Tag: James Cagney

October 27, 2015 / / Culture

Cagney played a supporting role to Edward G. Robinson’s lead – I’ve never seen it but there’s supposed to be some pre-code naughtiness – a Warner Bros. gangster film from 1931 – when they used real gunfire on set. I shudder to think.

October 27, 2015 / / Art

Not a very good movie, one immortal line, “Mmm, that dirty, double-crossin’ rat!” However, the art work for this lobby card is worth taking a look at: And, as mentioned by Mr. Kaplan in the comments, perhaps acting in pre-code Hollywood required a bit of legwork as well.

February 18, 2015 / / Architecture

Readers inquired about the scaled down ceremony, I thought I’d supply the visual, and yes – these statuettes were plaster: From left to right, Van Heflin, Greer Garson, James Cagney, and Theresa Wright.

September 26, 2013 / / Art

Bette Davis sitting next to director William Keighley:

February 18, 2013 / / Architecture

From inspection at the fabricators: To Oscar’s big night out:

December 31, 2012 / / Cooking

I am obsessed with cake… This has nothing to do with cake… But, I think it’s a lovely commentary on Bette’s career.

August 16, 2012 / / Art

J. Edgar Hoover (as I mentioned before, a big fan of “I Love Lucy”) and Clyde Tolson at the races in Del Mar: Cagney in “G Men”: Leo as J. Edgar: