No performer of the 20th century was more associated with Christmas than Bing Crosby and, while he’s been gone for decades, his voice still rings out on radios and Muzak systems whenever the holidays roll around.
Who would have thought that someone who has never written a book before could bring an unsung actress of the past to life so vividly? Through diligent research and serendipitous access to Dvorak’s journals and letters, Rice does just that.
Every time a veteran actor or actress dies, I find myself reviewing memories of particular films or memorable scenes in which they appeared. Each loss is like a psychic wound, because someone who was part of my moviegoing life is gone.
It’s time again to share some of my favorite publicity photos from the golden age of Hollywood: a bygone era of ballyhoo, when actresses under contract to the major studios were kept busy between film assignments shooting promotional stills for hungry newspapers and magazines around the world.