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A Star is Born – Gloria Swanson at Essanay

  A Star is Born – Gloria Swanson at Essanay “You ought to screen wonderfully, if you don’t screen terribly,” the director challenged the young woman touring the studio. The petite young girl was not intimidated. “Try me,” she fired … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Jackie Cooper

  Born September 15, 1922 Child Star Jackie Cooper! Jackie Cooper started out as a child star in silent shorts back in 1929, transitioning nicely into ‘sound’ films, and later into ‘adult’ roles and TV producing/directing. Jackie Cooper, young and … Continue reading

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What a Character! Blogathon: Erik Rhodes and Alan Hale

Erik Rhodes and Alan Hale: Two of my Favorite Character Actors! I am so excited to be participating in my very first Blogathon! And what makes this even more special for me, is that this Blogathon celebrates Character Actors — … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Child Actor Jackie Cooper

Born September 15, 1922, Child Actor Jackie Cooper! Jackie Cooper was the First Child Actor ever to receive an Oscar Nomination (Best Actor Nominee for Skippy in 1931). He remained the youngest Oscar Nominee (at age 9) in any category … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Countdown: Best Picture #’s 18 and 17 — Grand Hotel (1932) and Midnight Cowboy (1969)

18. Grand Hotel (1932) Other Nominated Films: Arrowsmith, Bad Girl, The Champ, Five Star Final, One Hour with You, Shanghai Express, The Smiling Lieutenant One of the first films to feature an ensemble cast in the history of cinema, Grand Hotel succeeds … Continue reading

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