Old Hollywood Stars: Mary Pickford.

There were no movie stars in Hollywood before Mary Pickford (1892-1979) came along. Born in Canada and raised as a child stage actor, Pickford and her family moved to Manhattan so she could make it on Broadway. After her last play closed in 1909, Pickford decided to try out the motion pictures and landed aContinue reading “Old Hollywood Stars: Mary Pickford.”

Old Hollywood Stars: Bette Davis.

Ruth Elizabeth “Bette” Davis April 5, 1908 – October 6, 1989) was an American actress of film, television, and theatre. With a career spanning 60 years she is regarded as one of the greatest actresses in Hollywood history. She was noted for her willingness to play unsympathetic, sardonic characters, and was famous for her performancesContinue reading “Old Hollywood Stars: Bette Davis.”

Old Hollywood Stars: Carole Lombard.

I would like to start this series with Carole Lombard and her piercing eyes. Carole Lombard (born Jane Alice Peters, October 6, 1908 – January 16, 1942) was an American film actress. She was particularly noted for her energetic, often off-beat roles in the screwball comedies of the 1930s, allowing her to become the highest-paid starContinue reading “Old Hollywood Stars: Carole Lombard.”