Category Archives: ’50s

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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He Said/They’re Dead: Doc Profiles Hollywood Pimp Scotty Bowers

When Full Service was published several years ago, battle lines were drawn: You either believed Scotty Bowers, then 90, when he talked about having had sex with everyone from Bette Davis to Rock Hudson and having procured sex partners for no less a Hollywood great than Katharine Hepburn (and hundreds of others), or you dismissed…
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Lois Smith Joins Twitter … at 87!

Perhaps smelling blood in the water after Rose Marie joined Twitter at age 94 and gained over 100,000 followers just like that, acclaimed actress Lois Smith (b. 1930) has now joined the social network in honor of turning 87. Her attitude upon joining Twitter is to be admired: "I don't know what I'm doing here, but…
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What’s a Rose Marie? A Review of ‘Wait for Your Laugh’

I first experienced Rose Marie (b. 1923) when I stumbled upon the 1933 pre-Code film International House on TV back when I was a kid in the '70s. Watching this cute little girl, whose career predates that of Shirley Temple (1928-2014), belting "My Bluebird's Singing the Blues" — not to mention suggestive elements like racy…
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