Just because…KATINA PAXINOU as Pilar in “For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943).” My favorite Best Supporting Oscar performance of the ‘40’s.
Just because…DOUBLE INDEMNITY.
If the traditional holiday films don’t sit well this Thanksgiving, there’s always WRITTEN ON THE WIND.
Happy Birthday MAXWELL CAULFIELD. Just because…
Happy Birthday GENE TIERNEY and CLIFTON WEBB. They were perfect together in two films; “Laura” (1944) and “The Razor’s Edge”, both of which earned Webb Oscar nominations and should have for Tierney. I loved the way she could stand up to him and hold her own. So breathtakingly beautiful, she made you believe she could melt the heart of any man…even Webb’s.
Happy Birthday VERONICA LAKE.
Happy birthday beautiful, French bad boy ALAIN DELON. So pretty.
Reading a biography of MARLENE. Fascinating.
Just because…Hollywood Hunk: DESI ARNAZ.
Happy Birthday beloved Character actress JESSIE RALPH. She could steak a scene with barely a line, having you laughing one minute and heartbroken the next. Favorite films: “San Francisco”, David Copperfield”, After The Thin Man”, and “Camille”.
Happy Birthday Brilliant, beautiful, tormented VIVIEN LEIGH. How I wish she’d made more movies. Breathtaking.
Happy Birthday NATALIE SCHAFFER. Zany character actress. Fluttery, bewildered, sometimes bitchy and always funny. Famous as “Luvie” on Gilligan’s Island” and ex-wife of Louis Calhern. She lived to be 90 and worked right up until the end. Favorite films : "Female On The Beach" w/ Joan Crawford and "Back Street" w/ Susan Hayward. I Love “Luvie”! Bottom Photo: w/ Body Builder ED FURY and Cecil Kellaway in "Female On The Beach".
Happy Birthday; ALICE BRADY. She had a distinguished Broadway career as a dramatic actress before coming to Hollywood in her early 40’s. Almost immediately she was cast as dithering matrons in screwball comedies, such as Carol Lombard’s mother in "My Man Godfrey" (1936). She then did a terrific dramatic turn as Mrs. O’Leary in “In Old Chicago” (1937), won the 2nd Oscar for supporting actress ever given and died of cancer almost immediately afterwards. If you’ve never seen “In Old Chicago” (1937) you’re in for a treat; Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, Don Ameche and the great Chicago Fire. Spectacular! Here she is receiving her Oscar plaque. Supporting winners didn’t receive Oscar statues until 1943.