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Nita Naldi Lives!

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Dec 17th, 2010
Dec 17


Nita Naldi goes live!




If you’re a fan of Nita Naldi, click below to check out the new blog honoring the silent film vamp






Hollywood rescues

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on May 19th, 2010
May 19


10 Hollywood rescues to die for


Backdraft rescue



I was sent the following article from the Fire Science Schools that is posted on their blog:


“They’ll have you on the edge of your seat, biting your nails and cheering them on — that’s the power of Hollywood rescues. Rescue scenes elicit these types of feelings, as movie viewers idolize heroes and dream of being rescued by firefighters, police officers and the average Joe. Believable or not, Hollywood rescue scenes are iconic in pop culture and paint the picture of heroes we see worth imitating. In no particular order, here are 10 Hollywood rescues to die for:”


Take a moment and check out their blog and continue reading their top ten Hollywood rescues by clicking on the link below:





The Thriller of the Hunt

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Jul 11th, 2009
Jul 11


The Thriller of the Hunt


 Michael Jackson

 MJ’s landmark album”Thriller” ~ 25th Anniversary promotional photo


Adventures in Graving
By Lisa Burks


Before Michael Jackson’s death, grave hunting was a (pardon the pun) niche interest.


Today it’s become a national obsession as the mainstream media Keystone Cop their way around our stomping grounds, trying to do what seasoned Hollywood area grave hunters have been accomplishing for years: find out where a body is buried.


Now I can appreciate what Meryl Streep must feel like whenever a flavor-of-the-month model tries to act. Just kidding. Kindasorta. 😉


Click here to continue reading Lisa Burk’s article, The Thriller of the Night



Rudolph Valentino and Michael Jackson Comparison

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Jul 1st, 2009
Jul 1


The Circus of death


Line waiting to view Valentino's body

Line of fans and mourners waiting to view
the body of actor Rudolph Valentino in 1926


Fellow blogger and Rudolph Valentino expert, Donna Hill, has posted an interesting comparison between the lives and the deaths of silent film idol Rudolph Valentino and the recently deceased “King of Pop” Michael Jackson. Check out her blog, Strictly Vintage Hollywood.


“The recent and very sudden death of the pop icon Michael Jackson gave me pause to reflect on interesting parallels between two events 80 years apart: the uncanny similarity to the “Circus of Death” that accompanied the untimely passing of silent screen idol Rudolph Valentino.”


Click here to continue reading Donna’s article



Jean Harlow Reincarnated?

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Jun 9th, 2009
Jun 9


Jean Harlow Reincarnated?


Jean Harlow


It’s been 72 years since screen siren, Jean Harlow died prematurely at the age of 26. Recently Lisa Burks, writer and Franchot Tone biographer, interviewed Valerie Franich, a woman who is believed by some to be the reincarnation of the Blonde Bombshell


“I don’t go around saying ‘I’m the reincarnation of Jean Harlow’ because I think that would be disrespectful,” explained Valerie from her home in the Seattle area.  “But because of my personal experiences, I’m open to the high possibility that it’s true. What I do say is ‘someone prove it to me,'” she added.


Check out Lisa’s very interesting story and decide for yourself.


CLICK HERE to read “Jean Harlow The Sequel” at The Platinum Blog



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