Monthly Archives: January 2013

Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Tallulah Bankhead

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Tallulah Bankhead, born January 31, 1902! In the world of classic Hollywood, there are those I wish I could have worked with, those I wish I could’ve befriended, and those I wish I … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Ernest Lubitsch

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Ernst Lubitsch, born January 28, 1892! I want you to do me a little a favor. Read the following loglines from three different classic films: “A stern Russian woman sent to Paris on … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Paul Newman

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Paul Newman, born January 26th, 1925.   Paul Newman in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969, George Roy Hill director) Let me tell you a little story about my freshman year at … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: D.W Griffith

  Happy Birthday Classic Movie Legend, D.W Griffith, born January 22, 1875! No doubt, D.W Griffith is one of the most controversial figures in the world of Classic Hollywood. He has already gone down in film history as one of … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Patricia Neal

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Patricia Neal, born January 20, 1926! The first time I saw Patricia Neal, I was completely smitten. The film was A Face in the Crowd and I must have been in ninth or … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Cary Grant

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Cary Grant, Born January 18th, 1904! If there were an equation for the perfect Hollywood Male Star persona it would probably go a little something like this: ridiculou good looks + charm  ­+ … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Todd Karns

Born January 15, 1921 Actor Todd Karns! Todd Karns appeared in over 35 film and TV roles — most famously as Harry Bailey (Jimmy Stewart‘s brother) in It’s a Wonderful Life.  Todd Karns also just happens to be the son … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Gwen Verdon

Born January 13, 1925 Stage and Screen Actress Gwen Verdon! From leg braces to Broadway star (talk about inspirational!) – Gwen Verdon’s mom enrolled her in dance classes as a child to help strengthen her legs due childhood rickets. “Whatever … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Voice Actor Jack Mercer

Born January 13, 1910 Voice Actor Jack Mercer! Jack Mercer began his career as an ‘inbetweener’ (apprentice animator) at Fleischer Studios. Soon afterwards he was ‘discovered’ by Fleischer, and most famously became the voice of Popeye the Sailor and Felix … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Magnet Madness Giveaway: THE LAST MAGNET Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Today’s Entry Task)

The VERY LAST Magnet is Now Up For Grabs! And the Last Entry Task… In order to win a Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Classic Movie Magnet, be the FIRST person to TWEET the correct answer to the following question — (US … Continue reading

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