Monday, December 5, 2016

Adolescent Ameches Aim for Acting?

Mr. and Mrs. Don Ameche; 1938

      Don Ameche thinks very seriously about the future of the young Ameches . . . they may very well all become actors - Photoplay, July 1940


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Darling Daphne Dazzles Daddy Douglas and will Junior Joel Join in



". . and leaning over the cradle of Miss Daphne Fairbanks (whose father remarked with that loving originality peculiar to all infatuated fathers that while he didn't know much about babies he did know she was the most beautiful child he had ever seen) was that handsome young man who doesn't, but who could, call himself Douglas Fairbanks, II . . . just behind this father of Daphne's stood her very young step-grandfather, Mr. Jack Whiting, the musical comedy star, together with the baby's adoring grandmothers, the very social Mrs. Epling and the very charming Mrs. Beth Sully Fairbanks Whiting."

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Tyrone Treks Triumphantly to Theater Territory in his Transport


A pair of very handsome young people flew West from Boston to San Francisco recently . . . their names were Mr. and Mrs. Tyrone Power . . . (if they had wanted to be very society about it they could, quite accurately, have signed their names Mr. and Mrs. Tyrone Power, III)


Friday, November 11, 2016

Constance's Cosmetics

     Constance Bennett seems to have had a bit of a beauty empire.  Today it seems like every celebrity has a beauty line, from Drew Barrymore's Flower Beauty to what seems like the millionth Britney Spears or J.Lo perfume, celebrities have been in the beauty products game from the beginning.  The footage of Constance using her products survives and is incredibly intriguing.  Unfortunately it appears to be one of the sole surviving remnants.  Bennett's beauty empire lasted approximately a decade - an amazing feat since she began her empire during the Great Depression.  According to the author of The Bennetts, Constance was great at coming up with ideas, but terrible at implementation.  At one point she franchised the product.  The company apparently did a horrible job and ruined the brand's reputation.  Constance and Co. re branded, but was unable to recover from it.


Sunday, November 6, 2016

How Well Do You Know Hollywood? - Question 20

According to Photoplay, July 1940


When Arleen Whelan was discovered for pictures, she was:


Running an elevator
Selling in a candy shop
Manicuring in a beauty shop


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How Well Do You Know Hollywood? - Question 19

According to Photoplay, July 1940


The initials in W.C. Fields' name stand for:


Warren Claude
Warner Charles
Will Chester
William Claude


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How Well Do You Know Hollywood? - Question 18

According to Photoplay, July 1940


Two of the following are expectant fathers


John Payne (with wife Anne Shirley)


Don Ameche (with wife Honore Prendergast)


Johnny Weissmuller (with wife Beryl Scott)


Wayme Morris (with wife Leonora Hornblow)


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Friday, November 4, 2016

How Well Do You Know Hollywood? - Question 17

According to Photoplay, July 1940


This star's constant escort is an expert in health foods


Greta Garbo


Norma Shearer


Rosalind Russell


Ann Sheridan

This magazine featuring Ann is the source of our delightful quiz



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How Well Do You Know Hollywood? - Question 16

According to Photoplay, July 1940


Her real name is France Ethel Gumm


Frances Farmer


Judy Garland


Kay Francis


Olivia de Havilland


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How Well Do You Know Hollywood? - Question 15

According to Photoplay, July 1940


Two of these actors own the popular Racquet Club in Palm Springs


Broderick Crawford


Charles Farrell


Ralph Bellamy


Warren William


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