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The Studios

If you know anything about Hollywood during its Golden Age, you will know that the studios were the ones with all the power. They were in total control of the movies that were made, the people that were involved, the distributing process and the P.R. But what do we really know about these omnipresent studios? …

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Classic Hollywood Love Stories

Classic Hollywood Love Stories: Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz

They were the lovable couple with a passion for comedy and each other. Although their relationship did not last, their love for each other always did. Classic Hollywood Central takes a look at some of Classic Hollywood’s real-life love stories and continues this journey with the story of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Lucille had …

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Classic Hollywood Love Stories

Classic Hollywood Love Stories: Ava Gardner & Frank Sinatra

They were kindred spirits and they made a passionate, glamorous pair. Although their relationship did not last, their love for each other always did. Classic Hollywood Central takes a look at some of Classic Hollywood’s real-life love stories and continues this journey with the story of Ava Gardner and Frank Sinatra. Ava Gardner was a …

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Hedy Lamarr

Birth: November 9, 1914Vienna, Austria Death: January 19, 2000Florida, United States Childhood Hedy Lamarr was born as Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler on November 9, 1914 in Vienna, Austria. She was the only child of successful banker Emil and pianist Gertrud. Her parents were Jewish, a fact Hedy would later deny after growing up during the …

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Movies

The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

Genre: Romantic comedy Description: Alfred Kralik (James Stewart) is a clerk in a smart leather-goods store in Budapest. Klara Novak (Margaret Sullavan) is hired as his co-worker and the two almost immediately dislike each other. But they have something in common: they are both corresponding anonymously through letters with a love interest they found through …

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Classic Hollywood Love Stories

Classic Hollywood Love Stories: Vivien Leigh & Laurence Olivier

They were the ultimate show business power-couple, conquering both the stage and film together. Although their relationship did not last, their love for each other always did. Classic Hollywood Central takes a look at some of Classic Hollywood’s real-life love stories and continues this journey with the story of Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier.

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Classic Hollywood Love Stories

Classic Hollywood Love Stories: Clark Gable & Carole Lombard

They were at the height of their fame when they became the ultimate celebrity couple: Clark Gable and Carole Lombard. He was known as ‘the King of Hollywood’ and she was America’s Sweetheart. They were in it for the long haul, but fate got in between. Classic Hollywood Central takes a look at some of …