Tuesday, October 27, 2020

The Revenge of Tarzan -- October 27, 2020

 

Omaha Sunday Bee, 10-October-1920

Elmo Lincoln, who had played Tarzan in two movies, was no longer interested, so the Weiss Brothers hired fireman Gene Pollar to play the part. Because of the change, the movie which was based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' book The Return of Tarzan, was renamed to The Revenge of Tarzan. This was Pollar's only movie. He went back to being a fireman. 

Monday, October 26, 2020

Jaclyn Smith 75 -- October 26, 2020

 

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Beautiful actress Jaclyn Smith was born 75 years ago today, on 26-October-1945. I remember when Charlie's Angels premiered in 1976. Jaclyn Smith was my favorite. The Mad Magazine version was excellent. I don't remember seeing her in other movies or television shows. 

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Sunday, October 25, 2020

Rhonda Fleming, RIP -- October 25, 2020

 

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Actress Rhonda Fleming has died. She was made for Technicolor. 

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Friday, October 23, 2020

Her Face Was Pretty, But Her Shoulders OH, BOY! -- October 23, 2020

 

Bemidji Daily Pioneer, 14-October-1920

The Chorus Girl's Romance, starring Viola Dara was based on F Scott Fitzgerald's' short story "Head and Shoulders."

Omaha Sunday Bee, 10-October-1920

Eileen Percy played Myra in The Husband Hunter, based on Fitzgerald's story "Myra Meets His Family."

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Edna Purviance 125 -- October 21, 2020

 

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Actress Edna Purviance played Charlie Chaplin's leading lady in most of his films for Essanay, Mutual and First National, including the first feature that Chaplin directed, The Kid. She also played the lead in A Woman of Paris, which Chaplin directed but did not star in.  When I was young, I didn't appreciate how pretty she was, perhaps because of the costumes, makeup and hair styles that she wore. At some point, the lightbulb went on and I understood. 

Moving Picture World, 23-June-1917


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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Evelyn Brent 125 -- October 20, 2020

 

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Actress Evelyn Brent was born 125 years ago today, on 20-October-1895.  She had a long career in movies, silent and sound. She made three silent movies directed by Josef Von Sternberg. She could be scary. One of my favorite movie serials is the talkie Holt of the Secret Service, where she played a Secret Service agent posing as a gangster's moll. She doesn't take crap from anyone. 

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Monday, October 19, 2020

John Lithgow 75 -- October 19, 2020

 

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Actor and raconteur John Lithgow was born 75 years ago today, on 19-October-1945. I have always enjoyed his work. I think the first movie where I really noticed him was my old favorite, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. I liked Harry and the Hendersons. We often watched Third Rock From the Sun

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