I’m lucky to share a birthday with my favorite silent film actor, John Gilbert!
Here’s to you, Jack.
Rest in Peace to the extraordinary, gifted Tab Hunter (11 July 1931-8 July 2018).
William Phipps, Voice of Prince Charming in ‘Cinderella’ and Sci-Fi Movie Star, Dies at 96 [THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER]
I’m a bit late, but yesterday was the 35th anniversary of her death. She was a singular lady, that one.
Ohio’s own Doris Day is 96 years young today!*
*And a happy birthday to my lovely aunts Lauree and Linda, who share a birthday with Doris.
As a teenager, I was obsessed with the Ida Lupino films, The Light That Failed (1939) and Moontide (1942). The former had the bonus of Ronald Colman, the latter of Jean Gabin. Ida was magnificent in both.
Ida Lupino enriched cinema with some of the most nuanced performances of the 1940s, only to outdo herself as a pioneering director and writer. She deserves that rarest of titles: One of a Kind.
Here’s to a glamorous and entertaining 2017, with an assist from Alice White…
The talented and lovely Joan Fontaine was born on 22 October 1917. I love the WWII-era hair she is sporting in this photo from 1943:
I dig this image of Lillian Gish, and I thought you might enjoy it, too.