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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
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ASSORTED SHORT CLIPS
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B - MOVIES: Serials
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THE BARRYMORE FAMILY
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CHARLIE CHAN ANNEX
CHARLIE CHAN: Asian Actors in Hollywood
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CHARLIE CHAN: The Books and Their Movies!
CHARLIE CHAN: Chang Apana
CHARLIE CHAN: Charlie's Sons
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CHARLIE CHAN: Gilbert Martines and Chang Apana
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CHARLIE CHAN: Maven and Rush Glick's Interview in . . . "Monster Bash"!
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CHARLIE CHAN: Murder Rate
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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
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COSTUME DESIGNERS
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HALLOWEEN 2011: Movies to Watch
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HAROLD LLOYD
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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
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JONATHAN GEFFNER
JOSEPHINE BAKER
KAY LINAKER
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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)
Boris Karloff/Warner Oland on the Set
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Courtesy of Charlie Chan Family
Boris Karloff as Gravelle in
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"Charlie Chan at the Opera" (1936)
 
Don't you just love
this sketch of
Boris Karloff from
Charlie Chan at the
Opera (1936)?!?!

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According to Walter Winchell:  Sex can't be important in films.    Remember, the world's leading film attractions remain Charlie Chan, Boris Karloff and Shirley Temple. 

     One of Karloff's grislier rolls is as The Ghoul, at least as far as Maven is concerned.
     It's certainly one of his lesser known movies. 
     Check it out here.

The Ghoul (1933)

Colonel March of Scotland Yard with Boris Karloff - This was an English series that they got lucky enough to get Karloff. . . . .  Maven has only one episode but it's certainly different from Karloff's usual fare!:

The Son of Frankenstein (1939) with
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Boris Karloff as the Monster and Donnie Duagan as Peter von Frankenstein

NOTICE:
 
Maven was doing some checking and checked www.imdb.com for Donnie Dunagan, who played Basil Rathbone's son, Peter, in The Son of Frankenstein (1939).
 
It has a note about what he's doing now:
Where Are They Now

(March 2011) San Angelo, TX USA: Retired Maj, USMC, but Dunagan has kept up a hectic schedule by doing interviews on the ABC morning show "The View," in addition to the British Broadcasting Corp. in London, Disney Studios, NBC-TV in Chicago and CBS-TV in Houston, among others due to the recent Blu-Ray release of Bambi.  (http://www.imdb.com).

And be sure to check CHARLIE CHAN: Behind That Curtain (1929) to check a still of Boris Karloff from that Chan Canon!

     Maven has come across six goodies that Boris Karloff did for radio and . . . the best part is that they're avaiable for free, only needing to click on the links!
 

Maven posted on two other websites about what Warner Oland and Boris Karloff had in common and got a quick answer from Steve Fredrick (CHARLIE CHAN: Hawaii Steve and the Charlie Chan Tour) at www.charliechan.info.  Unfortunately for Maven, he thought up a lot more answers than she had!:

(1) In the movies, they both became stereo-typed by playing popular fictional characters.

(2) They both wore make-up to create these famous characters.

(3) They both began their film careers during the silent era.

(4) They both became movie icons during the 1930s.

(5) They both worked with Bela Lugosi.

(8) They both made movies shot in Hawaii.

(9) Last but not least, they both played Fu Manchu in the movies.

And more Karloff/Oland similarities from Steve:

(1) Both actors were born in a foreign country, but achieved their great success in the USA.

(2) Both actors died in their respective home countries, i.e.: Karloff in England and Oland in Sweden.

(3) Both actors appeared in films with the beautiful Myrna Loy.

(4) Both actors appeared in films with the equally beautiful Valerie Hobson.

     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/.