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TCM Summer Under the Stars: Day Eleven — Norma Shearer

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Aug 9, 2020

So awesome. Day 10 of Summer Under the Stars is my favorite day, celebrating none other than the great Norma Shearer. I was introduced to Shearer through her 1939 film, The Women, which I have literally seen more often than any other movie in existence. It wasn’t until years later after my first vie read more

The Divorcee (1930) with Norma Shearer

Classic Film Freak Posted by Orson De Welles on Dec 10, 2015

Share This! A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer All Talking Picture! Surprisingly, with that tagline, The Divorcee is a film I only fell asleep through twice- and that’s a bit of a sham. In a never-ending quest to bring new stars into our fold, I had a mission of sorts to bring insightful commentary (or at read more

Star of the Month Guide: Norma Shearer

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Nov 3, 2015

TCM's November star of the month is MGM queen Norma Shearer. TCM is celebrating the career of Norma Shearer  with 23 movies airing each Tuesday in November.  Here's what you need to know about one of old Hollywood's most glamorous stars . FYI: TCM sometimes changes the air times and /o read more

5 Things You May Not Know About Norma Shearer

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by minooallen on Nov 3, 2015

  5 Things You May Not Know About Norma Shearer Norma Shearer ….. 1.) She was hatched from the icy north That’s totally a polar bear she is laying on Despite one of classic Hollywood’s greatest stars, Shearer was born nowhere near the Hollywood. In fact, she wasn’t even born read more

Norma Shearer and Manic Pixie Dream Boys

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Nov 11, 2014

Who’s that girl? It’s not Jess, it’s not even Norma, it’s the men Miss Shearer seemed to gather around her in almost every film role. In her Pre-code performances Shearer is not relegated to a supportive role nor is she doomed to a one-dimensional outlook or perpetually unalt read more

O Canada Blogathon: Norma Shearer in Strangers May Kiss (or, The Dumbbell and The Jackass)

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Oct 9, 2014

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before, but Norma Shearer is one of my all-time favorite actresses. Her unaffected style, graceful manner, and infectious, girlish laugh combined to make her altogether delightful to watch. Not to mention that she looked darned good in a gown, and she could summon read more

The 'O Canada' Blogathon! My thoughts on Norma Shearer

Stardust Posted by Vanessa Buttino on Oct 3, 2014

The 'O Canada' Blogathon! My thoughts on Norma Shearer Norma Shearer with frequent co-star Robert Montgomery in THEIR OWN DESIRE (1929). I hadn't discovered Norma Shearer until I was in my twenties, but when I did, my discovery was akin to a patriotic awakening. She was Canadian! And I' read more

Norma Shearer and 'That' Dress

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on May 13, 2014

Norma Shearer’s clothes became a sensation in the Precode era similar to the outrage and trends created from Gloria Swanson’s almost obsessive love for fashion. Nothing coursed more of a stir than her famous nearly see-through silken dresses in A Free Soul. Everyone in Hollywood seemed t read more

Norma Shearer and 'That' Dress

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on May 13, 2014

Norma Shearer’s clothes became a sensation in the Precode era similar to the outrage and trends created from Gloria Swanson’s almost obsessive love for fashion. Nothing coursed more of a stir than her famous nearly see-through silken dresses in A Free Soul. Everyone in Hollywood seemed t read more

Norma Shearer’s Final Bow: Her Cardboard Lover (1942)

True Classics Posted by on May 1, 2014

The 1942 production Her Cardboard Lover may be a minor comedy by definition, but it remains an important artifact for one simple reason: it is star Norma Shearer’s last film. At the age of 42, Shearer decided to end her nearly two-decade long career after the mediocre public reception of this read more

Norma Shearer Shines in 'The Divorcee' (1930)

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Aug 13, 2013

I submitted this review as part of Movie Waffler’s ‘1001 Overlooked Movies’ project which aims to promote films that were left out of the ‘1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die’ series. ‘The Divorcee’ (1930) is one of those essential Precode films with a s read more

Norma Shearer Shines in 'The Divorcee' (1930)

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Aug 13, 2013

I submitted this review as part of Movie Waffler’s ‘1001 Overlooked Movies’ project which aims to promote films that were left out of the ‘1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die’ series. ‘The Divorcee’ (1930) is one of those essential Precode films with a s read more

Norma Shearer – A Pictorial

Classic Cinema Gold Posted by Art on Aug 10, 2013

  “Being a motion picture actress is the pitch of ecstasy.” ~ Norma Shearer     “Somehow or other I always got myself rigged up in something sensational.” ~ Norma Shearer     “I can’t do the Garbo or Dietrich thing.” ~ Norma Sheare read more

Actress beauty tip #28: Norma Shearer complexion

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by Jnpickens on Jan 29, 2013

This is the twenty-eighth installment of the monthly classic actress beauty tips that I have read about and tested.   Healthy, clear skin is something I struggle with on a daily basis. I’ve tried numerous products from exfoliates to acne cream. Norma Shearer, Mae Murray and Viola Dane in a 19 read more

Norma Shearer.. Personal Quotes and Pictures.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Jan 15, 2013

Personal Quotes: Scarlet O'Hara is going to be a thankless and difficult role. The part I'd like to play is Rhett Butler. It is impossible to get anything made or accomplished without stepping on some toes; enemies are inevitable when one is a doer. The morals of yesterday are no more. T read more

Dueling Divas: Joan Crawford vs. Norma Shearer

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Dec 22, 2012

Bette Davis may be Joan Crawford’s most notorious rival, but personally, I don’t think Bette posed half the threat to Joan that Norma Shearer did.  One thing you have to remember is that Bette and Joan only spent six years working together at the same studio, so for most of their careers read more

Quotations: Norma Shearer 1929

The Baz Posted by Neve on Nov 17, 2012

Love this quote from Norma Shearer, which I’ve never come across before. It’s dated 1929, but no idea where it first appeared, presumably in some fan mag. It was blogged on tumblr by one of our readers, who goes by the name Cherryice, and her blog is called “The Most Gentle, Magica read more

Precode Double Take: Norma Shearer

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Jun 11, 2012

Norma Shearer's legacy to the film industry appears to be through her "virginal films" such as, 'Romeo and Juliet' (1936), 'Marie Antoinette (1938) and the Women (1939). However, before the code was removed Norma and her husband producer, Irving Thalberg pioneered highly modern 'vice pictures' read more

Precode Double Take: Norma Shearer

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Jun 11, 2012

Norma Shearer's legacy to the film industry appears to be through her "virginal films" such as, 'Romeo and Juliet' (1936), 'Marie Antoinette (1938) and the Women (1939). However, before the code was removed Norma and her husband producer, Irving Thalberg pioneered highly modern 'vice pictures' read more

Happy birthday Norma Shearer!

Backlots Posted by Lara on Aug 10, 2011

Today is what would have been the 109th birthday of Backlots’ Star of the Week, Norma Shearer! One of the great stars of both the silent and sound eras, her birthday deserves to be celebrated. One very sad thing I don’t understand is how her name seems to be lost on those not interested read more
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