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Classic Movie Travels: Betty Grable

Classic Movie Travels: Betty Grable Betty Grable was one of World War II’s most celebrated pin-up girls, in addition to being a gifted actress, singer, model, and dancer. A top box office star, she was one of the highest-paid women … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Virginia Dale

Classic Movie Travels: Virginia Dale Actress and dancer Virginia Dale was born Virginia Paxton in Charlotte, North Carolina, on July 1, 1917. Her parents were mechanic Joel Paxton and Lula Helms Paxton. Dale was one of six children: Jay, Frances, … 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 Countdown: Best Picture #’s 26 and 25 — Gentleman’s Agreement (1947) and Ben-Hur (1959)

26. Gentleman’s Agreement (1947) Other Nominated Films: The Bishop’s Wife, Crossfire, Great Expectations, Miracle on 34th Street Elia Kazan really has a knack for directing some pretty amazing films. He’s directed classics such as A Streetcar Named Desire, On the … Continue reading

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