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My Week With Marilyn

Nov 03, 2011 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Given her brief time in the limelight, few people have influenced our culture so profoundly as Marilyn Monroe. She is an enduring icon that has been celebrated and imitated since her death in 1962. Movies have been made in the hope of shedding some light on her private life, including her interactions with other celebrities.

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Movie Stars of Old Hollywood: Bette Davis

Jun 29, 2009 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

The First Lady of the American Screen Bette Davis was born on April 5, 1908 in Lowell, Massachusetts as Ruth Elizabeth Davis. Her parents were Harlow Morrell and Ruth Augusta (Favor) Davis. Bette’s sister, Barbara, was born a year later. Bette’s parents separated in 1915, and although Bette’s mother had difficulty affording it, she placed

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Movie Stars of Old Hollywood: Katharine Hepburn

May 18, 2009 |  Retro Staff |  2 Comments

The First Lady of Cinema Katharine Houghton Hepburn was born in Hartford, Connecticut on May 12, 1907 to parents Dr. Thomas Hepburn and Katharine Martha Houghton. She was one of six children, all of whom were given their mother’s maiden name as a middle name. Her father was a successful urologist and her mother was

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Movie Stars of Old Hollywood: Marlon Brando

Apr 20, 2009 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

A True Hollywood Legend Marlon Brando was such an incredible actor that he set the standard by which all other actors would be measured. He was one of the first actors to perform in the newly introduced acting style called “The Method”. This technique involved utilizing one’s own repressed memories and emotions to portray a

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Movie Stars of Old Hollywood: Jean Harlow

Apr 06, 2009 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

The Original Blonde Bombshell Jean Harlow was born on March 3, 1911 as Harlean Harlow Carpenter, the only child of Mont Clair Carpenter and Jean Harlow Carpenter. Her father was a successful dentist in Kansas City, Missouri. Harlean’s father came from a working-class family, while her mother was the daughter of a wealthy real estate

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