Tag Archive: spotlight

Spotlight On: Gene Hackman

by

Acting is a business few people truly retire from, most just take on fewer and fewer roles until they die. But Gene Hackman is one of those rare cases where he has seemingly… Continue reading

Spotlight On: Bruce Campbell

by

“Hail to the king, baby!” because among fans of horror and B-movies, actor Bruce Campbell is nothing short of royalty. As a young man, Campbell befriended aspiring filmmaker Sam Raimi, and their friendship… Continue reading

Spotlight On: Cloris Leachman

by

Recently we mourned the loss of a beloved veteran of film and television, Cloris Leachman. A former beauty pageant contestant, Leachman trained in the art of acting under the tutelage of legendary filmmaker… Continue reading

Spotlight On: Natalie Wood

by

One of the most tragic tales in Hollywood history was that of the short life of Natalie Wood. Her acting career began while she was a child and landed a high profile role… Continue reading

Spotlight On: Bette Davis

by

From a young naive woman with distinctive eyes to a full-fledged Hollywood icon the career of Bette Davis is full the stuff of legend. With a whopping 10 Oscar nominations and a filmography… Continue reading

Spotlight On: Peter Straub

by

His mother wanted him to be a wholesome minister, but Peter Straub became something else entirely. He had a passion for writing which he pursued but did not find much of note. That… Continue reading

Spotlight On: Tod Browning

by

Throughout the history of film there have been no shortage of colorful and fascinating characters behind the camera sitting in the director’s chair. But few have been as colorful or fascinating as Tod… Continue reading

Spotlight On: Myrna Loy

by

Having moved to Los Angeles in her early teens, Myrna Loy quickly caught the acting bug and as she got older, Loy tried to move into the burgeoning movie industry. For a long… Continue reading

Spotlight On: Edward D. Wood Jr.

by

Usually when you were regarded as the worst at something you are not remembered for it. That is what makes filmmaker Edward D. Wood Jr. so special, often dubbed “the Worst Director who… Continue reading

Spotlight On: Fred Williamson

by

For years Fred Williamson was known for his action on the gridiron. As a player for the Oakland Raiders and later the Kansas City Chiefs, this hard hitting player even won a Super… Continue reading