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MOVIE TRIVIA – PT65.

October 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

Gary Cooper was 55 years of age when he played Jess Birdwell in Friendly Persuasion (1956). He was far too old for the part, yet found time to complain about the casting of Dorothy McGuire. She was a poor actress, he declared, and not nearly attractive enough to play his wife. Although he was portraying a Quaker in the picture, a pacifist by definition, he insisted to the director that the [...]

FORMER BEAUTY QUEENS WHO BECAME ACTRESSES.

October 3, 2018 // 0 Comments

  It sometimes seems as if every young girl who won a home town beauty title in the United States, hopped on a train bound for Hollywood in search of fame and fortune. Most of them became quickly disillusioned and hurried home again, but quite a few made it into the movies. It was only a matter of time before pageant winners from other countries joined the throng to California, especially as [...]