Category Archives: Quick Pix

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.

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.