Author Archives: Annette Bochenek

Classic Movie Travels: Burl Ives

Classic Movie Travels: Burl Ives – Illinois, Los Angeles and Valley Forge In reflecting upon the many stars who entertained audiences throughout the Golden Age of Hollywood, it is easy to notice that the vast majority of these individuals were … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Marion Stadler

Classic Movie Travels: Marion Stadler When viewing the restored The King of Jazz (1930) film, the act that captivates my attention most is the energetic duo performance by Marion Stadler and Don Rose. In learning about the vaudeville backgrounds of several … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Hal LeRoy

Classic Movie Travels: Hal LeRoy – New Jersey The Golden Age of Hollywood boasted many wonderful dancers, with some remembered more than others. While often overlooked, Hal LeRoy was one of the top dancers in early Hollywood, often appearing in … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Adriana Caselotti

Classic Movie Travels: Adriana Caselotti – Los Angeles and Burbank When one reflects upon voice actors and the many animated features in which they have worked, some individuals and their characters are iconic or inseparable from one another. Some vocal … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: June Haver

Classic Movie Travels: June Haver – Illinois While many think of MGM studios when reflecting upon some of the best musical films made during the Golden Age, 20th Century Fox certainly had its fair share of musical stars. Among the … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Mae Busch

Classic Movie Travels: Mae Busch – Melbourne, Australia Mae Busch worked with so many Hollywood greats during her lifetime. Billed as the “Versatile Vamp” during the silent era, she also enjoyed success during the time of talkies. Throughout her career, … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Rosalind Russell

Classic Movie Travels: Rosalind Russell – Connecticut and San Francisco Throughout her career, Rosalind Russell portrayed a wide range of strong female characters. From her witty performance as Hildy Johnson in His Girl Friday (1940) to Mame Dennis in Auntie … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Leslie Caron

Classic Movie Travels: Leslie Caron The musical genre is one that is incredibly multifaceted in terms of how it tells a story. Though there are scripts and lyrics that can further the plot along, musicals also tell stories where words … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Fay Bainter

Classic Movie Travels: Fay Bainter – Los Angeles CA and Provo UT American actress Fay Okell Bainter was a familiar face in many films throughout the 1930s and 1940s. Typically playing motherly figures while speaking in her signature husky voice, … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Dolores Del Rio – Mexico City and Hollywood

Classic Movie Travels: Dolores Del Rio the beautiful Dolores Del Rio Individuals from all over the world have found success in Hollywood and Dolores Del Rio was no exception. The first major female Latin American crossover star in Hollywood, she … Continue reading

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