Category Archives: Eve Golden

Eve Golden’s YouTube Theater: That Girl In The Satin Dress! She Kills Me!

  A poster for “Rufus Jones for President.”   Note: Eve has discontinued her YouTube Theater, but has consented to have me post the entries she has already written. Ever see Rufus Jones for President? Calling it “quite a pip” … Continue reading

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Eve Golden’s YouTube Theater: ‘I Will Be Really Impressed If You’ve Heard of Billie Carleton’

  Billie Carlton in a Pathe newsreel. Note: Eve has discontinued her YouTube Theater, but has consented to have me post the entries she has already written. Well, have you? She was a rising British stage starlet in the 1910s … Continue reading

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Eve Golden’s YouTube Theater: Talking About Talkies

A program for “The Jazz Singer” at Chicago’s Garrick Theatre (d. 1960), listed on EBay at $141.53. If you tell me that The Jazz Singer was “the first talkie,” I will have to punch you in the throat. I know … Continue reading

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Eve Golden’s YouTube Theater: The Party’s Over Now

  A Belgian poster for “Humoresque,” listed on EBay for $6.99.   I am going to spoil two films for you, so stop reading now if you have not seen What Price Hollywood? (1932) and Humoresque (1946). Lowell Sherman and … Continue reading

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Eve Golden’s YouTube Theater: Betty Grable Was Just Adorable

Betty Grable in an undated publicity shot. Betty Grable’s one of those people—a long list—I’d love to write a book about, but can’t. Her daughters were really nice, but said “we just don’t want to go through all that again,” … Continue reading

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Eve Golden’s YouTube Theater: Why Jayne Mansfield Really Was Divoon

Cary Grant and Jayne Mansfield in a still from “Kiss Them for Me,” listed on EBay at $8.99. If Jayne Mansfield had died in 1957 instead of 1967, she’d be remembered as one of the most talented and promising actresses … Continue reading

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Eve Golden’s YouTube Theater: Annie-Pie

A publicity photo of Ann Miller, listed on EBay for $28.88. My friend Donna hates Ann Miller—hates her—so I apologize to Donna in advance for this piece. But I love Annie. She was bright and glittery and silly and unlike … Continue reading

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Eve Golden’s YouTube Theater: Well, Here Is the Damndest Film You’ll Ever See

  “Cigarette Life!” A deathless line from “Tomato Is Another Day.” I offer for your bewilderment Tomato Is Another Day (1930), seven of the weirdest minutes ever committed to film. It was never widely shown (for obvious reasons) and was … Continue reading

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Eve Golden’s YouTube Theater: Do not Get Me Started With Marion Davies and Orson Welles

“American Heiress” via Amazon.com. Rush out and get Jeffrey Toobin’s new book about the Patty Hearst kidnapping, American Heiress. It’s really one of the best-written, best-researched books I’ve read lately, and is actually laugh-out-loud funny at points. I am quite … Continue reading

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Eve Golden’s YouTube Theater: Because You Can’t Have Too Much Lupe Velez

Lon Chaney and Lupe Velez in a still from “Where East Is East,” listed on EBay with bids starting at $35. For my money, Lupe Velez has it all over Garbo—she was just as beautiful, and not only a great … Continue reading

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Eve Golden’s YouTube Theater: I Have Such a Crush on Bill Goodwin

  A still of Bill Goodwin, listed on EBay as Buy It Now for $17.50. Among my unlikely crushes is Bill Goodwin, an actor whose name is pretty much forgotten today. He was good-looking in an ordinary-guy sort of way; … Continue reading

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Eve Golden’s YouTube Theater: John Gilbert in Living Color

“John Gilbert: The Last of the Silent Film Stars” by Eve Golden, listed on Amazon.com. Now that you have all read my 2013 biography of John Gilbert [meaningful pause as you all guiltily order your copies on Amazon], you are … Continue reading

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Eve Golden’s YouTube Theater: ‘Vote for Gracie’

    Listen to “Vote for Gracie.” Listen to “Gracie Wins Wisconsin” from April 20, 1940. No matter if you’re voting for Clinton or Trump or Stein or Johnson—I think we can all agree that Gracie Allen would be this—or … Continue reading

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Eve Golden’s YouTube Theater: Ann Pennington and Her Anti-Gravity Legs

Ann Pennington in an ad for Lux soap, listed on EBay as Buy It Now for $9.99. Note: We are pleased to introduce a feature by author Eve Golden, whom longtime readers will recall from her previous feature “Queen of … Continue reading

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Stewart Stern on ‘Rebel Without a Cause’

Eve Golden forwards this interview conducted with the late Stewart Stern, in which he commented on his screenplay for “Rebel Without a Cause”: As he has noted elsewhere, “Rebel Without a Cause” is inspired by [the play “Peter Pan”] — … Continue reading

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Talking With Eve Golden About John Gilbert

Eve Golden has given a couple of interviews about her new book on John Gilbert: The first is with Michael G. Ankerich and the second is with Mel Neuhaus. Congrats, Eve!

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Eve Golden / Queen of the Dead: Mae Murray

I hope you don’t mind if I use my column to plug a friend’s book, Michael Ankerich’s new Mae Murray biography, The Girl With the Bee Stung Lips (OK, so he did dedicate it to me. But you needn’t dedicate … Continue reading

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Eve Golden / Queen of the Dead – Betty Grable

A 1938 publicity photo of Betty Grable listed on EBay with bids starting at $25. Betty Grable Betty Grable is so damned adorable. Her oft-repeated self-assessment does not do her justice: “As a dancer I couldn’t outdance Ginger Rogers or … Continue reading

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Eve Golden / Queen of the Dead – Polly Walters

A photo of Polly Walters that has been listed on EBay at $49.95.   Polly Walters My friend Mel Neuhaus and I have been singing the praises of the Say Girls lately—those wise-cracking dames who flourished in the pre-Code era … Continue reading

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Eve Golden / Queen of the Dead – Dan W. Quinn

A copy of “More Work for the Undertaker” that was listed for sale at Collectors Frenzy at $137.50. Dan W. Quinn A few weeks ago, I introduced you to early recording star Ada Jones; now I want you to meet … Continue reading

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