Tinseltown Talks column: Olivia de Havilland (1916-2020) – the end of an era

It’s a sobering thought for fans of classic film. The passing of Olivia de Havilland on July 26, just weeks after her 104th birthday July 1, represents the loss of the last surviving big-screen legend from Hollywood’s “Golden Age” of the 1930s.While other actors are still with us who were indeed active in film during… … Read More


Tinseltown Talks: Daughter remembers Dad, Jimmy Stewart

If you don’t think Jimmy Stewart put the “classic” in classic movies, consider these titles in which he starred: “It’s a Wonderful Life,” “The Philadelphia Story,” “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” “Rear Window,” “Vertigo,” “Harvey,” and the list goes on. No wonder Stewart appears near the top of just about every list of all-time most… … Read More


Tinseltown Talks: Carole Wells remembers Ann Sheridan

Born 105 years ago this month, glamorous actress Ann Sheridan was destined to forever be known as the “Oomph Girl” following a mock contest organized by the Warner Brothers publicity department in 1939.Stunning on-screen and becoming a favorite pin-up girl of World War II troops, Sheridan could play characters that were tough or tender, funny… … Read More