Monthly Archives: June 2021

A 1935 theater program from a production of Ibsen’s “Ghosts” starring Alla Nazimova, and sheet music for “The Red Lantern.”

My thanks to Maya DeBus who generously gave me a theater program she found among her grandmothers effects. It was for a production of Ibsen’s Ghosts that the great Russian actress, Alla Nazimova, toured in 1935. A star of the … Continue reading

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“Whatever Happened to Hollywood?” – In conversation with Richard Niles, step-son of Jesse Lasky Jr

If the name Jesse Lasky sounds familiar, it probably means that you’re a fan of golden-era Hollywood. He was the “Lasky” in the early motion picture company, Famous Players-Lasky who, along with Samuel Goldwyn and Cecil B. DeMille, produced The … Continue reading

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