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

         

Wallace Beery: Articles


Wallace Beery Movies: Anomalous Hollywood Star Was Oscar Winner AND Runner-Up in Same Year

Marie Dressler and Wallace Beery in 'Min and Bill' Wallace Beery movies: TCM offers a glimpse into Beery's extensive filmography According to the IMDb, the Wallace Beery Filmography features nearly 240 movie titles, including shorts and features, spanning more than three decades, from 1913 to 1949 – the year of his death at age 64. You'll be able to catch about a dozen of these Wallace Beery movies on Saturday, August 17, 2013, as Turner Classic Movies continues with its “Summer Under the Stars” series. (TCM's Wallace Beery movie schedule further below.) Wallace Beery, much like fellow veteran Marie Dressler, with whom he co-starred in Min and Bill and its sequel, Tugboat Annie, was a Hollywood anomaly. At age 45, […]


Continue reading:

Wallace Beery Movies: Anomalous Hollywood Star Was Oscar Winner AND Runner-Up in Same Year



Jackie Cooper Dies: Youngest Best Actor Oscar Nominee

Jackie Cooper, a Best Actor Academy Award nominee at the age of 9, has died. The cause of death is unclear – “old age,” according to his attorney. Cooper, whose film career spanned more than six decades, was 88. He had been living at a convalescent home in Santa Monica, where he died on Tuesday, May 3, 2011. (Early reports had Cooper dying at a Beverly Hills hospital.) (Image: Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper in King Vidor's The Champ.) Beginning his career as a child actor in a handful of 1929 Our Gang shorts, the Los Angeles-born Cooper (Sept. 15, 1922) soon progressed to features – and prestigious ones at that. In 1931, he starred in Paramount's highly popular comic strip-based […]


Continue reading:

Jackie Cooper Dies: Youngest Best Actor Oscar Nominee



Dengue Fever Accompanies THE LOST WORLD at UCLA

Dengue Fever, a six-member band known for its eclectic mix of rock and Cambodian pop music, has been invited by UCLA Live to perform at a Los Angeles screening of the 1925 film version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's adventure classic The Lost World on Friday, Nov. 12, at Royce Hall in Westwood. The Dengue Fever musicians composed a new score for The Lost World in 2009 at the behest of the San Francisco International Film Festival. The score has only been performed live twice: in San Francisco and later at Houston's 2009 Cinema Arts Festival. Directed by the now all-but-forgotten Harry O. Hoyt, and featuring Wallace Beery (in an infrequent non-villainous pre-talkie role), Bessie Love (of the Oscar-winning The […]


Continue reading:

Dengue Fever Accompanies THE LOST WORLD at UCLA