Category Archives: ’30s

Century Marks: On All Things 100

I turn 50 this year, my parents are 75 and my last grandparent turned 100, so that may be the secret behind my string of age-related posts. In this one, I focus on the magic of 100 ... (more…)
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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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