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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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Classic Movie Travels: Jeanne Crain – Inglewood and Los Angeles, CA

Jeanne Crain – Inglewood and Los Angeles CA Jeanne Crain When thinking of some of 20th Century-Fox’s greatest stars, one will surely recall Jeanne Crain and the many film roles she carried out when under contract there. Though not a … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Betty Garrett – Missouri, Washington State and New York

  Betty Garrett – St. Joseph Missouri, Seattle & Tacoma Washington and New York City   “I loved the farm. It was my favorite time of the year.” -Betty Garrett No musical cast is complete without fabulous supporting cast mates, … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Gower Champion, Geneva Illinois

Gower Champion, Geneva Illinois “I use dancing to embellish, extend or enlarge upon an existing emotion.” –Gower Champion When considering notable dance teams throughout film history, it is easy to come up with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers as a … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Spencer Tracy and Milwaukee Wisconsin

Classic Movie Travels: Spencer Tracy and Milwaukee Wisconsin “The kids keep telling me I should try this new ‘Method Acting’ but I’m too old, I’m too tired, and I’m too talented to care.” –Spencer Tracy Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Barbara Hale, Chicago Illinois

Classic Movie Travels: Barbara Hale, Chicago Area Barbara Hale “It hit every paper the next day: the Cinderella story. Of course they said it was a starring role. I had one line, but you know about those things.” -Barbara Hale Actress … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Jane Powell, Portland Oregon

Classic Movie Travels Hometowns to Hollywood: Jane Powell, Portland Oregon “I didn’t quit movies. They quit me.” – Jane Powell Hollywood has certainly had its fair share of child stars, and Jane Powell is no exception. Thanks to many studio … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Colleen Moore’s Fairy Castle

Colleen Moore’s Fairy Castle One of the most memorable flappers of the 1920s was actress Colleen Moore. In fact, beloved writer F. Scott Fitzgerald once wrote: “I was the spark that lit up Flaming Youth, Colleen Moore was the torch. What little things we … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Lana Turner from Wallace Idaho to Hollywood California

Born Julia Jean Mildred Frances Turner… When I think of the genesis of some of the most glamorous movie queens, I think of Lana Turner sipping a Coke at the Top Hat Cafe. Though the story of her discovery is … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Francis Farmer from Seattle to Indianapolis

Francis Farmer… A Turbulent Journey When I relayed the complicated tale of Frances Farmer’s life to a friend of mine, his response was, “Now, that would make an interesting movie.” I immediately pointed him to the 1982 film, Frances, starring Jessica … Continue reading

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