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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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ESTHER Slaps Powell — Right In The Kisse

ESTHER Slaps Powell — Right In The Kisser!

                Despite her relentlessly cheerful on-screen demeanor, “America’s Mermaid” — one of MGM’s biggest stars of the Forties and Fifties –was no simpering pollyanna. Judging by Esther Williams‘ outspoken comments about her famous fellow workers, she subscribed to Alice Roosevelt Longworth’s naughty dictum. Said Teddy’s daughter, “If you […]

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YES, THAT WAS AVA

YES, THAT WAS AVA

Ava Gardner served one of the longest apprenticeships in the history of MGM. That figures since although she never formally trained as an actress, she was one of the most beautiful actresses on the studio lot.  (And, she was strong willed, foul-mouthed and brainy to boot.) Ava later recalled that after an early screen test, […]

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