Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz At The Brown Derby Restaurant – 1948
Lucille Ball flashes her best smile as her husband, Desi Arnaz fumbles with a corsage as they dine at the Brown Derby. photo: Acme 3-6-48
In 1948 Lucille Ball was starring in the CBS radio program My Favorite Husband. With the success of the show CBS proposed that Lucy develop My Favorite Husband for the growing medium of television. That show would become I Love Lucy starring Lucy and real life husband Desi Arnaz.
Let’s then contemplate that Lucy’s phenomenal success may never have occurred had she gone through with the divorce she filed against Desi Arnaz on September 7, 1944. Continue reading →
Cary Grant & Randolph Scott At Home -1935
Two Male Stars Share A House
“Not That There’s Anything Wrong With That”
Did the two “eligible bachelor” movie stars living together have more than a roommate experience?
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The Famous Mr. Ed
A Horse Is A Horse Of Course Of Course – Unless You Don’t Know Who Mr. Ed Is
Mr. Ed, featuring a talking horse, was a sit-com success from 1961-1966 primarily airing on CBS.
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Charlie Chaplin & Jackie Coogan Reenact “The Kid” 1935
No wonder Charlie Chaplin looks bewildered. Recognize the other person in the photograph? None other than Jackie Coogan, whom Charlie Chaplin made famous fifteen years ago in the famous picture, “The Kid” – Jackie had never seen the film, so the other day he renewed an old friendship with the comedian, Charlie had the picture run for him, and then sat down on a curb and talked things over as this exclusive photo shows. – photo: Acme March 26 ,1935
In an 1934 interview with Grace Kingsley, Coogan states that he incredibly had never seen The Kid. Coogan says he “remembers nothing of his experiences filming with Chaplin, except running away one day and hiding, when everybody thought he had fallen into the pool.”
These were days when once a film had its initial run Continue reading →
Ann-Margret Wishes Everyone A Happy New Year
Hollywood, Calif: “Gott Nytt Arr” – Well that’s what lovely Ann-Margret would say at this time of year in her native Sweden. In Hollywood where she stars in Columbia’s holiday release, “Murderers’ Row” the actress wishes everyone a “Happy New Year” in this manner. photo: UPI 12/27/1966
Ann-Margret Olsson known professionally by her hyphenated first name is still active in show business. She turns 82 on April 28.
Ann-Margret was discovered singing and dancing in a nightclub Continue reading →
Ann Miller Wears A Giant Hat – 1945
What’s Under A Hat?
If every hat topped such beauty as Ann Miller’s, the male species would probably forget the cracks about milady’s headgear. Who’s going to look at a hat when Miss Miller is under it? She is currently starring in Columbia’s “Eadie Was A Lady.” photo: Columbia Pictures; Ned Scott – 1945
While Eadie Was A Lady was a box office dud, Ann Miller (born Johnnie Lucille Collier, April 12, 1923) did receive good notices for her performance. Continue reading →
Jean Simmons – Early 1950s
If you say the name Jean Simmons most people under a certain age will think of the outrageous singer and bass player for KISS, Gene Simmons.
And as big of a rock fan as I may be, I will always think first of the actress whose first name is spelled Jean, not Gene.
Jean Simmons (1929-2010) had a 65 year career as an actress full of interesting and prominent roles. The one role she did not get, helped bring about another successful career. Continue reading →
Clark Gable And His Dad At Trial – 1937
Clark Gable and his father April 20, 1937 photo: Los Angeles Daily News
The support of your parents is helpful especially if someone is trying to extort you.
Clark Gable (1901-1960) is seen here talking with his father William Henry Gable (1870-1948) at Federal Court in Los Angeles. Continue reading →
Sylvia Sidney In An Unusual Pose
Caption on rear of photograph: “Sylvia Sidney is appearing in Paramount Pictures.” photo: Paramount Pictures 1933
Sylvia Sidney (1910-1999) was born in the Bronx as Sophia Kosow. Sylvia’s father and mother divorced soon after her birth. Her mother married Sigmund Sidney and he adopted her. By the time she was 15 Sylvia had decided she wanted to be an actor and started taking lessons at Theater Guild’s School For Acting. Appearing on stage in an amateur production a New York Times critic who happened to catch the performance gave her rave reviews. More stage roles lead to Hollywood talent scouts knocking on her door.
By the 1930s Sylvia was starring in major films such as Fury (with Spencer Tracy), Sabotage (directed by Alfred Hitchcock) and Dead End (with Humphrey Bogart). Sylvia married Random House publisher Bennett Cerf in 1935. The marriage lasted less than seven months. In his autobiography, Cerf states Continue reading →
I Wanted Wings Starring William Holden & Veronica Lake -1941
Heartbreak Pair In New Air Epic
William Holden reaches new stellar heights as a flying cadet whose career is temporarily shattered through his love for Veronica Lake in Paramount’s “I Wanted Wings” an Arthur Hornblow Jr. production based upon the Army Air Corps training and tactics. Blonde and sultry newcomer, Miss Lake, places menace in piece. photo: Paramount.
After appearing Continue reading →