Author Archives: Annette Bochenek

Classic Movie Travels: Doug McPhail

Classic Movie Travels: Doug McPhailLos Angeles, Hollywood and Beverly Hills While Doug McPhail’s name may not be well remembered today, his brief time in the film industry is to be appreciated. Typically appearing in lighthearted musical fare with his booming, … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: George Murphy

Classic Movie Travels: George Murphy – NY, NJ and CA Hollywood musicals feature a wide array of performers who excelled in singing and dancing. George Murphy was one of many actors who excelled as a popular musical star, appearing in … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Mary Carlisle

Classic Movie Travels: Mary Carlisle –Hollywood and Beverly Hills During her time in the film industry, Mary Carlisle took on many roles as an ingénue. A talented singer, dancer, and actress, she appeared in over 60 Hollywood films. Carlisle was … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Anne Shirley

Classic Movie Travels: Anne Shirley – NYC and Los Angeles While Anne Shirley did not stay in the entertainment industry for as long as many of her peers did, she offered audiences a variety of notable performances. Born Dawn Evelyeen … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Virginia Bruce

Classic Movie Travels: Virginia Bruce – Fargo and Los Angeles Virginia Bruce was a popular star of the 1930s and enjoyed success as an actress and singer. She was born to Earl and Margaret Briggs. Though born Helen Virginia Briggs … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Hugh Herbert

Classic Movie Travels: Hugh Herbert – NYC and Los Angeles Hugh Herbert is remembered for his many appearances in a variety of Pre Code films. With his iconic “woo-woo” laugh and eccentric characters, Herbert’s film roles delighted audiences across the … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Ruby Keeler

Classic Movie Travels: Ruby Keeler – NY and CA When thinking of early musicals, the output of Warner Bros. studios is certainly worth noting. In the Gold Digger musicals and so many others, a wide variety of Warner Bros.’s triple-threat … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Frank McHugh

Classic Movie Travels: Frank McHugh Frank McHugh was a beloved character actor, whom fans of Pre Code cinema will remember particularly well. He typically carried out roles that provided comic relief in films but also had experience on stage, radio, … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Dorothy Dare

Classic Movie Travels: Dorothy Dare While Dorothy Dare appeared in her fair share of Pre-Code films, her name is not remembered as strongly as the names of her peers. Her early roles in film shorts showed promise but, unfortunately, the … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Cliff Edwards

Classic Movie Travels: Cliff Edwards Cliff “Ukulele Ike” Edwards was one of the most distinct voices in early film. As a musician, Edwards showcased his easygoing vocal style along with his talent for playing the ukulele to the delight of … Continue reading

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