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Classic Movie Travels: Guy Kibbee

Classic Movie Travels: Guy Kibbee Guy Kibbee was a beloved character actor, appearing frequently in Warner Bros. films and Pre-Code musicals. He was born Guy Bridges Kibbee in El Paso, Texas, on March 6, 1882, or 1886, to James and … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Vernon & Irene Castle

Classic Movie Travels: Vernon & Irene Castle Long before Fred and Ginger, Vernon and Irene Castle were lauded as an exceptionally talented dancing duo. Though a tragedy ended their partnership, their influence as dancers as well as Irene’s activism continues … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Kanab, Utah

Western RoundUp: Kanab, Utah In past columns, I’ve taken a look at Western movie locations in Lone Pine and Corriganville. This month my focus is a popular Western location further afield from Hollywood: Kanab, Utah. Kanab is in the southern part of … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Joan McCracken

Classic Movie Travels: Joan McCracken While the name Joan McCracken may not be familiar to many these days, in her heyday, she was a renowned actor, dancer, and comedian, notable for originating the role of Sylvie in Oklahoma!, taking on … 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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Classic Movie Travels: Jean Porter

Classic Movie Travels: Jean PorterIllinois, Texas and California Jean Porter was one of Hollywood’s many ingénues, appearing in roles both on television and in films. Though her film career was short-lived in comparison to some of her peers, she remains … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Lucille Bremer

Classic Movie Travels: Lucille Bremer – New York and Mexico Lucille Rita Bremer (pronounced “Bray-mer”) was a film actress and dancer, particularly remembered for her work in MGM musical films. Born in Amsterdam, New York, to Richard Bremer and Sarah … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Allan Jones

Classic Movie Travels: Allan JonesPennsylvania, New York and California The voice of Allan Jones is one that is well-documented in classic films and a variety of recordings. Boasting a tenor range and possessing a strong on-screen presence, Jones was well … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Doug McPhail

Classic Movie Travels: Doug McPhailLos Angeles, Hollywood and Beverly Hills While Doug McPhail’s name may not be well remembered today, his brief time in the film industry is to be appreciated. Typically appearing in lighthearted musical fare with his booming, … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: George Murphy

Classic Movie Travels: George Murphy – NY, NJ and CA Hollywood musicals feature a wide array of performers who excelled in singing and dancing. George Murphy was one of many actors who excelled as a popular musical star, appearing in … Continue reading

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