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WAS VAN JOHNSON GAY?

WAS VAN JOHNSON GAY?

   Hello Everybody.  This is Mister Joe Morella and Mister Frank Segers here again at ClassicMoviechat. MRS. Norman Maine is out, wandering about. We thought we’d reprise an old column for some of our newer readers. In the 1940’s, MGM supremo Louis B. Mayer pondered the question posed above, and he wasn’t sure he liked […]

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A BLACK ACTRESS UPS THE ANTE

A BLACK ACTRESS UPS THE ANTE

            Talented black actresses confined for racial reasons to roles of maids, cooks or “mammies” in Hollywood movies of the 30s, 40s and 50s, invariably stood their ground in their limited cinematic circumstances, even upstaging on occasion their more celebrated white costars. Who can forget Hattie McDaniel in “Gone With […]

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