Actress Laraine Day was, among other things, everyone’s ideal nurse, the first lady of baseball, and a devoted family woman. She may have missed out on being in one big noir, but proved that even with her ultra-virtuous screen image, she could play a darn good psycho, adulterous housewife and killer.
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John Payne’s interesting life would have made a great movie. He was an extremely versatile and talented star, one of the few actors who smoothly and believably made the transition from pretty boy musical sensation to rough and weathered crime lead. Continue reading “John Payne”
My article on this prohibition-era backstage gangster musical was published in the Fall 2010 issue of Films of the Golden Age. Continue reading “Broadway Thru a Keyhole”