Kim Novak Overview:

Actress, Kim Novak, was born Marilyn Pauline Novak on Feb 13, 1933 in Chicago, IL. As of December 2022, Kim Novak was 89 years old.



She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Kim Novak's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #210 on Apr 14, 2012.

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William Holden romances in “Picnic”

By Stephen Reginald on Sep 12, 2023 From Classic Movie Man

William Holden romances in “Picnic” Picnic (1955) is an American drama film directed by Joshua Logan and starring William Holden, , and Rosalind Russell. The film is based on the Broadway play of the same name by William Inge. The movie features Susan Strasberg, C... Read full article

“Ain’t she sweet?” in Picnic (Joshua Logan, 1955)

By Virginie Pronovost on Feb 27, 2022 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

We sometimes forget that is one of those classic actresses still with us today. I’m not sure why that is, except maybe that she’s not so much in the public eye anymore. Et pourtant… She was pretty much an icon of her time, maybe not like Marilyn Monroe or Grace Kelly were... Read full article

Strangers When We Meet (1960): and Kirk Douglas

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 1, 2021 From 4 Star Films

Richard Quine’s Strangers When We Meet proves to be a Technicolor feast on par with much of what Nicholas Ray, Douglas Sirk, and Vincente Minnelli were putting out at the same time. A lot of the immediate joy comes with getting a feel for life at the time. Certainly, it’s done up and mad... Read full article

Classic Movie Beginner’s Guide:

By 4 Star Film Fan on May 29, 2021 From 4 Star Films

In our ongoing series of guides for up-and-coming classic movie fans, we turn our attention to one of the most alluring and iconic actresses from the Classic Hollywood period. , who is still alive and well today, started out in her early 20s as an answer to Marilyn Monroe, while soon develo... Read full article

The Art of

By The Metzinger Sisters on Jan 16, 2020 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Last Sunday, the CBS Sunday Morning show aired a segment about and her rarely publicized hobby: painting. The beautiful actress - who is best known for her roles in Picnic ( 1955 ) and Vertigo ( 1958 ) - uses art to relax and to express herself. As she writes on her website, “I never... Read full article

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Kim Novak Quotes:

Lylah Clare: [to Barney Sheean] Squat and wait!

Cathy: When it comes to sex, men can't help lying and women can't keep from telling the truth. I don't know which is worse.

Lylah Clare: Just tell 'em Lylah's coming, soon as she gets her harness on...

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Kim Novak Facts
For a scene in Picnic (1955) in which she had to cry, she asked director Joshua Logan to pinch her black and blue off screen, telling him, "I can only cry when I'm hurt."

She arrived in Hollywood as The Lavendar Girl. When she became a star at Columbia Pictures, the studio had her blonde hair tinted with lavender highlights.

On July 24 2000, she watched her memento-filled house in Eagle Point, Oregon, go up in flames. A deputy fire marshal said that the blaze was probably the result of a tree that fell across an electrical power line. Included in the loss were scripts to some of her movies (Vertigo (1958) and Picnic (1955)), as well as her computer, which contained her long-gestating autobiography. Spared, however, were her menagerie of animals, including horses and llamas, as well as the star's husband of 24 years, veterinarian Bob Malloy. She later said that the fire was a sign that she shouldn't be writing an autobiography.

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