Vanguard of Hollywood
Cutting Her Down to Size? Katharine Hepburn & Woman of the Year

Cutting Her Down to Size? Katharine Hepburn & Woman of the Year

May 3, 2021

Katharine Hepburn Meets Spencer Tracy, Pulls a Fast One on MGM, Wears Her Power Platforms, and Proves She’s Here to Stay. From 1942, it’s Woman of the Year.

Isn’t She Yar: Katharine Hepburn & The Philadelphia Story Comeback

Isn’t She Yar: Katharine Hepburn & The Philadelphia Story Comeback

April 19, 2021

Katharine Hepburn Survives an Actual Hurricane, Golfs with Howard Hughes, Flies with Jimmy Stewart, and Pulls Off the Most Epic Comeback in Hollywood History.  From 1940, it’s The Philadelphia Story.

They Say She’s a Has-Been: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant & Bringing Up Baby (1938)

They Say She’s a Has-Been: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant & Bringing Up Baby (1938)

April 2, 2021

Katharine Hepburn Wrangles a Leopard, Locksteps with Cary Grant, Learns the Circus Grip, And Sets Out to Prove She Isn’t a Has-Been.  From 1938, it's Bringing Up Baby.

Katharine Hepburn: A Fierce Hollywood Original

Katharine Hepburn: A Fierce Hollywood Original

March 18, 2021

Katharine Hepburn Paddles Her Own Canoe, Proves Her Resilience in Hollywood, Is as Elegant as Audrey and Grace, and May Just Walk Around the Set in Her Underpants.  Shannon introduces the latest Star Spotlight, Katharine Hepburn.

John Garfield, HUAC, and He Ran All the Way (1951)

John Garfield, HUAC, and He Ran All the Way (1951)

March 3, 2021

Shelley Winters Avoids Sequined Harem Pants and John Garfield Refuses to Rat on His Friends to HUAC. From 1951, it’s He Ran All the Way.

Lana Turner, John Garfield, and The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

Lana Turner, John Garfield, and The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

February 18, 2021

Lana Turner Rocks a Turban and Hot Pants, John Garfield is the First Major Star to Entertain the Troops, Bette Davis Says YES, and Lana and Julie Really Are Just Friends. From 1946, it's The Postman Always Rings Twice.

John Garfield: Hollywood’s First Rebel

John Garfield: Hollywood’s First Rebel

February 5, 2021

John Garfield is a Fighter, Inspires Hollywood’s Future Rebels, Asks for His Man-Maker, and Just May Give You $200.  Shannon introduces Star Spotlight John Garfield.

Rear Window (1954), Jimmy Stewart, Hitchcock, and Grace Kelly

Rear Window (1954), Jimmy Stewart, Hitchcock, and Grace Kelly

January 20, 2021

Alfred Hitchcock is the Master of Suspense, Grace Kelly Isn’t Cold, and Jimmy Stewart Stands a True Hero in Every Sense of the Word. From 1954, it’s Rear Window.

Winchester ‘73, A New Jimmy Stewart, and Gloria

Winchester ‘73, A New Jimmy Stewart, and Gloria

January 6, 2021

Jimmy Stewart Becomes a Western Star, Talks with Horses, Finds True Love, and Makes a Million Dollars. From 1950, it's Winchester '73.

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) & Jimmy Stewart Bomber Pilot

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) & Jimmy Stewart Bomber Pilot

December 23, 2020

Jimmy Stewart Is a Bomber Pilot and the Highest Ranking Star in the Military, Lives in Henry Fonda’s Playhouse, and If You Ever Make a Film About An Angel Getting Wings, He’s Your Guy.  From 1946, It’s a Wonderful Life.

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