Joan Blondell: Articles


Warner Archive Anniversary: Debbie Reynolds, Joan Blondell

Warner Archive: Debbie Reynolds, Joan Blondell, Ursula Andress (image: Nuns Greer Garson and Debbie Reynolds, and priest Ricardo Montalban celebrate the Warner Archive's fourth anniversary – or was it Greer Garson's birthday? – on the Singing Nun set) The Warner Archive, currently offering 1,500 DVDs and Blu-rays, turned four years […]


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Warner Archive Anniversary: Debbie Reynolds, Joan Blondell



Joan Blondell Bio: Warner Bros. Movies & Real Life Love Triangle + Condom Censorship

Joan Blondell biography. Joan Blondell. Those who have heard the name will most likely picture either a blowsy, older woman playing the worldwise but warm-hearted saloon owner in the late 1960s television series Here Come the Brides, or a lively, fast-talking, no-nonsense, and unconventionally sexy gold digger in numerous Pre-Code […]


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Joan Blondell Bio: Warner Bros. Movies & Real Life Love Triangle + Condom Censorship



Joan Blondell Movies: 'Dames' & 'Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?'

Joan Blondell, Dick Powell, Dames Joan Blondell has always been a favorite of mine, much like fellow wisecracking 1930s Warner Bros. players Aline MacMahon and Glenda Farrell. The fact that Blondell never became a top star says more about audiences – who preferred, say, Shirley Temple and Mickey Rooney – […]


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Joan Blondell Movies: 'Dames' & 'Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?'



Sex and the Single Girl: The Escapades of Busby Berkeley

Carmen Miranda in The Gang's All Here “Sex and the Single Girl: The Escapades of Busby Berkeley” is a mini-retrospective currently being presented by the UCLA Film & Television Archive at the Billy Wilder Theater in Westwood. Busby Berkeley went from directing stiff military parades to directing spiffy civilian babes […]


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Sex and the Single Girl: The Escapades of Busby Berkeley



Forbidden Hollywood: Racy Pre-Code Movies

The new documentary Thou Shalt Not: Sex, Sin and Censorship in Pre-Code Hollywood and five Pre-Code films will be shown on Turner Classic Movies on Monday, March 3 (more details below). The five racy Pre-Coders are: The Divorcee (1930), A Free Soul (1931), Night Nurse (right, 1931), Three on a […]


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Forbidden Hollywood: Racy Pre-Code Movies