Author Archives: Annette Bochenek

I Am Max: A Max Linder Docudrama Film

I Am Max: A Max Linder Docudrama Film Silent film fans all over the world have lauded their favorite on-screen comedians, particularly enjoying the works of legendary comedians such as Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Harold Lloyd. While each of … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Ray Bolger – Boston, NY and LA

Classic Movie Travels: Ray Bolger Actor, vaudevillian, TV presenter, singer, and dancer, Ray Bolger. For nearly a century, audiences all over the world have fallen in love with Ray Bolger’s portrayal of the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz (1939). Beyond … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Vivian Blaine

Classic Movie Travels: Vivian Blaine – New Jersey, New York The beautiful, talented Vivian Blaine. Whether in her days as a glamorous cherry redhead or a zany blonde, Vivian Blaine was an enthusiastic delight in many films. Harboring musical talents … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Billie Burke

Classic Movie Travels: Billie Burke – New York The beautiful Billie Burke. While best remembered for her portrayal of Glinda the Good Witch of the North in The Wizard of Oz (1939), Billie Burke led a fascinating life and career … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Donald O’Connor – Illinois and Wisconsin

Classic Movie Travels: Donald O’Connor Chicago, Danville, Milwaukee and More Donald O’Connor In Singin’ in the Rain (1952), Cosmo Brown (Donald O’Connor) jokes that Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen) is a triple threat: she can’t sing, can’t dance, and she can’t … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Jeanette Loff

Classic Movie Travels: Jeanette Loff – from Idaho to Hollywood The beautiful Jeanette Loff poses in a fringe dress. When I watch early films, I often wonder what became of certain individuals and where their lives took them beyond their … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Robert Young

Classic Movie Travels: Robert Young – Chicago, Seattle, Pasadena, Los Angeles Robert Young The 1950s were an era in which television flourished as a competitor to film. Audiences could welcome actors into their living rooms by merely turning on the … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Glenda Farrell

Classic Movie Travels: Glenda Farrell – Wichita, San Diego and NY Glenda Farrell There are so many actresses to celebrate when it comes to Depression Era films, and Glenda Farrell is certainly one of them. Shining with snappy dialogue in … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Josephine Hutchinson

  Classic Movie Travels: Josephine Hutchinson Seattle Washington and New York City Josephine Hutchinson While the name Josephine Hutchinson may not immediately come to mind when reflecting upon the stars of the 1930s, Josephine showed great promise as a Warner … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Jobyna Ralston and South Pittsburg

  Jobyna Ralston and South Pittsburg Jobyna Ralston While fans of silent film may easily recall comedian Harold Lloyd  working with many terrific actors, one of my favorite co-stars of his is Jobyna Ralston. Jobyna easily projects an image of … Continue reading

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