Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Happy Birthday Eleanor Parker...

Beautiful, talented, but sadly underappreciated nowadays, she turns 90 years old today.

Eleanor steals the show in "Scaramouche"

from "The Naked Jungle" one of her best films of the 50's

Eleanor rarely ever looked the same from film to film.

Below are some vintage signed stills I own.

From a vintage postcard.


From "Detective Story" with Kirk Douglas, the first time I ever saw her.

In "Pride of the Marines" with John Garfield, the 2nd film of hers I ever saw...I was a goner after that!

"Caged", the mother of ALL women in prison flicks! Eleanor's performance is extraordinary!

A vintage French movie mag I have, below is a computer colored version done by me.

Below are some Lobby Cards I have featuring Eleanor.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Happy Birthday Errol Flynn!

Remembering one of the great stars of Old Hollywood and a severely underrated actor.

My picks for essential Flynn:
"Captain Blood" (1935)
"The Charge of the Light Brigade" (1936)
"The Prince and the Pauper" (1937)
"The Adventures of Robin Hood" (1938)
"The Dawn Patrol" (1938)
"DodgeCity" (1939)
"Virginia City" (1940)
"The Sea Hawk" (1940)
"They Died with their Boots on" (1941)
"Gentleman Jim" (1942)
"Edge of Darkness" (1942)
"Objective, Burma!" (1945)
"It's a Great Feeling" (1949)
(Flynn's hilarious uncredited cameo makes the entire picture worth seeing!)
Not a bad legacy to leave behind if you're an actor - some of WB biggest, most entertaining and most successful films of the 30's and 40's!