A Scandal That Rocked Hollywood, Leaving an Actor Blacklisted

BY GREG JOSEPH

LIKE GREGORY PECK, Cliff Robertson was born in La Jolla, California, the toney upscale San Diego beach community. Ironically, on June 2, 1969, it would be Peck, then president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences…

From Bogart to Brando, from the Pasadena Playhouse to MGM

By Greg Joseph

(This article was first published in April 1975. Oliver Blake [nee Ollie Prickett] died in 1992 at the age of 86.)

He was Sydney Greenstreet’s black market contact in “Casablanca” while Bogart asked Sam to play it…

On Steve McQueen, ‘Sound of Music’ and ‘Star Trek’

By Greg Joseph

ROBERT WISE (1914–2005) was the Oscar-nominated film editor of Orson Welles’ “Citizen Kane,” which many describe as the greatest movie of all time, and subsequently went on to become a hugely respected director in his own right with…

The Quintessential ‘Englishman’ of Stage, Movies & TV

By Greg Joseph

Chances are if you’re a film aficionado, you recognize this face from movies like Alfred Hitchcock’s “Dial M for Murder” or “To Catch a Thief,” or Billy Wilder’s “Sabrina” or “Witness for the Prosecution,” playing opposite the biggest stars…

Greg Joseph

Journalist, film biographer, actor, former critic (TCA), SAG, Emmy, Film & Media Coalition brds. Governor’s Arts Award nom. Turner Classic Movies #TCM25 winner.

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