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Classic Hollywood: OSCAR SHOCKERS (PART ONE) Film

Classic Hollywood: OSCAR SHOCKERS (PART ONE)

In 1950, Bette Davis and Gloria Swanson launched big-screen comebacks in All About Eve and Sunset Boulevard with scenery-chomping performances that instantly made them front-runners in the Oscar race for Best Actress. If it was a monster movie, this clash of Tinseltown titans would be called Bette-Zilla vs. Swanson-Stein. Read More Read More
Classic Hollywood: TOP 6 “PRE-CODE” FLICKS Film

Classic Hollywood: TOP 6 “PRE-CODE” FLICKS

For four glorious years (1930-34), Hollywood bucked its own prudish Production Code to release pics that were provocative then and still pack a wallop today. The best part? Women rule all of them: a naughty parade of complicated dames who smoke constantly, shag shamelessly, swipe gullible men away from “good-girl” wives, drink like it’s their job, and dare society to stop ‘em. Read More Read More
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

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