Flashback 1940: The 12th Annual Academy Awards

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  Can you name all the stars in these GIFs? ... See the Rest

Flashback 1938: A Wet Robert Taylor

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While filming A Yank at Oxford, a very young Robert Taylor cools off between takes. (via FelixInHollywood) ... See the Rest

A Joan Blondell Appreciation Post

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"If any actress best represents the snappy 1930s dame, it’s Joan Blondell. During that era she played a lively assortment of chorus girls, waitresses, golddiggers, reporters, and secretaries in a total of 53 movies, 44 of them for Warner Bros. 'Yet, for all that overwork,' Mick LaSalle writes in Complicated Women, 'Blondell hardly ever had a false ... See the Rest

Breaking News: Lupe Velez Did NOT Die with Her Head In the Toilet!

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Of course you've heard the legend: When "The Mexican Spitfire" Lupe Vélez  discovered she was pregnant from actor Harald Maresch in 1944, she decided to take her own life rather than face the shame of giving birth to an illegitimate child. She put on her finest gown, lit hundreds of votive candles in her bedroom, and spread roses all around. She ... See the Rest

Lidsville: Hollywood’s Golden Age Toppers

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From top left: Vivien Leigh, Yvonne de Carlo, Corrine Griffith, Conrad Veidt, Gertrude Lawrence, Jeanette MacDonald, Billie Binder, and Maria Cord. ... See the Rest

Snap!

Montgomery Clift, circa 1950s, having some fun off the set. (We'll bet!) From a big collection of fabulous photos of midcentury-Hollywood stars. See Live Journal for more. Really. Do. ... See the Rest

Sexy Lexy

That's Lex Barker, the sexiest of all the on-screen Tarzans. I went on a huge Tarzan binge a few years ago and bought dvd box sets of all the actors who played him. There were A LOT, you know. You think it's all about Johnny Weismuller, but it's not. He's not even in my top five. It goes: Herman Brix, Gordon Scott, Buster Crabbe, Travis Fimmel, ... See the Rest

She’s a living dahl

Glamorous movie star, celebrity astrologist, and What's My Line panelist Arlene Dahl is still alive and kicking, despite being on my 2010 death watch (HALF-WAY THROUGH THE YEAR, AND ONLY FOUR STARS DOWN! LET'S GO PEOPLE!). Anyway, here is the flame-haired beauty at the launch of the Broadway Walk of Fame cocktail party in New York Monday night, ... See the Rest