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The Education of Miss Anne Leeds: Jean Simmons in This Could Be the Night

This Could Be the Night (1957) is probably one of the lesser known films of both Jean Simmons and Anthony Franciosa's varied careers. While it was Anthony's film debut after his incredibly successful Broadway career, Jean already had an established film career having been nominated for an Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA. Jean would also be… Continue reading The Education of Miss Anne Leeds: Jean Simmons in This Could Be the Night

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The Eyes of A Woman in Love: Jean Simmons in Guys and Dolls

Based on the hugely successful broadway play of the same name, which was in turn adapted from two short stories by Damon Runyon, Guys and Dolls stars Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, Vivian Blaine and of course, Jean Simmons. Jean was not the first choice for the part of Sister Sarah Brown, the conscientious, conservative and headstrong leader… Continue reading The Eyes of A Woman in Love: Jean Simmons in Guys and Dolls

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Laughing at the Silver Moon: Carole Landis in Moon Over Miami

After struggling to be recognised in Hollywood for several years, the beautiful Carole Landis was cast in One Million B.C. by Hal Roach and launched into stardom. Moon Over Miami, in which she stars opposite fellow popular pin-up, Betty Grable, and Don Ameche and Robert Cummings, was her fifth film after she had made a name for herself. This… Continue reading Laughing at the Silver Moon: Carole Landis in Moon Over Miami

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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

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A Mother’s Memory

Born in 1889, Marjorie Burnet Rambeau started her stage career at the age of twelve. Before that, she had performed in saloons, singing, dancing and playing the banjo, whilst dressed as a boy. Her mother made her cross dress in order to avoid the avarice advances of men in Nome, Alaska, which at that time… Continue reading A Mother’s Memory

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Mind If I Make Love To You: Grace Kelly in High Society

A remake of The Philadelphia Story (1940) starring Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Stewart and Ruth Hussey, High Society (1956) was Grace Kelly's final film before she became Princess Grace of Monaco. Awarded the role after Elizabeth Taylor was unable to commit to the project, Grace plays the role that Katherine Hepburn originated onscreen: the ultra disciplined and refined,… Continue reading Mind If I Make Love To You: Grace Kelly in High Society