Category: Film

September 5, 2012 /

Ext. Romanoff’s: Int. Romanoff’s: The Zanuck’s celebrate Susan”s graduation from the Marlborough School with a dance at Romanoff’s. From left to right, Darryl, Susan, and Virginia Zanuck:

September 5, 2012 /

Today is Darryl F. Zanuck’s birthday:

September 4, 2012 /

Simply beautiful… .

August 31, 2012 /

A New Yorker in LA… Here we have Woody Allen in 1965 promoting kitten rescue by appointing Anna Marie San Martin to the divine rank of Miss Pussycat. Of course the release of his new movie, WHAT’S NEW PUSSYCAT was completely coincidental.

August 25, 2012 /

1969 parade in New York City for astronauts; Buzz Aldrin, Mike Collins, Neil Armstrong:

August 22, 2012 /

Ever have one of those days? Well, I really can’t complain… Irene Dunne and Robert Taylor in MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION, directed by John M. Stahl, based on the book by Lloyd C. Douglas. The 1954 Douglas Sirk version deserves a post of its own…

August 20, 2012 /

Ms. Diller, a 37-year-old homemaker when she took up comedy, mined her domestic life for material, assuring audiences that she fed Fang and her kids garbage soup and buried her ironing in the backyard. She exuded an image that was part Wicked Witch of the West (a role she actually…

April 20, 2012 /

As the millennium was about to turn a high rolling actor, after two chaste dates with someone very near and dear to my heart, invited her back East to meet his parents. You know, a girl takes an invitation like that quite seriously. (Although, she might not have been the…

April 13, 2012 /

. These excerpts are from an amazing and comprehensive interview conducted by Film Critic Henry Sheehan with Vincente Minnelli – the link to his site is at the bottom of the page. Q. Another film I’d like to talk about is a very early one, Madame Bovary (1949). If some…