Bette Davis Project #13: That Certain Woman (1937)

That Certain Woman (1937) is, thus far, one of my favorite Bette films and a real delight to stumble upon during this Project. Sadly, my copy of the film is poor, which you’ll confirm by looking at my screencaps. It’s available on DVD now, so if you get a chance to see this film, do!…

Joan and Renee

Renee Adoree Joan CrawfordBoth portraits credited on various websites to Ruth Harriet Louise, circa 1928. I had to fight the urge to title this post “What The Hell Lead Up To This?”

Bette Davis Project #12: Front Page Woman (1935)

Front Page Woman (1935) was released a mere six weeks after The Girl from 10th Avenue, and it shows. These two programmers share six cast members and even some of the same sets. Long-time readers will remember how tired I have become of George Brent playing the guy trying to keep a woman in the…

Secret Life of Objects: Female & Footlight Parade

Back in April, I briefly blogged about Female (1933), and a kind commenter mentioned that the swimming pool at Alison’s ridiculously amazing home was the set used in Footlight Parade. The “By a Waterfall” set in Footlight Parade: A close-up of the set just in front of the fountain as it appeared in Female: They…

Marie Prevost Project #2: A Scoundrel’s Toll (1916) and others

For anyone interested in using these posts as research, please read the note at the bottom of the page. Thank you. *** Note: The pictures that originally came with this post were lost in a server move. They will be eventually restored. Thanks! *** We just visited “Those Bitter Sweets,” allegedly Marie’s first film. Was…

Marie Prevost Project #1: Those Bitter Sweets (1915)

For anyone interested in using these posts for research, please read the note at the bottom of the page. Thank you. This post originally appeared at http://www.shebloggedbynight.com/2010/11/marie-prevost-project-1-those-bitter.html and a copy can still be found at the Internet Archive here. *** Sharp-eyed readers will note that this is titled Marie Prevost Project #1 when we’ve already…

Booty Bumps Through the Ages

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Happy Birthday Marie Prevost

Marie Prevost Born November 8, 1898 in Sarnia, Ontario

Bette Davis Project #11: The Girl From 10th Avenue (1935)

The Girl from 10th Avenue (1935) is one of those quickie Warner Bros programmers that at times rises above its mediocre goals. But many of these Warner Bros weeklies do, truth be told, and between cost-cutting and bored actors, so many of these films just do not impress. Bette Davis is Miriam, a shop girl…