Here are 10 things you should know about Patricia Ellis, born 102 years (give or take) ago today. If you’re a fan of 1930s movies, you’re probably familiar with Ellis, but otherwise, perhaps not, as her busy-but-brief career lasted just eight years, from 1932-39.
Here are 10 things you should know about Paul Henreid, born 112 years ago today. He left Austria and found success in Hollywood as an actor and director.
Here are 10 things you should know about Greer Garson, C.B.E., born 115 years ago today. She was something of an overnight success in pictures, portraying women she once described as “noble and admirable characters.”
There’s a certain kind of movie buff who lives to discover minor continuity foul-ups in motion pictures. Is Carole Lombard‘s cigarette ash now a quarter-inch long when it was half an inch just a moment ago? Is William Powell‘s martini glass now full when it was nearly empty in the last shot?
Some film fans rush right to IMDb.com to register these flubs as soon as they spot them, but to be honest, we find this particular hobby of little interest and are happy to leave it to those who enjoy it.
But every now and then, even we spot an incongruity that warrants a raised eyebrow and presents a mystery to be solved. Watch the video below for just such a cinematic puzzle, this one discovered in the 1948 Bette Davis picture, Winter Meeting.
Here are 10 things you should know about Jane Bryan, born 101 years ago today. She may not be well known to the average person on the street, but she’s a familiar face to movie buffs, which is impressive considering her career spanned just four years.