Category Archives: Posts by Annette Bochenek

Classic Movie Travels: Danny Thomas – Toledo and Memphis

 Classic Movie Travels: Danny Thomas Actor and philanthropist, Danny Thomas. Many remember Danny Thomas as an individual who made his mark upon the entertainment industry as a nightclub comedian, singer, actor, and producer. His lengthy career included a starring role … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Toby Wing

Classic Movie Travels: Toby Wing Martha Virginia “Toby” Wing. When thinking of some of the top stars of the 30s, Toby Wing’s name does not immediately come to mind. A chorus girl that went unbilled often, Wing was never a big … Continue reading

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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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