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1. Gable's Influence on Marilyn Monroe
From childhood Marilyn Monroe admired the King of Hollywood, Clark Gable. Who could have known they were cast in their last film together?

2. Hedda Hopper Attacks Charlie Chaplin
Hollywood's leading gossip columnist Hedda Hopper attacks multi-talented Charlie Chaplin for being a Communist.

3. Lessons From Bright Road
Tucked into the rural countryside of Alabama, is a little schoolhouse with a new teacher. Miss Jane Richards, played by Dorothy Dandridge, has been assigned to her very first class. With her, comes all of the passion and insecurity a new teacher might experience.

4. Four Fun Films with Kay Kendall
When remembering the great comediennes, Kay Kendall’s name should not be missed. Although her career was tragically cut short, her body of work was polished and her knack for comedy transcendent.

5. Cary Grant and Betsy Drake Make Room for One More
Cary Grant and his third wife, Betsy Drake, were married for thirteen years, the longest of all of Grant’s marriages. The two had no children of their own, but Grant and Drake made two films together both of which focused on having children and raising a family.

6. Christmas in Connecticut is Spicy and Sweet
A holiday tradition, this film not only reminds us of Christmas during simpler times, but it does so by being a bit naughty...for 1945, that is.

7. Tallulah Bankhead and Die! Die! My Darling!
If you do an internet search for thrillers from the 1960s, it takes some scrolling until you find the final film of Miss Tallulah Bankhead, as she takes on the role of a first class wack-a-doodle in mourning from the loss of her son.

8. Why Now is the Perfect Time to See Harvey
Pandemic getting you down? Perhaps this is a good time for you to meet Harvey. During challenging times, he's just what the doctor ordered.

9. Molly and Me Resonates Truth
Based on the novel “Molly, Bless Her” by Frances Marion, this film jumps right in with a real-life truth: Actors like to eat.

10. Norma Shearer Discovered Janet Leigh
One day Norma Shearer encountered a photograph of a young Janet Leigh and Janet's life was changed forever.

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