Category Archives: ’30s

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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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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5 Famous People with 100-Year-Old Parents

Only a few truly famous people, people noteworthy for more than simply longevity, have lived past 100. But there are a number of famous folks past the age of 70 who you may be surprised still have a living parent, all of them 100 or more! (more…)
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Merry Widowmaker: Even Jeanette MacDonald Hates Harvey Weinstein

In a clever tip of the hat to Old Hollywood and tip of the hate to reviled movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, accused of multiple acts of sexual harassment and even rape, singing comic Allison Lane is reviving the spirit of operatic movie-musical star Jeanette MacDonald (1903-1965). It's been a bad week for the man once…
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Marsha Hunt Turns 100: The Blacklist Survivor Never Gave Up

Marsha Hunt had a thriving film career in the '30s and '40s, including appearances in highly regarded movies following her 1935 debut, among  them Born to the West (1937), These Glamour Girls (1939), Pride and Prejudice (1940), Cry "Havoc" (1943) and Raw Deal (1948). (more…)
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