Category Archive: Classic film stars

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

RIP Jean Simmons (1929-2010)

Here we go again.  Jean Simmons died on January 22.  She was formerly married to actor Stewart Granger. My first Simmons film was definitely The Robe.  I saw it almost every Lenten season growing up. As… Continue reading

Raul Roulien, Brazilian in old Hollywood

Raul Roulien is a rather obscure name.  I wonder if he enjoyed feijoada. He had a short sejour in 1930s Hollywood but maybe you’ve seen some of his films. He’s most famous for… Continue reading