Monday, October 31, 2016

How Well Do You Know Hollywood? - Question 9

According to Photoplay, July 1940


An "Oscar" in Hollywood means:


The statuette presented to Academy Award winners


A bit player


A drive-in restaurant


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Sunday, October 30, 2016

How Well Do You Know Hollywood? - Question 8

According to Photoplay, July 1940


What actor did not appear on the New York stage this season?



Basil Rathbone


Fredric March


Laurence Olivier


Paul Muni



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How Well Do You Know Hollywood? - Question 7

According to Photoplay, July 1940

The American Institute of Voice Teachers voted these two stars the winners
of their annual "voice personality" awards for the finest screen voices:


Douglas Fairbanks Jr.


Loretta Young


Margaret Sullavan


Ronald Colman


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Saturday, October 29, 2016

How Well Do You Know Hollywood? - Question 6

According to the July 1940 Photoplay quiz

The first speech recorded for talking pictures was made by:


Al Jolson


Jack Warner


John Barrymore


Will Hays


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How Well Do You Know Hollywood? - Question 5

According to Photoplay, July 1940:

Her next picture will be based upon her own career:


Anne Shirley


Lucille Ball


Shirley Temple


Sonja Henie


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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

How Well Do You Know Hollywood? - Question 4

According to Photoplay, July 1940:


Two of these actors came to the screen direct from radio:


Ronald Reagan


Joel McCrea


Roger Pryor


Bill Lundigan



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How Well Do You Know Hollywood? - Question 3

According to Photoplay, July 1940:

Her first picture made Irene Dunne a star.  It was:


Cimarron


Roberta


Show Boat


Sweet Adeline


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Sunday, October 23, 2016

How Well Do You Know Hollywood? - Question 2

She topped the Hollywood salary list for 1938


Bette Davis


Carole Lombard


Claudette Colbert


Joan Crawford


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How Well Do You Know Hollywood? - Question 1

He got his first big break in pictures as a cowboy


Adolphe Menjou


Clark Gable



Errol Flynn


Robert Taylor


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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Here's Holden!

 

     Here's everything you ever wanted to know about Hollywood's new golden boy, in 1940 anyway, William Holden:

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Tuskegee Tuesday


Tuskegee Airmen (maybe).  The source wasn't 100% positive

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Pulp Fiction - One Monday We Killed Them All by John D. MacDonald


     Dwight McAran is getting out of jail. The town bad boy no one wants him on the street. He's been in jail, but unlike most, is not broken. In fact, he's more than ready to get even. Detective Fenn is challenged with keeping tabs on him. A tricky situation - especially since he's Fenn's brother in law. Faced with trying to keep the sociopath Dwight out of trouble, for the good of the town and in order to save his marriage, the future of the town depends on Fenn's skill. The relationships between Fenn and his wife is beautiful, pure and timeless, a marriage we all should strive for, juxtaposed with Fenn's adversarial and confrontational relationship with Dwight, as well as the motherly relationship Fenn's wife Meg has with Dwight are the real gems of the book.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Send in the Clowns



     I'm sure everyone is well aware of the 'Creepy Clown' phenomena, which I wish would just end.  It's making life difficult for everyone.  Nice clowns (of which I know one) are suffering.  They are losing work.  And while they don't necessarily make computers or discover the next planet, they make people's lives happy and a bit more liveable.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Rockwell Represents Russell

     I've finally been going through some comments I hadn't moderated yet.   I apologize to anyone waiting for an immediate answer.  Most of my post views are of items three years or older, so I haven't checked the comment tab.  Sorry to those waiting for an immediate answer.  


Saturday, October 8, 2016

Black Cat Fever


Black Cat auditions in Hollywood from Life Magazine; 1961


152 cats auditioned for the role of the black cat in the 1962 film Tales of Terror for the short based on Edgar Allan Poe's The Black Cat.





Of course you can't have any good black cat judging contest without Peter Lorre and Vincent Price!


Source: Time

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