Test...

Humphrey Bogart

You scored 33% Tough, 24% Roguish, 43% Friendly, and 5% Charming!

You're the original man of honor, rough and tough but willing to stick your neck out when you need to, despite what you might say to the contrary. You're a complex character full of spit and vinegar, but with a soft heart and a tender streak that you try to hide. There's usually a complicated dame in the picture, someone who sees the real you behind all the tough talk and can dish it out as well as you can. You're not easy to get next to, but when you find the right partner, you're caring and loyal to a fault. A big fault. But you take it on the chin and move on, nursing your pain inside and maintaining your armor...until the next dame walks in. Or possibly the same dame, and of all the gin joints in all the world, it had to be yours. Co-stars include Ingrid Bergman and Lauren Bacall, hot chicks with problems.


Truthfully, this came as a bit of a surprise, but a welcome one. Bogie is my favorite, but I find it hard to envision myself as like him in any discernible way. One thing is settled, though. I'm absolutely buying a fedora!

Reflections: Martine Carol

Nathalie (1957)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Bevy of Beauties 1

bev·y (běv'ē)
n. pl. bev·ies
1. A group of animals or birds, especially larks or quail. Synonym flock.
2. A group or an assemblage: a bevy of beauties.

[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman bevee.]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Copyright © 2009 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

L-R Patricia Ellis, Jeanne Madden, Jean Muir and Marie Wilson 1936

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Julie London (1926-2000)

As a singer, Julie London was known for her smoky, sensual voice. As an actress, she was known for her poise and beauty, which carried her through an acting career that spanned 35 years.

1945 Studio Fashion Still

1945 Studio Fashion Still

Julie London in 1945

Nabonga (1944)

Tap Roots (1948)

Tap Roots (1948)

Return of the Frontiersman (1950)

Clowning around with J. Scott Smart on the set of
The Fat Man (1951)

The Fat Man (1951)

The Great Man (1956) with Jose Ferrer

with Errol Flynn and Ann Sheridan in Playhouse 90: "Without Incident" (1956)

In 1954 Julie met jazz composer and musician Bobby Troup at a club on La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles. He became her manager, producer and business partner. They married on December 31, 1959, and remained married until his death in February 1999. London recorded 32 albums in her career, starting in 1955. Billboard named her the most popular female vocalist for 1955, 1956, and 1957.

From the laser disc "Julie London Show", with the
Bobby Troup Quintet, recorded on May-28-1964 in Japan.

with Robert Taylor in Saddle the Wind (1958)

Saddle the Wind (1958) with John Cassavetes

Saddle the Wind (1958) with John Cassavetes

Voice in the Mirror (1958) with Richard Egan

Voice in the Mirror (1958)

Voice in the Mirror (1958) with Richard Egan

The Wonderful Country (1959)

The Wonderful Country (1959) with Robert Mitchum

The 3rd Voice (1960)

The 3rd Voice (1960)

The 3rd Voice (1960) with Edmund O'Brien

In 1972, ex-husband Jack Webb of Dragnet fame, hired both his ex-wife and her husband Bobby Troup for key roles in his new series Emergency!. London played a nurse, while Troup played emergency-room physician Dr. Joe Early.

as Nurse Dixie McCall in Emergency! (1972-1979)