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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Ramon Novarro Is Scaramouche + María Félix Is 'La Bandida' & Marlon Brando Is Emiliano Zapata

Alice Terry, Ramon Novarro in Rex Ingram's Scaramouche Ramon Novarro is back for the fourth and last installment of Turner Classic Movies' Sunday evening celebration of the 100 years of the Mexican Revolution. Tonight, Novarro's vehicle is Scaramouche (1923), one of his most prestigious critical and box office hits, and […]

Early Alfred Hitchcock Movies Need Restoration, Louise Brooks & Richard Arlen in 'Beggars of Life'

Two early Alfred Hitchcock British efforts: Ivor Novello in The Lodger (top); Anny Ondra in Blackmail (bottom) “Rescue the Hitchcock 9” is the name of a campaign by the British Film Institute to save nine Alfred Hitchcock silent films, among them Blackmail (1929), shot as both a silent and a […]

Marie Dressler: From MGM Stardom to Lesbian Rumors | Q&A with Biographer Matthew Kennedy

Marie Dressler in Dinner at 8 It's Oscar time. What better way to celebrate the 2008 Academy Awards than by having a q&a about the best actress Oscar winner … of 1931? (Or rather, for the period 1930-31, as the Oscars in those days covered films released in the Los […]