#BornThisDay: Actor/Designer, William Haines

January 2, 1900- William Haines: "One could be forgiven for illiteracy, but never for lack of good taste." Check out the great biography Wisecracker: The Life Of William Haines: Hollywood’s First Openly Gay Star (1998) by the ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Actor/Singer, Deanna Durbin

December 4, 1921- Deanna Durbin really should be just a footnote to me. I truly have a deep love of film history. Although I never really cared for or about her, Durbin ends up holding a ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Mae West

August 17, 1893- Mae West: “Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.” Her career started in 1907 & her last public appearance was in 1978. Superstar Mae ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Filmmaker, James Whale

June 22, 1889- James Whale is a great film director, a true artist, & the subject of one of my favorite films, Bill Condon’s Gods & ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Photographer, Berenice Abbott

July 17, 1898- Berenice Abbott. I have a passion for Photography, whether it is formal portraiture, commercial work, art photography, or just found snapshots. I have a sizable & thought provoking collection of vintage photographs of men being ... See the Rest