Tuesday, December 31, 2019

It Is My Wish In Spirit -- December 31, 2019

Motion Picture News, 03-January-1920
I hope everyone has a happy, peaceful, healthy and prosperous new year.

Arvid Gillstrom directed hundreds of short comedies, both silent and sound, with Billy West, Harry Langdon, Leon Errol, Clyde Cook, Chester Conklin and Bing Crosby, among others.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Merry Christmas, 2019 -- December 25, 2019

Merry Christmas, everyone. Peace on earth and goodwill to all. Beautiful actress Betty Grable arrives with presents for all. She started playing in musicals when she was 12, but looked older. She appeared in a lot of Technicolor musicals for 20th Century-Fox. She was famous for her legs. She had been forgotten by many people. Her movies have been hard to find at times.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Anna Karina, RIP -- December 18, 2019

Beautiful French-Danish actress Anna Karina, Jean-Luc Goddard's muse, has died.


Saturday, December 7, 2019

December 7th -- December 7, 2019

78 years ago a sneak attack by forces of the Japanese Empire sank much of the US Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor in the territory of Hawaii. The Japanese Empire came to regret doing this.

John Ford and Gregg Toland, who had both volunteered to make documentaries for the Navy during World War II.  December 7 described the situation in Hawaii before the attack and has many scenes of the attack and the aftermath.  Censors did not like some of the questions that the movie raised, so it was reduced by more than half for its first release in 1943.  Many years later, the full version became available.