“Forgotten Hollywood”- Blood, Sand and Valentino…

Posted on January 4, 2024 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`I will be the emcee at Saturday’s event by RetroFormat Silent Films at the Woman’s Club of Hollywood.  Highlighting the evening will be a screening of Rudolph Valentino’s Blood and Sand.

“`The event begins at 6:30p with Rosanne Welch, editor of  When Women Wrote Hollywood: Essays on Female Screenwriters in the Early Film Industry.  She will autograph copies of the book. A story in the work traces the pioneering career of Blood and Sand screenwriter June Mathis. I will be on hand to sign copies of my Forgotten Hollywood book series, as well.

“`Do not miss an opportunity to experience Blood and Sand on the big screen, with live piano by Retroformat Musical Director Cliff Retallick. The Woman’s Club of Hollywood is at 1741 N. La Brea Ave. Go to the Event’s page on Facebook for ticket information at:



“`Sad to announce the passing of the ever-delightful Glynis Johns. An award-winning actress, Johns earned an Oscar nod for the 1960 film, The Sundowners. She received a Tony for her role in A Little Night Music and Johns was the first performer to perform a rendition of the iconic Send in the Clowns. Johns may be best known as Mrs. Banks in Mary Poppins but I enjoyed her performance in No Highway in the Sky, co-starring with James Stewart. She was memorable in a cameo bit opposite Hermione Gingold in Around the World in Eighty Days.

“`Glynis Johns (right) was one-hundred.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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