Maureen O Hara The Irish Queen of Technicolor
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by Simone Higgins AKA Mrs Classic Film Fan
3w ago
In the second of this 2 part series on Hollywood Red Heads, this episode tells the story of Maureen O Hara, one of the  most beautiful, athletic, and talented film actresses that ever graced Hollywood film. Born to a well to do family in southern Ireland, and a fierce Irish and American patriot, Maureen speedily rose up the film ladder, appearing in melodramas, westerns, musicals and adventure movies, many of which are viewed as some of the greatest Hollywood films ever made.  Dubbed the Queen of Technicolor, she was and remains the quintessential female counter to John Wayne, their ..read more
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Greer Garson: The Hollywood and very British War Hero and Star
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by Mrs Classic Film Fan
1M ago
Greer Garson was one of the most successful British actresses of the classic Hollywood studio era.  She was attractive, intelligent, hard working and talented. She appeared  in some of the best and most memorable Hollywood films ever made, including movies which inspired and strengthened the British and American War effort  during World War II. But Ms Garson's road to success was not an easy one.  Throughout her life and career, she battled mutiple health scares, anorexia, and troubled marriages, as well as studio bosses and the occaisional leading man, who resented her nee ..read more
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CHMTC Mini Episode 6
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by Mrs Classic Film Fan
3y ago
Another mini episode by Mrs Classic Film Fan, who has been busy preparing her upcoming main episode on the late great Greer Garson. However, despite the efforts of the coronavirus to work her and her civil service colleagues to death, Mrs Classic Film Fan has discovered 2 great film books, that convey all sorts of interesting information, about the movie stars covered. Scott Eyman's comprehensive and fab  'Cary Grant: A Brilliant Disguise' more on which can be found via the following link https://bit.ly/CaryGrantBio and Mark Iveson's interesting 'Cursed Horror Stars' which can be accessed ..read more
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CHMTC Mini Episode 5
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by Simone Higgins AKA Mrs Classic Film Fan
3y ago
Another mini episode from Mrs Classic Film Fan, on some of the source material used to inform her last podcast, on the late great Jerry Lewis, Mrs CFF also mentions some very interesting podcasts that you might want to give a try, one of which includes a Mrs Classic Film Fan review of an old British film Classic which will be shown on the Talking Pictures satellite channel this month. If you want to know more have a listen to this mini-episode.  Stay safe and as ever thanks for  taking the time to listen to CHMTC.     ..read more
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Jerry Lewis The Comedy Auteur
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by Simone Higgins aka Mrs Classic Film Fan
3y ago
Jerry Lewis was one of the most successful entertainers that ever lived. The only child of a showbiz family, his performing career, which kicked off barely beyond his toddler years on the burlesque circuit, quietly ended on the big screen, nearly 80 years later.  By his teenage years he was a married man, soon to be part of one of the most successful double acts that graced stage, screen, tv and radio. Thereafter, he became  a complete film performer, director and producer, whose success around the World, especially in Europe, led to substantial recognition of his inventive skills an ..read more
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CHMTC Mini Episode 4 Update
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by Mrs Classic Film Fan
3y ago
This mini CHMTC episode gives a quick update on the upcoming episode of CHMTC and the launch of my new history focused podcast, Is It Cos Im from Croydon2? Give it a try when you can. It can be accessed via Apple and Stitcher and the links below.   http://isitcosimfromcroydon2.libsyn.com https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/simone-higgins/is-it-cos-im-from-croydon https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/isitcosimfromcroydon2s-podcast/id1463444277  Also, thanks for all the wonderful reviews received from all round the world for CHMTC, it's very much appreciated.  Best&nb ..read more
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Tab Hunter The Movie Star who lived a double life
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by Mrs Classic Film Fan
3y ago
Tab Hunter was an unassuming, gentle and simple young man, whose stunning good looks and hard earned acting skills, bagged him Hollywood film stardom and a remarkable recording career, which enabled him to make some the best remembered films and music of the 1950's.  Part of a generation of young movies stars, whose film careers, signalled the end of the Hollywood Studio system, in order to sustain his success and live as peaceful a life as fame allowed, Tab, along with several other young movie stars of his day, was forced to live a double life, in an era where movie stars were often exp ..read more
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CHMTC Mini-Episode 3
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by Mrs Classic Film Fan
3y ago
As promised this is  brief episode about some of the sources I used to put the last 2 CHMTC episodes together. Also included in these notes are some of the links I mention via which you can access the sources metioned about these great stars. I have also found a great new podcast which can be accessed via Itunes and other avenues. You might want to give that a listen while you are waiting for the next CHMTC episode, which will be on the late, great and recently deceased Tab Hunter, who represented the next generation of Hollywood beefcake.  Below the links mentioned in this episode ..read more
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Sterling Hayden The Hollywood Sailor
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by Mrs Classic Film Fan
3y ago
Many film stars tell us that they are just ordinary people, who don't care about money, fame or possessions, but yet they go on living in their many luxury homes, riding in their fancy cars and accumulating tonnes of money, in their search for more and more acclaim and the rewards that go with it.  Sterling Hayden, was a Hollywood movie star, who spoke his mind. He  really liked being ordinary and really disliked being a Hollywood movie star. At first, troubled by his Hollywood fame, it eventually became a means to an end, the end being to service his real loves, sailing ships, his f ..read more
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John Waynes Passion The Alamo 08082018
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by Mrs Classic Film Fan
3y ago
This is the first of a two part CHMTC episode, on the lives and careers of two of the most successful beefcake actors ever produced by Hollywood. The western icon, John Wayne and the blonde seafaring  giant, Sterling Hayden.   John Wayne was a promising college student, who through the fates became one of the most successful movie stars that ever graced a Hollywood movie. Tall, handsome and virile, Wayne's love for his country influenced his films, his career and his love-life. Most of all it led to a search for redemption, to make up for his failure to serve in World War II. Along t ..read more
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