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Silent Film Star: Loretta Young.

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

Loretta Young (January 6, 1913 – August 12, 2000). Starting as a child actress, she had a long and varied career in film from 1917 to 1953. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, as Gretchen Young. At confirmation, she took the name Michaela. She and her family moved to Hollywood when she w read more

Platinum Blonde (1931).

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

Platinum Blonde (1931). A romantic/comedy. Cast Jean Harlow, Robert Williams, and Loretta Young. The film was directed by Frank Capra. The film was Williams's last screen appearance.. he died of appendicitis three days after the film's October 31 release. Stew Smith, works as a reporter for the read more

Pawsome Pet Pictures: Loretta Young. (1)

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

Personal Quote: A charming woman... doesn't follow the crowd. She is herself. read more

Road to Paradise(1930).

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

Road to Paradise(1930). Drama. Cast: Loretta Young, Jack Mulhall, Norman Foster, Aline MacMahon, George Brent, Grant Mitchell, Raymond Hatton, George Barraud, Kathlyn Williams, Fred Kelsey, Purnell Pratt, Ben Hendricks Jr., Vivienne Osborne, Sheila Terry, J. Farrell MacDonald, Roscoe Karns, Lo read more

TCM Star of the Month: Loretta Young.

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

Loose Ankles (1930). Is a Pre-Code romantic/comedy released in talking and silent versions. The film was directed by Ted Wilde. Cast: Loretta Young, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and Edward Nugent. A 17-year old Loretta Young, plays a wealthy socialite named Ann Harper, who will inherit a large sum of read more

Star of the Month: Loretta Young. (1)

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

Laugh, Clown, Laugh (1928). Is a silent film starring Lon Chaney and a 15 year old Loretta Young. The movie was directed by Herbert Brenon. A traveling circus clown, named Tito, finds an abandoned child takes her in and raises her as his own child. Naming her Simonetta after his friend and part read more

Loretta Young and her sisters Polly Ann and Elizabeth Jane.

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

Loretta Young and her family moved to Hollywood when she was three years old. She and her sisters Polly Ann and Elizabeth Jane (screen name Sally Blane) worked as child actresses. Loretta Young (January 6, 1913 – August 12, 2000) was a child actress, she had a film career from 1917 t read more

Happy New Year! From all of us here on Noir and Chick Flicks.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Dec 31, 2012

Sally Blane Sally Blane (July 11, 1910 – August 27, 1997)was the sister of actresses Polly Ann and Loretta Young, and half-sister to actress Georgiana Young, the wife of actor Ricardo Montalban. She performed in over 70 movies. read more

A Tribute to Neil Hamilton

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Silentfilmfanatic on Dec 29, 2012

A Tribute to Neil Hamilton Born in Lynn, Massachusetts on September 9, 1899, Neil Hamilton was a sometime player in stock and a model for Arrow shirts in magazine ads. Neil got his first film role in 1918, but received his big break from D.W. Griffith in The White Rose (1923) with Carol Dempster, read more

In Memory 2012: Harry Carey Jr. (May 16, 1921 – December 27, 2012).

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Dec 29, 2012

Character actor Harry Carey Jr., who performed in many television shows and films including nine with movie director John Ford, has died at age 91 of natural causes. On Thursday morning in Santa Barbara, California, surrounded by family members, said his daughter, Melinda Carey. Carey's not read more

Now, Voyager (1942).

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Dec 29, 2012

Now, Voyager (1942). A drama starring Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, and Claude Rains, and directed by Irving Rapper. The screenplay by Casey Robinson is based on the 1941 novel of the same name by Olive Higgins Prouty. Prouty borrowed her title from the Walt Whitman poem "The Untold Want," which re read more

Pawsome Pet Pictures: Lillian Gish.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Dec 28, 2012

Personal Quote: I never approved of talkies. Silent movies were well on their way to developing an entirely new art form. It was not just pantomine, but something wonderfully expressive. read more

Starring Gene Tierney. December 27th. A 6 movie tribute.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Dec 27, 2012

Black Widow (1954). A mystery/drama, written, produced and directed by Nunnally Johnson Cast: Van Heflin, Ginger Rogers and Gene Tierney. Just before famous actress Iris leaves on a trip, she has her Broadway producer husband Peter Denver, promise that he will attend a cocktail party being held read more

Star of the Month: Barbara Stanwyck. (2)

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Dec 26, 2012

Forty Guns (1957). A western film written and directed by Samuel Fuller. Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Barry Sullivan and Gene Barry. Reformed gunslinger and now a lawman Griff Bonnell and his brothers Wes and Chico arrive in an Arizona town. They are looking to arrest Howard Swain for mail robbe read more

In Memory 2012: Charles Durning (February 28, 1923 – December 24, 2012).

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Dec 26, 2012

Charles Durning (February 28, 1923 – December 24, 2012). Was a character actor with performances in over 100 films died on Christmas Eve, according to his family. Durning's best known roles: police officers in the Oscar-winning The Sting (1973) and crime drama Dog Day Afternoon (1975), alo read more

Please Don't Eat The Daisies(1960).

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Dec 26, 2012

Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960). Comedy. Cast: Doris Day and David Niven. Director: Charles Walters. Produced by Joe Pasternak, with Martin Melcher (Day's husband) as associate producer. The screenplay, partly inspired by the book of the same name by Jean Kerr, a collection of humorous essay read more

In Memory 2012: Jack Klugman (April 27, 1922 – December 24, 2012).

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Dec 24, 2012

Jack Klugman (April 27, 1922 – December 24, 2012), was an stage, film and television character actor . He was best known as Felix Unger's sloppy roommate Oscar Madison in the television series, The Odd Couple (1970–1975), for his starring role in Quincy, M.E. (1976–19 read more

More Classic Movie Stars Holiday Memories.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Dec 24, 2012

Martha Sleeper Marilyn Monroe Norma Shearer read more

Silent Film Star: Lissy Arna.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Dec 23, 2012

Lissy Arna (20 December 1900 – 22 January 1964) was a German film actress. She performed in 62 films between 1915 and 1962. She starred in the 1931 film The Squeaker, which was directed by Martin Fric and Karel Lamač. She Entered films in German silents and entered U.S. films in 1930. read more

Undercurrent (1946)

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Dec 23, 2012

Undercurrent (1946). A film noir drama directed by Vincente Minnelli. The screenplay was written by Edward Chodorov, based on the novel You Were There by Thelma Strabel. Cast: Katharine Hepburn, Robert Taylor, Robert Mitchum. In Vincente Minnelli's autobiography, he says that Robert Mitchum was read more
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