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Shirley MacLaine and her only child "Sachi".

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

Stephanie Sachiko "Sachi" Parker (born September 1, 1956). She was the only child of actress Shirley MacLaine and businessman Steve Parker, her husband of thirty years. At age two, she was sent to Japan to live with her father and his mistress. During the summer and at holidays, she visited her read more

The only film ever written by Dr. Seuss: The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (1953)

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

Dr. Seuss's The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (1953). Musical/fantasy. The only film ever written by Dr. Seuss. Directed by Roy Rowland, with many uncredited takes directed by producer Stanley Kramer. 1953 Academy Award nomination for Best Scoring of a Musical Picture Made in 1953. The film was re-rel read more

Pawsome Pet Pictures: Mary Astor.

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

Personal Quote:  "There are five stages in the life of an actor: Who's Mary Astor? Get me Mary Astor. Get me a Mary Astor Type. Get me a young Mary Astor. Who's Mary Astor?" read more

A Tribute to Claire Windsor

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Silentfilmfanatic on May 9, 2013

 A Tribute to Claire Windsor Born Ola Kronk in Cawker City, Kansas, on April 14, 1897, Claire Windsor was a professional dancer, a single parent with a three-year-old son, when she arrived in Los Angeles. After working as an extra in a couple of features directed by Alla read more

Audrey Hepburn Starring in a Galaxy Chocolate Commercial.

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

We've all seen the CGI Marylyn Monroe cameo in a Dior ad and  ta da.. we now have Audrey Hepburn, starring in a Galaxy Chocolate advertisement, with the approval of her sons Sean Ferrer and Luca Dotti, who said that their mother would be "proud" of her part in promoting thi read more

In Memory: Ray Harryhausen

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

Ray Harryhausen died May 6,2013 at the age of 92 and we are incredibly sad to hear about his passing. Mr. Harryhausen was a pioneer of visual effects and stop motion. His contributions to classic films like "Clash of the Titans", "The 7th Voyage of Sinbad" and "Jason and the Argonauts" brought t read more

Mary Astor Blogathon: The Case of the Howling Dog (1934). First time the character Perry Mason ever appeared on film.

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

This post is my contribution to the Mary Astor Blogathon, sponsored by Tales of the Easily Distracted, and Silver Screenings. Please take a look at the other blog contributions participating in this Blogathon. Once again Mary Astor, landed the part of the woman with the shad read more

Beep beep'm beep beep yeah. (4)

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

Elizabeth Taylor's 1956 Continental Mark II, car was made with custom paint that reflected her violet eyes and given to her as a gift by Warner Bros. for her role in the film Giant(1956). The film stars Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean. As with every Continental Mark II, this read more

Silent Film Star: Lina Basquette.

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

Lina Basquette (April 19, 1907 - September 30, 1994) was an actress known for her troubled personal life and nine marriages, as her more than 75 years in entertainment beginning in the silent film era. After the death of her father, her mother married dance director Ernest Belcher and she read more

42nd Street (1933).

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

42nd Street(1933). A Warner Bros. musical film directed by Lloyd Bacon with choreography by Busby Berkeley. The songs were written by Harry Warren (music) and Al Dubin (lyrics). 42nd Street was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1934. Broadway director Julian Marsh, ignores read more

It Had to Be You (1947)

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

It Had to Be You(1947). A romantic/comedy. Cast: Ginger Rogers and Cornel Wilde. The main set with the beautiful staircase had been previously used in the film, Holiday. Producer Don Hartman attempted to rent the Hope Diamond for Ginger Rogers to wear but was unsuccessful. Much to her pare read more

Paid (1930).

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

Paid(1930). Drama. Cast: Joan Crawford, Robert Armstrong, and Kent Douglass. Directed and produced by Sam Wood. The lead role was for Norma Shearer but she had to decline because of her pregnancy. Mary Turner, is only a young shop-girl, who is sentenced to a 3-year prison term for a crime she d read more

In Memory: Deanna Durbin ( December 4, 1921 – April 2013)

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

Deanna Durbin (December 4, 1921 – April 2013). Died at the age of 91. The actress' son, Peter H. David, was quoted in a Deanna Durbin Society newsletter saying his mother had died several days ago. He did not provide additional details and thanked her fans for respecting her privacy. The read more

Pawsome Pet Pictures: Joan Crawford. (3)

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

Personal Quote: On The Women (1939) "Norma Shearer made me change my costume sixteen times because every one was prettier than hers. I love to play bitches and she helped me in this part". read more

David Wayne appeared in four films with Marilyn Monroe (more than any other actor).

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

As Young as You Feel (1951). Is a comedy film starring Monty Woolley, Thelma Ritter, and David Wayne, with Marilyn Monroe in a small role. Sixty-five-year-old John Hodges must retire from Acme Printing. He decides to impersonate the president of the parent company and arrives at his old pla read more

Bedtime Story (1941).

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

Bedtime Story (1941). Comedy film directed by Alexander Hall. Cast: Fredric March, Loretta Young and Robert Benchley. After seven years of marriage, stage actress Jane, has her heart set on leaving the stage and live on a farm in Connecticut. Her husband, producer-playwright Luke Drake, has dif read more

Silent Fim Star: Virginia Fox.

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

Virginia Fox (April 2, 1902 - October 14, 1982), was an actress who starred in many silent films of the 1910's and 1920's. In 1924 she married film producer Darryl F. Zanuck, with who she had three children, Darrylin Zanuck, Susan Zanuck and Richard D. Zanuck. The couple separated in 1956 over read more

Kitty Foyle(1940).

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

Kitty Foyle(1940). Cast: Ginger Rogers, Dennis Morgan and James Craig, which is based on Christopher Morley's 1939 bestseller with the same name. Ginger Rogers won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Kitty Foyle, and the dress she wore in the film became a new dress style, kn read more

The Women (1939).

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

The Women(1939). Comedy/drama directed by George Cukor. The film is based on Clare Boothe Luce's play of the same name, and was adapted for the screen by Anita Loos and Jane Murfin, who had to make the film acceptable for the Production Code. Cast: Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, read more

The daughter of actress Jayne Mansfield and actor/bodybuilder Mickey Hargitay, Mariska Hargitay.

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

Mariska Hargitay (born Mariska Magdolna Hargitay; January 23, 1964), is best known for her role as New York City sex crimes Detective Olivia Benson on the NBC television drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, a role that has earned her an Emmy and Golden Globe.. She is the daughter of ac read more
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