Classic Films

The More the Merrier (April 7, 1943) Synopsis A housing shortage in Washington, D.C. during World War II causes Constance Milligan to rent out part of her apartment as an act of patriotism. Mr. Benjamin Dingle worms his way into the spare room and then plays matchmaker for Constance and “some high type, clean cut, […]

Facts & Trivia

Jimmie the Raven Jimmie the Raven is an actual, real life bird (there’s some debate as to whether he is a crow or a raven–he’s been credited as both), that according to reports appeared in over 1,000 films from the 1930s through the 1950s including The Wizard of Oz. Frank Capra cast him in You […]

Found in an old issue of Life magazine, in an article titled, “Life goes to a party with seven stars in Houston, Texas.” (August 5, 1940) The seven stars were Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda, James Stewart, Mischa Auer, Nancy Kelly, Richard Greene, and Olivia de Havilland. My favorite picture caption: “Henry Fonda, exhibiting deadpan technique, does tricks […]