Dark City Denizens

Film Noir Meetup San Leandro, CA 123 Dark City Denizen A meetup group for those who are fans of, or want to know more about, the genre of Film Noir. Organized by a dedicated fan of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Organizers Top Ten Noir: … Next Meetup Dead On Arrival From Your Deadly Kiss – D.O.A … More Dark City Denizens

A Sneak Peek at Virginia O’Brien: MGM’s Deadpan Diva

Introduction “I was so terrified on opening night, the director had to push me on the stage. When the spotlight hit, I froze. My knees actually knocked together like castanets. My were paralyzed at my sides. My eyes were wide with fright. I could move my mouth and shoulders, but everything else was rigid. But … More A Sneak Peek at Virginia O’Brien: MGM’s Deadpan Diva

Lady of Burlesque: The Career of Gypsy Rose Lee

A brilliant woman who happened to disrobe for a living, Gypsy Rose Lee was commonly known as the “intellectual stripper.” Born Rose Louise Hovick in 1911, she had meager beginnings, no formal education, and a mentally ill stage mother who criticized and demeaned her daughter. Despite these hurdles, Gypsy climbed to the peak of every … More Lady of Burlesque: The Career of Gypsy Rose Lee