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Donald Crisp (1882-1974)
Keenan Wynn (1916-1986)
Charles Vidor (1900-1959)

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Gracie Allen (1895-1964)
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
Blake Edwards (1922-2010)

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Though the angel-faced actress Toby Wing is certainly familiar to me as a fan of pre-code movies, I've never given her much thought. It was fascinating to read about her in this profile which compares her to the media celebrities of today--Movie Morlocks/TCM

A great defense of Jacques Demy’s The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967). I can't believe this beautifully original take on the musical would need defending--The Criterion Collection

An interesting review of Another Dawn (1937), one of the last top-line films Kay Francis made--
She Blogged By Night


This lovely post about seeing Maureen O'Hara at TCM Film Festival 2014 brings back lots of wonderful memories. I still can't believe how lucky I was to be in the audience that day--Comet Over Hollywood

It makes me a little sad that Sam's piano from Casablanca (1942) is up for auction. I think that particular piece of memorabilia should be in a museum. Hopefully someday it will end up in one--

I didn't realize fans gathered below Doris Day's home every year to wish her happy birthday. She even talks to them via cell phone. This is a fun slideshow-style video of her birthday celebration this year, including a photo of the fans by her house. I think all of these photos have been widely circulated by now, but I never get tired of them. I had to turn down the music though...

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Walter Brennan (1895-1974)
Woody Strode (1914-1994)
Alison Skipworth (1863-1952)

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Alan Curtis (1909-1953)
Delmer Daves (1904-1977)

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Gloria DeHaven (89)
Michael Wilding (1912-1979)
Florence Vidor (1895-1977)
Harry Cohn (1891-1958)
Raymond Chandler (1888-1959)
Emil Jannings (1884-1950)

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James Whale (1889-1957)

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