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THE ELEANOR PARKER BLOGATHON: Between Two Worlds, 1944

Caftan Woman Posted by on Oct 10, 2020

Maddy Loves Her Classic Films is saluting the beautiful and versatile Eleanor Parker with a blogathon running October 10th and 11th. Join the online tributes HERE. My contribution is a look at Between Two Worlds, 1944. Sutton Vane's play Outward Bound premiered in London in 1923. The fantasy read more

Eleanor Parker Was “Caged”

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Oct 9, 2020

When I was introduced to Eleanor Parker as Baroness Elsa Schraeder in The Sound of Music (Robert Wise, 1965), I didn’t immediately become a fan of her. Her character annoyed me, and, perhaps, I was too focused on Julie Andrews to take the time to focus on her performance. And this, even tho I read more

Sum Up | Eleanor Parker: Oscar Nominee

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Feb 22, 2019

Eleanor Parker did not win any Academy Awards, which is simultaneously obvious and inexplicable. The latter because she obviously deserved one (or six), the former because if she had won any, she’d have been better known in the eighties and nineties, when home video and basic cable drove classic fi read more

Sum Up | Eleanor Parker: Oscar Nominee

The Stop Button Posted by on Feb 22, 2019

Eleanor Parker did not win any Academy Awards, which is simultaneously obvious and inexplicable. The latter because she obviously deserved one (or six), the former because if she had won any, she’d have been better known in the eighties and nineties, when home video and basic cable drove classic fi read more

Sum Up | Eleanor Parker: Oscar Nominee

The Stop Button Posted by on Feb 22, 2019

Eleanor Parker did not win any Academy Awards, which is simultaneously obvious and inexplicable. The latter because she obviously deserved one (or six), the former because if she had won any, she’d have been better known in the eighties and nineties, when home video and basic cable drove classic fi read more

Sum Up | Eleanor Parker: Oscar Nominee

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Feb 22, 2019

Eleanor Parker did not win any Academy Awards, which is simultaneously obvious and inexplicable. The latter because she obviously deserved one (or six), the former because if she had won any, she’d have been better known in the eighties and nineties, when home video and basic cable drove classic fi read more

On DVD: Eleanor Parker in The Last Ride (1944)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Nov 7, 2018

Briskly-paced and clocking in at just under an hour The Last Ride (1944) is a moderately entertaining wartime crime programmer. While chiefly of historical interest, it has a little more zing than other flicks of its kind. The film recently made its DVD debut from Warner Archive. Though Eleanor Par read more

Actor | Eleanor Parker, Part 4: Guest Star

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Mar 24, 2018

When she starred in Eye of the Cat, Eleanor Parker had been in more than forty theatrical films. She was forty-seven years old. She had just been in the biggest movie of all time–1965’s The Sound of Music. When Eye of the Cat came out in June 1969, Sound of Music was still playing in theaters in read more

Actor | Eleanor Parker, Part 3: Baroness

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Mar 17, 2018

Going into the nineteen sixties, Eleanor Parker’s acting career seemed to have regained some of its recently lost momentum. Home from the Hill, released in March 1960, brought Parker into a genre she’d long avoided–the all-star soap. And–in addition to Parker being outstanding in the film, Hill read more

Actor | Eleanor Parker, Part 2: Technicolor

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Jan 8, 2018

When Eleanor Parker left her Warner Bros. contract in early 1950, she did so before any of her films of that year released. There were three–Chain Lightning, Caged, and Three Secrets. All three were successful. She was top-billed on the latter two (and second-billed only to Bogart in Lightnin read more

Actor | Eleanor Parker, Part 1: The Dream Factory

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Nov 27, 2017

In June 1941, right before turning nineteen years old, Eleanor Parker signed on as a contract player at Warner Bros. She had just finished a year at the Pasadena Playhouse. Parker started acting in high school and had been dodging studio screen tests since she was fifteen; she wanted to continue de read more

Warner Archive: Eleanor Parker Goes Exotic in The Seventh Sin (1957) and Valley of the Kings (1954)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on May 16, 2016

Following the release of Lizzie (1957) and The Woman in White (1948) earlier this spring, Warner Archive continues to feed my Eleanor Parker lady crush with another pair of new releases featuring the actress. This time around, she travels to exotic locations in The Seventh Sin (1957) and Valley of t read more

Warner Archive: Eleanor Parker Takes the Lead in Lizzie (1957) and The Woman in White (1948)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Apr 1, 2016

Parker in 1948 Eleanor Parker had the talent and appeal of a movie star, but she never developed a recognizable star persona. Nor was she interested in doing so. The actress would become lost in her roles, seemingly becoming a new woman with each film. She could not be typecast, because no one kne read more

[Stop Button Lists] Eleanor Parker at MGM, 1952-60

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Jul 16, 2015

I grew up avoiding Eleanor Parker movies. At least the one everyone knew about–my mom and my sister used to watch The Sound of Music all the time. My dad and I avoided it for years. When I did discover Eleanor Parker in the late nineties, I can’t remember the order in which I saw her fi read more

In Memory of Eleanor Parker: Caged

Sunset Blvd Posted by Rachel T on Dec 21, 2013

To celebrate the wonderful Eleanor Parker, I had originally planned to write a piece on her most famous creation: the Baroness Schraeder of The Sound of Music. However, while it is definitely a lovely performance, (and God knows we all adore her in it  —especially in those gorgeous party dresses) read more

Woman of a Thousand Faces: Remembering Eleanor Parker

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Dec 9, 2013

Eleanor Parker as the Baroness in “Sound of Music” (1965). Today’s audiences know her as the Baroness; the mean blond who was Julie Andrews’ romantic rival in “The Sound of Music” (1965). Though her role in the 1965 musical is memorable, the talents of Eleanor Parker are so much read more

Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Eleanor Parker

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by minooallen on Jun 26, 2012

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Eleanor Parker, born today, June 26 in 1922! Eleanor Parker, a versatile actress if I ever saw one. Her range was so expansive she would later be dubbed “Woman of a Thousand faces.” So, to celebrate this great star’s birthday, let us look at read more

Happy Birthday: Eleanor Jean Parker!

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn on Jun 26, 2010

Eleanor Jean Parker, versatile talent led to her being called a Woman of a Thousand Faces, the title of her biography by Doug McClelland. Parker was born in Cedarville, Ohio. At an early age, her family moved to East Cleveland, Ohio and she attended public schools. She is a graduate of Shaw High read more