Tag Archives: gone with the wind

Breaking Barriers: Rita Moreno

Breaking Barriers Rita Moreno  To quote Barack Obama at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors, “[Rita Moreno] is still a leading lady of her era, a trailblazer with courage to break through barriers and forge new paths.” That’s not the only … Continue reading

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Breaking Barriers: Hattie McDaniel

  Breaking Barriers Hattie McDaniel Hattie McDaniel has the distinct honor of being the first black actor in history to win an Academy Award. On February 29th, 1940, she defied the odds and beat four white actresses, including her own … Continue reading

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TCM Star of the Month: Olivia de Havilland

  Turner Classic Movies: Star of the Month Olivia de Havilland  A lot can happen in a century. Between 1916 and 2016, there have been two world wars, the rise and fall of the Soviet Union, the advent of the … Continue reading

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Just for Fun: Gone with the Wind Screen Tests

  Just for Fun: the Many ‘Potential’ Faces of Scarlett… As many of us know, the casting for Gone with the Wind was quite an endeavor. Many actresses were considered for the much-sought-after role of Scarlett, and about 30 actually … Continue reading

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Majestic Hollywood: Interview with Mark A. Viera

  Majestic Hollywood: The Greatest Films of 1939 (Running Press)  An Interview with author Mark A.Vieira As pretty much every classic movie fan knows, the year 1939 is considered special, well, extraordinary really. Film historians refer to it as the greatest … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Character Actor Harry Davenport

Born January 19, 1866 Character Actor Harry Davenport! A veteran stage actor, Harry Davenport made his film debut at age 48. In his 37-year film career, he appeared in over 160 films and shorts, playing his share of grandfathers, judges and doctors. His … Continue reading

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Guest Post: The Birth of a Classic Film Buff

The Birth of a Classic Film Buff Classic films have been a big part of my life for many years. They have been my friend when I have had a bad day, my companion when it was storming outside, and … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Thomas Mitchell

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Character Actor Thomas Mitchell, born July 11, 1892! Veteran Character Actor Thomas Mitchell has appeared in such a wonderful array of iconic films — and has portrayed such a diverse palette of characters — … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: David O. Selznick

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, David O. Selznick, born May 10th, 1902! David O. Selznick on what I can only think of as his Producers Throne. Oh, David O Selznick. What is there to say about you that … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Victor Fleming at Work

Born February 23, 1889 Legendary Director Victor Fleming! Although this post is labeled ‘Mini’ there is certainly nothing ‘mini’ about the respect due to Legendary Director, Victor Fleming!  This post is simply labeled ‘mini’ because I am paying a pictorial … Continue reading

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