“Forgotten Hollywood”- Fondly Waving at the Passing Parade

Posted on March 10, 2016 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

kathryn_on_set_0 (1)   Very unfamiliar filmakers that were part of Hollywood’s Golden Age have died. Yet, these are folks needing a final moment in the sun because of the influence they had in cinema during the Studio Era.

    Kathryn Trosper Popper was the last living cast member of Citizen Kane. She was the inquiring journalist who asks, What’s Rosebud? in the 1941 film. In addition, she was director Orson Welles’ longtime personal assistant, working with him in the Mercury Theater division at RKO.                                                      ORSON WELLES   KATHRYN TROSPER POPPER

   Her husband Martin Popper was the co-chief defense counsel for The Hollywood Ten. He defended Dalton Trumbo and John Howard Lawson, who were convicted in 1950 of contempt of Congress for refusing to declare whether they were Communists. In 1961, Martin was convicted of the same offense. Her brother Guy Trosper became a screenwriter and producer, writing screenplays for Birdman of Alcatraz and The Spy Who Came in From the Cold.

   Kathryn Trosper Popper was 100.


 fetchimg_autore  Richard Davalos was an actor, best known at James Dean’s brother in East of Eden, and a convict in Cool Hand Luke. His other screen credits include roles in I Died a Thousand Times and Kelly’s Heroes. Davalos (right) won the Theatre World Award in 1955 for his fine performance in the Arthur Miller play A Memory of Two Mondays.

   The thespian was active on television, guest-starring in Perry Mason, Bonanza, Rawhide, 77 Sunset Strip, Mannix, SWAT, The Rockford Files, Hawaii Five-O, The Jeffersons, Hart to Hart, and Murder She Wrote.

   Richard Davalos was 85.

Until next time>                               “never forget’

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