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Dust Be My Destiny (1939)

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Sep 22, 2012

Dust Be My Destiny (1939). Cast: John Garfield and Priscilla Lane. The original ending of the film had Joe and Mabel shot to death, but the failure of  of the film, You Only Live Once, which had a tragic ending, prompted the Warner Bros. studio to want a happy ending. When writer read more

A Tribute to Jack Mulhall

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Silentfilmfanatic on Sep 20, 2012

A  Tribute to Jack Mulhall Even though Jack Mulhall made major appearances in over 150 silent films, together with more than 200 supporting and bit performances in sound features, he is not a famous name in film history. However, Jack was a reliable and affable leading read more

Pawsome Pet Pictures: Lauren Bacall. (2)

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Sep 19, 2012

Personal Quote: (upon receiving her Honorary Oscar) A man at last! read more

Queen Christina (1933).

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Sep 18, 2012

Queen Christina (1933). Pre-code historical/ drama. Director: Rouben Mamoulian.The film was written by H. M. Harwood and Salka Viertel with dialogue by S. N. Behrman, based on a story by Salka Viertel and Margaret P. Levino. Cast: Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Ian Keith and Lewis Stone. The movie i read more

Pre- Code: One More River (1934).

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Sep 17, 2012

One More River (1934). Film directed by James Whale. It was produced and distributed by Universal Pictures. Cast: Diana Wynyard. The film is based on a novel by John Galsworthy. This marked Jane Wyatt's film debut. The story begins when Lady Clare Corven, returns from Ceylon by ship to be with read more

Mari Aldon and Tay Garnett.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Sep 16, 2012

Mari Aldon (17 November 1925-31 October 2004). Trained as a ballet dancer for six years. Mari Aldon was married to Hollywood director, Tay Garnett. She is best known for her roles : Judy Beckett, a prisoner of the Seminoles(1951) and Gary Cooper's romantic interest in, Distant Drums (1951) read more

Young Man with a Horn (1950).

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Sep 14, 2012

Young Man with a Horn (1950). Drama. Based on a biographical novel of the same name about the life of Bix Beiderbecke. Cast: Doris Day, Kirk Douglas, and Lauren Bacall. The story begins, Musician Smoke Willoughby thinks back to when he first meet his friend legendary trumpet player Rick Mart read more

Pawsome Pet Pictures: Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Sep 12, 2012

Personal Quote: "I put my career in second place throughout both my marriages and it suffered. I don't regret it. You make choices. If you want a good marriage, you must pay attention to that. If you want to be independent, go ahead. You can't have it all". read more

A Tribute to Tinkerbell

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Silentfilmfanatic on Sep 12, 2012

 Born Virginia La Buna in Brooklyn, New York, on June 26, 1904, of Italian parents, the actress is best known for playing J.M. Barrie’s “Tinkerbell” in the original 1924 screen adaptation of “Peter Pan.” Virginia used her stepfather’s name of Brown whe read more

How to Marry a Millionaire (1953).

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Sep 11, 2012

How to Marry a Millionaire (1953). Romantic/comedy. Director: Jean Negulesco. Produced and written by Nunnally Johnson. Music by Alfred Newman. Cinematography: Joseph MacDonald. Costumes: Travilla. Cast: Lauren Bacall, Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, William Powell, David Wayne, Rory Calhoun, Came read more

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes(1953).

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Sep 10, 2012

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes(1953). A film adaptation of the 1949 stage musical, released by 20th Century Fox, directed by Howard Hawks. Cast: Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell, with Charles Coburn, Elliott Reid, Tommy Noonan, Taylor Holmes and Norma Varden. The screenplay by Charles Lederer. Music By read more

Silent Film Star: Belle Bennett.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Sep 9, 2012

Belle Bennett (April 22, 1891 – November 4, 1932). Her father was Billie Bennett, owner of a circus. He trained her to be a trapeze performer after she spent some years in, The Sacred Heart Convent in Minneapolis, Minnesota. By age thirteen she was performing with stock companies, which le read more

The Heavenly Body (1944).

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Sep 7, 2012

The Heavenly Body (1944). Romantic/comedy. Cast: William Powell and Hedy Lamarr. Joan Crawford was offered the lead role but turned it down saying, "It was about a girl who stands around and does nothing. I told the studio to give the part to Hedy Lamarr." The story begins with Astronomer Willi read more

To Have and Have Not (1944).

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Sep 6, 2012

To Have and Have Not (1944). Hot Romance/war/adventure film. Directed by Howard Hawks. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Brennan and Lauren Bacall in her first film at the age of 19. Based on the novel of the same name by Ernest Hemingway. Howard Hughes sold the book rights to director Howard Hawks read more

Pawsome Pet Pictures: Lauren Bacall. (1)

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Sep 5, 2012

Personal Quote: (On imagination) Imagination is the highest kite that can fly. read more

A Tribute to Ruth Clifford

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Silentfilmfanatic on Sep 3, 2012

A Tribute to Ruth Clifford Even though her career lasted from the silent screen into the television era, Ruth Clifford is largely forgotten today. Born on February 17, 1900, in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Ruth Clifford was the daughter of English parents.  Af read more

The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Sep 3, 2012

The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics, is a book written and illustrated by Norton Juster, published by Random House in 1963. The story was inspired by Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions, in which the protagonist visits a one-dimensional universe called Lineland, where women a read more

Silent Film actress: Carmen Cartellieri in the silent film:The Hands of Orlac(1924).

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Sep 2, 2012

The actress Carmen Cartellieri, was born as Franziska Ottilia Cartellieri in Prossnitz. At the age of 16 she married painter and director Emanuel Ziffer Edler von Teschenbruck. After she met with director Cornelius Hintner, he put her in her first movie role, "Das Zigeunermächen", under the pse read more

Oscar Levant

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Sep 1, 2012

Oscar Levant (December 27, 1906 – August 14, 1972) was an pianist, composer, author, comedian, and actor. He studied under Zygmunt Stojowski, a piano pedagogue. In 1924, aged 18, he appeared with Ben Bernie in a short film, Ben Bernie and All the Lads. In 1928, Levant moved to Hollywood read more

INSP: Waltons Fan Reunion Sweepstakes.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Sep 1, 2012

Prize Details: INSP is giving you a chance to win a trip to The Waltons International Fan Club Reunion in LA! This is a 4-day All expense paid getaway to for 2 worth $5,000. This getaway includes: • Three night hotel accommodations at The Sheraton Universal. • Two tickets to t read more
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