Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Name Far, Far Beneath the Title

It is now common knowledge that a fair number of the major stars of Hollywood’s golden age were christened with long or decidedly unglamorous names which were changed for greater box office appeal. Issur Danielovitch gritted his teeth as Kirk … Continue reading

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Ad-Libber McGee and Molly

Jim Jordan has never received adequate recognition for his skills as a resourceful actor in his role as Fibber McGee. Fred Allen’s status as a brilliant ad-libber is well-documented, yet Jim could fire off a spontaneous line with the best … Continue reading

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