Charming Man: William Powell

Frankie once sang, “You see a pair of laughing eyes, And suddenly your sighing sighs…” yep. Pretty much. It was William Powell’s 118th yesterday, and  before the Pictorial signs off for the weekend, I would like to make a formal apology for not recognizing this sooner. Powell was the consummate charmer and the debonair swell […]

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Luise Rainer – 100 Years And Counting…

Luise Rainer’s last Academy Award nod was for her role in The Good Earth … in 1938. The beautiful German actress’ first had come the year before opposite William Powell in The Great Ziegfeld. A win that brought about considerable controversy, as she was a rather unknown at the film opened. (The award is justified […]

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Movie of the Month: My Man Godfrey

“God, but this film is beautiful,” Roger Ebert once said of Gregory La Cava’s 1936 satirical screwball comedy My Man Godfrey. “This movie, and the actors in it, and its style of production, and the system that produced it, and the audiences that loved it, have all been replaced by pop culture of brainless vulgarity. […]

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