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Classic Hollywood: Idols of March (Part Two): Joan Crawford

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Classic Hollywood: Idols of March (Part Two): Joan Crawford Film

Classic Hollywood: Idols of March (Part Two): Joan Crawford

You’ve probably heard the Mommie Dearest and “No-wire-hangers!” jokes. Or rumors of her Dueling Divas feud with Bette Davis (who quipped, “She’s slept with every male star at MGM except Lassie”). But if you look beyond Joan Crawford: Glamorous Actress With Linebacker-y Shoulder Pads, you’ll find Lucille LeSueur: Damaged Survivor of a Wretched Childhood.   Read More Read More
Classic Hollywood: It Happened One Rom-Com Film

Classic Hollywood: It Happened One Rom-Com

Clark Gable began the 1930s as a wannabe, but ended the decade as a “King.” Initially, he played tough guys, generating screen sparks with Joan Crawford, Norma Shearer and Jean Harlow. By 1939, he ruled Tinseltown in the role that was cast by popular demand: Rhett Butler in Gone With the Wind. Read More Read More
Classic Hollywood: "Scarlett" Fever Film

Classic Hollywood: “Scarlett” Fever

On December 15, 1939, outsiders arrived by plane to Atlanta. Searchlights swept the skies. The city came to a standstill. Nearly 300,000 people lined the streets. The governor declared a statewide holiday. Schools closed. Businesses shuttered. What on earth was happening? Oh, just the world premiere of Gone With the Wind. Read More Read More

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