Bette Davis Project: Pretty, Pretty Pictures!

Over the years (years!) I have collected pictures of Bette, and at any given moment I have scads of promotionals for films but, because I didn’t always file photos under the name of the film or year they were taken, they get looked over when I do a post for the Bette Project. That’s my…

Marie Prevost Project #3: "His Hidden Purpose" (1918)

We’re still in the midst of the Marie Prevost Project, and we’ve jumped all the way from Marie’s 1916 short “A Scoundrel’s Toll” to one made two years later, “His Hidden Purpose.” It’s evident from Marie’s role in the film that, by 1918, she was a Sennett star. Many Sennett shorts — at least the…

Artists and Models (1937)

Artists and Models (1937) is the full 1930s Hollywood entertainment spectacle, complete with music, dancing, celebrity cameos, comedy, romance, and hot chicks in skimpy clothes. Because of all those things and the stars — Jack Benny, Ida Lupino, and Gail Patrick — I was sure I’d love it. I didn’t. I didn’t hate it, but…

Bette Davis Project: "Fashions of 1934" Redux

Bette Davis and William Powell in “Fashions of 1934”.

Tura Satana 1938-2011

Very sad news from The Sheila Variations: Cult actress, dancer, and all around kick-ass lady Tura Satana has passed away. Rest in peace, Tura. You will be missed.

TV Party #2

I’m still watching a lot of TV, and I don’t know why! Maybe once it gets above 25F outside, I’ll be inclined to do something that involves moving off the couch occasionally. Can’t make any promises, though. In the last TV Party post, I mentioned that I thought “The X-Files” had lost much of its…