Tag Archives: Dick Powell

Silver Screen Standards: Harvey (1950)

Silver Screen Standards: Harvey (1950) Adapted from a hit play that won the Pulitzer Prize for drama, the 1950 film Harvey celebrates gentle, odd characters whose eccentricities make life more interesting for everyone around them. If you’ve spent much time … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: 75th Anniversary Noir – 2023 Edition

Noir Nook: 75th Anniversary Noir – 2023 Edition We’ve invested in a new wall calendar around these parts, and you know what that means – time for a look at some great films noirs that are celebrating their 75th anniversary … 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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Noir Nook: More Unsung Noirs

Noir Nook: More Unsung Noirs Out the Past. Double Indemnity. Laura. Blah blah blah. We all know about these often-seen and much-loved noirs. But what about the unsung features? The ones that nobody talks about? The ones that many noir … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Anne Shirley

Classic Movie Travels: Anne Shirley – NYC and Los Angeles While Anne Shirley did not stay in the entertainment industry for as long as many of her peers did, she offered audiences a variety of notable performances. Born Dawn Evelyeen … 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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Cooking with the Stars: Debbie Reynolds’ Eggplant Casserole

Cooking with the Stars: Debbie Reynolds’ Eggplant Casserole As we all navigate this strange new reality, I like to find comfort in the things that make me the happiest and the things that I find familiar. I had already intended … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Dame-Name Noirs – Nina Foch

Noir Nook: Dame-Name Noirs One of my favorite things about film noir is the female characters. Not just the femmes fatales – although they, of course, are quite the selling point. But all of noir’s dames aren’t bad girls – … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Johnny O’Clock

YouTube Spotlight: Johnny O’Clock Back in the day, you had to rely on late-night TV or cable, or fork over your hard-owned dough for VHS tapes and DVDs in order to experience the shadowy world of film noir. But no … Continue reading

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All in the Family: Ruby Keeler, Ken Weatherwax and Joey D. Vieira

Ruby Keeler and Nephews Ken Weatherwax and Joey D. Vieira Actress/singer/dancer Ruby Keeler was most famously paired with Dick Powell in the iconic Warner Brothers’ Busby Berkeley musicals — including 42nd Street, Gold Diggers of 1933, Footlight Parade and Dames. Keeler also happens to be the aunt of … Continue reading

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