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Top 25 Greatest Female Screen Legends

Claudette Colbert as Cleopatra

Some time ago the AFI (that’s the American Film Institute) released a list of the top 50 greatest screen legends from the Classic Hollywood era: 25 male and 25 female stars. I’m not sure exactly what their criteria were for reaching the top spot, but they classified a screen legend as an actor or actress: […]


What’s in a name?

Harlean Harlow Carpenter

Quite a lot if we believe the Hollywood Studios of the 30s and 40s!  There were only a handful of Classic Hollywood stars who kept their own names, including Jane Russell, Ava Gardner, Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn and Grace Kelly. The majority of actors and actresses had their identities completely re-written. How many of these 20 […]


The gruesome truth behind Hollywood most famous smiles

ClarK Gable

It’s no secret that A-list celebrities frequently turn to cosmetic dentistry to straighten, fix and brighten their teeth to achieve the megawatt smiles we’re used to seeing. During the golden age of Hollywood, however, many stars went further than a little tooth-whitening to maintain their icon status. Some of the stars were hiding painful secrets […]


1950s hairstyle: Vivien Leigh

1950s hairstyle: Vivien Leigh

Actress and movie star Vivien Leigh in a publicity photo from the movie: The Deep Blue Sea. The neat up-do is a typical 1950s hairstyle. Source and copyright: This work is in the public domain because it was published in the United States between 1923 and 1963 and although there may or may not have […]