Here are 10 things you should know about Dick Powell, born 115 years ago today. For our money, he executed one of the most impressive career reinventions in Hollywood history.
Here are 10 things you should know about Robert Ryan, born 110 years ago today. He occasionally expressed discomfort at being asked to play so many bad guys in pictures.
Here are 10 things you should know about character actor Joseph Calleia, born 122 years ago today. His is a face that is surely familiar to every old-movie buff.
We don’t often share Shorpy photos because, well, they’ve got a huge online presence in their own right, so we figure plenty of you already see the images they share without us riding on their coattails.
But we couldn’t resist sharing this one. Though it was shot on the street, it looks like a still from a classic film noir that we’ve somehow not yet seen (though we’d happily line up to buy a ticket, if we could).
Here’s the info: December 1942. “Chicago, Illinois. An unusually heavy fog in the early afternoon.” Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information.
Nice going, Mr. Delano. Nice going, indeed.
Dan Duryea, born 111 years ago today, worked steadily in theatre, television and pictures and in a variety of genres, but it was playing bad guys in films noir that he made his most indelible mark.
Here are 10 things you should know about Dan Duryea…