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A Tribute to Carole Lombard
Nicknamed “The Screwball Girl,” screen legend Carole Lombard found her niche during the 1930s when she starred in a number of successful screwball comedies, including My Man Godfrey opposite William Powell, for which she would receive an Academy Award nomination. During her career, she was noted for her beauty, her comedic precision, her charm, and her patriotism. She was one of the true superstars of her time and has endured as one of the greatest to ever grace the silver screen.
A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald
Known as the “First Lady of Song,” Ella Fitzgerald was a talent destined for the stage. As she said, “It isn’t where you came from, it’s where you’re going that counts.” With her purity of tone, flawless elocution, improvisational ability, and wide vocal range, Ella Fitzgerald elevated every song to its full potential. Bing Crosby had once described her thus, “Man, woman or child, Ella is the greatest of them all.”
A Tribute to Lionel Barrymore
Lionel Barrymore of The Barrymores once noted, “Half the people in Hollywood are dying to be discovered and the other half are afraid they will be.” In his case, Lionel Barrymore never had to worry about either, as he was born into both acting and fame – a thespian for more than 50 years.
Classic Secretarial Movies
April 25, 2012 is Administrative Professionals Day. Join us in a look at some of the best movies where a secretary plays a key role.
A Tribute to Shirley Temple
Shirley Temple Black is no longer a child star, but at one time she was the most popular actress in America -- for five years in a row! So this tribute is primarily to the little girl who made so many people happy during the Depression, with her smile and her dancing and her precociousness.
A Tribute to Anthony Quinn
Anthony Quinn probably holds the record for playing a wider variety of ethnic characters during his career than any other actor. He also holds the distinction of having appeared in more movies with other Oscar-winning actors than any other Oscar-winning actor (46, in case you're counting), suggesting that his presence improved the work of others.
A Tribute to Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine was reportedly named after Shirley Temple, who was only 6 years old when MacLaine was born (her birthday is one day after Temple's), but was already a big star. But this Shirley would go on to carve out her own place in Hollywood history.
A Tribute to Jack Nicholson
The term "classic film" is a moving target. Classic films aren't only those made in the 20s, 30s, and 40s, and classic actors aren't all dead or retired. Case in point: Jack Nicholson, who will be 75 this year and who has been described by some as an "icon." We couldn't agree more.
Classic Baseball Movies
If the opening of Spring Training or the Fall Classic always make you nostalgic for the good old days, here's another look at our list of great baseball movies.
A Tribute to William Holden
The Golden Boy achieved stardom almost overnight, and was voted #25 on the American Film Institute's greatest actors list.
AFI 100 Years, 100 Laughs List
April is National Humor Month so join us in a look back at the AFI 100 Laughs list, plus our results from the Classic Movies poll.
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