Category Archives: ’50s

‘A (Very Familiar) Face in the Crowd’

In honor of January 30's State of the Union, today being Patricia Neal's birth anniversary and today being the one-year anniversary of Trump's swearing-in ... this post written by Rick of Rick's Real/Reel Life: (more…)
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Dorothy Malone, Oscar Winner & ‘Peyton Place’ Star, Dies @ 93

Dorothy Malone, famous as Constance MacKenzie on the TV adaptation of Peyton Place (1964-1968), has died in Dallas of natural causes, Variety reports. She was 93. (Update: Originally thought to be 92, her daughter confirmed her mother was 93, the opposite of a Peyton Place plot point.) (more…)
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Betty White Turns 96!

Today, one of the most popular celebrities alive (who would be more universally liked?), Betty White, turns 96. (more…)
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Rick Gets Real on ‘The Bad and the Beautiful’

Just in time for award season, check out this take on The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), starring Lana Turner (1921-1995) and Kirk Douglas (b. 1916), directed by Vincente Minnelli (1903-1986). Guest post by Rick of Rick's Real/Reel Life: (more…)
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Kerwin Mathews, Cinema’s Sexy Sinbad

Today would have been the 92nd birthday of Kerwin Mathews, best known as a fantasy hero for his lead roles in The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958), The Three Worlds of Gulliver (1960) and Jack the Giant Killer (1962). (more…)
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GR8ERDAYS Millennial Challenge II: Marlon Who?

Herewith, the second part of my Millennial Challenge, in which you will find a video of millennials telling us what they know about Hollywood greats and a video of them remembering (or misremembering!) TV classics. (more…)
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