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Sidney Fox: Lost in Hollywood

Tweet In 1930, film mogul Carl Laemmle, Jr., attended Lost Sheep, a Broadway play that had garnered positive reviews. A young actress, Sidney Fox, b. Sidney Leiffer (1907), received particularly strong notices for her performance. The influential New York Times observed:  “As Rhoda, little Sidney Fox [she stood only 4′ 10″ tall] won the hearts […]

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Hidden Hollywood: Issur Danielovitch AKA Kirk Douglas Can’t Get a Prom Date

Tweet In the beginning of his legendary career, Kirk Douglas (1916 – ) b. Issur Danielovitch, was almost typecast as a well-meaning but ineffectual husband in two fine films, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, 1946, and A Letter to Three Wives, 1949.  But his career ascended into mega-stardom when he played cynical heroes motivated by […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Anna May Wong Dreams of Becoming a Hollywood Star

Tweet A girl dreamed of movie stardom. Literally dreamed, as she told it years later. “There is a man with short sleeves and a big horn in front of his mouth, shouting, ‘Anna May Wong, now you come downstairs and look like the prince was already approaching — we do a closeup of that!’ … […]

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Hidden Hollywood: Hitchcock, Janet Leigh, and Mrs. Bates

Tweet Janet Leigh was a good sport, who got a kick out of [Hitchcock’s] off-color limericks, puns, and pranks. The worst jokes on Leigh seemed to come just moments before her most important scenes—and she found most of them terribly funny.

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Flashback: Hollywood Celebrates Christmas

Tweet During Hollywood’s Golden Age, the studios, via newspapers, fan magazines, and trade publications, published photos of their stars celebrating Christmas. In this way, Hollywood—though founded by poor immigrant Jews—informed the public that the motion picture industry was in harmony with Christian America. Seraphic Secret—Karen and I—are Orthodox Jews. We observe the Sabbath and eat […]

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Agent 007 on Elections, Money and Politics

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