***We're looking for contributors***

         

Loretta Young: Articles


Ricardo Cortez: Remembering the 'Latin Lover Threat' to Rudolph Valentino & Star of Original 'The Maltese Falcon'

Ricardo Cortez biography The Magnificent Heel: The Life and Films of Ricardo Cortez. Dan Van Neste's book covers the life and career of Paramount's “Latin Lover” threat to a recalcitrant Rudolph Valentino; one who would later portray a sly, seductive Sam Spade in the original – and highly enjoyable – film adaptation of Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon. 'The Magnificent Heel: The Life and Films of Ricardo Cortez': Author Dan Van Neste remembers the silent era's 'Latin Lover' & the star of the original 'The Maltese Falcon' At odds with Famous Players-Lasky after the release of the 1922 critical and box office misfire The Young Rajah, Rudolph Valentino demands a fatter weekly paycheck and more control over his movie projects. […]


Continue reading:

Ricardo Cortez: Remembering the 'Latin Lover Threat' to Rudolph Valentino & Star of Original 'The Maltese Falcon'



Constance Cummings: Vastly Underrated Actress Went from Harold Lloyd to Eugene O'Neill

Constance Cummings: Actress went from minor, long-eyelashed Hollywood leading lady in Harold Lloyd and Frank Capra movies to starring in West End plays by Eugene O'Neill, Noël Coward and William Shakespeare. Constance Cummings: Vastly underrated actress should be better remembered Actress Constance Cummings, whose career spanned more than six decades on stage, in films, and on television in both the U.S. and the U.K., died ten years ago on Nov. 23, '05. Unlike other Broadway imports such as Ann Harding, Katharine Hepburn, Miriam Hopkins, and Claudette Colbert, the pretty, sincere, and elegant Cummings – who could have been turned into a less edgy Constance Bennett had she landed at RKO or Paramount instead of Columbia – never became a Hollywood […]


Continue reading:

Constance Cummings: Vastly Underrated Actress Went from Harold Lloyd to Eugene O'Neill



Loretta Young: Conservative Catholic Actress in Suggestive Movies

Loretta Young: Devout Catholic was featured in numerous sexually daring movies. Loretta Young films: Conservative Catholic actress starred in a number of risqué Pre-Code releases Turner Classic Movies is celebrating Loretta Young's 102nd birthday today, Jan. 6, '15. The Salt Lake City-born, Academy Award-winning actress can be seen in no less than ten films, most of them pre-Production Code fare released by Warner Bros. in the early '30s. Young, who began her film career in a bit part in the 1927 Colleen Moore star vehicle Her Wild Oat, remained a Warners contract player from the late '20s up until 1933. Now, ten Loretta Young films on one day may sound like a lot, but one should remember that most Warner […]


Continue reading:

Loretta Young: Conservative Catholic Actress in Suggestive Movies