Tag Archives: Alan Ladd

December 1947: It’s Curtains, Rocky! MPAA Bans Gangster Pictures

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. NEW YORK, Dec. 3. (AP)—The board of directors of the Motion Picture Association of America today voted to cease distribution of new and old pictures glorifying … Continue reading

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Hollywood 1948: Stars Pick Their Biggest Movie Turkeys; Lizabeth Scott Calls ‘Dead Reckoning’ Her Worst Film

Aug. 25, 1948: Lizabeth Scott tells veteran Hollywood columnist Bob Thomas of the Associated Press: “I never did understand the character. Bogie was a baby. He was the only thing that made it possible to get through the picture.” Also, … Continue reading

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Met Takes Masterworks Off Display for the Duration

When Milton Caniff hasn’t filled up the panel with dialogue balloons – which is most of the time – he’s quite a dramatic artist. May 26, 1942: Edwin Schallert visits New York and writes about a promotional tour for “Yankee … Continue reading

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Private Detective Held in ‘Love’ Killing, Nov. 18, 1941

Nov. 18, 1941: Jimmie Fidler says that new Alan (Paramount white hope) Ladd and Sally Wadsworth romance won’t please his studio, which is readying a “wolf” buildup.

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U.S. Prepares to Round Up Japanese in Event of War, Nov. 13, 1941

Nov. 13, 1941: An FBI investigation into the Los Angeles Japanese Chamber of Commerce and the Central Japanese Assn. reveals monthly donations of $4,000 to $5,000 to the Japanese government “for the army and navy,” The Times says. Atty. Gen. … Continue reading

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