Gary Cooper and Lauren Bacall
Gary Cooper and Patricia Neal
Gary Cooper and Lauren Bacall
Gary Cooper and Patricia Neal
Susan Hayward, Garden of Evil
As I just posted, Lena Horne was BOTD in 1917 in Brooklyn, New York. Another legendary actress was born on this exact date in Brooklyn as well… Edythe Marrener. Of course, you’ll know her as Susan Hayward.
I find it so fascinating that two legendary stars were born, not only on the same day but in the same city.
Gary Cooper and Susan Hayward
Susan Hayward’s many movies include Garden of Evil, David and Bathsheba, I Married a Witch, They Won’t Believe Me, I’ll Cry Tomorrow, and Valley of the Dolls. One of my favorites is (as you’d expect from a Western fanatic) Garden of Evil. She stars alongside Gary Cooper and Richard Widmark in this 1954 film, directed by Henry Hathaway.
It’s a western you don’t hear much about but it’s so darn good! If you’ve never seen it, I hope you’ll find it soon. These three stars are phenomenal together.
Richard Widmark, Gary Cooper and Susan Hayward
The gorgeous photo above is one of my favorite Joan Crawford photos. It’s a publicity picture from the wonderful 1933 film, Today We Live (directed by Howard Hawks).
The movie also starred three wonderful actors, Gary Cooper, Robert Young, and Franchot Tone.
Paulette Goddard and Gary Cooper light up the screen in the 1947 film Unconquered. I wish they had made many, many more movies together.
The movie was directed by Cecil B. DeMille and also starred Boris Karloff, Howard Da Silva, Ward Bond, Cecil Kellaway, Virginia Campbell, and Katharine DeMille.
You can find Unconquered (link to the dvd) on Amazon.
Paulette Goddard and Gary Cooper
Paulette Goddard and Gary Cooper: Unconquered
A movie you don’t hear nearly enough about and an actor and actress I don’t talk nearly enough about are Unconquered and its stars Gary Cooper and Paulette Goddard! I recently saw a Gary Cooper movie and two Paulette Goddard movies and, each time, asked myself why I didn’t talk more about them.
I had no answer then and I have no answer now!
I love these two in everything I’ve ever seen them in – I guess they’re two I just take for granted. Well.. no more! You have my vow, whether it’s here on the blog, in person, or on my Old Hollywood Twitter, you’ll hear a lot more from me about these two great talents.
May as well start someplace, right? So here they are as today’s picture of the day.
These are from the 1947 film Unconquered, directed by the wonderful Cecil B. DeMille. Gary Cooper and Paulette Goddard are outstanding in this underrated film – as are Howard Da Silva, Ward Bond, and Boris Karloff.
You can find Unconquered (link to the dvd) on Amazon. I don’t believe it’s on Prime Video.
Paulette Goddard, Unconquered
Gary Cooper and Merle Oberon
In the 1938 film The Cowboy and the Lady, Merle Oberon plays a lonely, somewhat bored socialite (Mary) who pretends to be a maid to add color and variety to her life. She meets a humble and kind cowboy named Stretch Willoughby (how’s that for a name?!) who has no idea of her true identity.
This is a really cute film that’s heavier on comedy than anything else. It’s a lot of fun, doesn’t take itself too seriously, has two wonderful leads in Merle Oberon and Gary Cooper AND co-stars Walter Brennan (he makes everything even better, doesn’t he??).
My main goal with Hollywood Yesterday is to keep the names, faces, and films of the stars that mean so much to me shining brightly. When I’m guilty of focusing more time on my personal favorites (such as Olivia de Havilland) than other stars, I hope you’ll forgive me. I am, by all indications, very human!
Also, please know that I try to keep my posts (except for book reviews) short and to the point, so you can enjoy the pictures, grab the information, and get back to your life. I don’t appreciate anything that’s overly wordy, so I don’t want to do that to others. For better or worse, I write as I talk, so if you ever feel like you’re reading the words of someone who’s a cross between Lucy Ricardo, Daisy Duck, and a Jerry Lewis character, that’s just because you are!
Wait. What did I just admit to??
Another personal absolute favorite of mine is Barbara Stanwyck. Not only was she beautiful and outrageously talented, she was exceptionally bright, charismatic, and colorful. This growing collection of Barbara Stanwyck Quotes will give you an idea of just how colorful she was!
There’s nothing quite like watching a movie from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Whether it’s a Musical, Western, Comedy, Romance, Film Noir, or Drama – if it’s on, I’m not too far away… with popcorn and raspberry tea in hand and a couple of cats nearby.
Below are a few Old Hollywood movie reviews I’ve done on the blog. There are, as you’d imagine, a lot more to come. – Joi (“Joy”)
We’re in the Money (Joan Blondell, Glenda Farrell)
The Naked Spur (James Stewart, Janet Leigh)
The Prince and the Showgirl (Marilyn Monroe, Laurence Olivier)
The White Sister (Helen Hayes, Clark Gable)
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Howard Keel, Jane Powell, Russ Tamblyn, Julie Newmar)
Rio Bravo (John Wayne, Dean Martin, Angie Dickinson, Ricky Nelson, Walter Brennan)
El Dorado (John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, James Caan, Charlene Holt, Michele Carey)
Rio Grande (John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara)
Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein (What is it With Me and These Movies??)
The Stooge (Jerry Lewis’ favorite Lewis and Martin Movie… for good reason.)
Critic’s Choice (Hilarious movie starring Bob Hope and Lucille Ball)
To Please a Lady (Clark Gable and Barbara Stanwyck team up in a fast track movie)
Grand Hotel (Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore)
Hearts Divided (Marion Davies, Dick Powell)
The Quiet Man (John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara, Barry Fitzgerald)
Find out just how much I (truly) Love Lucy in the Lucille Ball category. I’m warning you, I call it an obsession for a very good reason…
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