Everybody Loves Kay Francis

Please don protective eyewear, as you cannot stare directly into the glamour without jeopardizing your vision.

Holiday Pictures

Holiday pictures, as in pictures to send you off on your government-approved three day holiday. Valid in the U.S. only. The rest of you will just have to enjoy a regular weekend. I’m still cleaning out my Whoops I Forgot To Post This folder, so here we go. Hollywood Hotel: Housewife: Courtesy Film Noir Photos….

The Bette Davis Project #16: Wagon Train: “The Elizabeth McQueeny Story”

Bette Davis guest starred in three episodes of “Wagon Train,” and BBFF Ivan tipped me off to a rerun of her second appearance in “The Elizabeth McQueeny Story”. This 1959 episode featured Ward Bond in the lead as wagon master Seth Adams leading a wagon train to, er, somewhere in the west. I don’t really…

The Bette Davis Project #15: The Star (1952)

The Star (1952) tries so hard to be the All About Eve of film, to mix real life with cinematic license, but it never quite succeeds at its lofty intentions. It’s possible The Star was conceived as pastiche, but I truly doubt it. That doesn’t mean it isn’t a worthwhile film, because it is campy…

Hedda Hopper #2

And now, those publicity stills of Hedda I promised you: Photograph by Victor Georg. This and other photos can be found at Allure — check it out! Irene Dunne, Louise Beavers, Hedda Hopper. From The Daily Mirror. Early 1930s publicity glamour photo, from Stirred, Straight Up, With a Twist. Hedda Hopper and Sam Goldwyn. Hedda…

Hedda Hopper #1

At some point during my many hours of watching older films, I realized Hedda Hopper had been in an enormous amount of movies. I knew she had been an actress, but I learned that fact back in the day when almost nothing she appeared in was available for the general public. Curiosity piqued by her…

Crazy Love (2007) and Mr. Death (1999)

There are spoilers. I am only going to tell you once. One of my favorite things is to catch a documentary on the spur of the moment, a documentary where I know nothing about the subjects. So it was on an early October evening when I was home, sulking around with a nasty sinus infection,…

Diana Dors Nude

NSFW: Cheesecake nudity! Everyone loves it, but your boss might not.     Note: This nude publicity photo of Diana Dors by photographer Horace Roye was originally posted on my personal blog technoknob back in 2011, when Blogger insisted that if we were going to post naughty, naughty things, like a partial view of a…

Actors I Love, Part III

The last group. Some are still assuredly missing from my list, but many of these actors and actresses are in modern movies that I’ll probably never get around to blogging about, so this was a fun way to give them a little SBBN-approved love. Stewart Granger Timothy Carey Kathryn Grayson Richard Jeni Austin Pendleton The…

Actors I Love, Part II

Now with actresses and even a director! Everett Sloane Harvey Korman Jesse Royce Landis John Cassavettes Maria Bello Mischa Auer Pam Grier