Nearly three dozen movie theater posters from Hollywood’s Golden Age were found in an attic in Pennsylvania.
Genre: Drama Description: In Sunset Boulevard disillusioned screenwriter Joe Gillis (William Holden) hides in an apparently abandoned mansion on Sunset Boulevard while being chased by repo men. While he wonders around, he discovers the owner: forgotten silent star Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson).
Birth: February 8, 1931 Indiana, United States Death: September 30, 1955 California, United States Childhood James Dean was born on February 8, 1931 in Indiana and was called Jimmy by his family and friends. Although the pregnancy was not planned, his mother Mildred was absolutely smitten with him.
Documents released today have revealed that the British MI5 investigated Charlie Chaplin’s background in 1952 but were unable to find his real name or place of birth.
Genre: Historic drama Description: Gone With The Wind is an historical epic film about the love between Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh) and Rhett Butler (Clark Gable).
Birth: June 1, 1926 Los Angeles, United States Death: August 5, 1962 Los Angeles, United States Childhood On June 1st 1926 Marilyn Monroe was born in Los Angeles as Norma Jeane Baker. Her mother was Gladys Baker, a troubled film cutter at Consolidated Film Industries, and her father was unknown.
Marilyn Monroe is not the only one who’s life can be seen in cinema’s this year (in My Week With Marilyn starring Michelle Williams), James Dean has been given the honour as well.
Genre: Drama/Family Description: In It’s A Wonderful Life George Bailey (James Stewart) always dreamed of living an exciting life, but finds himself in his hometown Bedford Falls with his wife Mary (Donna Reed) and their children.
The Star System is the most famous part of The Studio System.
The townhouse that was used for Breakfast At Tiffany’s is for sale. Number 169 East 71st Street on the Upper East Side in Manhattan is featured prominently in the movie.
Genre: Comedy Description: In How To Marry A Millionaire three woman, Schatze Page (Lauren Bacall), Loco Dempsey (Betty Grable) and Pola Debevoise (Marilyn Monroe), make it their mission to marry a millionaire.
Birth: January 18, 1904 Bristol, England Death: November 29, 1986 Iowa, United States Childhood Cary Grant was born in 1904 in Bristol, England as Archibald Alexander Leach. Four years before he was born his parents had lost their first child, who died two days before his first birthday.
Copyrights and images from Marilyn Monroe’s first photo shoot sold for $352,000 at an auction. The pictures were the highlight of the Beverly Hills Auction ‘Icons & Idols’. The photos come with negatives and the rare right to sell and distribute them.
Genre: Comedy Description: In Breakfast at Tiffany’s a struggling writer Paul Varjak (George Peppard) moves into an apartment in New York in the early 60’s. He becomes fascinated by his neighbor, the bubbly Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn).
The Studio System was a big part of the success of Classic Hollywood. It was a system that made sure that the biggest studios in Hollywood were in total control of the movies they made and that the movies would be distributed.
Birth: February 27, 1932 London, England Death: March 23, 2011 Los Angeles, United States Childhood When Elizabeth Taylor was born she showed her star-quality right away: she had distichiasis. Which means that she was born with an extra row of eyelashes, giving her that sultry look that we all know so well.