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1944 in Print — Hollywood Gossip by Harold Heffernan, April 17, 1944

April 17, 1944 Who is Harold Heffernan? He’s a new one on me. HOLLYWOOD, Cal., April 17 – Friends of Steve Crane and Lana Turner say that it finally was a case of two ambitious people under one roof. Crane … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Hollywood Gossip by Louella Parsons, April 17, 1944

April 17, 1944 A VERY PRETTY COMPLEMENT HAS BEEN PAID Mrs. Lillian Fontaine, mother of Joan Fontaine and Olivia De Havilland, by Mark Dennison, who writes to say: “I should think Joan Fontaine and Olivia De Havilland should be terribly … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Hollywood by Sidney Skolsky, April 16, 1944

April 16, 1944 WAR NOTES OF THE WEEK: Errol Flynn purchasing a newspaper with the headline, “Chaplin Acquitted,” and saying to Pal, the newsboy on Sunset Strip, “I’m awfully glad to read this.” From the Miami News.

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1944 in Print — Hollywood Gossip by Louella Parsons, April 16, 1944

April 16, 1944 HOLLYWOOD, April 15 – “There is no happiness possible,” Myrna Loy said, “when two people have divergent interests. You do not think alike and you cannot find real congeniality or mutual enjoyment.” That statement, following just a … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights — TCM Classic Film Festival Highlights the Glory Days of American Cinema

Carl Davis conducts an orchestra for “Why Worry?” at the TCM festival. Photograph by Tyler Golden / Turner Entertainment Networks.   Blending popular, timeless films with bountiful celebrity appearances, the TCM Classic Film Festival gloriously salutes the epoch of classic … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Hollywood Gossip by Louella Parsons, April 15, 1944

April 15, 1944 EIGHTEEN YEAR OLD PATRICIA MUNZEL*, the singing thrush from Spokane, who got herself into the Metropolitan by winning an audition, has a Hollywood job. She is signing a contract with Jack Warner that will pay her in … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Hollywood by Sidney Skolsky, April 15, 1944

April 15, 1944 Some quotations from the Motion Picture Herald, including this about “Princess O’Rourke.” I played this fine picture on Sunday-Monday to just fair business and had more raves about it than anything I played in years. Maybe  it … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo ( Updated + )

I thought that after a couple of Lon Chaney silents, we should do something more contemporary. So, yes, our mystery fellow appears in color … and there’s sound!

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights — Play ball! Motion Picture Studios Play Baseball

The Selig baseball team, courtesy of the Collections of the Margaret Herrick Library Long before there was radio, television, the Internet, social media, computer games or rotisserie leagues, major league baseball dominated the American landscape. For decades, it filled newspaper … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Hollywood Gossip by Louella Parsons, April 11, 1944

April 11, 1944 HOLLYWOOD, APRIL 10 – So many movies are mentioned for Cary Grant that when I hear he is to make a picture I say, “Does Cary know it?” This time he does know he is to star … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Hollywood by Sidney Skolsky, April 11, 1944

April 11, 1944 HOLLYWOOD, April 11 — Greer Garson’s underwear scene in “Mrs. Parkington” is giving the Hayes office a problem. From the Miami News.  

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1944 in Print — Life Magazine, April 10, 1944

April 10, 1944 Life’s cover story is Air Chief Marshal Arthur T. Harris, who backed the theory of mass bombing. The movie of the weeks is “Buffalo Bill,” starring Joel McCrea. Life visits the home “in the majestic setting of … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Hollywood Gossip by Louella Parsons, April 10, 1944

Here’s another political cartoon by Edmund Waller “Ted” Gale, formerly of The Times, who moved to the Examiner. “There’s a Burma Girl a-Settin’ ” refers to the poem “Mandalay” by Rudyard Kipling. April 10, 1944 JUST THE DAY BEFORE JOAN … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Hollywood by Sidney Skolsky, April 9, 1944

April 9, 1944 Sidney Skolsky says: In “Objective Burma,” there is a soldier named Cesar Negulesco who is described as being “very concerned about his lack of experience with women,” which is a rib directed at wolf Jean Negulesco. From … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Hollywood Gossip by Louella Parsons, April 9, 1944

April 9, 1944 “A man is downstairs with a black eye,” announced Collins, my butler, who in the nine years he has been with me has seen many stars come through that front door. From the Milwaukee Sentinel.

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1944 in Print — Hollywood Gossip by Louella Parsons, April 8, 1944

Why look! It’s our old friend cartoonist Edmund Waller “Ted” Gale, who left The Times to go to the Los Angeles Examiner. In 1944, April 8 was Holy Saturday and the papers are full of stories and ads for Easter. … Continue reading

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Mickey Rooney: Death Claims Andy Hardy

As readers remember (some fondly, others not so much) the late Mickey Rooney, here’s a post I wrote about the fifth Mrs. Mickey Rooney (Barbara Thomason) in 2008.

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Movieland Mystery Photo ( Updated + + + + )

This is “While the City Sleeps,” and although we did Lon Chaney’s “Mr. Wu” recently, I thought it was worth looking at “While the City Sleeps” because a rooftop shootout and another scene provide early glimpses of Los Angeles City … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights — The Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood Party Central

The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, courtesy of Mary Mallory. Once movie studios moved into Hollywood, life changed in the sleepy, little farming community. Easygoing small town life gave way to the jazzy bustle of a moviemaking metropolis. Office towers, theaters and … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights — Ramona Shines a Light On Early California

A poster for “Ramona” featured on the program for the premiere of the restored film. Only 86 years after it originally opened in Los Angeles, the newly restored motion picture “Ramona” premiered March 29, 2014 at UCLA’s Billy Wilder Theatre. … Continue reading

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