If you find yourself wandering around Hollywood, you might come across this: …located here: It’s a tribute to actress Dolores del Río: …who, in the 1920s, was the first major Hollywood movie star from Mexico. She became a film actress at the age of 21 when she and her first husband, Jamie del Río, moved… Continue reading Who on Earth is Dolores del Río, and Why is She in a Hollywood Mural?
Why didn’t Helen Twelvetrees become a legendary movie star? She had the talent: Just watch her in the little-known drama, Young Bride (1931). She plays a naive librarian who marries a slick-talking con artist (Eric Linden). One evening, shortly after their honeymoon, a restless Linden tells Twelvetrees he needs his space, needs to get out and see people. She, understandably, doesn’t… Continue reading Helen Twelvetrees’ Rotten Luck