Happy Birthday, Mary Pickford - (April 8th, 1892 - May 29th, 1979)
Rest in peace Theodosia Goodman ∟ Theda Bara (July 29, 1885 - April 7, 1955)
Happy Birthday Bette Davis!
(April 5, 1908 - October 6, 1989)
Acting should be bigger than life. Scripts should be bigger than life. It should all be bigger than life.
(Screw-ball [skrue’bol] Noun, Slang, meaning unbalanced, erratic, irrational, unconventional), became a popular slang word in the 1930s. It was applied to films where everything was a juxtaposition: educated and uneducated, rich and poor, intelligent and stupid, honest and dishonest, and most of all male and female. When two people fell in love, they did not simply surrender to their feelings, they battled it out. They lied to one another, often assuming indifferent personas toward each other. They often employed hideous tricks on each other, until finally after running out of inventions, fall into each others arms. It was fossilized comedy, physical and often painful, but mixed with the highest level of wit and sophistication, depending wholly on elegant and inventive writing. Even the supporting cast was always of first-rate. Character actors playing eccentric types as well as a stable of familiar faces in leading roles (Cary Grant, William Powell, Carole Lombard, Claudette Colbert, Katharine Hepburn) [x].
James Dean in his New York apartment, 1955.
Happy Birthday, Harlean Harlow Carpenter | March 3, 1911 – June 7, 1937Jean Harlow fooling around in a garden and later, with her acting coach, 1931
Happy Birthday to Clara Lou Sheridan aka ANN SHERIDAN!!!
(February 21st, 1915 - January 21st, 1967)
“Without ever quite acheiving the mythic status of a super-star, she was always a pleasure to watch, and, as with all true stars, was never quite like anyone else.”
- London Times, 1967 upon Ann’s death.
Clara Bow and Fredric March in The Wild Party, 1929