Saturday, May 29, 2010

For the Boys: Lena Horne


I recently discovered a print/web magazine devoted to America during WWII. Right up my alley, as my loyal followers will, no doubt, know.


The America in WWII magazine facebook page has lots of reader submitted photos and other treasures. The magazine's home page has articles and lots more pictures. Check it out!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Outlandish Hats: Louise Campbell


Louise Campbell in a publicity photo for Men with Wings (1938)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Bevy of Beauties 17


September 1933 From left, Lona Andre, Ida Lupino,
Judge Marshall McComb, Toby Wing, Baby Le Roy
and Grace Bradley. Judge McComb examines the
contract waivers signed by the parents or guardians
of Paramount contract players who have not
reached the age of consent.

Monday, May 24, 2010

On the Set: Brenda Marshall


Brenda Marshall dries her hair on the set of
The Smiling Ghost (1941), with an assist
from fellow actor David Bruce and
some borrowed power from the sound truck.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Bonnie & Clyde +66 years


On the 66th anniversary of the death of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, let's take a look at some of the films celebrating their names, if not particularly accurate renditions of their lives.





First up, Dorothy Provine starred in The Bonnie Parker Story (1958) which had virtually no relationship to her actual story. This film did not even include Clyde Barrow at all.










Almost a decade later, it was Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty in Bonnie and Clyde (1967). Although it had some accuracy issues as well, this celebrated film captured the imagination of the American public.












Finally, Billy Morrissette, Tracey Needham and Dana Ashbrook blessed us with the forgettable Bonnie & Clyde: The True Story (1992), which it absolutely wasn't.








Below, the true articles.