Monthly Archives: May 2012

Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Clint Eastwood

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Clint Eastwood, born May 31 in 1930! Clint Eastwood as Actor: as “Blondie” in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. “Every gun makes its own tune.” ….. Clint Eastwood as Director: Million Dollar … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Bob Hope

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Bob Hope, born May 29 in 1903! As Actor, Bob Hope won FIVE non-competitive Academy Awards: 1941 Honorary Award: In recognition of his unselfish services to the motion picture industry (special silver plaque) 1945 Honorary Award: For … Continue reading

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Honor, Duty, Country: Veterans of the Classic Hollywood Era

Honor, Duty, Country.  These famous words spoken by General Douglas MacArthur are mantra to which all the men and women in the armed forces live by. When the call of duty arises, they are the first to put country before … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: John Wayne

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, John Wayne, born May 26 in 1907! American Icon in Westerns: John Wayne won the Oscar for Best Actor in 1969 for his role as Rooster Cogburn in True Grit (shown here with Kim … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Douglas Fairbanks

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Douglas Fairbanks, born May 23 in 1883! Douglas Fairbanks – the Original Zorro! ….. Douglas Fairbanks – the Original Robin Hood! ….. Douglas Fairbanks – the Original Don Juan! ….. Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie … Continue reading

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U.S. Postal Service Honors Legendary Classic Movie Directors Capra, Ford, Huston and Wilder: May 23, 2012

Fun news for all us Classic Movie Fans! The US Postal Service is honoring four Legendary Classic Movie Directors — Frank Capra, John Ford, John Huston and Billy Wilder  – with the issuance of the Great Film Directors First-Class Forever … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Sir Laurence Olivier

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Sir Laurence Olivier, born May 22 in 1907! I cannot live without my life! I cannot die without my soul! -Laurence Olivier as Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights ….. She looks tolerable enough but I … Continue reading

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Hollywood’s Greatest: Then and Now – Tippi Hedren Part 3

Where Is She Now? I’m going to be completely honest here, I only knew Tippi Hedren from her work with Hitchcock, so when I started looking into her most recent film appearances, I was surprised to see that she hadn’t … Continue reading

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Hollywood’s Greatest: Then and Now – Tippi Hedren Part 2

“Tippi” wasn’t always her name. Born Nathalie Kay Hedren on January 19, 1930 to Dorothea and Bernard Hedren, she was given the nickname “Tippi” by her father — from the Swedish nickname, Tupsa, meaning ‘sweetheart’.  Growing up in Minnesota, Tippi … Continue reading

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Hollywood’s Greatest: Then and Now – Tippi Hedren

Tippi Hedren Prominent Roles The Birds (1963) as Melanie Daniels Marnie (1964) as Marnie Edgar A Countess from Hong Kong (1967) as Martha Roar (1981) as Madeline Pacific Heights (1990) as Florence Peters Citizen Ruth (1996) as Jessica Weiss I … Continue reading

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