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THE ALAN LADD BLOGATHON: Appointment with Danger (1950)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Sep 4, 2019

Pale Writer Gabriela is hosting The Man Who Would Be Shane: The Alan Ladd Blogathon on September 3-6. Click HERE for the tributes to the beloved star. The danger alluded to in the title of this film is in the form of a gang with plans for a big heist from the Postal Service, specific read more

Alan Ladd Betrayed in "Captain Carey, U.S.A."

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jan 16, 2017

The studio sets are pretty convincing. Webb Carey (Alan Ladd) provides intelligence to the Allies while hiding out on an island off the coast of Italy during World War II. The local residents know about the Americano and a fellow officer, but not the location of their base of operations. It turns o read more

Alan Ladd Betrayed in "Captain Carey, U.S.A."

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jan 16, 2017

The studio sets are pretty convincing. Webb Carey (Alan Ladd) provides intelligence to the Allies while hiding out on an island off the coast of Italy during World War II. The local residents know about the Americano and a fellow officer, but not the location of their base of operations. It turns o read more

Style Essentials--Veronica Lake Meets Alan Ladd + Iconic Style in 1942's THIS GUN FOR HIRE

GlamAmor Posted by on Nov 4, 2014

As most know, I am an enormous fan of film noir, particularly those that premiered in the 1940s, and have written about many of them on GlamAmor.  It seems appropriate, then, that I have been asked to speak on this very subject at the Skirball Cultural Center on December 7th as part of the read more

How Many Movies Did Veronica Lake and Alan Ladd Star in Together?

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Nov 14, 2013

  How Many Movies Did Veronica Lake and Alan Ladd Star in Together?  Veronica Lake and Alan Ladd Veronica Lake and Alan Ladd made SEVEN films together, including three films in which they appeared as themselves* (Star Spangled Rhythm, Duffy’s Tavern and Variety Girl). This Gun for Hire  read more

The Dynamic Duos Blogathon: Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Jul 12, 2013

Cool. Compact. Blonde. Gorgeous. That was Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake. This visually appealing couple appeared in a total of seven films together – This Gun for Hire (1942), The Glass Key  (1942), Star Spangled Rhythm (1942), Duffy’s Tavern (1945), The Blue Dahlia (1946), Variety Girl (1947), and read more

Just Shy of Respect: The Hollywood Life and Death of Alan Ladd

Where Danger Lives Posted by Mark on Feb 16, 2012

Most people believe Alan Ladd committed suicide, but the details surrounding his death are so convoluted no one can be sure what really happened. History is often guilty of erring on the side of sensationalism — but in Ladd’s case suicide is the logical assumption. In 1962 he was fo read more

Great On Screen Couples: Alan Ladd & Veronica Lake

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by monty on Feb 20, 2011

This duo made 4 films together plus one more where they played themselves. Their coming together as on screen partners was at first mainly out of physical necessity: Ladd was just 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m) tall and the only actress then on the Paramount lot short enough to pair with him was Lake, wh read more

Happy Birthday: Alan Ladd!

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn on Sep 3, 2010

Alan Ladd, began his acting career performing in small role in the film, Citizen Kane, in which he played one of the reporters. His next featured role was in the film, Joan of Paris(1942). The film that helped launch Ladd's career was, This Gun for Hire, he played "Raven," a hit man with a conscien read more

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