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Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine Execute a Gambit

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Aug 22, 2019

Shirley MacLaine as Nicole. This review contains a spoiler.  In  the first 29 minutes of Gambit (1966), we see art thief Harry Dean (Michael Caine) execute the perfect heist with the aid of dance hall girl Nicole (Shirley MacLaine) and his partner Emile (John Abbott). Of course, it read more

The Five Best Shirley MacLaine Performances

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Apr 25, 2019

1. The Apartment (1960) - While Shirley MacLaine often played strong, independent women later in her career, her finest performance was as the vulnerable, lonely, and borderline-desperate Fran Kubelik in Billy Wilder’s classic comedy-drama. Fran is smart enough to guess that the slimy bus read more

Shirley MacLaine shows Michael Caine she's no fool in... Gambit (1966)

Love Letters to Old Hollywood Posted by Michaela on Aug 15, 2015

I'm very happy to say I'm taking part in the great Anti-Damsel Blogathon. You really must read the other entries. Or else the ghosts of Bette Davis, Barbara Stanwyck, and Katharine Hepburn will come get you. You can find the list here. ******************************************************** read more

Lucky Me: My Life With – And Without – My Mother, Shirley MacLaine

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Jul 1, 2013

This week’s review is slightly different; not being a memoir about a Hollywood star, but about being a Hollywood’s star’s daughter.  It’s a tough place to be in, trapped with a world of insanity that you didn’t ask for.  Past memoirs in this vein including salacious Hol read more

Shirley MacLaine and her only child "Sachi".

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on May 12, 2013

Stephanie Sachiko "Sachi" Parker (born September 1, 1956). She was the only child of actress Shirley MacLaine and businessman Steve Parker, her husband of thirty years. At age two, she was sent to Japan to live with her father and his mistress. During the summer and at holidays, she visited her read more

Shirley MacLaine – A Pictorial

Classic Cinema Gold Posted by Art on Apr 24, 2013

  “Some people think I look like a sweet potato, I consider myself a spud with a heart of gold.” ~ Shirley MacLaine     “I’m not unaware of how I’m perceived, I just don’t care about it. Unless I really hurt someone’s feelings. I care about t read more

Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Shirley MacLaine

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by minooallen on Apr 24, 2013

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Shirley MacLaine, born April 24th, 1934! The “Hooker with a Heart of Gold” is pretty common trope, dating back to ole the pre-feudalism days. The trope is pretty self-explanatory: you have a character who’s profession is outside of what polite society deems read more

Hollywood’s Greatest: Then and Now – Shirley MacLaine Part 2

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Josh Kaye on Mar 15, 2012

Actress. Singer. Dancer. Author. Activist. There seems to be nothing that Shirley MacLaine can’t do. Shirley MacLaine Beaty was born April 24, 1934 in Richmond Virginia to Ira Owens Beaty and Kathlyn Corinne. Shirley was performing in front of people at a young age, first beginning with ballet read more

Coming To A Theater Near You — Casablanca / Hollywood’s Greatest: Then and Now – Shirley MacLaine

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Josh Kaye on Mar 14, 2012

Before I go on to talk about fantastic actress Shirley MacLaine, I wanted to let you know about a wonderful event happening on Wednesday, March 21st — Casablanca will be re-released in select theaters around the country. As you already know, Casablanca is, in my opinion, the best film to ever read more

Shirley MacLaine.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn on Aug 10, 2011

Shirley MacLaine (born April 24, 1934). Named after Shirley Temple, was born with very weak ankles, so her mother, thought it would help her ankles, if enrolled her in ballet class. Shirley, performed In the classical plays, "Romeo and Juliet" and "Sleeping Beauty,". Because she was the tal read more