The Hollywood Heritage presents an evening of interest for fans of Paramount Pictures. On November 14th (my birthday), Cecil B. DeMille and Jessy Lasky’s famous Barn will be the site of the festivities. The retrospective will include a panel discussion with film historians, motion picture clips from the studio’s impressive library, and a display of iconic artifacts from their productions, such as wardrobe and jewelry.
The Hollywood Heritage Museum is located on Highland, across the street from the Hollywood Bowl. The event will begin at 7:30p.
While you’re there, make sure to pick up copies of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History and Son of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History in their quaint gift shop. These purchases will complete a wonderful evening of nostalgic entertainment.
Paramount Pictures is currently celebrating their 100th anniversary.
<— Marjorie Lane was a staple from the talent pool at MGM during the 1930s. However, most movie audiences have never seen her face. She was a vocalist who is best known for dubbing the singing voice of actress and dancer Eleanor Powell in cinematic gems Born to Dance (1936), Broadway Melody of 1936, Rosalie (1937) and Broadway Melody of 1938. Lane notably performed an engaging duet with James Stewart – Easy to Love.
Marjorie was discovered at a nightclub by movie mogul Louis B. Mayer while interpreting the music of the great songwriters of the day, including her favorite composer, Cole Porter. She married character actor Brian Donlevy, and Eleanor Powell was her Maid of Honor. During their 11-year marriage, they privately associated with Tyrone Power, Carole Lombard, Clark Gable, and Ronald Reagan. Despite her famous associations, she retired from motion pictures in 1940.
Marjorie Lane was 100.
Until next time> “never forget”