Dick Powell: Articles

Cornel Wilde/THE BIG COMBO, Dick Powell/Lizabeth Scott/PITFALL: Million Dollar Theater Film Noir Double Bill

Joseph H. Lewis' The Big Combo (1955) and AndrĂ© De Toth's Pitfall (1948, right, with Dick Powell) will be screened as a film noir double bill at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at downtown Los Angeles' historic Million Dollar Theater. I haven't watched either movie, but the Los Angeles […]

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 […]

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 […]