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Love Hollywood style: Fred MacMurray.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Feb 8, 2013

MacMurray was married twice. He married Lillian Lamont, his first wife, on June 20, 1936, and the couple adopted two children, Susan (b. 1940) and Robert (b. 1946). After Lamont died on June 22, 1953, he married actress June Haver the following year. He and Haver adopted two more children, t read more

Love Hollywood Style: Constance Bennett.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Feb 7, 2013

Constance Bennett was married five times and it all began with her first marriage in 1921, when she eloped with Chester Hirst Moorehead of Chicago, the son of a surgeon. The marriage was annulled in 1923. After which Bennett, eloped with millionaire Philip Morgan Plant in 1925. They divorced in read more

Love Hollywood Style: Claudette Colbert.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Feb 6, 2013

Colbert, was best known for her confident, intelligent style and her subtle, graceful acting and in 1928, married Norman Foster, an actor and director, who performed with Colbert in the Broadway show, The Barker. They never lived together, supposedly because Colbert's mother disliked Foster and read more

Love Hollywood Style: Cary Grant.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Feb 5, 2013

Cary Grant was married five times. He wed Virginia Cherrill on February 10, 1934. She was best known for her role as the blind flower girl in Charlie Chaplin's City Lights (1931). She divorced Grant on 26 March 1935, following charges that Grant had hit her. In 1942, he married Barbara Hutto read more

Love Hollywood Style: Carole Lombard.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Feb 4, 2013

In October 1930, Lombard met William Powell. They had worked together in the films: Man of the World and Ladies' Man. Unlike many of Lombard's other suitors, Powell was sophisticated. He loved her humor and charm. They married on June 26, 1931. Lombard commented to fan magazines that she did no read more

A Tribute to Katherine Perry

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Silentfilmfanatic on Feb 3, 2013

A Tribute to Katherine Perry Born Katherine Perry in New York City on January 5, 1897, a Ziegfeld Follies show girl as Katherine was a natural for a screen career, despite a limited talent as an actress.  Katherine came to director D.W. Griffith&# read more

Love Hollywood Style: Carlton Heston.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Feb 3, 2013

Married for sixty-five years, Lydia Clarke was Carlton Heston's first and only love. Carlton and Lydia met at Northwestern University where they were both students taking a theater course.Carlton Heston, a 19-year-old college student who enlisted in the Air Corps, asked Lydia Clarke to marry him read more

Love Hollywood Style: Bette Davis.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Feb 2, 2013

Bette Davis's personal life was as dramatic as her acting. She was married four times: Harmon Oscar Nelson, August 18, 1932 (divorced). Two-time Oscar winner, Bette Davis believed that she created the term Oscar to describe the golden trophy. “I am convinced that I was the first to g read more

Love Hollywood Style: Audrey Hepburn.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Feb 1, 2013

English actress Audrey Hepburn, well known for both her film and fashion icon of  Hollywood's Golden Age, became engaged in 1952 to James Hanson, a English Conservative industrialist who built his businesses through many buyouts through Hanson plc. She had known Hanson since her L read more

Oscar Statuette and best moments videos.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Jan 31, 2013

To start off the month long Oscar celebration, I thought, I would write about how Oscar came to be, then finish off with a Video:  Oscar's favorite moments. It is going to be a fun month.. The Oscar is made of gold-plated britannium on a black metal base, it is 13.5 in tall, weighs 8. read more

Joaquin Phoenix "looks like" Chester Morris.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Jan 30, 2013

Chester Morris (February 16, 1901 – September 11, 1970). He was born the son of Broadway stage actor William Morris and the performer Etta Hawkins. He made his Broadway debut at 17 in Lionel Barrymore's The Copperhead. At 17, he billed himself as "the youngest leading man in the country". read more

Star of the Month: Loretta Young. (5)

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Jan 30, 2013

The Farmer's Daughter(1947). Cast: Loretta Young, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore, and Charles Bickford. Directed by H.C. Potter.The film won the Academy Award for Best Actress for Loretta Young and was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Charles Bickford. In 1963, a television seri read more

Pawsome Pet Pictures: Winnie Lightner.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Jan 29, 2013

Winnie Lightner was known as Broadway's "Song a Minute Girl" because she could belt out a song in less than 60 seconds. Her brassy outgoing style was perfect for Warner's Vitaphone shorts when sound became popular. "Gold Diggers of Broadway" was a triumph for Lightner in 1929, and the all-techn read more

Silent Film Star: Esther Ralston.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Jan 28, 2013

Esther Ralston (September 17, 1902 – January 14, 1994), who at her peak, was called "The American Venus" by Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. While performing as a dazzling beauty queen in the film, The American Venus. A decade later, Esther Ralston career, began to fade. Video: A scene from the sile read more

A Tribute to Esther Ralston

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Silentfilmfanatic on Jan 27, 2013

Dubbed “The American Venus,” Esther Ralston began her film career as an extra in the late teens. Born Esther North in Bar Harbor, Maine on September 17, 1902, her family can be traced back to the Mayflower. Around 1904 the Norths changed their name to Ralston and took to the stage. read more

Silent Film Star: Agnes Ayres.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Jan 27, 2013

Agnes Ayres (April 4, 1898 – December 25, 1940), began her career in 1914 when she was cast as an extra in a crowd scene. After moving to New York City with her mother to follow her acting career, Ayres was spotted by actress Alice Joyce. Joyce noticed the physical resemblance the two shar read more

Dominic Campisi, wrote a poem for Ms. Young in 11/7/98, titled: "My Favorite Star".

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Jan 26, 2013

I was thrilled when I received this wonderful poem yesterday in my comments from... Dominic Campisi, and thought I would share it with all of you.. Thank you Dominic, for sharing your wonderful poem with all of us.. No other Actress worked with them all. Only actress in the silent era, the gold read more

Pre-code: If I Were Free(1933).

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Jan 25, 2013

If I Were Free(1933). Director: Elliott Nugent. Cast: Irene Dunne, Clive Brook, Nils Asther, Henry Stephenson, Vivian Tobin, Tempe Pigott, Lorraine MacLean, Laura Hope Crews, Halliwell Hobbes. While in Paris,English lawyer Hector Stribling convinces Gordon Evers, also a lawyer, to forget about read more

The Anniversary of Sharon Tate's Birthday.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Jan 24, 2013

Sharon Marie Tate (January 24, 1943 - August 9, 1969). During the 1960s she played in many small television roles before appearing in films. She contacted Richard Beymer's agent, Harold Gefsky, who agreed to represent her and found work for her in television and magazine advertisements. She was read more

Star of the Month: Loretta Young. (4)

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Jan 23, 2013

The Doctor Takes a Wife(1940). Directed by Alexander Hall, with Loretta Young, Ray Milland, Reginald Gardiner. June Cameron has written a best seller about spinsters: women who don't need men for fulfillment. Some how the press believes she's married to Tim Sterling, a university instructor, wh read more
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