Category Archives: Quick Pix

August 20, 2017

Quick Pix: Jerry Lewis w/Video

Jerry Lewis (born Joseph or Jerome Levitch, depending on the source; March 16, 1926 – August 20, 2017) was an American actor, comedian, singer, film producer, film director, screenwriter and humanitarian. He was known for his slapstick humor in film, television, stage and radio. He and Dean Martin were partners as the hit popular comedy duo of Martin and Lewis. Following that success, he was a solo star in motion pictures, nightclubs, television shows, concerts, album recordings and musicals.

August 19, 2017

Quick Pix: Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman w/Video

Casablanca is a 1942 American romantic drama film directed by Michael Curtiz and based on Murray Burnett and Joan Alison’s unproduced stage play Everybody Comes to Rick’s. The film stars Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Paul Henreid; it also features Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, and Dooley Wilson. Set during World War II, it focuses on an American expatriate who must choose between his love for a woman and helping her Czech Resistance leader husband escape the Vichy-controlled city of Casablanca to continue his fight against the Nazis.

August 9, 2017

Quick Pix: Angela Lansbury w/Video

Dame Angela Brigid Lansbury, DBE (born 16 October 1925) is a British-American-Irish actress who has appeared in theatre, television and film, as well as a producer, voice actress, singer, and songwriter. Her career has spanned seven decades, much of it in the United States, and her work has attracted international attention.

August 8, 2017

Quick Pix: Virginia Bruce w/Video

Virginia Bruce (born Helen Virginia Briggs in Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 29, 1910 – February 24, 1982) was an American actress and singer.

August 2, 2017

Quick Pix: Pier Angeli & James Dean w/Video

Pier Angeli had a brief romantic relationship with James Dean, before she broke it off. This was because her mother was not happy with their relationship, primarily because he was not Catholic.

July 31, 2017

Quick Pix: Nina Foch w/Video

Nina Foch (born Nina Consuelo Maud Fock; April 20, 1924 – December 5, 2008) was a Dutch American actress of film, stage, and television. After signing a contract with Columbia Pictures at age nineteen, the tall, blonde Foch became a regular in the studio’s horror pictures and films noir before establishing herself as a leading lady in the mid-1940s through the 1950s, often playing roles as cool, aloof sophisticates.

July 29, 2017

Quick Pix: US Navy Recruiting Poster

Be a Man and Do It!

July 28, 2017

Quick Pix: Betty White w/Video

Betty Marion White Ludden (known professionally as Betty White; born January 17, 1922) is an American actress, with the longest television career of a female entertainer. Regarded as a pioneer of television, she was one of the first women to have control both in front of and behind the camera; and is recognized as the first woman to produce a sitcom, which contributed to her receiving the honorary title Mayor of Hollywood in 1955.

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.