Monthly Archives: November 2013

How Many Movies Did Veronica Lake and Alan Ladd Star in Together?

  How Many Movies Did Veronica Lake and Alan Ladd Star in Together?  Veronica Lake and Alan Ladd Veronica Lake and Alan Ladd made SEVEN films together, including three films in which they appeared as themselves* (Star Spangled Rhythm, Duffy’s … Continue reading

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A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel-True 1907-1940 – Interview with Author Victoria Wilson

Steel-True and Blade-Straight: An Interview with Victoria Wilson Oh Happy Day! The long-awaited and highly-anticipated Barbara Stanwyck biography,  A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel-True 1907-1940, is in stores today, November 12th — and CMH is honored to be able to present this … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek: A Life of Barbara Stanwyck Steel-True 1907-1940

Complicated, Dark, Sexy with a Kick – Sneak Peek Video of New Barbara Stanwyck Biography with Author Victoria Wilson… CMH is happy to post this ‘sneak peek’ video of author Victoria Wilson speaking about  A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel-True … Continue reading

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TCM’s Star of the Month: Burt Lancaster

  TCM Star of the Month Burt Lancaster This month Turner Classic Movies is celebrating Burt Lancaster as its Star of the Month. With a career spanning five decades and with more than 85 films to his credit, Lancaster has … Continue reading

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What a Character Blogathon 2013: Roscoe Karns

  Believe You Me, Roscoe Karns is quite a Character! “Fun-on-the-side Shapeley.” Yep, that was the very first time I encountered character actor Roscoe Karns. And, to this day, I still roll with laughter when I see the relentless, fast-talking Oscar Shapeley … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Lucille La Verne

Born November 7, 1872 Character Actress Lucille La Verne Lucille La Verne appeared in over 40 films including 1935’s A Tale of Two Cities (as ‘The Vengeance’). She played her share of vengeful, tattered old hags — most famously ‘appearing’ as … Continue reading

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Musicals 101 (Part FIve): Busby Berkeley

  Musicals 101: Busby Berkeley, King of the Backstage Musical It’s only a slight exaggeration when I say that Busby Berkley invented the backstage musical. Sure, the genre existed before he entered the moving picture scene, but it was Berkeley … Continue reading

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