Category Archives: Eve Golden

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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Eve Golden / Queen of the Dead – Joan Crawford

  A photo of Joan Crawford and Walter Huston in “Rain” has been listed on EBay with bids starting at $11.99. Joanie   No unknowns for us today, I am going to sing the praises of Joan Crawford, whom I … Continue reading

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Eve Golden / Queen of the Dead – Charlotte Greenwood

  Charlotte Greenwood Usually I regale you with harrowing stories about people who die early, grisly deaths, but today we are going to put on our happy faces and talk about Charlotte Greenwood. You probably know her from the film … Continue reading

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Eve Golden / Queen of the Dead – Lyle Talbot

A photo of Lyle Talbot has been listed on EBay with bids starting at $25.   Lyle Talbot I have a thing for those Big Boxy Guys from the 1930s and ’40s. You know, the ones who look like they’re … Continue reading

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Eve Golden / Queen of the Dead – James Reese Europe

A piece of sheet music featuring James Reese “Jim” Europe has been listed on EBay with bids starting at $3,999.99. James Reese Europe   I think my favorite period is 1900-15. Not that I’d want to live back then, I’m … Continue reading

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Eve Golden / Queen of the Dead: Marjorie White

  A photo of Marjorie White and Frank Albertson has been listed on EBay, with bids starting at  $9.99.   Marjorie White 1904 – 1935   My friend, writer Mel Neuhaus, calls them “say girls.” The hard-boiled dames who start … Continue reading

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Eve Golden / Queen of the Dead: Bert Savoy

Photo: Bert Savoy via Confetta. Bert Savoy   1876 – 1923 Another book I will, frustratingly, never be able to write is about the Godfather of Camp, Bert Savoy—there is just not enough information on him to make a book … Continue reading

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Eve Golden / Queen of the Dead: Margaret Dumont

A photo of Groucho Marx and Margaret Dumont in “A Day at the Circus,” listed on EBay for $5.95. Margaret Dumont 1882 – 1965 I think we can all agree that Groucho Marx was a real sonofabitch, can’t we? A … Continue reading

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Eve Golden / Queen of the Dead: Ada Jones

Ada  Jones 1873 – 1922   You youngsters can have your Ladies Gaga and Pinks and Katy Perrys. Give me the great Ada Jones. Ada was the first—and for ten years, the only—female superstar of the early record industry.

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