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Screen Queens: Bette Davis

  Bette Davis: Queen of Strength Bette Davis was strong, stubborn and fiercely independent. For this, she will forever be a beloved Gay Icon. Bette Davis at her sassy best in All About Eve (1950, Joseph. L. Mankiewicz) Bette Davis … 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: Ida Lupino

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Ida Lupino, born February 4th, 1918. To me, Ida Lupino is one of best female role models in the world of classic film. She had the gall of Katharine Hepburn, the independence of Bette Davis, … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: William Wyler

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, William Wyler, born July 1, in 1902! While in college, I read an essay called William Wyler, The Jansenist of Mise en Scene, by famed French film theorist Andre Bazin. And I must … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Countdown: Best Picture # 6 — All About Eve (1960)

6. All About Eve (1960) Other Nominated Films: Born Yesterday, Father of the Bride, King Solomon’s Mines, Sunset Boulevard 14 Academy Award nominations. Four female acting nominations. #28 ranking on AFI’s Top 100 films. One of the first 50 films to be … Continue reading

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