Sunday, February 26, 2012

And The Award Goes To...

It's finally here! Today is the day for all movie nerds to gather around the tube and enjoy the Oscars. It is our Super Bowl. Here are some lucky oldies who were proudly named cream of the crop.

Edith Head

Ingrid Bergman

Spencer and Bette

David Niven and Susan Hayward

Olivia de Havilland

Anne Bancroft with Sidney Poitier

Jack Lemmon

Paul with Joanne

Charlie Chaplin

Walt Disney

Ginger Rogers and Jimmy Stewart

Clark Gable

Douglas Fairbanks with Janet Gaynor

Grace Kelly

Billy Wilder

Norma Shearer

Let the show begin!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Academy Awards: Venues

The Academy Awards have been held at several venues since 1929. The Roosevelt Hotel, the Ambassador Hotel, the Biltmore Hotel, Grauman's Chinese Theater, the Shrine Auditorium, the Pantages Theater, the list goes on... Take a look at the awards during our favorite years.

Biltmore Hotel, 1931

Ambassador Hotel, 1940

Grauman's, 1944

The Pantages, 1954

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

What A Character

One thing that makes me smile is when I catch an old cartoon that features a drawn up version of an oldie. Some are dead on, some mock these stars interesting features, and some are flat out funny.




Bogie and Bacall

Greta and Harpo 

James, Bogie, George

Edward and Ann

Cary and again Greta

Jimmy and Dorothy

Boris, Arthur, Buster

Do I even need to say it?

Mickey and Judy

Bogie with Elmer!

This last still is from a cute Merrie Melodies cartoon titled, "Slick Hare" from 1947...check it out!

Some of these other clips come from a fantastic cartoon titled, "Hollywood Steps Out" created in 1941 and features cartoon versions of too many oldie stars to keep track of. You can catch bits and pieces of it on YouTube.

The most creative cartoon goes to Merrie Melodies', "Coo Coo Nut Grove" from 1936. Each oldie star is either made to look silly or drawn as an animal with a funny name. This isn't the Cocoanut Grove! Band leader Ben Bernie is now Ben Birdie, Kat Hepburn is a horse named Ms. Heartburn, and Clark Gable claps with his ears instead of his hands. This cartoon is a must see!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Quote Of The Day

"If you don't have enemies, you don't have character."

-Paul Newman

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Cyd Charisse 

Betty Grable

Lucy and Desi

The Silver Screen Affiar

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

It's All In The Ads

Before annoying blonds ate hamburgers in bikinis, the stars did advertisements that were a little more low key. Sure they were usually selling products that could kill you, but they sure were funny!

John sucking his 24 year old cancer stick.

Um Joan, does Alfred know about this?

Judy looking super jazzed with her pan-cake make-up on.

Lucy drinking her RC Cola and riding her sea serpent floaty.

Bob likes em mild.

I would never have tagged Joan as a PBR girl.

So acting leads you to smoke Claudette?

Gene and her RC cola with a cute suit.

Which "Rita" shade do you like?

Jane needs mittens to smoke her cigarettes.

Really? 27 miles Ginger?

Leave it to Esther to promote something healthy!

Considering I have never heard of Blatz Beer, I am going to say it is not the finest beer in Milwaukee, Don.

Look at Betty lather up!

Is it me or does Rex looks like he is sporting some nail polish?