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: Carmen Miranda

While Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers charmed audiences across the globe with their silver screen dancing, Brazilian dancer Carmen Miranda wowed people with her colorful performances. Since the 1940s, Hollywood cinema has been fruitful with a variety of stars, but there hasn’t been another dancer like Miranda. The Brazilian native wore extravagant costumes, danced the samba, sang, […]

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Day 18

DoctorMacro’s High Quality Movie Scans  is a fantastic site for the loveliest images of your favorite Hollywood stars from the 1940s.   We chose this pic of Cary Grant from Only Angels Have Wings to to feature DoctorMacro’s work and say Happy Birthday to Cary, born on this day in 1904 as Archibald Alexander Leach.

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Meet American Blonde

It is my singular honor to write about my favorite book series! Why write about my favorite book series, you ask? Because Jennifer Niven’s American Blonde, the last book of this four part series, is coming out tomorrow! Velva Jean is the main protagonist of American Blonde, and her story begins in her debut novel Velva Jean Learns […]

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