Check out her in the trailor for Women Wanted:
Friday, July 31, 2009
Check out her in the trailor for Women Wanted:
Not a lot of the people in here are really seen as major stars today, but some are still remembered. I will post more pages in the future. Click on the pictures to enlarge them.
Was having some issues trying to get it to download properly (waited like 1/2 hour), anyway this is how I would look on Mad Men. Always the sensible gal, almost everyday I just pull my hair back in a pony tail and wear sensible clothes to work (way boring, I know). And like most in the Mad Men world, I need a cocktail when I get home from work. You'd be surprised how stressful libraries are.
1. Samuel Goldwyn, after seeing this star's screen test, told him to go home and gain weight: instead he signed with MGM:
Henry Fonda Jimmy Stewart David Niven Robert Taylor
2. One of this shy star's favorite hobbies is playing the ukulele:
Ronald Colman Jane Bryan Greta Garbo Paul Muni
3. He was once a member of the King of England's personal bodyguard:
Ray Milland Errol Flynn Basil Rathbone Edward Arnold
4. Two of these directors are famous for the way they murder the English language:
Michael Curtis Frank Capra Woody Van Dyke Gregory Ratoff
5. Irene Dunne is married to:
Arthur Hornblow Dr Francis Griffin Bob Howard J.Walter Ruben
6, This studio uses the trademark of Leo the Lion on its pictures:
Warner Brothers RKO-Radio Columbia Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
7. Two of these stars have just recently secured divorces:
Brenda Joyce Ann Sothern Penny Singleton Madeleine Carroll
8. This film beauty is considered the best cook in Hollywood:
Priscilla Lane Marlene Dietrich Rosalind Russell Ginger Rogers
9. This actress made the song, "My Heart Belongs to Daddy," famous:
Ethel Merman Mary Healy Mary Martin Gloria Jean
10. Noted for his gangster roles, this actor is famous for his art collection:
George Raft James Cagney Humphrey Bogart Edward G. Robinson
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
For a bio check out: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/participant.jsp?spid=32754&apid=136763&category=filmography&action=more
While her career was relatively short, she made some great films including: Dodsworth (1936), Frisco Jenny (1933) and Madame X (1929)
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Known as "The Girl Who Is Too Beautiful", she partied a little too hard and passed away at 29 of tuberculosis
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
She also had some major drama in her life including:
- Her 1931 contract with Warner Brothers, $300,000 for 2 films. At the time this made her the highest paid actress.
- As a colonel's wife and in recognition of her work for the Berlin Airlift, she is buried in Arlington National Cemetery
- Bennett eloped with millionaire socialite Philip Morgan Plant (died 1941) in 1925, they divorced in 1929. In 1932, Bennett brought back from Europe a three-year-old child, whom she claimed to have adopted and named Peter Bennett Plant. In 1942, however, during a battle over a large trust fund established to benefit any descendants of her former husband, Bennett announced that her adopted son actually was her natural child by Plant, born after the divorce and kept hidden in order to ensure that the child's biological father did not get custody. During the court hearings, the actress told her former mother-in-law and her husband's widow that "if she got to the witness stand she would give a complete account of her life with Plant. The matter was settled out of court (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constance_Bennett)
And last but not least, one of my favorite beauty routines. I love when they play this on TCM. Not only does it give a window into the life of one of my favorite stars, but her house is gorgeous and it is wonderful to view true beauty in real time
And so, as Constance Bennett says, "To be Beautiful and Natural is the Birthright of Every Woman"
Have a Beautiful day Ladies and Gents!
Friday, July 24, 2009
Today or tomorrow (depending on which bio you look at) is Arthur Treacher's birthday
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
I had never heard of her. With B pictures, that is only natural I suppose. It turns out she was not in films that long.
For a Bio, check out:
He was shot down July 22, 1934 in front of the Biograph Theater
Newsreel with the body. WARNING - GRAPHIC
This is a fabulous book written by local Crime History God Paul Maccabee. It covers Dillinger's time hiding out in the corrupt St Paul of the bootlegger days when the law was on the take. Every once in a while he hosts tours of the sites. Unfortunately it always seems like I have to work those days. Sigh...
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
And of coarse, Shirley Temple