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Janet Gaynor: The First Best Actress Winner

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Feb 24, 2018

First best actress winner Janet Gaynor with her Oscar for 7th Heaven (1927), Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927), and Street Angel (1928). This article is part of the 31 Days of Oscar blogathon hosted by Paula's Cinema Club, Outspoken & Freckled, and Once Upon a Screen. Janet Gaynor won t read more

Precode Recipe 1# Janet Gaynor

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Oct 28, 2012

It turns out Precode and silent cutie Janet Gaynor couldn't just act, paint and entertain but she was also a keen baker. Below is a recipe from the Academy Award winning actress for her 'Ice Box Cookies'. This recipe is taken from the wonderful blog, 'Silver Screen Suppers' which has several read more

Precode Recipe 1# Janet Gaynor

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Oct 28, 2012

It turns out Precode and silent cutie Janet Gaynor couldn't just act, paint and entertain but she was also a keen baker. Below is a recipe from the Academy Award winning actress for her 'Ice Box Cookies'. This recipe is taken from the wonderful blog, 'Silver Screen Suppers' which has several read more

Janet Gaynor

Classic Cinema Gold Posted by Art on Oct 5, 2012

  Janet Gaynor was an American actress and painter. She was one of the most popular actresses of the silent film era. In 1928 Gaynor became the first winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performances in three films: “Seventh Heaven” (1927), “Sunrise: A Song of read more

Silent Film Star: Janet Gaynor.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn on Feb 4, 2011

Janet Gaynor (October 6, 1906 – September 14, 1984) was one of the most popular actresses of the silent film era. Gaynor became the first winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performances in three films, the first: Seventh Heaven (1927). A Romance silent film and one of the f read more

Monday Serenade: Janet Gaynor (1)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Mar 8, 2010

Janet Gaynor wasn't made for musicals, but her charming warble always brings a smile to my face. It always seems as though she is just an ordinary woman, wandering around singing happily to herself--and the cameras just happen to be there. Here she sings My Heart's Desire in Adorable (1933 read more

Book Review-- Lucky Stars: Janet Gaynor & Charles Farrell

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Nov 25, 2009

There can never be a Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell love team again. --Janet Gaynor, 1970 Though you wouldn’t know it from the sparse attention they get today, Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell were the most popular screen couple of the 1920s and 30s. Starting with a sensationally swoon read more

Monday Serenade: Janet Gaynor (2)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Nov 23, 2009

Though Janet Gaynor is best known for her dramatic work in classics like Sunrise(1927) and A Star is Born (1937), she also did quite well in a series of early talkie musicals. She is adorable in this scene from Delicious (1931), singing a snuggly version of George Gershwin's Somebody Somew read more

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