Linda Darnell: a tribute

Monetta Eloyse Darnell, who would later become known professionally as Linda Darnell, was born on October 16, 1923 in Dallas, Texas. One of six children (two of whom were half-siblings), Monetta’s mother had bigger dreams for her than the other children and was sure she had the potential to make it in show business. By the time she reached her teens, Darnell was working as … Continue reading Linda Darnell: a tribute

“I’ve got a secret!”: Little-known “facts” about the stars from Modern Screen, November 1954

This post is a part of TMP’s Historical Context series, in which I share excerpts from my collection of vintage publications. Modern Screen’s November 1954 issue includes a feature titled “I’ve got a secret!” which claims to share the things you never knew about your favorite stars. Today I’ve decided to share these supposed facts with you! Linda Darnell would have been a nervous wreck … Continue reading “I’ve got a secret!”: Little-known “facts” about the stars from Modern Screen, November 1954

Unfaithfully Yours (1948)

Famed Englishman Sir Alfred De Carter (Rex Harrison) is an orchestra conductor in peril. His trouble is that he suspects his American wife Daphne (Linda Darnell) of being unfaithful to him while he is out of the country, on tour. Even worse, he suspects that her lover is his own secretary, Tony. These suspicions are furthered when  his brother-in-law August (Rudy Vallee) admits that, while … Continue reading Unfaithfully Yours (1948)