Category Archives: 1930’s

Laurel and Hardy, The Lovable Geniuses of Comedy

It is over seventy years since the heyday of Laurel and Hardy yet their movies are still popular, still make us laugh, still surprise us with their brilliant inventiveness. The essence of their humor is the physical differences between the … Continue reading

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Tyrone Power, Too Short a Life

Tyrone Power is still a name which inspires strong emotions, particularly in female moviegoers of a certain age. Even so it is difficult nowadays to realise just how big a star, and a heartthrob star at that, that Tyrone Power … Continue reading

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Norma Shearer, The ex-Queen of Hollywood

Norma Shearer is one of a number of actresses who, although once household names, are now largely forgotten or ignored by the film-going public. There has been a resurgence of interest in her career and she is now being reevaluated … Continue reading

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Stagecoach, the End of the Beginning for John Wayne

  ┬áThe brilliant movie ‘Stagecoach’, made in 1939, is often referred to as the “start” of John Wayne’s stellar movie career. It is certainly the movie that got h im noticed and propelled him to Hollywood stardom as the Ringo … Continue reading

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