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Noir Nook: Femme Entrances – Part 2

Noir Nook: Femme Entrances – Part 2 Last month, I offered up four femmes who provided us with some of the best entrances in film noir: Cora Smith (Lana Turner) in The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946), Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Femme Entrances

Noir Nook: Femme Entrances Recently, during a viewing of The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) on TCM, I tweeted about Lana Turner’s first appearance in the film, stating that it was one of the best screen entrances, ever. One of … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Spring Trivia – Joan Bennett, Robert Mitchum, Ann Blyth, Robert Ryan, Jean Hagen, and Richard Widmark

Spring Trivia – Joan Bennett, Robert Mitchum, Ann Blyth, Robert Ryan, Jean Hagen, and Richard Widmark There aren’t many things I love in life more than classic movie trivia. In celebration of spring, this month’s Noir Nook is serving up … Continue reading

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Five Fun Facts about Father’s Little Dividend (1951)

Five Fun Facts about Father’s Little Dividend Like many classic movie fans, I just love discovering interesting connections and fun little tidbits of trivia while watching my classic movie favorites. That said, each month, I’ll be sharing some quick and … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: YouTube Bs – Highway Dragnet (1954)

Noir Nook: YouTube Bs – Highway Dragnet (1954) YouTube is a treasure trove of film noir classics – on it, for free, you can find gems like Scarlet Street (1945), The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946), House of Strangers … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Noir Femmes in the Fan Mags

Noir Nook: Noir Femmes in the Fan Mags At last year’s Turner Classic Movies Film Festival, one of the special presentations was entitled “Celebrity Culture and Hollywood Love Stories.” Hosted by David Pierce, Assistant Chief of the National Audio-Visual Conservation … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Favorite Actors of Noir

Noir Nook: Favorite Actors of Noir In my Noir Nook a couple of months ago, I shined the spotlight on one of my favorite noir bad boys – Walter Neff in Double Indemnity (1944). Inspired by this rare departure from … Continue reading

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All in the Family: Joan Bennett and Constance Bennett

Sisters Joan Bennett and Constance Bennett… Constance Bennett was born Constance Campbell Bennett on October 22, 1904 in New York City. Her elder sister, actress Joan Bennett, was born Joan Geraldine Bennett on February 27, 1910 in Palisades, New Jersey.  Middle sister, actress Barbara Bennett was a little-known silent … Continue reading

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