Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Monday, February 24, 2020
|Motion Picture Magazine, November, 1924|
She went on to live a productive life, writing for radio shows and later writing books. I read her book The Hollywood Posse many years ago and did not realize the author's earlier identity.
We were lucky to have her for such a long time.
Sunday, February 23, 2020
Friday, February 21, 2020
|The Heppner, Oregon Gazette-Times, 12-February-1920|
|Moving Picture World, 20-July-1918|
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
|Richmond Palladium and Sun-Telegram, 28-February-1920|
|Moving Picture World, 20-September-1919|
Monday, February 17, 2020
|Moving Picture World, 07-December-1918|
Happy Presidents' Day everyone.
The Great Victory, Wilson or the Kaiser? The Fall of the Hohenzollerns was the ungainly of a movie about World War One. It was anti-German propaganda produced during the war, but released after the Armistice.
Saturday, February 15, 2020
|El Paso Herald, February 28, 1920|
Friday, February 14, 2020
Actress Anne Gwynne was famous for appearing in horror movies. She poses with a Valentine heart formed from a V for Victory and the letter V in Morse Code.
Thursday, February 13, 2020
|Memphis News Scimitar, 24-February-1920|
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
|Moving Picture World, 31-January-1920|
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
|Bonners Ferry, Idaho Herald, 10-February-1920|
Sunday, February 9, 2020
Saturday, February 8, 2020
The San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade is tonight. The parade has taken place since the 1860s.
Friday, February 7, 2020
|Butte Daily Post, 26-March-1917|
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Actor Kirk Douglas has died at the age of 103. He was passionate about his work and I have always admired him.
He grew up poor, but wanted to be an actor after he recited a poem in kindergarten. He attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts with Betty Joan Perske, who later became Lauren Bacall. She had a crush on him, but he probably felt that she was too young. After Pearl Harbor, he enlisted in the Navy and served until 1944, when he was discharged because of wounds.
Lauren Bacall helped him move from Broadway plays to the movies.
He made many good movies, including Out of the Past, In Harm's Way and Paths of Glory. In his own productions like Spartacus, he helped to break the Hollywood blacklist. Dalton Trumbo received a credit under his own name.
I took the photo of his hand and footprints at Grauman's Chinese in July, 2012.
Monday, February 3, 2020