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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)
This is where you'll find the movers, shakers and everybody else who made the movies great!!
Know Who's Who in This Cartoon and What Roles?!
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Please Let Maven Know at theoldmoviemaven@yahoo.com!

Maven can name some of these actors and the parts
that they are portraying but not all.
Anybody want to help by sending in your suggestions to theoldmoviemaven@yahoo.com?

     Here are some new treats that Maven has pulled together from some old files. . . . 
     Kay Linaker appeared in some five Charlie Chan movies (Monte Carlo, Reno, Treasure Island,  Murder Cruise and Rio) but had a lot more going for her than considerable acting talent.  She went on to co-write the screenplay to the 1958 version of The Blob and to become a teacher (of acting, of course!) at Keene State College in New Hampshire.  She was kind enough to enlighten Maven on two subjects: 
1.  Harold Huber's so-fake French accent in City in Darkness.
2.  The suspicion that there was more to Dr. Zodiac then most thought.  The Zodiac character in Charlie Chan in Treasure Island (1939) was employed by two different actors as a plot devise. . . .  To avoid being a spoiler alert, suffice it to say that it was logistically impossible for either actor to appear as Zodiac in certain scenes.  Plus Maven recognized the voice that Zodiac used was a third actor, Gerald Mohr.
     Ms. Linaker's reputation in Hollywood doesn't need Maven's help to embellish it but Maven salutes her memory as being as fine and gracious a person as she was an actress!

Kay Linaker Letter

Kay Linaker on Harold Huber

     Elena Verdugo wasn't your run of the mill actress back in the day in Hollywood.  Her family had owned considerable acerage way before motion pictures came along . . . .  Heck, the Verdugos were landed gentry before still photography was born!
     She was kind enough to shed light on the last Charlie Chan entry in the series proper, Sky Dragon.  She was not only one of the players in the movie . . . she starred in a television series with Roland Winters, the Chan in the aforementioned movie.
     Maven hopes Ms. Verdugo is writing either her autobiography or a history of Hollywood because she's another lady who seeems to have lots of stories to tell!

Elena Verdugo about Roland Winters

   These are some autographes that Maven has collected and wants to share with others!

Assorted Autographs

     So how well do you know your actors in Hollywood?  How many acting families can you remember?  Can you remember all the members of each family?
     Frankly, Maven couldn't.
     Check out this quizz and then click for the answers at QUIZ ANSWERS!

DO YOU KNOW YOUR HOLLLYWOOD DYNASTIES?

ANNA MAY WONG
 
     Okay, so Anna May Wong was never in a Charlie Chan movie but can Chan fans anywhere discuss Charlie's movies and/or Asians in films WITHOUT Wong's name coming up at some point?!

ANNA MAY WONG

     Frank Westmore makes Shirley MacLaine into a Japanese geisha, believe it or not, at

Shirley MacLaine as a Geisha according to Frank Westmore

     ALFRED HITCHCOCK:  MYSTERIES: Alfred Hitchcock
      AUNT SARAH:  INTERVIEWS
     BELA LUGOSI:  HORROR - SCI FI: Bela Lugosi
      ODEN FONG: CHARLIE CHAN ANNEX
     BORIS KARLOFF:  INTERVIEWS
     BORIS KARLOFF:  See Also Peggy Moran Interview at INTERVIEWS
     BUSTER KEATON
     CARLA LAEMMLE
     CORTLANDT HULL:  HORROR - SCI FI: The Witch's Dungeon(C)
     D. W. Griffith:  MYSTERIES: Alfred Hitchcock
     Douglas Fairbanks:  ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Pickfair
     ED GOLUSKY:  INTERVIEWS
     EDITH HEAD:  COSTUME DESIGNERS
     ERNEST MORRISON:  BIOGRAPHIES
     EVELYN ANKERS:  BIOGRAPHIES
     GINGER ROGERS
     HUSTON FAMILY
      JOHN BARRYMORE: THE BARRYMORE FAMILY
     JOHN FORD
     JOSEPHINE HULL:  HORROR - SCI FI: The Witch's Dungeon(C)
     KAY LINAKER
     KIM NOVAK:  INTERVIEWS
     KURT SCHMIDT:  INTERVIEWS
     MAD SCIENTISTS:  BIOGRAPHIES
     MARX BROTHERS
     MARY ASTOR
     MARY PICKFORD:  ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Pickfair
     MARY ROBERTS RINEHART:  MYSTERIES: D. W. Griffith vs. Mary Roberts Rinehart
     ORRY-KELLY:  COSTUME DESIGNERS
     ORSON WELLES
     PEGGY MORAN:  INTERVIEWS
     RONALD REAGAN
     RUSH GLICK:  INTERVIEWS
     SHIRLEY TEMPLE:  CHILDREN'S CORNER: Shirley Temple
     STEPHEN KING:  HORROR - SCI FI: Stephen King
     STEVE O:  INTERVIEWS
     TRAVIS BANTON:  COSTUME DESIGNERS
     TRINI LOPEZ:  INTERVIEWS
     VINCENT PRICE
     WES DAVIS:  HORROR - SCI FI: Wes Davis
     WES DAVIS:  INTERVIEWS
     WILLIAM DESMOND TAYLOR:  HISTORY: Hollywood's Scandals
     WHOZAT?