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A Jane Russell Centennial

Today marks the 100th birthday of Jane Russell (Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell, 1921-2011). I have to marvel at the aptness of her screen name (and the fact that it is her given one), for isn’t she smack dab of at the crossroads of… 509 kata lagi

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Backstage at the Pasadena Playhouse

My curiosity about the Pasadena Playhouse has grown over the years, as I constantly stumbled over references to prominent movie star alum in writing about their lives. 371 kata lagi

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Marion Martin: Of Choruses and Classic Comedians

Much like Toby Wing or Iris Adrian, Marion Martin (Marion Suplee, 1909-1985) came from the ranks of the chorus girls, and always carried an aura of the kickline about her, no matter the distance traveled. 519 kata lagi

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Rosalind Russell and the Agony of "Almost"

For someone with such a large legend, Rosalind Russell (1907-1976) left a suprisingly small footprint: 55 screen credits (ten or a dozen of them in supporting parts) over four decades, averaging only a little over a film a year. 1.026 kata lagi

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Of Massacres, Myths, and Morgan Freeman

I found myself stalled this morning, wondering “What can I write that’s worth writing about on the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre?” It’s an event most of my friends and colleagues seem to have only just learned about from the… 1.147 kata lagi

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The Swiss Family Robinson

May 29, 1743 was the date of birth of Johann David Wyss (d. 1818), known solely today, if at all, for a single literary effort, … 900 kata lagi

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Isabelle Keith: Was Both Mrs. Laurel and Mrs. Hardy

Isabelle Keith’s (1898-1979) chief claim to fame is in being one of only two actresses to have played both Mrs. Laurel and Hrs. Hardy in… 296 kata lagi

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