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Carole Lombard: A Woman’s First Job

Tweet “I’ve lived by a man’s code designed to fit a man’s world, yet at the same time I never forget that a woman’s first job is to choose the right shade of lipstick.” — Carole Lombard

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Sophia Loren on Jayne Mansfield’s Girls

Tweet   Sophia Loren’s sidelong glance at Jayne Mansfield’s proud cleavage is ubiquitous on classic movie blogs. Over the past few years, I have seen this picture reproduced on dozens of sites. The picture seems to tell a simple story. Sophia Loren (b. Sofia Scicolone, 1934), an international star whose cleavage was also a prominent […]

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Talking About Carly Talking

Tweet   A major, but frequently overlooked ingredient that contributed to the glamorous image of Hollywood’s greatest stars were their voices. Under the studio system, actors were given rigorous voice training. They were taught to enunciate clearly, and how to emphasize certain words in order to give better line readings. They were drilled on how […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Barbara Stanwyck on How to Act in Hollywood

Tweet “Eyes are the greatest tool in film. Mr. Capra taught me that. Sure it’s nice to say very good dialogue, if you can get it. But great movie acting — watch the eyes!”

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Peter O’Toole: Acting With Messianic Determination

Tweet   Peter O’Toole (1932 – 2013) achieved instant stardom playing T. E. Lawrence in Lawrence of Arabia (1962) for which he received his first Academy Award nomination. O’Toole received seven further Oscar nominations: Becket (1964), The Lion in Winter (1968), Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969), The Ruling Class (1972), The Stunt Man (1980), My Favorite Year (1982) and Venus (2006). O’Toole never won the Oscar. But he’s in great company. Cary Grant and Alfred Hitchcock were […]

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Career Advice From Alfred Hitchcock to Ingrid Bergman

Tweet Hollywood stars frequently experience stardom and the vast amounts of money they earn as illegitimate. They suspect that they are unworthy… or just plain frauds. Ingrid Bergman, whose work has given pleasure to millions of fans, had such an existential moment. She chose to confide in director Alfred Hitchcock, who guided Bergman to her […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Lunch with Audrey Hepburn and Sophia Loren

Tweet During Christmas 1957, Sophia Loren and her husband Carlo Ponti rented a villa in Switzerland. Their neighbors were Audrey Hepburn and her husband actor Mel Ferrer. One day, while Mel was away for work, Audrey invited us to lunch. To get to their house we had to walk along a trail surrounded on both […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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How Not To Marry in Hollywood — Or Anywhere

Tweet In June 1948, the day after that she divorced her first husband, actress Gloria Grahame wed director Nicholas Ray. But the marriage was troubled and ended when Ray walked in on Grahame while she was in bed with another man. Actually, a boy. He was 13-year-old Anthony Ray, Nick’s son from a previous marriage.

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A Hollywood July 4th

Tweet A long time ago, in a universe far, far away, in a place called Hollywood, the movie studios and the actors who were under contract to them, celebrated their love of America, and enthusiastically indulged in overt displays of patriotism.

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Raymond Chandler: Advice for Hollywood Screenwriters

Tweet Like every writer or almost every writer, who goes to Hollywood, I was convinced in the beginning that there must be some discoverable method of working in pictures which would not be completely stultifying to whatever creative talent one might happen to possess. But like others before me I discovered that this was a […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1960s: Zulu

Tweet We continue our survey of the Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1960s. For the Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1950s, click here. For the Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1940s, click here. For the Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1930s click here. For the Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1920s click here. 10. Zulu, […]

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Friday Photos: There Ought To Be a Law

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New John Wayne Museum

Tweet Rising at 4 to take my daily three mile walk, I spend a fair amount of time reviewing in my head current events, and deciding what to blog about. Iran’s march to becoming a nuclear power is frequently at the top of my list. Iran is the world’s greatest exporter of Islamic terrorism. They […]

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