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A beautiul portrait of Anne Baxter from her days as a contract player at 20th Century-Fox.

ANNE BAXTER

  Beautiful Anne Baxter was born in¬†Michigan City, Indiana, on May 7, 1923. ¬†She later moved to New York City with her parents, where as a child she began acting in stock productions and later Broadway. 20th Century-Fox ...
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This portrait of Dan Dailey is from the 1947 20th Century-Fox film, Mother Wore Tights. This was one of the many corny musical films he would make with Betty Grable. They were Technicolor confections that showcased the duo's singing and dancing talents---and delighted audiences for years! Forget the story--just enjoy the team doing their best to entertain us. (c) 20th Century-Fox

DAN DAILEY

This portrait of Dan Dailey is from the 1947 20th Century-Fox film, Mother Wore Tights. This was one of the many corny musical films he would make with Betty Grable. They were Technicolor confections that showcased the duo̵...
by Sam Maronie
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ELEANOR POWELL

ELEANOR POWELL

      She was known as the Queen of Tap. Lovely Eleanor Powell was plucked from obscurity in the 1930s and became one of Hollywood’s top musical stars. She was one of illustrious MGMs top money-makers durin...
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BING CROSBY

BING CROSBY

I suppose there’s no Hollywood celebrity more identified with Christmas than Bing Crosby. His rendition of the Irving Berlin song, White Christmas, is a Holiday staple. As is the constant unspooling of his popular 1954 Pa...
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This great portrait of Linda Darnell comes from the height of her popularity in the early 1940s at 20th Century-Fox. Linda came to the studio at age 16, and was promptly thrown into the lead of her first film, Hotel for Women (1939). She became the youngest leading lady in Hollywood history.(c) 20th Century-Fox Film Corp.

LINDA DARNELL

Actress Linda Darnell’s life was pure Hollywood. She was discovered by movie talent scouts as a youngster in her native Texas. Signed to a studio contract at the age of 16, they promptly threw her into the lead role of he...
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This early-1930's portrait of Robert Montgomery is from his peak years at MGM. He was one of the studio's most popular actors, later becoming a top-notch director and producer. (c) MGM

ROBERT MONTGOMERY

Robert Montgomery was one of 1930’s cinema’s most popular players. He started his career at the top, under contract to quality studio MGM. He made a number of early talkies, making a big impression in the powerful p...
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PEEPING JOHN. Cadaverous John Carradine portrays yet-another mad scientist in 1957's The Unearthly. This Republic Pictures opus also starred the curvaceous Allison Hayes and the mountainous Tor Johnson. (c) Republic Pictures

JOHN CARRADINE

  OK…..OK…..I know Halloween is over, but I’m still featuring this creepy portrait of John Carradine as this week’s featured portrait. Like Karloff and Lugosi, the Thin Monster is forever identified...
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Richard Denning in an atmospheric portrait from 1955's Creature with the Atom Brain. (c) Columbia Pictures

RICHARD DENNING

MONSTER HUNTER #1 Richard Denning was never more than a ‘B’ movie actor–and he’d be the first person to tell you that–but he always gave 110% no matter how poverty-row the production was. Denning h...
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