Category Archives: ’30s

100-Year-Old Marsha Hunt on FDR, John Wayne & the Blacklist

Golden Age of Hollywood actress Marsha Hunt will turn 101 this fall, but like Olivia de Havilland (b. 1916) — who won the role of Melanie in Gone with the Wind right out from under her — Hunt is a true survivor, and isn't voluntarily going away any time soon! (more…)
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The Final Journey of a Film Star in Decline

Tiny American actress Mildred Shay (1911-2005), busy in the '30s both on the screen and between the sheets (wink!), peaked in the '30s, winding up in poverty, forgotten and without any of the things that once made her so fabulous. (She's pictured above with Nelson Eddy (1901-1967). (more…)
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When Mae West Was Good: Hot New Book!

Goodness has something to do with it — but greatness has more. Michael Michaud, the author of engrossing books on celebs — Sal Mineo: A Biography (2011), Famous Enough: A Hollywood Memoir (with Diane McBain, 2014) and Alan Sues: A Funny Man (2017) — has just published his latest (and greatest?) tome, Mae West: Between the Covers (BearManor,…
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Happy Joan Crawford Day!

Enduring film legend Joan Crawford was born anywhere from 110 to 114 years ago today — mystery continues to swirl around her birth year — but she's one of the few Old Hollywood icons whose impact has continued into the 21st century, in spite of the fact that she died in 1977. (more…)
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