Beulah Bondi

Beulah Bondi

Peggy Hickock, “Beulah Bondi Describes Work Involved in Picture Production,” Honolulu Star-Bulletin (April 19, 1947), p. 2; “Beulah Bondi Is Honor Guest,” Honolulu Star-Bulletin (May 10, 1947), p. 12. 40. “Beulah Bondi to Mainland,” p.

Author: Axel Nissen

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476642598

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 251

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Best known for her roles in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, It's a Wonderful Life, and Make Way for Tomorrow, Beulah Bondi (1889-1981) had a 60-year long acting career and an interesting on-screen life. Despite starting her professional acting career at 30, she made her mark on the film industry as a character actress. Before making a name for herself on-screen, she worked at the Stuart Walker stock company and performed on Broadway. This biography is the first to unpack Bondi's life before and throughout her film career. This work also explores Bondi's early family life in Indiana with a Jewish underwear salesman and a Presbyterian poet for parents.
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The Truth at Twenty Four Frames per Second An Anthology of Writings on Film History

The Truth at Twenty Four Frames per Second  An Anthology of Writings on Film History

Beulah Bondi could do nothing. One such was Universal's The Invisible Ray (1936), with Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi in a ridiculous story of a man whose touch means death. The director was Lambert Hillyer, who had been responsible for ...

Author: Anthony Slide

Publisher: BearManor Media

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Category: Performing Arts

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Collected together here are Anthony Slide’s writings on film and television history from the 1960s through the present. Subjects and individuals discussed are varied, including Lillian Gish, Val Guest, Vivienne Segal, Wendy Richard, Elisabeth Welch, Lawrence Welk, and Betty White. All illustrate the author’s scholarship, dedication to the serious study of the history of popular culture, and also his unique sense of humor. The book is a reminder of a career that has included time spent as resident film historian of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and associate archivist of the American Film Institute. It complements Anthony Slide’s work as the author or editor of more than 200 books on the history of Popular Entertainment.
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American Classic Screen Profiles

American Classic Screen Profiles

Beulah Bondi's performance as Emma Jones can best be called consummate. In her first film, she es- tablished her standard of excellence. In none of her films would she fall below it. Undoubtedly Samuel Goldwyn and Irving Thalberg were ...

Author: John C. Tibbetts

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810876779

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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In American Classic Screen Profiles, editors John C. Tibbetts and James M. Welsh have assembled some of the most significant and memorable profiles written for the magazine over its ten-year history. This collection contains rare insights into some of the brightest stars of yesteryear, as well as gifted filmmakers, directors and craftsmen alike. This compendium of profiles recaptures the spirit and scholarship of that time and will appeal to both scholars and fans who have an abiding interest in the American motion picture industry.
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Actresses of a Certain Character

Actresses of a Certain Character

Bondi. Goes. to. Hollywood. BEULAH. BONDI. (¡888–¡98¡). In The Snake Pit (Twentieth Century–Fox, ¡948), Beulah Bondi had. 43 for Daniel Blum's ¡952 book Great Stars of the American Stage, she responded that her dislikes were “trashy ...

Author: Axel Nissen

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786427468

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 257

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"Information presented regarding birth, death, film credits and analyzes each player's unique talents, signature roles and career development. Representative range of backgrounds, character types and career experiences including actresses such as Agnes Moorehead, Thelma Ritter, Beulah Bondi, Sara Allgood, and Jessie Ralph, among others. A fascinating tour through Hollywood's big studio era and the lives of its characters"--Provided by publisher.
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Screen World Vol 6 1955

Screen World Vol  6 1955

Carl Switzer , Philip Tonge , Diana Lynn , William Hopper , Robert Mitchum , Teresa Wright , Tab Hunter , Beulah Bondi ( WARNER BROS . ) TRACK OF THE CAT A Wayne - Fellows Production ; Director , Wil- liam A. Wellman ; Assistant ...

Author: Blum, Daniel

Publisher: Biblo & Tannen Publishers

ISBN: 0819602612

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Page: 258

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Get That Cat Outa Here Behind the Scenes of My Favorite Films

Get That Cat Outa Here  Behind the Scenes of My Favorite Films

BEULAH BONDI — Dr. Schultz: “Dr. Schultz” who runs the orphanage in The Good Fairy, is played by 46-year-old ... Unlike Dr. Schultz, Miss Bondi never ran an orphanage, of course — her occupation was always an actress.

Author: Ben Ohmart

Publisher: BearManor Media

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Category: Performing Arts

Page: 166

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Citizen Kane and Titanic might have an artistic and popular monopoly on greatness, but when it comes to sitting down to a strictly enjoyable film, give me The North Avenue Irregulars any day. What you hold in your hand now is a collection of behind the scenes essays dealing with the unheralded wonders of my youth. I am nobody, but I do have a publishing company, so please excuse the one vanity project you now read. However, I think you’re going to find some really good stuff here. If you, like me are a true fan of ignored classics like The Shaggy DA and The Good Fairy, then this is going to be a book you will treasure. I tried to collect up a group of my favorite films that have not been covered much in print before, then asked a few good writers I knew if they would be interested in writing chapters on each, with a particular emphasis on how the films were made and interviews with any cast or crew they could catch, rather than just criticism. I am pleased with this book and hope you will be too. - Ben Ohmart
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Mom in the Movies

Mom in the Movies

If Fay Bainter's face was a velvet pillow that welcomed a child's cuddles and cries, Beulah Bondi's was sharp, beaky, with small eyes and a thin mouth. Yet her features could crinkle with a memory of passion as Victor Moore's wife on ...

Author: Turner Classic Movies, Inc.

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476738284

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Turner Classic Movies and film historian Richard Corliss present Mom in the Movies: The Iconic Screen Mothers You Love (and a Few You Love to Hate), the definitive, fully illustrated book that shares the many ways Hollywood has celebrated, vilified and otherwise memorialized dear old Mom. With a foreword written by Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Carrie Fisher, and sidebar essays by Eva Marie Saint, Illeana Douglas, Jane Powell, Sam Robards, and Tippi Hedren, this book is packed with an incredible collection of photographs and film stills. Mom in the Movies makes a great gift for any mom—and for anyone with a mother who oughta be in pictures. Here, you will meet the Criminal Moms, like Shelley Winters in Bloody Mama, and the eccentric Showbiz Moms, including those from Gypsy and Postcards from the Edge. You’ll also find Great American Moms, as warm and nourishing as apple pie, in movies such as I Remember Mama and Places in the Heart, along with Surrogate Moms, like Ginger Rogers in Bachelor Mother, Rosalind Russell in Auntie Mame, Dianne Wiest in Edward Scissorhands and Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side. And who can forget the baddest mothers of all? No book on movie moms would be complete without Angela Lansbury in The Manchurian Candidate. From the cozy All-American mom to the terrifying Mommie Dearest or the protective Sigourney Weaver in Aliens, when it comes to mothers on the silver screen, it takes all kinds. With Mom in the Movies, Richard Corliss and Turner Classic Movies bring those many moms vividly to life, in words and pictures.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Dead Celebrity Cookbook Presents Christmas in Tinseltown

The Dead Celebrity Cookbook Presents Christmas in Tinseltown

As for Beulah Bondi's Baked Eggs? Make that dish on Christmas morning. It's a wonderful lunch. CHRISTMAS TIDBIT Carl Switzer, who played Alfalfa in the Our Gang comedies, has a role in two holiday classics.

Author: Frank DeCaro

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780757317019

Category: Cooking

Page: 240

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The toast of Christmas past is back and not a moment too soon! In The Dead Celebrity Christmas Cookbook, Frank DeCaro serves up culinary delights from Edmund Gwenn's Christmas Cup to Bing Crosby's Sugar Cookies and celebrates the best of the season's movies, TV specials, and music. Recipes from such late luminaries as Natalie Wood, Judy Garland, Burl Ives, Dinah Shore, and even Boris Karloff are featured in chapters saluting fabulous amusements like Miracle on 34th Street, Meet Me in St. Louis, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Pee-wee's Playhouse Christmas Special, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Plus recipes from singers like Eartha Kitt ("Santa Baby"), Elvis Presley ("Blue Christmas"), and John Lennon ("Happy Xmas (War is Over)") celebrate the best holiday platters.
Categories: Cooking

Have You Seen

 Have You Seen

Barkley and Lucy Cooper (Victor Moore and Beulah Bondi) have been married fifty years. The bank is taking back their house. They have four children, and they tell them the news: Cora (Elizabeth Risdon), Nellie (Minna Gombell), ...

Author: David Thomson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141926582

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1024

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This is possibly the most entertaining, surprising and enjoyable film book ever written. Thomson set himself the near-foolhardy task of writing one page each on 1000 of the films that he has particularly liked – or in some cases, abhorred. Some half-million words of funny, vigorous, wayward prose later, we are all the happy beneficiaries of his deranged labour. Always unexpected, never repetitive, ‘Have You Seen...?’ can be read consecutively – from Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein to Zabriskie Point – or dipped into over many years, and it is a masterclass in how to write about films and how to love them. Sometimes Thomson will be interested in the director, sometimes in the culture that made such a film possible at such a time, sometimes in the stars (always in the stars, to be honest), and sometimes even in the outrageous cynicism and corruption of most financial backers. ‘Have You Seen...?’ is crammed with great love stories, westerns, musicals, war stories, comedies, and dramas. It is as in awe of film noir as of silent farce, and adores Hollywood but also favours British, Japanese and European cinema: camp disasters, kitsch and pretention hold no fears. If Thomson has a bottom line it is his incredulity that so much that is so enjoyable and moving and worthwhile was ever made at all – and that thanks to DVD we can now watch it forever. ‘Have You Seen...?’ will redirect how you spend your evenings for the rest of your life – for the better.
Categories: Performing Arts