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On DVD/Blu-Ray: Ann Dvorak Steals the Show in Out of the Blue (1947)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Dec 3, 2019

Director Leigh Jason’s Out of the Blue (1947) aims for screwball comedy, but doesn’t have the pace or cast to fit the bill. Instead, it is an offbeat ensemble piece with a few plot points that haven’t aged well and a supremely silly performance by Ann Dvorak. Based on Vera Caspar read more

Crooner (1932): Still Crushing on Ann Dvorak

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Mar 17, 2019

I caught up with a nifty little pre-code called "Crooner" on TCM the other day. Because I am pretty mad for the pre-code era of Ann Dvorak, I checked it out and have to admit, it was quite fun (if you're not expecting too much). "Crooner" is just a Warner Brothers quickie (clocking in at 6 read more

WHAT A CHARACTER! ANN DVORAK and the road less traveled

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Nov 17, 2014

This is my entry in the What A Character Blogathon hosted by Paula at Paula's Cinema Club, Kellee at Outspoken and Freckled and Aurora at Once Upon a Screen. Check out their sites for more fabulous film characters.   I admit to being an Ann Dvorak freak and have written about her often. Ho read more

Book Look! Ann Dvorak: Hollywood's Forgotten Rebel by Christina Rice

Stardust Posted by Vanessa Buttino on Aug 18, 2014

Book Look! Ann Dvorak: Hollywood's Forgotten Rebel by Christina Rice Let me confess something to you: although I love reading, when it comes to making my way through a book, I'm a bit of a slow mover. I like to take my time exploring the book's setting and understanding each and every charac read more

Ann Dvorak: Hollywood’s Forgotten Rebel (2)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Nov 19, 2013

Fans of pre-code cinema are no strangers to the name Ann Dvorak.  Her electrifying performances in movies like Scarface and Three on a Match helped give those movies a quality that makes them enjoyable over eighty years later.  But to other movie fans, her name probably doesn’t ring any bells. read more

Ann Dvorak: Hollywood’s Forgotten Rebel (1)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Nov 18, 2013

The main takeaway, for me, while reading Ann Dvorak: Hollywood‘s Forgotten Rebel is identifying with the book’s author, Christina Rice.  In her touching forward to the biography, she details the difficult road she traversed in finding sources, and writing on a woman whom time has forgott read more

Book Review: ANN DVORAK: HOLLYWOOD'S FORGOTTEN REBEL by Christina Rice

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Nov 17, 2013

Ann Dvorak is one of my favorite actresses. Not a star of the magnitude of Barbara Stanwyck or Joan Crawford or her Warner Brothers team mate, Bette Davis, she certainly deserves more than the usual “who”” or “I don’t know anything about her” that are the usual re read more

Ann Dvorak Bests Bette Davis Again (and she's "just a housewife")

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jun 17, 2013

Housewife (1934) Sadly, this advertisement is more interesting than the film. "Housewife," a Warner Brothers factory product of 1934, is pretty much a stinker (but not, as Bette Davis referred to it years later, "a horror"). Bette probably hated it because her part, as the vampish bachelor-career read more

The Dark Ladies of Warner Brothers: Ann Dvorak and Kay Francis

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jan 28, 2012

I've sung their praises before, but Ann Dvorak and Kay Francis are two of my favorite actresses. Ann Dvorak Besides being beautiful brunettes, both ladies had a lot in common. Kay Francis Both Ann and Kay: a Spent the best part of their careers under contract at Warner Brothers (a read more

Ann Dvorak.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn on Aug 9, 2011

Ann Dvorak (August 2, 1911 – December 10, 1979) was the only child of two vaudevillians. Her father, Edwin McKim worked as a director for the Lubin Studios, and her mother, Anna Lehr, a star of many silent movies. Her parents divorced when Ann was four, and she and her mother moved to Holly read more

Brunettes in a Blonde World: The Lost Diaries of Ann Dvorak and Miriam Cooper

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Apr 15, 2011

The long lost diaries of two of old Hollywood's most alluring brunettes have been discovered! While Miriam Cooper worked in the teens and early 20s and Ann Dvorak worked primarily in the 1930s and 40s, both seemed to have struggled  against the rule of the Hollywood Blondes. Keep reading for a read more

Ann Dvorak: A Penthouse, Pre-Code and You

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jan 27, 2011

Second in a series about strong women in film. Strong women are independent, beautiful, sexy, feminine and just want everything in life that a man wants and believe that they have every right to have it! Ann Dvorak was an ultra-feminine actress whose first finest hours occurred in the pre-code era read more

Ann Dvorak: Hollywood's Forgotten Rebel by Christina Rice

Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog Posted by Raquel Stecher on Nov 30, -0001

Ann Dvorak: Hollywood's Forgotten Rebel by Christina Rice Hardcover - 370 pages 9780813144269 University Press of Kentucky October 2013 Barnes and Noble Indiebound Powell's Amazon Ann Dvorak: Hollywood’s Forgotten Rebel by Christina Rice is one of the finest books I have ever read. It's take read more

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