Archive for September 12th, 2010

Miriam Hopkins on moving to Hollywood

Sunday, September 12th, 2010


Miriam Hopkins on moving to Hollywood



“I didn’t want to go to Hollywood. I had no desire to go. But I was under contract. And when I signed a two-year contract with Paramount, through Walter Wanger, he said: ‘You won’t have to go because I have the studio, you’ll make any films here (New York), you know.’ But they decided to close the Astoria studio. So with the equipment, the cameras, the electrical light bulbs and so forth, I was shipped to California. I had to go.”



Kevin McCarthy Obituary

Sunday, September 12th, 2010


Prolific actor Kevin McCarthy, best known for ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers,’ dies at 96



His career spanned more than 70 years and included a Golden Globe for 1951’s ‘Death of a Salesman’ film.


By Dennis McLellan
Los Angeles Times
September 13, 2010


Kevin McCarthy, the veteran stage and screen actor best known for his starring role as the panicked doctor who tried to warn the world about the alien “pod people” who were taking over in the 1956 science-fiction suspense classic “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” died Saturday. He was 96.


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