Author Archives: Annette Bochenek

Classic Movie Travels: Betty White

Classic Movie Travels: Betty White Betty White was an American actress and comedian who has worked across many different mediums and is a beloved icon today. He career has spanned over nine decades within the entertainment industry, with her having … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Alice Terry

Classic Movie Travels: Alice Terry A silent film actress and director, Alice Terry’s made her mark as Marguerite in The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921) alongside Rudolph Valentino. Sporting a trademark blonde wig from that point on, Terry enjoyed … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Agnes Ayres

Classic Movie Travels: Agnes Ayres While many women worked alongside the great Rudolph Valentino, Agnes Ayres was able to do so alongside him in the notable silent classic The Sheik (1921). Though known for this role, she appeared in many … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Evelyn Keyes

Classic Movie Travels: Evelyn Keyes Best known for portraying Scarlett O’Hara’s little sister, Evelyn Keyes had a lengthy career that extended far beyond her time in Gone with the Wind (1939). Born Evelyn Louise Keyes on November 20, 1916, in … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Donald Meek

Classic Movie Travels: Donald Meek A beloved character actor, Thomas Donald Meek was born in Glasgow, Scotland, on July 14, 1878, to Matthew and Annie Meek. Meek was one of four children, with two older sisters named Annie and Maggie … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Guy Kibbee

Classic Movie Travels: Guy Kibbee Guy Kibbee was a beloved character actor, appearing frequently in Warner Bros. films and Pre-Code musicals. He was born Guy Bridges Kibbee in El Paso, Texas, on March 6, 1882, or 1886, to James and … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Vernon & Irene Castle

Classic Movie Travels: Vernon & Irene Castle Long before Fred and Ginger, Vernon and Irene Castle were lauded as an exceptionally talented dancing duo. Though a tragedy ended their partnership, their influence as dancers as well as Irene’s activism continues … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Joan McCracken

Classic Movie Travels: Joan McCracken While the name Joan McCracken may not be familiar to many these days, in her heyday, she was a renowned actor, dancer, and comedian, notable for originating the role of Sylvie in Oklahoma!, taking on … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Tom Drake

Classic Movie Travels: Tom Drake While Tom Drake is arguably best remembered as the “Boy Next Door” to Judy Garland’s Esther Smith in Meet Me in St. Louis (1944), Drake also made his mark as an actor in a variety … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Jean Porter

Classic Movie Travels: Jean PorterIllinois, Texas and California Jean Porter was one of Hollywood’s many ingénues, appearing in roles both on television and in films. Though her film career was short-lived in comparison to some of her peers, she remains … Continue reading

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