Where did they go?: Michael Schoeffling aka Jake Ryan of Sixteen Candles

As I’ve mentioned before, both of my parents graduated from high school in the early ’80s. Everyone gets attached to movies from their childhood and young adulthood, and my parents were no exception. I’ve been lucky enough for them to pass this fondness on to me, introducing me to everything from About Last Night… to … More Where did they go?: Michael Schoeffling aka Jake Ryan of Sixteen Candles

Historical Context: ‘Who’s Who in Hollywood’ 1954 issue, Part I

Historical Context is a series in which I share excerpts/information from my ever-growing collection of vintage publications. Today’s installment in the series features the 1954 issue of Who’s Who in Hollywood, an annual publication highlighting the biggest stars of the previous year as well as the “stars of tomorrow.” One of the gems of my … More Historical Context: ‘Who’s Who in Hollywood’ 1954 issue, Part I

Van Heflin: A tribute

Say the name “Van Heflin” today and chances are, your conversation partner (unless they are a fellow old Hollywood “expert”) will have no clue who your talking about, which is the unfortunate reality when it comes to many classic stars. But in the 1940s, Van Heflin was an actor on a roll, starring in both … More Van Heflin: A tribute