Monday, January 25, 2016

The Helen Morgan Story on TCM



Just a reminder that The Helen Morgan Story (1957), the last motion picture in which Ann Blyth appeared, will be aired tomorrow, Tuesday, January 26th at noon Eastern Time on Turner Classic Movies.  Ann starred as the 1920s torch singer Helen Morgan.  More on the movie here at this post on my Another Old Movie Blog, and in Chapter 37 of my book, Ann Blyth: Actress. Singer. Star.

Ann's co-star in this movie is Paul Newman.  The movie is shown as part of a series of Paul Newman films during the day.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Ann Blyth on VICKI! Talk Show



Ann's 1993 visit with Vicki Lawrence on the Vicki! television talk show is currently available on YouTube.  The episode also featured Dina Merrill, Frances Bergen, and Anne Jeffreys.  The episode is discussed in my book on her career -- Ann Blyth: Actress. Singer. Star.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Red Canyon (1949)





Enjoy RED CANYON (1949) (discussed here on my Another Old Movie Blog) - Ann Blyth's first color motion picture and her only Western film - currently on YouTube.  Discussed also in Chapter 16 of my book, Ann Blyth: Actress. Singer. Star.


 

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Square Dance at Toluca Lake




 
Ann was voted the honorary “mayor” of her Toluca Lake neighborhood of North Hollywood in September 1949, succeeding Bob Hope in the office.  The ceremony was attended by Fletcher Bowron, the real mayor of Los Angeles, and several other actor honorary mayors from San Fernando Valley communities, including Andy Devine. 
 
 
These photos—newspaper clippings from the album of a fan—show the fun at a Toluca Lake costume square dance with a pioneer settlers theme.  Here she is with Gordon MacRae, and below with Hollywood gossip columnist and radio and TV personality Jimmie Fidler, and some other guy named Bob Hope.  Ann had just finished making Free for All (1949) and had launched into work on Our Very Own (1950). 
 
 
All work and no play…