Category Archive: Betty Grable

Stars I grew up with

As a kid, I loved technicolor movies with Alice Faye, Betty Grable, John Payne, Don Ameche, Carmen Miranda, and Maria Montez. I just saw Cobra Woman with Montez. She was so beautifully talentless… Continue reading

Did Carmen Miranda like feijoada?

Tomorrow my friend will cook Portuguese-style feijoada as a post-birthday gift. Portuguese-style uses white beans but the more famous version is Brazilian, utilizing black beans.  I favor the white bean version that I… Continue reading

July 5 Birthdays and Marriages

Birthday Bessie Eyton (1890-1965), silent actress, The Spoilers Celebrity Marriages Betty Grable and Harry James (1943) Michael Todd and Joan Blondell (1947)