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Pawsome Pet Pictures: Katharine Hepburn.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Jan 22, 2013

Personal Quote: "If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased". read more

Fighting Caravans(1931).

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Jan 21, 2013

Fighting Caravans(1931). A Western film directed by Otto Brower and David Burton. Cast: Gary Cooper, Lili Damita, and Ernest Torrence. Based on the 1929 novel Fighting Caravans by Zane Grey. Fighting Caravans was remade three years later as Wagon Wheels, a low-budget production using stock f read more

Silent Film Star: Betty Compson and her video gallery.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Jan 20, 2013

Betty Compson (March 19, 1897 – April 18, 1974), father died when she was young, and she drop out of school and earn a living for herself and her mother. She landed a job as a violinist in a Salt Lake City, Utah, theater. After, Compson made 25 short films in 1916. She completed, read more

Pawsome Pet Pictures: Loretta Young. (3)

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Jan 19, 2013

Personal Quote: "The trick to life, I can say now in my advanced age, is to stop trying to make it so important". read more

A Beautiful Tribute for Judy Lewis daughter of Loretta Young and Clark Gable.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Jan 18, 2013

Judy Lewis was born Judy Young on November 6, 1935. Her parents were the Hollywood actors Loretta Young and Clark Gable. Because of the morality clause in both their contracts and the fact that Clark Gable was married, Loretta Young brought Judy up as her adopted daughter. When Judy was four, read more

Pre-code: Man's Castle (1933).

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Jan 18, 2013

Man's Castle (1933). A pre-code film directed by Frank Borzage. Cast: Spencer Tracy and Loretta Young. During this film, Loretta Young and Spencer Tracy, began an affair that lasted about a year. Young ended the relationship when she wasn't granted absolution because she was dating a married Ca read more

17th.. What's On TCM: NOIR CITY

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Jan 17, 2013

TCM, is showcasing a few less known film noirs, which also deserved to be celebrated. Hopefully, you will find a few new films to add your list of favorites. Cry Danger (1951). A noir/thriller shot in twenty-two days in Los Angeles, including the Bunker Hill section of the city. The film was read more

A Tribute to Lois Wilson

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Silentfilmfanatic on Jan 16, 2013

A Tribute to Lois Wilson Born in Pittsburgh on June 28, 1894, Lois Wilson was the most famous of four sisters who entered films. The others were Connie Lewis, Diana Kane and Janice Wilson. Lois made her debut in director Lois Weber’s The Dumb Girl of Portici (1916) after winning a beaut read more

Star of the Month: Loretta Young. (3)

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Jan 16, 2013

A Man's Castle(1933). Pre-code film directed by Frank Borzage. Cast: Spencer Tracy and Loretta Young. A very kind man named Billtakes, meets a young woman named Trina in a city park.Trina, has not had much to eat for a couple days, so Billtakes decides to take her to a dinner in a fancy rest read more

Norma Shearer.. Personal Quotes and Pictures.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Jan 15, 2013

Personal Quotes: Scarlet O'Hara is going to be a thankless and difficult role. The part I'd like to play is Rhett Butler. It is impossible to get anything made or accomplished without stepping on some toes; enemies are inevitable when one is a doer. The morals of yesterday are no more. T read more

Beauty for Sale (1933)

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Jan 14, 2013

Una Merkel Beauty for Sale (1933). A film about the romances of three beauty salon employees. It was based on the novel Beauty by Faith Baldwin. Cast: Madge Evans, Alice Brady, Otto Kruger, Una Merkel, May Robson and Hedda Hopper. Madge Evans Letty Lawson, has just run out of read more

Silent Film Star: Jean Arthur.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Jan 13, 2013

Jean Arthur (October 17, 1900 – June 19, 1991). Was discovered by Fox Film Studios while she was doing commercial modeling in New York City in the early 1920's, Arthur landed a one-year contract and debuted in the silent film, Cameo Kirby (1923), directed by John Ford. It was Ford's first read more

The Garden of Allah (1936).

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Jan 12, 2013

The Garden of Allah (1936), Is a dramatic film directed by Richard Boleslawski and produced by David O. Selznick. Based on the 1905 novel of the same name by Robert S. Hichens. Hichens's novel had been filmed twice before, as silent films made in 1916 and 1927. Cast: Marlene Dietrich and Charles read more

Pre-Code: She Had to Say Yes(1933).

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Jan 11, 2013

She Had to Say Yes(1933). A Pre-Code film directed by George Amy and Busby Berkley. It was Berkley's directorial debut. It was part of a series of movies that drew inspiration from the "real-life" compromises working girls had to go through during the Great Depression. Sol Glass's clothing busi read more

Pawsome Pet Pictures: Loretta Young. (2)

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Jan 11, 2013

Personal Quote: A face is like the outside of a house, and most faces, like most houses, give us an idea of what we can expect to find inside. read more

Old Acquaintance(1943).

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Jan 10, 2013

Old Acquaintance(1943). Drama directed by Vincent Sherman. Cast: Bette Davis and Miriam Hopkins with Gig Young, John Loder, Dolores Moran, Roscoe Karns and Anne Revere. Bette Davis personally requested the casting of Norma Shearer in the role of Mildred Drake. Shearer refused the role and the p read more

Star of the Month: Loretta Young. (2)

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Jan 9, 2013

Employees' Entrance (1933). Pre-Code film. Cast: Warren William and Loretta Young. The ruthless general manager Kurt Anderson, of Monroe department store, puts Garfinkle out of business after he tells him that part of the large first order will be delayed three days because of a labor disbute. read more

Loretta Young's eldest son, Christopher Lewis, hosts a brief biography of his mother's life and career.

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

Hollywood film star Loretta Young's eldest son, Christopher Lewis, hosts a brief biography of his mother's life and career.   Loretta married producer Tom Lewis in 1940 and they divorced very bitterly in the mid 1960s. Lewis died in 1988. They had two sons, Peter Lewis (of the San F read more

Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise) (1931).

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

Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise)(1931). Cast: Greta Garbo and Clark Gable. Directed and produced by Robert Z. Leonard. The music was by William Axt, the cinematography by William H. Daniels, the art direction by Cedric Gibbons and the costume design by Adrian. The film's supporting cast includes: read more

Happy Birthday: Loretta Young.

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

Loretta Young (January 6, 1913 – August 12, 2000). Made the transition from child actor to one of Hollywood's leading ladies of the 1930s and 1940s, making close to 100 films with directors such as: Frank Capra, Cecil B. DeMille and Orson Welles and talented leading men like: Car read more
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