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Noir Nook: Top 10 Noirs I Adore

Noir Nook: Top 10 Noirs I Adore I love a good list. And some of my favorite lists have to do with film noir.  I’m always fascinated by the favorite noirs of other fans of this era – they vary so … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Noirish Beginnings (Part 2)

Noir Nook: Noirish Beginnings (Part 2) First impressions, Mama always said, are important. Our introductions to film noir features aren’t necessarily indisputable predictors of the quality of the picture ahead, but there are certainly those that grab you within the … Continue reading

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Silver Screen Standards: Tallulah Bankhead

Silver Screen Standards: Tallulah Bankhead Tallulah Bankhead was more famous during her lifetime as a stage actress than a movie star, but she’s on my mind perhaps more often than any other icon of the classic era because I live … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Dame Name Noirs – Mildred Pierce (1945)

Noir Nook: Dame Name Noirs – Mildred Pierce (1945) If you know anything about me, you know I love my noir dames. Everything about them fascinates me – from their fearless approach to life to their mercenary ways – and … Continue reading

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Silver Screen Standards: Bette Davis

Silver Screen Standards: Bette Davis Recently I rewatched What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, the 1962 film starring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford as aging sisters in a deliriously dysfunctional relationship. Baby Jane Hudson gave Davis a chance to horrify … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Love in the Shadows

Noir Nook: Love in the Shadows A wise man once said, “Trip over love, you can get up. Fall in love and you fall forever.” In that spirit, and in this season of love, this month’s Noir Nook celebrates three … Continue reading

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Cooking with the Stars: Loretta Young’s Chicken Curry

Cooking with the Stars: Loretta Young’s Chicken Curry It’s a new year, which means it’s time for more stars and more delectable recipes! I feel like Loretta Young has been on my ever-growing list of stars that I’ve wanted to … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: Six Important Flappers Of The Silent Screen

Silents are Golden: 6 Important Flappers Of The Silent Screen Earlier this year I wrote a column about how youthful “flapper” trends influenced silent films and vice versa. I briefly went over the notable screen flappers, just so you’d get … Continue reading

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Cooking with the Stars: Joan Crawford’s Meatloaf

Cooking with the Stars: Joan Crawford’s Meatloaf When I first began my Cooking with the Stars column, I knew that there were two Old Hollywood icons who were destined to be a part of it. The first, Vincent Price, was … Continue reading

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Happy National Adoption Day! Nine Classic Movie Parents and Their Adopted Kids

Happy National Adoption Day! An Ode to Adoptive Parents in Classic Hollywood You may not know this, but every Saturday before Thanksgiving is National Adoption Day. And, in case you’re wondering, yes, that means today. Adoption is a wonderful thing … Continue reading

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