Double Indemnity poster

Double Indemnity (1944)

Genre: Film noir drama Description: Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck)  convinces bored insurance agent Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray) to murder her husband so they can collect his insurance policy. Everything goes as planned, until Walter’s boss Barton Keyes (Edward G. Robinson) takes over the investigation and the pair become suspicious of each other’s motives. Cast: Fred …

Grace Kelly exhibit

Grace Kelly’s 90th birthday celebrated with exhibitions

This november would have been Grace Kelly’s 90th birtday. France is celebrating the 90th anniversary of the birth of the Academy-Award winning actress, who was the princess of Monaco, with two new expositions. The exhibit, “Monaco May 6, 1955: Story of a Meeting” chronicles the day when Grace Kelly was introduced to Prince Rainier, the principality’s ruler. …

Louise Brooks

New movie inspired by Louise Brooks’ early days

A new movie has been released inspired by the early days of none other than Classic Hollywood actress Louise Brooks. The film, called The Chaperone, was written by Downton Abbey’s creator Julian Fellowes. Louise Brooks was a teenager living with her family in Wichita, Kansas when she showed great promise as a dancer. In the …

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Myth: Walt Disney’s body was frozen and buried in Disneyland

In Classic Hollywood Myths we take a look at all the myths about the Golden Age of Hollywood. What really happened? Are these ‘urban legends’ true or false? Classic Hollywood Central looks into it! Myth: Walt Disney’s body was frozen and buried in Disneyland There is no doubt that Walt Disney was a man of …

Rebecca poster

Rebecca (1940)

Genre: Drama/thriller Description: The unnamed second Mrs. de Winter (Joan Fontaine) is a naive young woman, who falls in love with the charming Maxim de Winter (Laurence Olivier). After their wedding they return to Maxim’s vast estate, Manderly. The servants display a subtle hostility towards the second Mrs. De Winter, as they all adored his …

Bette Davis

Bette Davis

Birth: April 5, 1908 Massachusetts, USA Death: October 6, 1989 Paris, France Bette Davis was born as Ruth Elizabeth Davis on April 5, 1908 in Massachusetts. Bette was the first child of newlyweds Ruth and Harlow Davis. Harlow was still going to law school and was not happy about being a father so soon. He …

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Olivia de Havilland takes her Feud lawsuit to the Supreme Court

Classic Hollywood icon Olivia de Havilland is taking her ongoing defamation lawsuit against FX for what she claims was her unauthorized portrayal in Ryan Murphy’s Feud: Bette and Joan, to the Supreme Court. Last year, de Havilland sued FX Networks, alleging that the Ryan Murphy-produced FX series Feud: Bette and Joan defamed her by depicting her (played by Catherine Zeta-Jones) as a “vulgar gossip” and …

Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra auction makes $9,2 million

The private treasures of Frank Sinatra and his wife, Barbara, were a multimillion-dollar hit at auction. Sotheby’s reported Friday that the couple’s entertainment memorabilia, art, jewelry, books and other personal items sold for $9.2 million — about twice their pre-sale estimates. The top lot was Barbara Sinatra’s 20-carat diamond engagement ring, given to her in the bottom …