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Classic Movie Travels: Percy Helton

Classic Movie Travels: Percy Helton Percy Helton was a beloved character actor during the Golden Age of Hollywood, in addition to performing on stage and television. He was born Percy Alfred Helton on January 31, 1894, in Manhattan, New York. … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Uncommon Ladies of Noir – Susan Hayward

Noir Nook: Uncommon Ladies of Noir – Susan Hayward Susan Hayward has long been one of my favorite actresses. When I was growing up, I thrilled with her performances in such films as Smash Up: The Story of a Woman … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Ripped from the Headlines – The Hitch-Hiker (1953)

Noir Nook: Ripped from the Headlines – The Hitch-Hiker (1953) Ever seen an episode of the classic TV show Perry Mason? Remember Mason’s weekly nemesis, Hamilton Burger, played by William Talman? Well, you should check out Talman’s character in the … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Tom Drake

Classic Movie Travels: Tom Drake While Tom Drake is arguably best remembered as the “Boy Next Door” to Judy Garland’s Esther Smith in Meet Me in St. Louis (1944), Drake also made his mark as an actor in a variety … Continue reading

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