Joan Crawford

Joan Crawford

Birth: March 23, 1904 (depending on source)Texas, USA Death: May 10, 1977New York, USA Childhood Joan Crawford was born as Lucille Fay LeSueur in San Antonio, Texas on March 23, 1904 (depending on the source). Around the time she was born, her father left the already struggling family. Alone with two children, Lucille and her …

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Classic Hollywood Myths

Myth: James Dean’s car was cursed

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: James Dean’s car was cursed Legendary Classic Hollywood actor James Dean was a big fan of car racing. For insurance reasons, …

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Classic Hollywood Love Stories

Classic Hollywood Love Stories: Rita Hayworth & Orson Welles

Rita Hayworth was the glamorous movie star and Orson Welles the brilliant director. For awhile, they were the perfect match. Although their relationship didn’t last, they never stopped loving each other. Classic Hollywood Central takes a look at some of Classic Hollywood’s real-life love stories and continues this journey with the story of Rita Hayworth …

Rock Hudson

Rock Hudson

Birth: November 17, 1925Illinois, USA Death: October 2, 1985California, USA Childhood Rock Hudson was born as Roy Harold Sherer Jr. on November 17, 1925 in Illinois. He was the only child of Kay and Roy Sr. His father left the family when Rock was little and he and his mother moved in with his grandmother. …

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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 …