3 Reasons Why Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Remains Popular

SPOILER WARNING Last month TCM showcased¬†Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. I did my first #TCMParty live tweet which was entertaining to say the least (then I of course missed Niagara). As I watched the film for the ten millionth time, I couldn’t help but wonder, “why does the movie still appeal to us?” 1.) The gold digger…

Biopic Review: Reliving Marilyn

Reliving Marilyn has been in production for years now and finally got released on Amazon Prime both in the US and the UK. Nadine Banville plays Marilyn while Morgan Blackbyrne plays Whitey Snyder, Marilyn’s real life long-time makeup artist. At the time of writing, it has 3 stars on Amazon US and 1 star on…

Betty Monday: The Dolly Sisters

*Spoilers Ahead* For the next few weeks, I’m reviewing a Betty Grable movie each Monday. Today’s focus is The Dolly Sisters, co-starring June Haver and John Payne. Let me start by introducing you to the following number: The Dolly Sister is a very loose adaptation of the real life Dolly Sisters, Rose and Jenny. Back…

The Fabulous Life of Penny McGuiggan

Recently, I was talking to my best Old Hollywood friends about Marilyn Monroe (as we do on the daily) when Lisa brought up Penny McGuiggan, a petite little firecracker who used to speak and perform her trumpet at Marilyn Remembered’s August 5th memorials (held annually since 1982). Why the trumpet? She claimed membership in Sweet…

Ryan Murphy’s ‘Hollywood’ – A Beautiful Mess

Featured image from The Hollywood Reporte Spoiler Warning I originally intended to write about the factual inaccuracies of Murphy’s Hollywood but decided against something so incredibly voluminous, it would undoubtedly be skimmed or ignored with at least one person repeating Murphy’s term for his work – “faction.” I pressed play knowing I was going to…