Edda van Heemstra aka Audrey Hepburn

There is one myth about Audrey Hepburn I have to dispel, she was not British-Belgian. In Belgium as in many other European countries you don’t automatically obtain citizenship just because you’re born there. You get the nationality of your parents, usually the nationality of the Father or sometimes the Mother. Audrey was born on MayContinue reading “Edda van Heemstra aka Audrey Hepburn”

The special effects in Laurel & Hardy movies.

Ever since I was a kid I loved watching Laurel & Hardy movies and I believe I have them all in my collection. The humour in their films has remained fresh till today and they never dated. But it is only since recently I started to appreciate that some of their movies had very advancedContinue reading “The special effects in Laurel & Hardy movies.”

I pronounce you Mr and Mrs Dougherty-a slightly different WWII story.

A young couple in love,neighborhood sweethearts getting married. It was just like a fairy tale, what could possibly go wrong. Well WWII for one, but not in the usual World War 2 drama sense, but  there were more reasons. one being fame. They began dating in January 1942 and were married in June of thatContinue reading “I pronounce you Mr and Mrs Dougherty-a slightly different WWII story.”

Kelsey Grammer- The story of a Hero.

The man who made so many of us laughs(and still does) had so little to laugh about himself, but yet he remained positive. In my books that makes him a Hero. Mostly known as Dr Frasier Crane in the sitcoms Cheers and Frasier, but he also appeared in “the X Men” “Star Trek-the next Generation”Continue reading “Kelsey Grammer- The story of a Hero.”

Frankly my dear I DO give a damn-Clark Gable in WWII.

Clark Gable was a Hollywood star and among the most famous figures in the world when two events altered his life. First, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, hurtling the United States into World War II. Then, the following month, Gable’s beloved wife Carole Lombard was killed in the crash of a DC-3 airliner returning fromContinue reading “Frankly my dear I DO give a damn-Clark Gable in WWII.”

Twilight Zone fatal accident

    On this day in 1982, Vic Morrow and two child actors, Renee Shinn Chen and Myca Dinh Le, are killed in an accident involving a helicopter during filming on the California set of Twilight Zone: The Movie. Morrow, age 53, and the children, ages six and seven, were shooting a Vietnam War battle sceneContinue reading “Twilight Zone fatal accident”

Hedy Lamarr- WiFi during WWII

For most of the late 1930s and ’40s, Hedy Lamarr was just your average world-famous actress who appeared in countless films alongside the likes of Charles Boyer, Spencer Tracy, and Clark Gable — and also invented a critically important military technology in her spare time. She had a room in her house that was dedicated to tinkering,Continue reading “Hedy Lamarr- WiFi during WWII”

Marlene Dietrich was here…

This guest book belonged to the parents of sixteen-year-old Carla Hustinx from the city of Maastricht. Their home was a regular place to stay for singers, movie stars, athletes and comedians that came to entertain American soldiers after the south of the Netherlands was liberated in September 1944. A relaxing evening helped the soldiers forgetContinue reading “Marlene Dietrich was here…”

Marlene Dietrich kisses a soldier returning home from war, 1945

Dietrich was noted for her humanitarian efforts during the war, housing German and French exiles, providing financial support and even advocating their US citizenship. For her work on improving morale on the front lines during the war, she received several honors from the United States. This photo shows Marlene Dietrich passionately kissing an American soldierContinue reading “Marlene Dietrich kisses a soldier returning home from war, 1945”

Celebrities who contributed their services in WWII.

Without trying to sound too much like an old fogy but most of the “Celebrities” nowadays don’t really contribute anything to society as a whole. Sure, some entertain us with their sporting skills or talents(some don’t even have that) but as far as actually contributing some worth while or substantial there are very few whoContinue reading “Celebrities who contributed their services in WWII.”