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Following Anderson's Death, Only Two Gwtw Performers Still Living

9 April 2014 7:40 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Gone with the Wind’ actress Mary Anderson dead at 96; also featured in Alfred Hitchcock thriller ‘LifeboatMary Anderson, an actress featured in both Gone with the Wind and Alfred Hitchcock’s adventure thriller Lifeboat, died following a series of small strokes on Sunday, April 6, 2014, while under hospice care in Toluca Lake/Burbank, northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Anderson, the widow of multiple Oscar-winning cinematographer Leon Shamroy, had turned 96 on April 3. Born in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1918, Mary Anderson was reportedly discovered by director George Cukor, at the time looking for an actress to play Scarlett O’Hara in David O. Selznick’s film version of Margaret Mitchell’s bestseller Gone with the Wind. Instead of Scarlett, eventually played by Vivien Leigh, Anderson was cast in the small role of Maybelle Merriwether — most of which reportedly ended up on the cutting-room floor. Cukor was later fired from the project; his replacement, Victor Fleming, »

- Andre Soares

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After Rooney's Death, Who Is Earliest Surviving Best Actor Academy Award Nominee?

8 April 2014 6:17 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Mickey Rooney was earliest surviving Best Actor Oscar nominee (photo: Mickey Rooney and Spencer Tracy in ‘Boys Town’) (See previous post: “Mickey Rooney Dead at 93: MGM’s Andy Hardy Series’ Hero and Judy Garland Frequent Co-Star Had Longest Film Career Ever?”) Mickey Rooney was the earliest surviving Best Actor Academy Award nominee — Babes in Arms, 1939; The Human Comedy, 1943 — and the last surviving male acting Oscar nominee of the 1930s. Rooney lost the Best Actor Oscar to two considerably more “prestigious” — albeit less popular — stars: Robert Donat for Sam Wood’s Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939) and Paul Lukas for Herman Shumlin’s Watch on the Rhine (1943). Following Mickey Rooney’s death, there are only two acting Academy Award nominees from the ’30s still alive: two-time Best Actress winner Luise Rainer, 104 (for Robert Z. Leonard’s The Great Ziegfeld, 1936, and Sidney Franklin’s The Good Earth, 1937), and Best Supporting Actress nominee Olivia de Havilland, »

- Andre Soares

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Silver Screen legend Mickey Rooney dead at 93

6 April 2014 9:26 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Los Angeles (AP) — Mickey Rooney, the pint-size, precocious actor and all-around talent whose more than 80-year career spanned silent comedies, Shakespeare, Judy Garland musicals, Andy Hardy stardom, television and the Broadway theater, died Sunday at age 93. Los Angeles Police Commander Andrew Smith said that Rooney was with his family when he died at his North Hollywood home. Smith said police took a death report but indicated that there was nothing suspicious and it was not a police case. He said he had no additional details on the circumstances of his passing. Rooney started his career in his parents' vaudeville act while still a toddler, and broke into movies before age 10. He was still racking up film and TV credits more than 80 years later — a tenure likely unmatched in the history of show business. "I always say, 'Don't retire — inspire,'" he told The Associated Press in March 2008. "There's a lot to be done. »

- Anthony McCartney (AP)

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Mickey Rooney Dead: Legendary Actor Dies at 93

6 April 2014 6:56 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Anthony McCartney, AP Entertainment Writer

Los Angeles (AP) - Mickey Rooney, the pint-size, precocious actor and all-around talent whose more than 80-year career spanned silent comedies, Shakespeare, Judy Garland musicals, Andy Hardy stardom, television and the Broadway theater, died Sunday at age 93.

Los Angeles Police Commander Andrew Smith said that Rooney was with his family when he died at his North Hollywood home.

Smith said police took a death report but indicated that there was nothing suspicious and he had no additional details on the circumstances of his passing. The Los Angeles County Coroner's office said it was not their case because Rooney died a natural death.

There were no further immediate details on the cause of death, but Rooney did attend an Oscar party last month.

Rooney started his career in his parents' vaudeville act while still a toddler, and broke into movies before age 10. He was still racking »

- The Associated Press

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A Year With Kate: Stage Door (1937)

26 March 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Episode 13 of 52 wherein Anne Marie screens all of Katharine Hepburn's films in chronological order.

In which we've finally made it to the good stuff, so let's celebrate with Katharine Hepburn vs Ginger Rogers in a battle of the stars.

Hallelujah! Katharine Hepburn has arrived! From the ashes of Quality Street she rises, patrician and perfect. After 12 weeks of inconsistent performances, to suddenly be confronted with Kate in all her Mid-Atlantic, New England-born, iron spined, pants-wearing glory is a downright religious experience. And lo, Katharine Hepburn did star in a Kaufman and Ferber adaptation, and it was good.

Stage Door is the limelight dramedy of a gaggle of Broadway hopefuls living at the fictional Footlights Club in New York. The original play was an ensemble piece, but director Gregory La Cava and writer Morrie Ryskind remade the the movie in the image of its stars. Ginger Rogers, then between musical blockbusters, »

- Anne Marie

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Gone with the Wind trail: the top 10 sights in Atlanta

19 March 2014 4:33 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Atlanta does give a damn about Gone with the Wind – and you can take in the museums, southern homes and hotels that are connected to Margaret Mitchell's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and the film, which celebrates its 75th birthday this year

Margaret Mitchell House

The first port of call for Gone With The Wind fans, thanks to its central location in midtown, the ground floor of this redbrick house is a museum that includes the apartment where Margaret Mitchell wrote most of her novel. Mitchell and her second husband, John Marsh, occupied one of 10 apartments crammed into the Tudor-revival building she nicknamed The Dump. The apartment's two small rooms plus a galley kitchen and bathroom look much as they would have when Mitchell lived there between 1925 and 1932. Further rooms have displays of photographs of Mitchell and there is a half-hourly guided tour, which talks you through her childhood and how »

- Lee Howard

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7 March 2014 7:00 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

TV Blend Mad Men Season 7 key art features a famous graphic designer - April 13th, y'all

My New Plaid Pants first pic of Dane Dehaan as James Dean in yet another bio of the actor

/Film gross... the proposed reboot of Zorro is going to be Dark Knight-esque. Good god, Hollywood, be smarter. Anyone interested in Zorro, its own brand which is why you're rebooting it, is going to expect light swashbuckling Fun.  

New Now Next Teen Wolf adding a third gay character for season 4. (Weird that they haven't expanded the opening credits sequence to feature the other regulars from the ever expanding show.)

Towleroad RuPaul teaches his Pit Crew to "Sissy That Walk"

Guardian Idris Elba providing the voice of Shere Khan in the new live action/CGI Jungle Book

Fashionista costume designer extraordinaire Janie Bryant on what's next for her after Mad Men wraps

i09 on 30 cult movies everyone should see once. »

- NATHANIEL R

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Watch: Katharine Hepburn, Olivia de Havilland, Grace Kelly & Anne Bancroft Present First 40 Years Of Oscar History

7 March 2014 1:55 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Following Sunday's Oscars, which was one of the highest rated shows in recent memory, we had a few suggestions on how things could be improved next year. And one of those ideas was killing the montages or basically anything extraneous that doesn't have any bearing on the matter at hand—handing out awards. And we doubt that will happen if only because the Oscar show is built on pageantry, celebration of its own achievements and more, and that was the case even way back in the day when Bob Hope was hosting. A newly released nine-minute reel takes us back to 1967 and the 40th Academy Awards, where Best Actress winners Katharine Hepburn, Olivia de Havilland, Grace Kelly and Anne Bancroft were brought in to share different portions of four decades of Oscar history. Each actress tackles a different decade, sharing the memorable films and performances that marked those years. So »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Jared Leto on Thirty Seconds to Mars, losing weight for Dallas Buyers Club – and winning an Oscar

6 March 2014 4:06 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The actor was so happy making music with his band that he thought he'd never make a film again

• Oscar-winner Jared Leto has not seen Dallas Buyers Club

Hi Jared! You've always struck me as a fairly private person. Do you hate giving interviews? No, not at all. But if the interview's bad, then it's no fun, and by bad I mean routine, you know? So the challenge has been set!

When you were preparing to play Rayon in Dallas Buyers Club, an HIV-positive transgender woman, did you talk to trans people and people with HIV? Yeah, definitely. I talked to transgender people and that was the education and the start of it all. I'm really grateful for those experiences.

Did you go method? I stayed in character the entire shoot. I couldn't imagine doing it another way. I'd gone too far to pick it up and drop it off. »

- Hadley Freeman

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Living Legends: Kim Novak & More Classic Hollywood Stars Alive Today (Photos)

3 March 2014 4:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The death of Shirley Temple, one of the last great stars of Hollywood's Golden Age, came soon after the passing of two other classic actors, Joan Fontaine and Peter O'Toole. While we mourn their losses, there are still more actors from that era alive than you may realize, including Fontaine's older sister Olivia De Havilland, the oldest living Oscar winner, Luise Rainer, and "Vertigo" star Kim Novak -- who you may have seen at the Oscars this year.

Let's celebrate the handful of tough guys, musical dames and at least one last living child star from the early days of Hollywood that are still with us: We found 25 stars over age 80 in all, many of whom are still very busy acting. »

- Sharon Knolle

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Cate Blanchett is 40th performer to win multiple Oscars

1 March 2014 6:09 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Cate Blanchett joined an exclusive club with her victory Sunday night becoming only the 40th person to win multiple Academy Awards for acting. And she got her second Oscar from one of the first 39 -- Daniel Day-Lewis, who won his third Best Actor prize last year for "Lincoln."  Blanchett's first Oscar win was in 2004 in Best Supporting Actress for playing the all-time champ Katharine Hepburn in "The Aviator." Her win this year was for Best Actress in Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine." Of the 39 other Oscar winners with multiple trophies, 22 are still living: Michael Caine, Daniel Day-Lewis, Olivia de Havilland, Robert De Niro, Sally Field, Jane Fonda, Jodie Foster, Gene Hackman, Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman, Glenda Jackson, Jessica Lange, Jack Nicholson, Sean Penn, Luise Rainer, Maggie Smith, Kevin Spacey, Meryl Streep, Hilary Swank, Christoph Waltz, Denzel Washington, and Dianne Wiest. All of these but de Hav »

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Living Legends: Classic Hollywood Stars Alive Today (Photos)

1 March 2014 4:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The death of Shirley Temple, one of the last great stars of Hollywood's Golden Age, came soon after the passing of two other classic actors, Joan Fontaine and Peter O'Toole. While we mourn their losses, there are still more actors from that era alive than you may realize, including Fontaine's older sister Olivia De Havilland and the oldest living Oscar winner, Luise Rainer.

Let's celebrate the handful of tough guys, musical dames and at least one last living child star from the early days of Hollywood that are still with us: We found 25 stars over age 80 in all, many of whom are still very busy acting. »

- Sharon Knolle

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Beauty Vs Beast: Let It Be... On!!!

24 February 2014 10:30 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Ja from Mnpp here with this week's brightest bluest newest round of Beauty Vs. Beast for y'all to play. First things first let's look back at last week's competition, which took David O. Russell's film American Hustle and pitted man versus man and woman versus woman (or hair versus hair versus hair versus hair) in an Abscam-off for the ages. Things between Team Sydney (Amy Adams) and Team Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) were close for a wee bit but Sydney asserted her dominace pretty early on, eventually running away with 67% of the votes for the win. But over between the fellas the face-off between Team Richie (Bradley Cooper) and Team Irving (Christian Bale) stayed suuuper close over the course of the week - ultimately Richie squeaked it out, literally, beating Irving by two votes, or just 0.0037% of the total. Team Cleavage takes it away!

And so on to this week's tail-end-of-winter pre-Oscar festivities. »

- JA

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Last Surviving Member of The Sound Of Music Singing Family Has Died at Age 99

22 February 2014 5:21 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Maria von Trapp dead at 99: ‘The Sound of Music’ character played by Heather Menzies was last surviving member of the singing von Trapp family (photo: The singing von Trapp family) Maria von Trapp, the last surviving member of the singing von Trapp family portrayed in The Sound of Music, died in her sleep at her Vermont home on Wednesday, February 19, 2014. Baron Georg von Trapp’s second-eldest daughter, Maria Franziska (born in Zell am See, Salzburg, Austria, in 1914) was 99. Heather Menzies played Baron von Trapp’s second-eldest daughter, renamed Louisa von Trapp, in 20th Century Fox’s 1965 blockbuster directed by Robert Wise, and starring Julie Andrews as singing nun-to-be Maria Kutschera (later Baroness Maria von Trapp) and Christopher Plummer as the Baron. (See Heather Menzies, Charmian Carr, Kym Karath, and Angela Cartwright at 2008 event.) Financially ruined during the Great Depression, Baron von Trapp and his family began performing as a »

- Andre Soares

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Oscar Winner Hoffman, Child Star Temple Honored with Library of Congress Screenings

20 February 2014 5:53 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Shirley Temple, and Oscar movies: Library of Congress’ March 2014 screenings (photo: Philip Seymour Hoffman as Truman Capote in ‘Capote’) Tributes to the recently deceased Shirley Temple and Philip Seymour Hoffman, and several Academy Award-nominated and -winning films are among the March 2014 screenings at the Library of Congress’ Packard Campus Theater and, in collaboration with the Library’s National Audio-Visual Conservation Center, The State Theatre, both located in Culpeper, Virginia. The 1934 sentimental comedy-drama Little Miss Marker (March 6, Packard) is the movie that turned six-year-old Shirley Temple into a major film star. Temple would become the biggest domestic box-office draw of the mid-1930s, and, Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, Sonja Henie, Don Ameche, Loretta Young, and Madeleine Carroll notwithstanding, would remain 20th Century Fox’s top star until later in the decade. Directed by Alexander Hall (Here Comes Mr. Jordan, My Sister Eileen), Little Miss Marker — actually, a Paramount »

- Andre Soares

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The Pretty One | Review

3 February 2014 11:30 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

A Stolen Life: Lamarque’s Debut an Entertaining, Borrowed Premise

Identical twins and their cannibalistic tendencies have long been a fine cinematic tradition of the dramatic or thriller genres. Classic titles from Brian De Palma, a pair of Bette Davis headliners, Olivia De Havilland, Viggo Mortensen, those Parent Trap films, are all examples of the same actor playing identical twins, many of them featuring narratives where a less successful twin wishes to usurp the identity of the most prized of the pair. Of course, this generally leads to a morbid atmosphere. If writer/director Jenee Lamarque brings anything new to this idea it’s that she turns this scenario into a romantic comedy, and with sometimes winning results. Of course, this tactic of re-tooling elements of film noir for modern romance isn’t quite revolutionary either (see 90’s films like While You Were Sleeping or Mrs. Winterbourne), and there »

- Nicholas Bell

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Going for double Oscar gold: Jennifer Lawrence, Sandra Bullock, Julia Roberts ...

16 January 2014 7:13 AM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

In the 85-year history of the Academy Awards, only 39 performers have won at least two Oscars for acting. Six more actors and actresses now have the chance to join that group. Previous one-time champs Christian Bale ("American Hustle"), Cate Blanchett ("Blue Jasmine"), Sandra Bullock ("Gravity"), Judi Dench ("Philomena"), Jennifer Lawrence ("American Hustle") and Julia Roberts ("August: Osage County") are all looking to add another trophy to their mantle this year. And three-time past Oscar winner Meryl Streep ("August: Osage County") is at a whole other level. She extended her record for most nominations to 18. If she wins this year, she would join Katharine Hepburn as the only four-time acting champ in Academy Awards history. Of the 39 double Oscar winners, 22 are still living: Michael Caine, Daniel Day-LewisOlivia de Havilland, Robert De Niro, Sally Field, »

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A Year With Kate: Morning Glory (1933)

15 January 2014 5:00 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Episode 3 of 52  Anne Marie is screening all of Katharine Hepburn's films in chronological order. On the eve of the Oscar nominations, Morning Glory (1933)

In which the seeds of Oscar history are sown...

Sometimes, Katharine Hepburn’s career seems too charmed to be real. At the 6th Academy Awards, Kate won her first Oscar. For her third movie. In her second year. To put that in perspective, it took Bette Davis 23 movies and 4 years to get a nomination alone (on a controversial write-in ballot). Ingrid Bergman: 6 movies and 5 years to be nominated. Olivia de Havilland: 29 movies and 10 years to win. The other record-holding actresses of the Studio System had to slog through bad scripts and bit parts to get their golden statues, but young Kate practically waltzed into the Academy and casually picked one up (figuratively speaking, since she didn’t actually show up)

Morning Glory is the »

- Anne Marie

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Labeouf, Bay Remembered: 104-Year-Old Double Oscar Winner and Birthday Celebrant Ignored at the Globes

14 January 2014 6:28 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Luise Rainer today: As of last Sunday, the two-time Best Actress Oscar winner is 104 years old Inevitably, the Transformers movies’ director Michael Bay (who recently had an on-camera "meltdown" after a teleprompter stopped working at the Consumer Electronics Show) and the Transformers movies’ star Shia Labeouf (who was recently accused of plagiarism) were mentioned — or rather, blasted, in current media parlance — at the 2014 Golden Globe awards show, held this past Sunday, January 12, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Left unmentioned, however, was London resident and two-time Best Actress Oscar winner Luise Rainer (The Great Ziegfeld, The Good Earth) — who just happened to turn 104 years old on the day of the Golden Globes ceremony. (Photo: Luise Rainer in the mid-1930s.) Luise Rainer movies Of course, quite possibly none of the people attending the Golden Globes had ever heard of — let alone seen a movie featuring — Luise Rainer (or »

- Andre Soares

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The Adventures Of Robin Hood Playing Saturday Morning at The Hi-Pointe

9 January 2014 6:20 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“Welcome to Sherwood, my lady!”

Captain Blood may have made Errol Flynn a star but his role as the fit, cocky hero Robin Hood made him an immortal, and is no doubt his most remembered role. Actually, The Adventures Of Robin Hood was originally intended as a project for Jimmy Cagney, but when Errol became a star they knew he was made for the role. Warner Brothers really went all out on this one – period costumes, glorious Technicolor, (it looks like it could have been made yesterday – yet it was over 75 years ago!), a cast of thousands, mind blowing sets and much, much more! This movie, of course, is about the man who steals from the rich and gives to the poor: the handsome, young chap named Robin Hood who creates a lot of trouble around Sherwood! Trouble arises when Prince John (Claude Rains) takes advantage of King Richard’s »

- Tom Stockman

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