This address is the location of the Hollywood and Western Building, which was constructed in 1928 by Louis B. Mayer for the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America (MPPDA). On July 15, 1934, an amendment was put in place which made a Seal of Approval from the Production Code Administration (PCA) necessary for the release of every American movie. That Sunday…Continue
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I'll not be renewing The Golden Age of Hollywood this year come July. I can no longer justify asking members to help pay for a site that is dead. It's time for me to move along as well. I do appreciate everyone that participated over the years and especially those who donated to keep GAOH alive.
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The Star Maker (1939). The movie is really charming. Bing works well with children. Musicals on the big screen were extremely popular during this era and Crosby became well known as a Hollywood actor as well as musical artist.
Bing starred as Larry Earl, an unsuccessful songwriter who decides to settle down with…Continue
Each week it told the story of one of the travelers on an 1870's "wagon train" making its way across…Continue
I am pleased to announce the publication of my latest one-woman stage play, IDA: The Last Lupino, which is available in both paperback and Kindle editions via Amazon.
Unlike all my other one-person stage plays, Ida Lupino was a actress that I knew. I met her and her then-husband, Howard Duff,…
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Teresa Wright starred in three of the most well known films of the 40s – "Shadow of Doubt", "Mrs Miniver" and "The Best years of our Lives". As she entered her 30s, Wright, always attractive was offered parts of rather plain women in less interesting films - with notable exceptions…Continue
Below is an article which my sister, Rebekah, wrote for my website. Here is the link to the original post: https://pureentertainmentpreservationsociety.wordpress.com/2017/12/20/ring-the-assembly-bell-here-comes-the-singing-sweethearts-blogathon/. We would…Continue
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The audio edition of my one-person stage play, RATHBONE, just became available on Amazon, audible.com and, within a day or two, iTunes.
Jake Sanson delivers a terrific performance as Basil Rathbone.…
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(Clark) GABLE and (Carole) LOMBARD are two of my one-person stage plays that are now available on audio.
George Utley plays Clark Gable and Kathleen Godwin is Carole Lombard.
The plays can be downloaded at audible.com, Amazon or iTunes.
Both plays are also available in paperback…Continue
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I just got word that the audio adaptation of FLYNN, my one-person stage play about Errol Flynn, is now available for download on Amazon, audible.com and, within a day or so, iTunes. Sam Burns brings the screen's most famous Robin Hood to life in this production, which has been enhanced with music and sound effects. Enjoy!…
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It's been a while since I've blogged, and I did promise I would post here my contribution to The Great Breening Blogathon. So, with the promise that I will contribute here more frequently, here goes...
The Technical Stuff (courtesy of Wikipedia)
Directed by William Wyler
Produced by Samuel Goldwyn
Written by Sidney Howard
Based on Dodsworth 1934 play by Sidney Howard
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I am pleased to announce that the audio edition of my play, GABLE, is now available for download at audible.com., Amazon and iTunes. George Utley delivers a magnificent performance as Clark Gable in this production of my original stage play, which has been enhanced with music and sound effects.…Continue
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Hi everyone! The big day is finally here!
Please be sure to pay a visit to the Pure Entertainment Preservation Society, run by our friend and fellow GAOH member, Tiffany Brannan.
Tiffany graciously accepted my contribution, an examination of DODSWORTH (1936); it was a bit out of the scope of the Breening Blogathon Rules, but I did relate it to the Production Code warnings about divorce and infidelity.
Be sure to read it and check out the other…Continue
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The Egyptian Theatre had a wonderful event on that Sunday afternoon. It was a beautiful September day in Hollywood, and the courtyard was filled with people who were standing in line, waiting for ice cream sodas. As the soda jerk whipped up the colorful sodas, the patrons listened to the music of a ukulele player, who sang and whistled to his own music. After an enjoyable hour and a half in the shaded, Egyptian style courtyard, the eager…Continue