Movie Stars of the 1930s Still Alive: Oscar Winners Luise Rainer, Olivia de Havilland

Movie stars of the 1930s still alive include Oscar winners Olivia de Havilland and Luise Rainer (image: Best Actress Oscar winners Luise Rainer, Olivia de Havilland, Jennifer Jones, Barbra Streisand, and Meryl Streep, and other Oscar-winning actors and actresses at the 2003 Academy Awards) With the passing of Deanna Durbin this past April, as of May 7, '13, only a handful of movie stars of […]

Gay Marriage Debate Gets Classic Hollywood Support: Marsha Hunt Composes Song

Marsha Hunt actress with Roger C. Memos. Gay marriage debate gets a song: Veteran MGM actress Marsha Hunt 'inspired' by U.S. Supreme Court marriage equality debate Gay marriage is a divisive issue, leading to all kinds of different responses. It's a fact of life in Argentina, Portugal, South Africa, Vermont, and Iowa, but it's all but unthinkable (for now) in Saudi Arabia, Uganda, Iran, South […]

Marsha Hunt Actress Turns 95

Marsha Hunt: Former MGM actress and social activist turns 95 Note from the editor: “Marsha Hunt: On Making Lemonade When Life Handed Her Lemons” was originally published on Dec. 7, '07. The five-part Marsha Hunt article is being reposted in honor of Marsha Hunt's 95th birthday yesterday, Oct. 17. Producer Roger C. Memos is currently raising funds for the documentary Marsha Hunt: Sweet Adversity, about […]

Mia Farrow: The Politics of Boredom

Rick Santorum puts choir kids to sleep. Mia Farrow: 'Gem' picture of Rick Santorum boring whole choir to sleep Mia Farrow is a frequent Twitter twitterer. Earlier today (Feb. 4, '12), for instance, Farrow expressed her disgust at the Chinese and Russian governments' decision to veto United Nations sanctions against Syria, where the Bashar al-Assad regime reportedly massacred hundreds of people in the city of […]

Marsha Hunt: Great American Actress and Activist

As we recently celebrated our country's 234th birthday, I'd like to tell you about a patriotic American I have come to know and love, Marsha Hunt. Many people remember Marsha Hunt as an actress at Paramount and MGM in the ‘30s and ‘40s. Fewer people remember her tireless activist and humanitarian efforts beginning during World War II. Servicemen in Los Angeles, soon to be shipped […]

Ingmar Bergman Auction & Irving Thalberg Exhibition + Montreal Film Festival Winners

Clapperboard used in Ingmar Bergman's 1962 drama 'The Silence' Nearly 340 items that belonged to Ingmar Bergman are to be auctioned by Bukowskis in Stockholm on Sept. 28. Among the items are film cameras, Golden Globe awards, and the chess set that was “probably” used by Max von Sydow's Antonius Block and Bengt Ekerot's Death in the 1957 classic The Seventh Seal. Also in the […]

Joey Luft (Judy Garland Son) + Marsha Hunt Remembers Anthony Dexter & Rick Carter Honor

Lollipop Guild member Jerry Maren, Judy Garland's son Joey Luft Judy Garland's son Joey Luft, Garland's grandchildren Jesse and Vanessa Richards, Lollipop Guild member Jerry Maren, and Emerald City manicurist Dorothy Barrett were present at the “Hollywood's Greatest Year” screening of The Wizard of Oz presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Monday, August 3, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in […]

Dan O'Herlihy, Actor Who Played Robinson Crusoe, Has Died

Dan O'Herlihy, actor who starred in The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, has died Dan O'Herlihy, a Best Actor Academy Award nominee for The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, died of “natural causes” at his home in Malibu, California, on February 17. O'Herlihy was 85. (Image: Dan O'Herlihy, Marsha Hunt in an episode of the television series Profiles in Courage.) Born on May 1, 1919, in Wexford, […]