Adventures in Alan Ladd, Alan Ladd, Lake and Ladd, Uncategorized

Mad About Ladd šŸ’–

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 šŸ’–

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Adventures in Alan Ladd, Alan Ladd, Blogathons, Lake and Ladd, Noir Or Never, Uncategorized

Announcing The Man Who Would Be Shane: The Alan Ladd Blogathon

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

Adventures in Alan Ladd, Alan Ladd, Blogathons, Noir Or Never

Men Have Known You: Mona Lisa Winning Best Original Song

Nat King Cole is one of the greatest American jazz singers and pianists to ever live. His music is synonymous with the golden age of music, as well as cinema, thanks to songs such asĀ When I Fall in LoveĀ andĀ The Blue Gardenia,Ā both of which were title songs of films. By the time Nat King Cole sangĀ Mona… Continue reading Men Have Known You: Mona Lisa Winning Best Original Song

Adventures in Alan Ladd, Alan Ladd

A Different Portrayal of the Ultimate Betrayal

DoubleĀ IndemnityĀ (1944) starring Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray as Phyllis Dietrichsen and Walter Neff respectively, is considered a landmark film noir, and one of the best films to ever be made in the genre. It tells the age old tale of money and sexual control, expertly exploring the seedier side of both. While modern audiences will… Continue reading A Different Portrayal of the Ultimate Betrayal

Alan Ladd, Uncategorized

A New Adventure

"I have the face of an ageing choirboy and the build of an undernourished featherweight. If you can figure out my success on the screen you're a better man than I." --Alan Ladd And that was the thing about Alan, despite being a leading man, a sex symbol and star of big money making films,… Continue reading A New Adventure

Alan Ladd, Classic Film Discoveries, Lake and Ladd, Noir Or Never

My Top 15 Classic Film Discoveries for 2018

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, Lake and Ladd

Smooth Talker: Alan Ladd in Film Noir

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, inĀ This Gun For HireĀ (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