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Lucille Ricksen: Tragic Star

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Feb 15, 2015

2015 is the year of the Tragic Star at A Person in the Dark. February's Tragic Star is Lucille Ricksen. Lucille graces the cover of Picture Play: she was only 13 Sadly, dying young is an all too common story in Hollywood. However, the story of Lucille Ricksen would make even the the most cynical read more

Dueling Divas Smackdown: Jean Brodie vs. Sandy: Teacher Gets Schooled!

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jan 28, 2015

This is my entry in the Dueling Divas Blogathon, hosted by Lara at Backlots. Click Here for more delicious diva behavior. And now, let the battle begin. Ladies, try to keep it clean. In this corner, Jean Brodie Jean Brodie is a teacher at the Marcia Blaine School for Girls in Edinburg. Asse read more

MIRIAM HOPKINS: FULL STEAM AHEAD IN "CARRIE"

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jan 21, 2015

This is my entry in the Miriam Hopkins Blogathon, hosted by Silver Screenings and a Small Press Life. Click HERE to read more, more, more about the saucy Miss Miriam. Miriam as Julia Hurstwood: she's not taking a philandering husband laying down Your suave and elegant husband leaves you for read more

Tragic Star: Beautiful Olive Borden

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jan 4, 2015

2015 is the year of the Tragic Star at A Person in the Dark. January's Tragic Star is Olive Borden. Beautiful Olive Borden had it all, but she ended up making beds, washing dishes and scrubbing floors at a mission for destitute women. How did this happen? This striking beauty was read more

Mirror Mirror on the Wall......

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Dec 28, 2014

Can you pass a mirror without a primp or a frown?  Are you the type that is satisfied at the image that stares back at you or would you prefer to cover all mirrors in the vicinity with back cloth? Do you think the way you see yourself is the way others see you? Mirrors have always been a pro read more

Christmas Gifts for My Favorite Movie Characters

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Dec 21, 2014

Here is my wish list for a few of my needy favorites: Vivian Revere ("Three on a Match") I wish Vivian a trip to rehab before her son was kidnapped and she took that final swan dive out the window. It might have helped. Lina Lamont ("Singin' in the Rain") I wish Lina a seat on the board read more

THE BORZOI - ELEGANT ACCESSORY OF THE STARS

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Dec 6, 2014

I am not a fan of using animals as accessories, but there is no denying that a beautiful beast can class up a joint. lately, all of the "it" people like to have a mini  pooch stuffed in a carry-all, but back in the day, nothing said elegance like the sleek Borzoi (also know as the Russian Wolfh read more

WHAT IS BEAUTY?

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Nov 26, 2014

I recently came across a list I made about 20 (yikes!) years ago of those stars who I considered to be the 10 most beautiful male and female stars. I have always viewed film as  a medium designed to pay tribute to and honor the beauty of the human face, form and spirit. But what, exactly, is be read more

WHAT A CHARACTER! ANN DVORAK and the road less traveled

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Nov 17, 2014

This is my entry in the What A Character Blogathon hosted by Paula at Paula's Cinema Club, Kellee at Outspoken and Freckled and Aurora at Once Upon a Screen. Check out their sites for more fabulous film characters.   I admit to being an Ann Dvorak freak and have written about her often. Ho read more

RUBBAH!! Jeanne Eagels in THE LETTER

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Nov 13, 2014

This is my entry in the British Empire Blogathon, hosted by Phantom Empires and The Stalking Moon.  Click HERE for more fabulous entries! What happens when you plunk a cool, icy Brit down in the middle of the steamy tropics? Do you really have to ask? Why, illicit sex, mayhem and usua read more

Forgotten Stars Blogathon: Evelyn Brent

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Oct 28, 2014

This is my entry in the Classic Movie Blog Association Forgotten Stars blogathon. Click HERE to read more entries about stars who were once at the top of the heap. EVELYN BRENT:  The Scowling Seductress of the Silents the beauteous Evelyn Brent The rise and fall of Evelyn Brent is a tru read more

2015 FlickChick Calendars Are Here!

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Oct 25, 2014

The 2015 FlickChick Calendar theme is "Stars and Their Pets." This year I went for a nicer, sturdier stock paper, so this wall calendar will withstand anything 2015 can throw at it. Here is the year of stars and their pets: Cover:  Cary Grant and his pooch, Archibald Leach. Clever name, read more

Stage to Screen Blogathon: Marilyn Miller in "Sally"

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Oct 16, 2014

This is my entry in the Stage to Screen Blogathon hosted by the Rosebud Cinema and Rachel's Theater Reviews.  This article is a pastiche of several articles I have written about Marilyn Miller Back in the 1920s it was inconceivable that Marilyn Miller would someday read more

O Canada Blogathon: Dudley Do-Right and Canadian Manhood

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Oct 3, 2014

This is my contribution to the O Canada! Blogathon hosted by Speakeasy and Silver Screenings. Click here for more wonder from the Great White North. English men are charming,  Italians romantics,  And Latins can sway you with their amorous antics. But Canadians are stalwart and Pr read more

There's One Thing I Do Know....and that is that I love you, Scarlett. In spite of you and me and the whole silly world going to pieces around us, I love you.

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Sep 28, 2014

Scarlett is 75 and she never looked better! (keep reading for more information about the giveaway!) You're beautiful. No, you're beautiful Say what you want, the gal has staying power. She has been restored to her original Technicolor glory and she is more beautiful than ever. Real Estat read more

MOVIE ROLE MODEL: JOAN CRAWFORD, GENE TIERNEY AND BARBARA STANWYCK IN A SUIT

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Sep 20, 2014

All of my role models were movie or TV stars. I’m sorry – no public servants, no servants of God, no philanthropists. What can I say? I’m shallow (but in a deep sort of way).  Somebody get this woman her coffee Growing up in the ‘60s, the perceived, went through ra read more

MATA HARI: Garbo goes undercover

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Sep 5, 2014

This is my entry in the World War One in Classic Film Blogathon hosted by Movies Silently and Silent-ology. Click HERE for more war to end all wars brilliance. MATA HARI Rhianna and JLo got nothing on this fashionista "Mata Hari. She makes love for the papers." Alicia Huberman, Notorious read more

MANTRAP: WARNING! CLARA BOW USES WEAPONS OF MASS SEDUCTION!

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Aug 19, 2014

This is my entry in the Build Your Own Blogathon, hosted by The Classic Film & TV Cafe, featuring 20 bloggers over 20 days. MANTRAP Alverna does her daily flirting exercises. A girls has to keep in shape! No, Clara Bow is not the mantrap of the title (yeah right). Mantrap is the name read more

The Art of Bill Jart

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Aug 10, 2014

You can meet the most interesting people on Facebook. Who is Bill Jart? Well, I am not quite sure. I know that he is a regular on my Flickchick's Movie Playground Facebook page and that he generously posts his amazing classic film artwork. He posts them on the star's birthday or the day TC read more

HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD: SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (1952)

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Aug 2, 2014

Since my slavish devotion to Lina Lamont is well known to anyone who might have stumbled by here in the past, I simply had to include Singin’ in the Rain as part of the Hooray for Hollywood series. I can’t help viewing this film as a musical counterpoin read more
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