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Mini Tribute: Joseph L. Mankiewicz at Work

Born February 11, in 1909, Director/Producer/Screenwriter Joseph L. Mankiewicz! During his long Hollywood career, Joseph L. Mankiewicz directed, produced and/or wrote screenplays for some of the most beloved classic movies, among them The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (producer), A Letter to … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Bette Davis

Happy Birthday to CLassic Movie Lengend, Bette Davis, born April 5th, 1908. “Well behaved women seldom make history” Wonderful saying, right? One thing I’ve always loved about Classic Hollywood is that you can find a whole slew of history-making ‘not-so … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Thelma Ritter

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Thelma Ritter, born February 14th, 1902! Friendship is something most people strive for. Humans are naturally social, pack-like animals. We like to be in groups, we like to play on teams, and in … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: George Sanders

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, George Sanders, born July 3, in 1906! The sophisticated and quite often ‘villainous’ George Sanders… ….. George Sanders in his Oscar winning role for Best Supporting Actor as the acerbic theater critic, Addison DeWitt, … Continue reading

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Hollywood’s Greatest: Then and Now – Michael Caine Part 2

Michael Caine wasn’t always “Michael Caine.” Maurice Joseph Micklewhite (that’s his real name…took me by surprise) was born March 14, 1933 to Ellen Frances Marie and Maurice Joseph Micklewhite. The family lived in Southwark, South London, but had to be … Continue reading

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