Here are 10 things you should know about Margaret Lindsay, born 108 years ago today. She was never an A-list star, but any old-movie buff is familiar with her work. She kept busy in pictures, on the stage and on television.
Here are 10 things you should know about the luminous Ingrid Bergman, born 103 years ago today. Few actresses have brightened the screen as she did, and she was as talented as she was beautiful.
Humphrey Bogart was born 118 years ago today on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. A true icon of Hollywood’s Golden Age, he’s as recognizable and, arguably, as popular today as when his career was in its prime.
Here are 17 things you should know about Humphrey Bogart…
Character actor C. Aubrey Smith, who specialized in portraying stalwart, stiff-upper-lip Brits, was born 144 years ago today in London, England. Happy birthday, Mr. Smith, wherever you may be!
Here are 10 things you should know about C. Aubrey Smith…
One of our favorite aspects of the historic lore of Los Angeles is the novelty architecture that’s long been so closely associated with the city. So we enjoyed this sequence from Stand-In (1937), starring Humphrey Bogart, Leslie Howard and Joan Blondell.
In this clip, Howard, playing a buttoned-up bean-counter from back east who’s just arrived in L.A. on a mission to oversee a struggling movie studio, is picked up at the train station by a company car. On a memorable ride through the city, he encounters an eatery shaped like a hat (the Brown Derby), a bakery shaped like a windmill (one of the stores in the once-prominent Van de Kamp’s chain), a service station shaped like an airplane, complete with spinning propellers, and several others.
There’s not an establishment in this thirty-plus-second journey that we wouldn’t eagerly patronize, if only someone would perfect a functioning time machine.
Let us know if you have memories of any of these establishments. We’d love to learn more about them.