Old Hollywood Spotlight: Harold Lloyd

Flappers, Charlie Chaplin, art deco, and the Charleston were among the iconic trends that defined the 1920s. Besides Chaplin and Buster Keaton, there was another actor who was doing comedy scenes with facial and physical expressions rather than verbal jokes as we are used to watching today. That other iconic actor was Harold Lloyd, the […]

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Old Hollywood Spotlight: Nancy Kwan

Chinese actors were not common in Hollywood like other nationalities, but slowly they were welcomed after Anna May Wong created a path for fellow Asians. Western cinema began embracing Asian actors because of their almond-shaped eyes, black hair, and porcelain skin as well as for their abilities to do martial arts and look authentic while wearing their […]

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Old Hollywood Spotlight: Ruby Dee

February is all about loving oneself and others and celebrating Black History Month. Therefore, it is only fair to dedicate this month’s Old Hollywood Spotlight to the inspiring Ruby Dee. The titles actress, playwright, screenwriter, journalist, poet, and activist describe her well-rounded life and career. Ruby Dee’s life began in Ohio, and she grew up in New York’s […]

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Old Hollywood Spotlight: Rudolph Valentino

“Valentino Is Dead.” Those were the words across newspaper headlines on August 23, 1926. People of that day knew the last name belonged to none other than the 31-year-old silent screen actor Rudolph Valentino. News broke that Hollywood’s “Great Lover” died because of a ruptured ulcer, and as a result there were dozens of reports of suicide attempts. […]

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Old Hollywood Spotlight: Vampira

It’s been a morbid anticipation for October to arrive with its spider web décor, horror films, and dark clothing. As you know, this monthly column is where I write about stars from Hollywood’s past who have changed the industry and the world. This month is no exception. Now, who is someone who will welcome us with a shriek into […]

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