At the Stage Door Canteen

Much has been made of the Hollywood Canteen and its efforts to entertain the troops during the Second World War. They weren't the first to the party, however, not that anyone's counting, but Broadway got there way before them. In 1917, various Broadway stars, many of them women, founded the American Theatre Wing, which was … Continue reading At the Stage Door Canteen

Joan Goes Noir-ish

And here's Miss Joan... After World War Two, it really got to be a thing for studio actors to turn free-agent, and it became way more common for actors to both produce and star in their own films. One of these was 1948's Hollow Triumph, which is also known as The Scar, and as The Man Who Murdered Himself. Produced by … Continue reading Joan Goes Noir-ish