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Classic Hollywood: Alice Faye – ’40s Musical Queen of 20th Century Fox

Until Betty Grable came along, Alice Faye was the singing sensation of 20th Century Fox musicals. Grable, of course, was more known for her...

Classic Hollywood: Shirley MacLaine’s Still Going Strong

Shirley MacLaine is not from another planet, but sometimes her philosophy seems to put her onto another galaxy. All of her thoughts and theories...

Classic Hollywood: Sandra Dee – America’s “Gidget” and “Tammy”

If you love teen movies of the 1960s, then you must remember Sandra Dee. She was the queen of teen films. Although under contract...

Classic Hollywood – James Cagney, Rough, Tough and Gentle Star of the Golden Age

Nobody who grew up in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen area was a pansy. At least you couldn’t be and survive. James Cagney found that...

Classic Hollywood: Udo Kier Specializes in Villains

European actor Udo Kier, now living in Palm Springs, has been terrorizing audiences in films since his starring role in Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein in...

Classic Hollywood: Jane Russell was Cantilevered to Stardom

Glamour queens come and go in the movies, but few have made as much of an impression as Jane Russell. At one time known...

Lena Horne Profile: First African-American Signed to Long-Term MGM Movie Contract

Songbird Lena Horne is one of those musical phenomenons who come along once in a blue moon. She managed to sustain a stellar singing...

Lupe Velez Profile: The Mexican Spitfire

Today we have movie stars who hail from all over the world, but back in the 1930s it was unusual to have anybody in...

Marlene Dietrich Biography – A Century of Glamour

By James Colt Harrison Barricaded in her Paris apartment for the final decade of her life, Marlene Dietrich made a career out of being mysterious...

Jodie Foster: From Kid Star to Oscar Winning Actress

By James Colt Harrison Having started performing at the tender age of three as a model, Jodie Foster is now considered a pioneer. She became...