Tag Archives: Shirley MacLaine

Mini Tribute: Billy Wilder at Work

Born June 22, 1906 Legendary Director Billy Wilder! There’s really nothing ‘mini’ about this Tribute except for a lack of ‘written’ content — but, really, anything I could say here would be a gross understatement anyway. So, here is a … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Shirley MacLaine

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Shirley MacLaine, born April 24th, 1934! The “Hooker with a Heart of Gold” is pretty common trope, dating back to ole the pre-feudalism days. The trope is pretty self-explanatory: you have a character who’s … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Jack Lemmon

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Jack Lemmon, born February 8th, 1925! Some stars are created. They spend years perfectly crafting their screen images, refining everything from their manner of speech to the way they dress to the minutia of … 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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Hollywood’s Greatest: Then and Now – Dustin Hoffman Part 3

Where Is He Now? It’s easy to answer the question “where is Dustin Hoffman now?” since he hasn’t stopped making movies at all. Since 1985, Hoffman has appeared in at least one movie every year (except for one: 2000). 1997, … Continue reading

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Hollywood’s Greatest: Then and Now – Shirley MacLaine Part 3

Where Is She Now? As Shirley MacLaine gets closer to her 80′s, she seems to be getting busier and busier by the year. Since 2000, MacLaine has appeared in 14 different movies or TV shows. In 2000, Shirley MacLaine made … Continue reading

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Hollywood’s Greatest: Then and Now – Shirley MacLaine Part 2

Actress. Singer. Dancer. Author. Activist. There seems to be nothing that Shirley MacLaine can’t do. Shirley MacLaine Beaty was born April 24, 1934 in Richmond Virginia to Ira Owens Beaty and Kathlyn Corinne. Shirley was performing in front of people … Continue reading

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Coming To A Theater Near You — Casablanca / Hollywood’s Greatest: Then and Now – Shirley MacLaine

Before I go on to talk about fantastic actress Shirley MacLaine, I wanted to let you know about a wonderful event happening on Wednesday, March 21st — Casablanca will be re-released in select theaters around the country. As you already … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Countdown: Best Picture # 9 — The Apartment (1960)

9. The Apartment (1960) Other Nominated Films: The Alamo, Elmer Gantry, Suns and Lovers, The Sundowners Billy Wilder’s follow-up to Some Like It Hot, The Apartment, is a witty, sardonic, and touching film about corporate politics, adultery, integrity and love. Jack Lemmon plays … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Countdown: Best Picture #’s 38 and 37 — The Great Ziegfeld (1936) and Around the World in 80 Days (1956)

38. The Great Ziegfeld (1936) Other Nominated Films: Anthony Adverse, Dodsworth, Libeled Lady, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, Romeo and Juliet, San Francisco, The Story of Louis Pasteur, A Tale of Two Cities, Three Smart Girls Florenz Ziegfeld was one of the … Continue reading

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