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Day 29: Glenda Farrell

Thanks to everyone who participated in yesterday’s tribute to Shirley Jones. Please make sure to check out all the wonderful contributions to Jones. 

For the next 24 hours we honor the lovely Glenda Farrell.

Some trivia on Glenda Farrell:

  • Farrell was often typecast as the working girl, chorine, and gold digger. She made a name for herself in films Little Caesar, I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang, and Mystery of the Wax Museum (TCMB)
  • She starred with Dick Powell and Joan Blondell in Gold Diggers of 1937 (IMDb)
  • In 1937, Farrell introduced her Torchy Blaine character in the film Smart Blonde. Torchy was the fast-talking girl reporter series Farrell made while at Warner Bros. (IMDb)
  • After her contract ended, Farrell continued in supporting roles throughout the rest of her career. She had significant roles in The Talk of the Town (1942) and Middle of the Night (1959)

On to the blogging:

We welcome Carole and Co.  with a lovely tribute to Farrell. Check it out!

Travis at Cinemalacrum pays tribute to Farrell with a look at her performance in The Mystery of the Wax Museum

Cliff at Immortal Ephemera takes his final bow with a Farrell Picto-Sked

Jessica at Comet Over Hollywood honors Farrell with her piece Before Lois Lane There Was Torchy Blane

The Nitrate Diva makes her Blogathon debut with her excellent piece:  Technicolor Nightmare: Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)

Duke Mantee at Picture Spoilers returns with a great piece on George Stevens’ comedy The Talk of the Town

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Jill Blake

Jill Blake is the owner of the classic film website Sittin’ on a Backyard Fence. She is also a co-founder and editor of the film site The Black Maria and film editor at CC2K. In 2012, she was interviewed on-air by Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz. In 2013, she was a featured guest on the TCM podcast. In her spare time Jill is a stay-at-home mom, wife, fried okra connoisseur, and the neighborhood’s own L.B. Jeffries.


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