Category: 1950s

Ida Lupino’s Directing Career

Actress Ida Lupino is remembered most for her on screen performances as “Lana Carlsen” in “They Drive By Night” (1940) and “Marie” in “High Sierra” (1941). However, it is a little-known fact to some...

Sexy Spy Lady

Each of Alfred Hitchcock’s leading ladies, or his “icy blondes” as they are called, are timeless portrayals of women in suspense films who do not fall into the “victim” stereotype. The character of Eve...

The Influence of The Searchers

Before “The Searchers” (1956) Western films was a trite and cliche genre, with the exceptions of very few films including “Stagecoach” (1939). On a whole, the genre curbed away from serious issues which plagued...

The Influence of The Wild One

When “The Wild One” was released in 1953 it became one of the first, if not the first, to lead the way for many films about teenage rebellion Hollywood released in the 1950s. It...

A Determined Actress

From the time she was a little girl, Vivien asserted herself into believing that one day she would be a great actress. And become a great actress she did. It was after she recited...