★ Love in La-La Land: Hollywood Valentines

★ Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I couldn’t let this day pass without taking a look at rather a bygone tradition in Hollywood – the Valentine’s Day publicity shot. It’s where upcoming young starlets (and sometimes even well-established stars) would pose for cutesy Valentine’s Day… Read More

★ Silver Screen Stars: Ida Lupino

★ Anglo-American actress and director, Ida Lupino, was a true Hollywood pioneer. Born in 1918 in Herne Hill, London, to a theatrical dynasty dating back to Renaissance Italy, Lupino was encouraged to perform from an early age. In a backyard theatre built by her father, she… Read More

★ Mr Darcy! 20 Years of Pride & Prejudice (1995)

★ Well, if you can believe it, the first episode of the BBC’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic romantic novel, ‘Pride and Prejudice’, made its TV debut 20 years ago today! Featuring that Colin Firth moment, the series caused an absolute… Read More

★ Downton Abbey – Series 6 Trailer!

★ Summer may be drawing to a close, but that means it’s also the time of year when ‘Downton Abbey’ hits our screens again! The channel behind the acclaimed period piece, ITV, has just released a trailer for the upcoming 6th series, and it looks fantastic. There are shocked faces… Read More

★ Silver Screen Stars: Danielle Darrieux

★ Today is the 98th birthday of beautiful French actress, Danielle Darrieux. Having appeared in over 110 films since 1931, her eight-decade career is amongst the longest in film history! I usually try to keep these Silver Screen Stars features quite short, but Darrieux’s had such… Read More

★ Silver Screen Stars: Gloria Swanson

★ American actress Gloria Swanson was born on this day in 1899. One of the most prominent stars during the silent film era, she worked with the likes of Charlie Chaplin and Rudolph Valentino, and starred in dozens of films throughout the 1910s and 1920s. During her… Read More

★ Doris Day Visits the USS Juneau, c.1952

★ If anyone truly deserves to be called ‘lovely’, it’s Doris Day. Beautiful, talented, kind, and with a wonderfully sunny disposition, she’s one of my favourite actresses from the golden age of Hollywood. I think her charming personality really shines through in this photo, don’t you? It was… Read More

★ Faithless (1932) – Vintage Lobby Cards

★ Starring the sassy and sultry Tallulah Bankhead in her last film role for more than a decade, ‘Faithless’ is a 1932 film that practically exemplifies pre-Hays Code Hollywood movies. Focusing on a spoilt socialite who loses all of her money during the Great Depression, it’s… Read More

★ Silver Screen Stars: Dorothy Malone

★ American actress, Dorothy Malone, was born on this day in 1925. Having begun her acting career in 1943, at the tender age of 18, Malone appeared in films such as ‘The Big Sleep’ (1946) opposite Humphrey Bogart, and ‘Artists and Models’ (1955) where she played Dean… Read More

★ ‘Mad Men’ Series 7: Part 2 Air Date Announced!

★ Although I’m really excited to see the last few episodes of Mad Men, I’m also really sad that they’ll be ‘the last few episodes’, and all the finality that entails. I’ve enjoyed watching this show immensely over the years, and despite… Read More