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Bachelor Mother (1939).

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

Bachelor Mother (1939). A comedy directed by Garson Kanin. Cast: Ginger Rogers, David Niven and Charles Coburn. The screenplay was written by Norman Krasna based on an Academy Award nominated story by Felix Jackson (aka Felix Joachimson) written for the 1935 Austrian-Hungarian film Little Mother read more

In Memory: Roger Ebert (June 18, 1942 – April 4, 2013).

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

Roger Ebert (June 18, 1942 – April 4, 2013) was an American journalist, film critic and screenwriter . He was the first film critic to win a Pulitzer Prize, as well as the first to be awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Ebert was known for his film review column (appearing in th read more

Pawsome Pet Pictures: Cher. (1)

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

Personal Quote: "I don't like my voice that much. I think I'm a much better actress than singer. Singing is like going to a party at someone else's house. Acting is like having the party at your own house. When you go to someone else's house for a party, it's not your responsibility at all, but read more

Pawsome Pet Pictures: Happy Birthday Doris Day!

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

Personal Quote: "I like joy; I want to be joyous; I want to have fun on the set; I want to wear beautiful clothes and look pretty. I want to smile and I want to make people laugh. And that's all I want. I like it. I like being happy. I want to make others happy". read more

"Goddess of Pop" Cher.

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

Cher(born May 20, 1946), is best known for her famous contralto singing voice and for having performed in many areas of entertainment. Also, she seemed to know that her style was just as important as her singing ... Video: Top 20 Cher Songs.   Cher, Jackie and Georganne. Cher's mo read more

This Month on TCM: The Defining Era of Women in Film, Hosted by Cher and Robert Osborne.

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

TCM's New Friday Night Spotlight Hosted Movies, with a different theme and host each Month. TCM starts off with, A Woman's World: The Defining Era of Women in Film, Hosted by Cher with Robert Osborne. A collection of 17 films handpicked by Cher to showcase the evolving roles of women from the l read more

Hoppy Easter from: Heather Angel.

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

Heather Angel (9 February 1909 – 13 December 1986), was an English actress, who began her stage career at the Old Vic in 1926 and later performed in British films before going to Hollywood. Her first film was, City of Song. She later had a leading role in Night in Montmartre (1931), and read more

Costume Designer: William Travilla.

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

William Travilla (March 22, 1920 – November 2, 1990), was an American costume designer for theater, film and television. He maybe best known for dressing Marilyn Monroe in eight of her films. After working on several B movies, he worked his way to winning an Oscar in 1949 for the read more

After Tonight (1933).

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

After Tonight (1933). World War I spy film directed by George Archainbaud. The studio considered firing Bennett after the film lost $100,000 at the box office. Cast:  Constance Bennett, Gilbert Roland , Edward Ellis, Sam Godfrey, Lucien Prival, Mischa Auer. Bennett sings and does a fan danc read more

Pawsome Pet Pictures: Kay Francis.

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

Personal Quote:  "A dog has kindliness in his heart and dignity in his demeanor. The finest qualities anyone can have". read more

Star of the Month: Greer Garson. (3)

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

Strange Lady in Town (1955). Starring Greer Garson. She plays a female doctor who plans to introduce modern medicine to old Santa Fe, but is opposed by an established doctor played by Dana Andrews. Her Twelve Men (1954). A comedy/drama made by MGM. Jan Stewart, becomes teacher and mothe read more

Brewster's Millions (1945).

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

Brewster's Millions (1945), is one of the many of adaptations of the novel of the same name by George Barr McCutcheon. The film was banned in Memphis, Tennessee because the character of an African-American servant, portrayed by Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, was treated too well. Directed by Allan read more

Gun Crazy(1949)

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

Gun Crazy(1949). Noir. Cast: Peggy Cummins and John Dall. Director: Joseph H. Lewis, and produced by Frank King and Maurice King. Screenplay: Dalton Trumbo (credited to Millard Kaufman because of the Hollywood Blacklist), and MacKinlay Kantor was based upon a short story by Kantor published in 1 read more

One Wet Night (1924).

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

One Wet Night (1924). With Alice Howell. Video: As it's raining heavily, the young husband and wife do not seem to worried about it at first. But, the husband gets soaked on the way home from work and when he finds that the butler has left all of his suits hanging outside in the rain, their tr read more

A Tribute to Alice Howell

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Silentfilmfanatic on Mar 21, 2013

 A Tribute to Alice Howell One of the most entertaining, unusual, and underrated of silent screen comediennes was Alice Howell, a famous vaudevillian. Alice Howell was born Alice Cook in New York on May 20, 1886, and took her stage name from a vaudeville act, Howell and Howell that read more

This movie is part of the Carole Lombard Glamour DVD Collection: Man of the World (1931).

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

Man of the World (1931). Directed by Richard Wallace. Cast: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Wynne Gibson, Lawrence Gray. This was the first of three movies that Powell and Lombard made together. They met on the set and married the same year the movie was released. Michael Trevor, began his read more

Pawsome Pet Picture: Carole Lombard.

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

Personal Quote:  "An at-home costume or hostess gown is absolutely essential for the woman who entertains, and for two reasons. First, this type of costume is extremely flattering, and that does wonders for any woman's poise, and secondly, it eliminates the possibility of appearing overdre read more

Orchestra Wives(1942).

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

Orchestra Wives(1942). Cast: Ann Rutherford and George Montgomery, Lynn Bari, Carole Landis, Cesar Romero, Virginia Gilmore, Mary Beth Hughes and The Nicholas Brothers. The film was the second and last film to feature The Glenn Miller Orchestra. Maureen O'Hara and Linda Darnell both declined t read more

Silent Film Actress: Bessie Barriscale.

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

Bessie Barriscale (September 30, 1884 – June 30, 1965), was a vaudeville, silent film and stage actress, and a major star for producer Thomas Ince in the late 1910s. Barriscale, cousins were actresses Edith and Mabel Taliaferro. She began her film career in 1913, and worked for New York read more

Star Of The Month: Greer Garson. (2)

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

Desire Me (1947). Shortly after WWII, flashbacks tell the story of Marise, her husband Paul and Jean, who was imprisoned with Paul in a German camp: While attempting to escape from the camp Paul is shot and killed, Jean goes to see Marise. Jean has fallen in love with Marise through the storie read more
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