Category Archives: Quick Pix

July 26, 2017

Quick Pix: Belinda Lee w/Video

Belinda Lee (15 June 1935 – 12 March 1961) was an English actress. A profile for the British Film Institute said “of all the Rank Organisation’s starlets, Belinda Lee stands out as the most notorious, yet paradoxically anonymous, British actress of the 1950s.” Often cast in demure roles in her early career, she was able to demonstrate her dramatic abilities, however she found more constant employment when she began to play “sexpot” roles. Typecast as one of several “sexy blondes” she was often compared, unfavourably, to the popular Diana Dors.

July 24, 2017

Quick Pix: Marjorie Main w/Video

Marjorie Main (February 24, 1890 – April 10, 1975) was an American character actress, best known as a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contract player and for her role as Ma Kettle in a series of ten Ma and Pa Kettle movies.

July 23, 2017

Quick Pix: Erich von Stroheim w/Video

Erich von Stroheim (born Erich Oswald Stroheim; September 22, 1885 – May 12, 1957) was an Austrian-American director, actor and producer, most notable as being a film star of the silent era, subsequently noted as an auteur for his directorial work.

July 21, 2017

Quick Pix: William Demarest w/Video

Carl William Demarest (February 27, 1892 – December 27, 1983) was an American character actor, known for playing Uncle Charley in My Three Sons. A veteran of World War I, Demarest became a prolific film and television actor, appearing in over 140 films, beginning in 1926 and ending in the 1970s. He frequently played crusty but good-hearted roles.

July 18, 2017

Quick Pix: Joan Crawford w/Video

Joan Crawford (born Lucille Fay LeSueur; March 23, c. 1904 – May 10, 1977) was an American film and television actress who began her career as a dancer and stage showgirl. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Crawford tenth on its list of the greatest female stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema.

July 17, 2017

Quick Pix: Anita Page w/Video

Anita Page (August 4, 1910 – September 6, 2008) was an American film actress who reached stardom in the last years of the silent film era. Page became a highly popular young star, reportedly receiving the most fan mail of anyone on the MGM lot. She was referred to as “a blond, blue-eyed Latin” and “the girl with the most beautiful face in Hollywood” in the 1920s.

July 16, 2017

Quick Pix: Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder w/Video

Reeve and Kidder played the iconic pair of Clark Kent and Lois Lane in the Superman film franchise.

July 14, 2017

Quick Pix: Joan Fontaine and Olivia de Havilland w/Video

Joan Fontaine and her sister, Olivia de Havilland, are the only set of siblings to have won lead acting Academy Awards.

July 11, 2017

Quick Pix: Harry Carey, Sr. w/Video

Harry Carey (January 16, 1878 – September 21, 1947) was an American actor and one of silent film’s earliest superstars. One of his best known performances is as the President of the Senate in the drama film Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He was the father of Harry Carey Jr., who was also a prominent actor.

July 10, 2017

Quick Pix: Jane Wyman w/Video

Jane Wyman (born Sarah Jane Mayfield; January 5, 1917 – September 10, 2007) was an American actress, singer, dancer and philanthropist whose career spanned seven decades. She was also the first wife of 40th President of the United States Ronald Reagan; they married in 1940 and divorced in 1949.