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5 Things You May Not Know about Sterling Hayden

5 Things You May Not Know about Sterling Hayden   Like today is his birthday. Happy 101st Birthday to the legend Sterling Hayden! ….. He was a beauty So pretty. Sure, most stars during the classic era of Hollywood were beautiful … Continue reading

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TCM Star of the Month October: Christopher Lee

Turner Classic Movies: Star of the Month Renaissance Man Sir Christopher Lee Singing. Dancing. Acting. When a person has mastered all three skills it’s known as a Triple Threat. Some people even go beyond that and master the art of directing, … Continue reading

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From a Lord to a Queen: Katharine Hepburn Blogathon

From a Lord to a Queen: Katharine Hepburn Katharine Hepburn, Peter O’Toole and Anthony Hopkins star in The Lion in Winter (1968, Anthony Harvey director) It only makes sense that The Great Katharine Hepburn would take on the role as … Continue reading

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In Celebration of National Best Friends Day! BFFs: The Best Friends of Classic Hollywood

  BFFs: The Best Friends (Forever) of Classic Hollywood Everybody needs a friend. It’s true, where would we be without our friends, especially our Best ones? BFFs (or Best Friends Forever) are so important, so necessary to life that they … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Anne Bancroft

Happy Birthday to Classic Move Legend, Anne Bancroft, Born September 17, 1931! There are some quotes in film history that can’t help but conjure up an iconic image. “Toto, I think we’re not in Kansas anymore,” brings to mind the … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: George Cukor

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, George Cukor, born July 7 in 1899! Woman’s Director. That is the title Hollywood bequeathed upon George Cukor, a title he of course resented. And, to be perfectly honest, I almost resent it, too. … Continue reading

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Let’s Hear it for the Dads: Three Father-Centric Classic Films

If you’ve been to, oh say, any store in the last couple of weeks, you are well aware of what time of year it is — Father’s Day. And of course all the stores are telling you, in brightly colored … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Dorothy McGuire

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Dorothy McGuire, born June, 14, 1916! The virtue of humility; that’s what comes to mind when I think of Dorothy McGuire. Her charm did not derive from her looks, though if you think … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Basil Rathbone

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Basil Rathbone, born June 13 in 1892! Although the ever versatile South African born English actor portrayed variety of roles, his cad-like nature was always his character’s biggest appeal. ….. Basil Rathbone as the … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Hattie McDaniel

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Character Actress & Film Pioneer, Hattie McDaniel, born June 10 in 1892! Hattie McDaniel — Radio Pioneer.  McDaniel started her entertainment career as a singer-songwriter in her brother’s (Otis) minstrel show.  In the early-1920s, … Continue reading

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