Hollywood in Costume

Clifton Webb, Marlene Dietrich, and Elizabeth Allan at a Hollywood theme party held by Basil Rathbone and wife Ouida Bergere in 1935. The theme was “The Person You Most Admire.” Dietrich chose Leda of the famous fable, while her escort for the night, Elizabeth Allen, went as Dietrich.

It’s Halloween on SBBN!

Hello everyone, and welcome to another exciting October here at SBBN. Most years we try to do a little something fun for Halloween month, and this year is no exception, but before we get too carried away, let’s give a little love to past Halloween hootenannies: A Very Brief History …

A Very Brief History of a Very Famous Mask

William Shatner as Captain Kirk as Michael Myers in Halloween (1978).   It’s one of the most iconic props in modern horror movie history, but what was it, anyway, and where is it now? The first mask used for the character of Michael Myers in the now-classic John Carpenter flick …

The Innocents (1961)

Sheffield Park Manor, used for exteriors on The Innocents (1961).

Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

The Dakota, New York City, known as “The Bramford” in Rosemary’s Baby (1968).

Village of the Damned (1960)

  Love this movie. It was on TCM tonight and I again marveled at how terrific Martin Stephens is in it. Such a short acting career, but an amazing one. Comparisons of how these Letchmore Heath locations looked in 1960 in the film versus how they look now can be …

Suspiria (1977)

Haus zum Walfisch in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. In 2013, PeterNeal80 uploaded a fine video to YouTube, featuring three of the Suspiria filming locations:  

Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

The home of the Hudson sisters, a private residence located at 172 N McCadden Place, Los Angeles.  

Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

The Hudson family home, a private residence located at 904 McDonald Ave in Santa Rosa, California. According to about.com, Hitch would sit on the porch of a nearby judge’s home and drink and chat during breaks in filming. Coincidentally, that judge’s house was later used as the exteriors for Tatum’s …

The Green Man (1990, miniseries)

Up Cerne Manor, used as The Green Man Hotel in the 1990 miniseries. Built around 1624 and located near some lovely historic churches. A little history from dorsetshire.com: The manor granted to Sir Walter Raleigh, he sold it to Sir Robert Mellor who built the house in the early 17th …