Ida Lupino, Anything Goes
If you’re at all familiar with me – through this blog or through Twitter – you know that I have a great, great passion for all things related to Old Hollywood, Classic Television, and Old Radio Shows. I’ve been obsessed with them for many years. What’s fascinating is that EVEN NOW I’m discovering new stars to love.
If you think about just how many films there have been in the time frame I watch (which happens to be Silents all the way through the Seventies), it isn’t hard to understand how many actors and actresses may have missed my radar for a while.
Ida Lupino is one such star. I saw her a few years ago in the 1946 film Devotion (with Olivia de Havilland, Paul Henreid, and Sydney Greenstreet) and I adored her. Problem is, the entire cast of this film is so phenomenal, she didn’t individually stand out. She stood out enough, however, for me to make a point of seeing her in other films.
Problem is, well… life happens and sometimes the plans with the best intentions get put off.
This year I have FINALLY gotten around to seeing more Ida Lupino films and, quite frankly, now that I’ve started watching her, I can’t stop! The lady was a powerhouse actress and I am beyond bewildered how her name isn’t as much of a household name as Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, or Bette Davis. She was more than equal to these actresses.
If, like me, you’ve managed to miss seeing more than one Ida Lupino film, I hope you’ll make this the year you dive into her filmography.
You’ll never want to come up for air.
As you’d expect, I have added her name to the About page where I list my favorites. You’ll also see more Ida Lupino pictures, quotes, and information on Hollywood Yesterday.
The picture at the top and the one below (with Arthur Treacher) are from the 1936 film Anything Goes (Amazon dvd link). It would be an especially fun film for anyone to watch.
Ida Lupino and Arthur Treacher, Anything Goes