Category Archives: ’50s

GR8ERDAYS Millennial Challenge! Do Young People Know Icons of the Past?

I was inspired to do a video project when, speaking with a millennial friend a year ago, it became clear he had never heard of ... Will & Grace! [caption id="attachment_4003" align="aligncenter" width="400"] She's comin' out — but are kids still noticing?[/caption] Having long been curious as to whether stars like Bette Davis and Judy Garland…
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She Wants More: A Look Back at ‘Imitation of Life’

Rick's Real/Reel Life just posted a long, loving look back at the classic 1959 melodrama Imitation of Life starring Lana Turner (1921-1995), Juanita Moore (1914-2014), Susan Kohner (b. 1936), Sandra Dee (1942-2005) and John Gavin (b. 1931). (more…)
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Kirk Douglas’s 101st B’day Bash

Superstar Michael Douglas is sharing intimate family photos from the Saturday gathering in honor of Golden Age of Hollywood Oscar winner Kirk Douglas's 101st birthday party! (more…)
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Ken Clark’s Not-So-Small, but Pivotal, Part

I got completely caught up in the Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955-1962) marathon on Halloween in 2015. As big a fan of Hitchcock as I always have been, I'd actually seen very few of these episodes; this was not a widely re-run series in my youth. (more…)
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Geraldine Fitzgerald: A Tribute on Her 104th

Today marks the 104th anniversary of the birth of Geraldine Fitzgerald, the Oscar-nominated (for Wuthering Heights, 1939) actress who was delightful in everything from Dark Victory (1939) to Watch on the Rhine (1943). (more…)
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