Sadly, we must now bid farewell to the Alan Ladd Blogathon. Although there may still be some contributions coming in, including one of my own. Trust me to be slightly late for my own Blogathon. But I'm sure Alan wouldn't mind too much. I would like to thank those who wrote such wonderful pieces in… Continue reading Come back, Shane!
To say what Alan Ladd means to me is almost impossible, but I will try in my own awkward, inadequate way. Alan is a classic film star that I discovered about three years ago, thanks to the You Must Remember This Podcast, which spoke about one of his best film noirs, The Blue Dahlia, co-starring his perfect match,… Continue reading Tribute to an Icon
It is finally here! The blogathon that is dedicated to that fine figure of a shane, Alan Ladd! Today would have been Alan's 106th birthday, and I am so thrilled that I get to celebrate this wonderful day with all of you who are contributing posts or just supporting by reading those posts. So saddle… Continue reading The Man Who Would Be Shane has come to town
As Classic Film Fans we often talk about the stars of classic cinema being great in the singular, as in Joan Crawford was spectacular or Myrna Loy's capacity for shade was untouchable. But what we often don't talk about is how fantastic it was when two classic film stars came together and made the perfect… Continue reading Lake and Ladd: The Perfect Pair
This idea is thanks to the lovely Gill at Realweemidget Reviews As many (if not the entire world and perhaps some extraterrestrial life) know, I am just mad about Ladd. Alan was an incredibly talented and beautiful actor, who went far too soon, but left such an incredible legacy behind him. Not only in the… Continue reading Mad About Ladd 💖
As many of you know, Alan Ladd means a lot to me. He's my favourite classic male film star, and I have spent many happy hours trying to watch as many films of his as possible. I've also started a blog series dedicated to him and have written a number of articles that feature his… Continue reading Announcing The Man Who Would Be Shane: The Alan Ladd Blogathon
I'd like to preface this by saying that although I've been a classic film fan since I was a small child, I've only been active in the classic film Twitter community since the end of last year, and I only started my blog this year. So I still have many films to discover. And while… Continue reading My Top 15 Classic Film Discoveries for 2018
Alan Ladd had his start in film noir at the age of twenty nine, when he starred as the contract killer, Raven, who had been made rather than born a killer, in This Gun For Hire (1942). Although he was not the lead nor Veronica Lake's romantic interest in the story, the film would catapult him to… Continue reading Smooth Talker: Alan Ladd in Film Noir
Saigon has the signature sexual tension that always bloomed between Lake and Ladd, with several scenes where they seem about to consummate their attraction, but then explode into antagonistic barbs or Ladd storms out of the room in his trademark manner.