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Dodsworth (1936) Needs Mary Astor

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 20, 2019

Sinclair Lewis is one of those literary names I thoroughly recognize and assume must have been a culture-shaper in his day. Yet I can say nothing intelligible about him. In fact, this guttural reaction has more to do with my own ignorance with prose then it does with his fading into antiquity. But read more

Book Review--The Purple Diaries: Mary Astor and the Most Sensational Hollywood Scandal of the 1930s

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Dec 8, 2016

The Purple Diaries: Mary Astor and the Most Sensational Hollywood Scandal of the 1930s Joseph Egan Diversion Books, 2016 In 1936, Mary Astor was in the process of filming what was arguably her best performance in the William Wyler-directed drama Dodsworth (1936). She was a few years away from her A read more

Talented Human Female Tuesday: Mary Astor

The Cinema Dilettante Posted by Kayla on Aug 4, 2015

Talented Human Female Tuesday: Mary Astor August 4, 2015August 3, 2015 / The Cinema Dilettante There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that I absolutely adore Mary Astor. If you’ve ever seen me, on Facebook, you’re already nodding your head in agreem read more

The Silent Life in 1925: Mary Astor shows you show to rock a frock!

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Apr 5, 2014

Here is another entry in Photoplay magazine’s Shopping Service series. This time, a 19-year old Mary Astor shows you how fine and foxy you can look in… a prim sweater and calf-length skirt? Hmm. Of course, Mary’s femme fatale years were still a ways away and she was the sweet litt read more

Mary Astor

The Bogie Film Blog Posted by Bogart Fan on Mar 20, 2014

Birth Name: Lucile Vasconcellos Langhanke Birth: May 3, 1906 Death: September 25, 1987 Number of Films Mary Astor Made with Humphrey Bogart: 2 The Lowdown Born and raised in Quincy, Illinois, Mary Astor was groomed by her parents from a very early age to be a star.  It only took a series of beauty read more

TCM Star of the Month: Mary Astor

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by minooallen on Mar 5, 2014

  TCM Star of the Month Mary Astor This month Turner Classic Movies is celebrating Mary Astor as its Star of the Month. Although with someone like Astor, I’m not quite sure I would call her a star. Instead, I would use the term actress. And just to clarify, I mean no disrespect by this. You see read more

TCM Spotlights Mary Astor in March

Once Upon a Screen Posted by Aurora on Feb 27, 2014

“There are five stages in the life of an actor: Who’s Mary Astor? Get me Mary Astor. Get me a Mary Astor Type. Get me a young Mary Astor. Who’s Mary Astor?” Well…she was a novelist, penned a frank autobiography and a best-selling memoir, had several failed marriages, su read more

Pawsome Pet Pictures: Mary Astor.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on May 10, 2013

Personal Quote:  "There are five stages in the life of an actor: Who's Mary Astor? Get me Mary Astor. Get me a Mary Astor Type. Get me a young Mary Astor. Who's Mary Astor?" read more

The Mary Astor Blogathon: Mary Goes to the Dogs

Caftan Woman Posted by Caftan Woman on May 8, 2013

Mary Astor (1906 - 1987) The fascinating and entertaining Mary Astor Blogathon continues.  Many thanks to our hosts, Dorian of Tales of the Easily Distracted and Ruth of Silver Screenings. Mary Astor was born Lucile Vasconcellos Langhanke in Illinois.  The attractive and imagin read more

MARY ASTOR – the stuff that dreams are made of

Once Upon a Screen Posted by Aurora on May 8, 2013

“A painter paints, a musician plays, a writer writes – but a movie actor waits.” Mary Astor‘s friend, John Huston and actor, Humphrey Bogart went to her house one day with a script in hand.  The script, titled The Maltese Falcon, was written by Huston and was based on Dashie read more

In the Vaults #5: The Beggar Maid (1921) with Mary Astor

Movies Silently Posted by Movies, Silently on May 7, 2013

The Beggar Maid (1921) Status: A 35mm print exists in the George Eastman House. This little two-reel drama was released by Triart and directed by Herbert Blaché (best remembered today as Mr. Alice Guy). Triart and Blaché planned to release a series of short films based on famous paintings. The pain read more

Mary Astor Blogathon: The Case of the Howling Dog (1934). First time the character Perry Mason ever appeared on film.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on May 7, 2013

This post is my contribution to the Mary Astor Blogathon, sponsored by Tales of the Easily Distracted, and Silver Screenings. Please take a look at the other blog contributions participating in this Blogathon. Once again Mary Astor, landed the part of the woman with the shad read more

Don’t sneak up on Mary Astor, Oh Doctor! Animated GIF

Movies Silently Posted by Movies, Silently on May 6, 2013

Poor Reginald Denny was just trying to make Mary Astor feel better. The girl does not know her own strength! read more

Lost Film Files #12: Dry Martini (1928) starring Mary Astor

Movies Silently Posted by Movies, Silently on May 6, 2013

Dry Martini (1928) Status: Missing and presumed lost Mary Astor signed on with Fox and her first effort was Dry Martini, which co-starred Matt Moore. From descriptions, this film sounds like a last gasp of the 1920′s style. A wild father and his equally wild daughter (Mary Astor) are trying t read more

The Mary Astor Blogathon: Behind Office Doors (1931)

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on May 4, 2013

I didn’t know what to expect from Behind Office Doors. I bought it on the cheap, years ago, when I was on a desperate search for any pre-Codes I could get my hands on. (On which I could get my hands?) For some reason, though, I never watched it. So when the Mary Astor Blogathon was announced (and read more

Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Mary Astor

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by minooallen on May 3, 2013

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Mary Astor, born May 3rd, 1906. The Lovely Mary Astor Sometime between the Golden Age of Hollywood and the Modern era, a lot has changed. Take for instance the media’s treatment of, and the populace relationship with Celebrity. You see, back in the read more

My Mary Astor Blogathon Entry: "The Lost Squadron," or Aces High

The Man on the Flying Trapeze Posted by David on May 3, 2013

As part of the Mary Astor Blogathon sponsored by Tales of the Easily Distracted and Silver Screenings, I am writing about the 1932 film "The Lost Squadron," with Astor, Richard Dix, Robert Armstrong and Hugh "Woo Woo" Herbert. Please click here to read my post, and click here to review the whole dog read more

The Saint: Mary Astor in "Meet Me In St. Louis"

Stardust Posted by Vanessa Buttino on May 2, 2013

The Saint: Mary Astor in "Meet Me In St. Louis" The Smith House at 5135 Kensington Ave, St. Louis When I was around the age of 13 or so, I desperately wanted to live in the Smith household. Full of jolly family members, a crotchety old maid, and lovely Victorian decor, the Smith house conj read more

The Mary Astor Blogathon: May 3-10

Movies Silently Posted by Movies, Silently on Mar 31, 2013

Reblogged from Silver Screenings: We're so excited we can hardly sit still. Our friend Dorian Tenore-Bartilucci (she of the fab blog Tales of the Easily Distracted) has asked us to co-host The Mary Astor Blogathon May 3-10, 2013. This is a VERY big deal because this year marks Ms. Astor's 107 birth read more

Miriam Hopkins crushes Mary Astor in play-in match

All Good Things Posted by monty on Feb 27, 2013

 After a close start Miriam Hopkins poured it on and whooped Mary Astor 91-28. Technically there are still 12 more hours to go but I am putting the mercy rule in effect and declaring Miriam the winner. It was an impressive win for Miriam, marking her very first victory in tournament play to ev read more
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