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STAR OF THE WEEK: Norma Shearer

Backlots Posted by Lara on Aug 8, 2011

As we seem to be on somewhat of a birthday kick here at Backlots (so many stars were born in August!), this week we are celebrating the August 10 birthday of Norma Shearer, an actress personifying, for me, what it truly means to be a star. She began her career in silents, and unlike many of her co read more

Norma Shearer (1)

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn on Aug 12, 2010

Norma Shearer, was one of the most popular actresses in the world from the mid-1920s until her retirement in 1942. Her early films cast her as the girl-next-door but after her 1930 film The Divorcee, she played sexually liberated women in sophisticated contemporary comedies and dramas, as well as s read more

SUtS: Norma Shearer

True Classics Posted by Brandie on Aug 11, 2010

I have to confess that, yet again, I haven’t seen thisĀ  movie. I want to, though. Norma Shearer plays a woman named Jerry who is in love with Ted. Jerry and Ted are popular and have it all. Naturally, they get married. This breaks the heart of Paul, who is in love with Jerry. Long story short, read more

Happy Birthday Norma Shearer

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by monty on Aug 10, 2010

Happy Birthday to legendary actress Norma Shearer (1902-1983). The actress started in silent films and made the transition to sound films with the greatest of ease. Her list of films includes The Divorcee (1930), A Free Soul (1931), Private Lives (1931), Riptide (1934), Marie Antoinette (1938), Idi read more

Good Morning from Norma Shearer

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by monty on May 24, 2010

Here is a lovely pic with the lovely Norma Shearer read more

Queen Norma Shearer ~ Their Own Desire (1929) now on DVD

Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog Posted by Google profile on Apr 7, 2010

About MeBlogger, Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog and more. Please add my Google profile to your circles. I cannot tell you how happy I am that one of my top favorite Norma Shearer films is now out on DVD, thanks to the Warner Archive Collection. And now that they are doing nice original read more

Norma Shearer

Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog Posted by Google profile on Apr 2, 2010

About MeBlogger, Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog and more. Please add my Google profile to your circles. This was a guest post on Silents and Talkies. Artwork is created by Kate Gabrielle. Go visit her new blog Scathingly Brilliant. --------------------------- Norma Shearer was a sight to b read more

NORMA SHEARER (2)

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn on Feb 23, 2010

Norma Shearer is best known as the first American film actress to make it chic and acceptable to be single and not a virgin on screen. In March 2008, two of her most famous pre-code films, The Divorcee and A Free Sole. In 1920 her mother took Norma and her sister to New York to addtion for Ziegfeld read more

Queen Norma Shearer ~ The Trial of Mary Dugan (1929)

Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog Posted by Google profile on Jul 30, 2009

About MeBlogger, Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog and more. Please add my Google profile to your circles. While Jonas of All Talking! All Singing! All Dancing! is away in Thailand, I wrote him a guest post for his site. Go check it out: http://talkieking.blogspot.com/2009/07/guest-blogger-raqu read more

Queen Norma Shearer ~ Smilin' Through (1932)

Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog Posted by Google profile on May 24, 2009

About MeBlogger, Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog and more. Please add my Google profile to your circles. If you didn't catch the Norma Shearer movie Smilin' Through (1932) on TCM recently, then you missed out on something truly special. In the 5 or 6 years I've been haunting the TCM website l read more

Norma Shearer ~ The Athlete

Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog Posted by Google profile on Apr 14, 2009

About MeBlogger, Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog and more. Please add my Google profile to your circles. Carrie over at Classic Montgomery just gave me an idea for a post! While most people envision Norma Shearer as a delicate glamour queen, they don't realize that she was somewhat of an athl read more

Norma Shearer Week was a success!

Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog Posted by Google profile on Apr 5, 2009

About MeBlogger, Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog and more. Please add my Google profile to your circles. I just wanted to thank everyone for their support and encouragement with Norma Shearer week. I'm really happy with the results and the feedback. I just wanted to take this opportunity to t read more

Guest Post & Norma Shearer Linkage

Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog Posted by Google profile on Mar 31, 2009

About MeBlogger, Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog and more. Please add my Google profile to your circles. You won't find today's entry here. You'll find it at Kate Gabrielle's excellent blog Silents and Talkies. She has done a painting for me of Norma Shearer (which I now own, yay!) and I wrot read more

Queen Norma Shearer ~ Let Us Be Gay (1930)

Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog Posted by Google profile on Oct 24, 2008

About MeBlogger, Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog and more. Please add my Google profile to your circles. ~Let's be gay about it!~This is what it's all about. This is the stuff that feeds my soul. This is the cream in my coffee, the salt in my stew, the starch in my collar and the lace in my s read more

Queen Norma Shearer ~ Hollywood Revue of 1929

Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog Posted by Google profile on Oct 20, 2008

About MeBlogger, Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog and more. Please add my Google profile to your circles. I finally sat down and watched The Hollywood Revue of 1929 all the way through! And by golly I enjoyed every minute of it. Well, all the minutes in between Conrad Nagel's presentations, be read more

The Ultimate Norma Shearer Fan

Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog Posted by Google profile on Sep 9, 2008

About MeBlogger, Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog and more. Please add my Google profile to your circles. A friend of mine on Facebook is the ultimate Norma Shearer fan. Her profile page is plastered with Norma Shearer mentions. She owns the official Norma Shearer member page and fan group on read more

Partying Norma Shearer Style

Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog Posted by Google profile on Jun 10, 2008

About MeBlogger, Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog and more. Please add my Google profile to your circles. My good friend Kevin had his 30th Birthday party on Saturday night. On his invitation, it suggested that people dress as their favorite movie character. I decided to dress up as Norma Shea read more

Queen Norma Shearer Viewing

Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog Posted by Google profile on May 23, 2008

About MeBlogger, Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog and more. Please add my Google profile to your circles. I thought after yesterday's post, that I should probably track my progress on here. This list is only 58 movies. I think I may have removed some lost or destroyed ones when I originally ma read more

Queen Norma Shearer: Avec Robert Montgomery Poll

Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog Posted by Google profile on Jul 28, 2007

About MeBlogger, Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog and more. Please add my Google profile to your circles. I just had the pleasure of watching Private Lives (1931) which recently aired on TCM and I had managed to tape it. It's so difficult to find Norma Shearer films to watch (see my previous r read more

Queen Norma Shearer: Boxed Set?

Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog Posted by Google profile on Jul 4, 2007

About MeBlogger, Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog and more. Please add my Google profile to your circles. Why is it, that on this good, green earth there has yet to exist a boxed set of DVDs of Norma Shearer films? It seems shameful that there are legions of classic film fans out there that ar read more
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