Category Archives: ’50s

Wilde About Cornel

October 13 marks the 106th anniversary of the birth of Cornel Wilde, the Hungarian-American actor and director who enjoyed a career of over 50 years in show biz! (more…)
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Marvin the Martian at 70

Marvin the Martian — the most lethal of all of Bugs Bunny's foes (even more reprehensible than the start of Florida, and harder to cut away) — turned 70 in July. (more…)
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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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Ravishing B-Starlet Laurie Mitchell Dies @ 90

Laurie Mitchell, who appeared in fare as diverse as Queen of Outer Space (1958) and Some Like It Hot (1959) — but was much more likely to be found in projects similar to the former — died September 20, film historian Tom Weaver reported. (more…)
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One for the Ages: We Are All Norma Desmond

This is not an "age-shaming" post, but it is a post about how much our perceptions of age and aging have shifted in recent decades, as well as an indulgence in the mind-blowing reality of the passage of time. (more…)
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