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CONTACT US
A TRIBUTE TO OUR MILITARY
A CAST OF CHARACTERS
A CALENDER OF MOVIES: What to Watch When
A CALENDAR OF MOVIES: Christmas - "The King of Kings" (1927)
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
ABBOTT & COSTELLO
AMERICAN CLASSIC MOVIES INTRODUCTIONS
ANIMALS AND THE MOVIES
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Sets
ARCITECTURE: Ancient Egypt
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Bernheimer Residence
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: The Ennis-Brown House
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Evan Thompson's Bottle House
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Greystone Manor
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: The Hearst Castle
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: The Hollywood Sign
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Homes of the Stars
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Jean Harlow
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Maps and Floor Plans
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Pickfair
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: The Rispin Mansion
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Royal Hawaiian Hotel
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Scotty's Castle
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Shelby House
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: West Hollywood Historical Association
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Whimsy
ARCHIVES: VOLUME 1
ARCHIVES: VOLUME 2
ARCHIVES: VOLUME 3
ASSORTED SHORT CLIPS
"B" MOVIES
B - MOVIES: Serials
B - MOVIES: Series
B - MOVIES: Television Series
THE BARRYMORE FAMILY
BIOGRAPHIES
BLOOPERS
BOBBY "BORIS" PICKETT
BUSTER KEATON
CARLA LAEMMLE
CARTOONS
CHARLIE CHAN ANNEX
CHARLIE CHAN: Asian Actors in Hollywood
CHARLIE CHAN: Bloopers & Bonus Questions
CHARLIE CHAN: The Books and Their Movies!
CHARLIE CHAN: Chang Apana
CHARLIE CHAN: Charlie's Sons
CHARLIE CHAN: Chemicals
CHARLIE CHAN: Chronology
CHARLIE CHAN: Criminal?!?!*
CHARLIE CHAN: Extras
CHARLIE CHAN: Gilbert Martines and Chang Apana
CHARLIE CHAN: Hawaii Steve
CHARLIE CHAN: Maps
CHARLIE CHAN: Maven and Rush Glick's Interview in . . . "Monster Bash"!
CHARLIE CHAN: Movie Eras
CHARLIE CHAN: Movie Notes
CHARLIE CHAN: Murder Rate
CHARLIE CHAN: On The Town
CHARLIE CHAN: Puzzles and Quizzes
CHARLIE CHAN: Quiz and Puzzle Answers
CHARLIE CHAN: Radio Shows
CHARLIE CHAN: Spookies
CHARLIE CHAN: Transportation
CHARLIE CHAN: Weather
CHILDREN'S CORNER
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Holiday Crafts
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Boats and Planes and More
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Paper Dolls
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Fun Stuff to Read
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Boys' Town
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Colleen Moore's Castle
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Judy Bolton
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Nancy Drew
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Nancy Drew (For Older Fans!)
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Shirley Temple
COMEDIANS
COPPER CAPERS: FBI's and CIA's!
COSTUME DESIGNERS
DASHIELL HAMMETT
ETTA KIT
FASHIONS IN FILM
FILM NOIR
FOOD CENTRAL
FOREIGN FILMS
GENRES
GINGER ROGERS
HALLOWEEN FUN!
HALLOWEEN 2011: Movies to Watch
HALLOWEEN RECIPES
HAROLD LLOYD
HAUNTS: Hollywood and Elsewhere
HAUNTS: Winchester House
HISTORY: Hollywood and Elsewhere
HOLLYWOOD'S SCANDALS AND CRIMES
HOLLYWOOD'S . . . CRIME: Greystone Mansion Murder
HOLLYWOOD'S . . . Crime: Jean Harlow and Paul Bern's Muder?
HOLLYWOOD'S . . . CRIME: Tate/LaBianca Murders
HOLLYWOOD'S . . .CRIME: William Desmond Taylor Murder
HOLLYWOOD'S MARRY-GO-ROUNDS
HORROR - SCIENCE FICTION
HORROR - SCI FI: Annex
HORROR - SCI FI: The Atomic Submarine (1959)
HORROR - SCI FI: Bela Lugosi
HORROR - SCI FI: Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi
HORROR - SCI FI: Boris Karloff
HORROR - SCI FI: Dracula (1931)
HORROR - SCI FI: Frankenstein (1931)
HORROR - SCI FI: Gojira (1954) & Godzilla (1957)
HORROR - SCI FI: Invaders from Mars (1954)
HORROR - SCI FI: King Kong
HORROR - SCI FI: Lon Chaney
HORROR - SCI FI: Nifty Fifty's Creature Features
HORROR - SCI FI: Nightmare Theatre with Gorgon
HORROR - SCI FI: Ray Harryhausen
HORROR - SCI FI: Stephen King
HORROR - SCI FI: Universal Studios
HORROR - SCI FI: Universal Monster Genealogy
HORROR - SCI FI: Wes Davis
HORROR - SCI FI: The Witch's Dungeon
HOLLYWOOD SQUARES
HUSTON FAMILY
I LOVE LUCY
INTERVIEWS
JOHN WAYNE
JONATHAN GEFFNER
JOSEPHINE BAKER
KAY LINAKER
LEI MAKING
LOCATIONS
MDs - RNs - RNBs - OH MY!
M.D.S . . . - The Crime Doctor Series
MAGIC IN MOVIES
MAKEUP ARTISTS
MAKEUP ARTISTS: The Westmore Family
MARX BROTHERS
MARY ASTOR
MARY PICKFORD AND DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS
MAVEN'S LIBRARY
MAVEN'S WEBSITES TO CHECK OUT
MUSIC
MUSIC: Dancers
MUSIC: The Lyrics
MYSTERIES
MYSTERIES: A Warning For Those Who Give Away The Endings!
MYSTERIES: Alfred Hitchcock
MYSTERIES: The Bat
MYSTERIES: D. W. Griffith vs. Mary Roberts Rinehart
MYSTERIES: Gum Shoes
MYSTERIES: Old Dark Houses
MYSTERIES: S.S. Van Dine
MYSTERIES: S.S. Van Dine - The Kidnap Murder Case
ORSON WELLES
PERRY MASON
QUIZZES AND PUZZLES
QUIZ ANSWERS
QUOTES From Hollywood
QUOTES From Hollywood Movies
QUOTES From Dorothy Parker
QUOTES Dorothy Parkers' "The Waltz"
RADIO SHOWS: Vintage Series
RECIPES OF THE WEEK
RECIPES OF THE WEEK: More about the Recipes
RECIPES OF THE WEEK: A Rejuvenating Diet
REVIEWS
REVIEWS - Mini Mavens
RONALD REAGAN
RUDOLPH VALENTINO
SEX IN THE CINEMA
SHIRLEY TEMPLE
SILENT MOVIES
TAYLOR SCHULTZ: Hollywood Sculptor
TRANSPORTATION IN THE MOVIES: Aviation
VINCENT PRICE
VINCENT PRICE: Connoisseur
WHAT'S MY LINE?
THE WHISTLER
THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)
HERE ARE THE INTERVIEWS THAT YOU WANT TO READ, IN ONE PLACE!
Trini Lopez
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Click for His Website

     Happy Birthday To Fellow Texan Trini Lopez on May 15!  To share your own birthday wishes for Trini, go to his great website at www.trinilopez.com.
     You can also see him on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfyCrpxBbA0 in an appearance on What's My Line?!
     Please click on the link here for interviews that he very kindly shared with Maven, with a big thank you to his personal assistant, Oralee Walker.

TRINI LOPEZ: International Singer

Plus a more recent article about Texas' own Trini Lopez, thanks to Bill Lutters in Florida:

Trini Lopez Has Still Got It!

Maven got lucky enough to interview Carla Laemle, the only known survivor of Bela Lugosi's Dracula (1931) and who turned 99 on October 20, 2008. 
Man has added to this page with correspondence
from Ms. Laemmle herself!
Click to read it:  CARLA LAEMMLE

     Be sure to check out CHARLIE CHAN: Gilbert Martines and Chang Apana about the very real Hawaiian Detective who was the basis for Earl Derr Biggers' Chan stories!

     Maven is pleased to announce that she has an interview with Oden Fong, # 1 son of Benson and Mayla Fong!  He is a pastor at the Cavalry Chapel out in California.  Read more right here!

Oden Fong

HAROLD LLOYD
 
     This is an interview with Harold Lloyd, the great silent comedian, that was aired on television with Harry Reasoner (April 16, 1962).  It takes a bit to get to the actual interview (with a commercial with Jackie Cooper) but, unfortunately, too many people in 1962 had to have who he was to them.  The actual segment starts at six minutes.

MAGIC IN MOVIES . . .
There has been magic in the movies since George Melies made his seminal
A Trip to the Moon (1902)
. . . But what of . . . magic . . . the illusions of Magicians . . . as they have practiced it over the millenium?!
Maven has been very lucky to get an interview with a couple who know . . . and inspired this page in Maven's website.
Rich and Karen Rogers have not only practiced that fine art but strive to spread the tradition of Houdini and Harry Blackstone in their website at www.moviesandmagic.com.
Please enjoy their interview!

Rick and Karen Rogers

     Be sure to check in at Maven's new page at  HORROR - SCI FI: Annex for more interviews . . . think Robert Clarke, Mara Corday, etc.!

 Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley in an interview with Diane Sawyer:
 
 

The Mole Men
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From "Superman and the Mole Man" (1951)
"Superman and the Mole Men" (1951)
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With George Reeves and Phyllis Coates

     This is an interview* with Harry Thomas who work on the George Reeves television episode of Superman and the Mole Men plus Michael Shayne in The Neanderthal Man.
     One of the "Mole Men," Billy Curtis, was inthe scene in The Thing when James Arness got cut down to size!
 
*Monster Kid Online Magazine # 5
 
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Louise Brooks
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Maven has come across a series of clips that not only has Louise Brooks from the 20s movie scene but an interview with Brooks:
A must see for any serious student of Hollywood in the 1920s on the graduate level.

JAMES ARNESS
 
A name representing a man and a career larger than life . . . anyway you define him OR it!!  And at 6'6" and 86 years of age and still going . . . what else would you expect?!
 
James Arness does very few interviews, unfortuantely for Maven but she has come across  a few sites for those of us who remember his work dating either to Gunsmoke (1955 - 1975) or Them! (1954).  Arness is certainly remembered as one of the few actors who could face John Wayne on the movie screen and see eye to eye with "Duke" Wayne!
 
James Arness' biography from the Internet Movie Database:
 
 
Archive for Amrican Television:

An incredible site for interviews with so many actors and all, like James Arness, that you'll just have to check it out for yourselves!:  http://emmytvlegendsinterviews.blogspot.com/

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Johnny Sheffield as Most of Us Remember HIm
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"Boy" in the Tarzan Movies with Johnny Weissmuller
Johnny Shefffield
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As "Bomba"

Johnny Sheffield . . . Bomba . . . Boy . . . .  Whatever name you knew him by, you never knew about this three part interview that Maven came across!
 
 
[There was to be a third part about "his Bomba co-stars, other Tarzan actors, life after the movies, and Bantu the Zebra Boy! "  That page is, unfortunately, STILL under construction.]

Johnny Sheffield
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In More Recent Years

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     How about an interview that Gary James did with Bobby "Boris" Pickett at:  http://classicbands.com/BobbyBorisPickettInterview.html
 
     Here are interviews with the singer Dusty Springfield for those who remember her and appreciate her music:
      One she did with the Beatles' Paul McCartney and John Lennon:
 
      Check out Kim Novak on Vertigo (1958) at http://www.labyrinth.net.au/~muffin/kim_novak_c.html
 
      Plus a five part interview with the adult Rose Marie (each is approximately 30 minutes):

Not to mention one Boris Karloff did with a Canadian radio station about getting a star on Hollywood's walk of fame for Jack Pierce at http://cinefantastiqueonline.com/2008/05/08/boris-karloff-to-universal-give-master-of-make-up-jack-pierce-a-star/.
 
A click here will take you to an interview with Peggy Moran . . . .  No, it isn't one of Maven's interviews but it also has goodies like "Karloff's Last Act . . . ."  'Nuff said?!

You can now read the interview that Maven and Rush Glick did with John Bishop in the Monster Bash Magazine right here:

AUNT SARAH: Actress in Jonathan Geffner's Dummy Noir "Oxford Park"

ED GOLUSKY: A Movie Fan Looks Back

JONATHAN GEFFNER

KURT SCHMIDT: www.charliechan.net

LUGOSI: HOLLYWOOD'S DRACULA - Gary Rhodes and Art Greenhaw

RUSH GLICK: www.charliechan.info

STEVE O.: Chan Fan Supreme

WES DAVIS: Professor of English and Films

Check out Professor Davis' new page here at HORROR - SCIENCE FICTION: Wes Davis