59 episodes

Step back in time and explore the extraordinary lives and styles of iconic actresses from Hollywood's Golden Era as well as the industry that brought them to success. In this podcast, I dive into the fascinating backstories of the women who captured the hearts and imaginations of audiences around the world and those that created them. From the glamour and glitz of the silver screen to the grit and determination that drove them to succeed, I uncover the true essence of what made these women so unique and inspiring. Join me as I take a journey through the lives of Hollywood's Golden Era actresses and discover the timeless styles that continue to captivate us to this day.

The Lives and Styles of Old Hollywood Kate Westworth

    • Gesellschaft und Kultur

Step back in time and explore the extraordinary lives and styles of iconic actresses from Hollywood's Golden Era as well as the industry that brought them to success. In this podcast, I dive into the fascinating backstories of the women who captured the hearts and imaginations of audiences around the world and those that created them. From the glamour and glitz of the silver screen to the grit and determination that drove them to succeed, I uncover the true essence of what made these women so unique and inspiring. Join me as I take a journey through the lives of Hollywood's Golden Era actresses and discover the timeless styles that continue to captivate us to this day.

    Veronica Lake

    Veronica Lake

    Veronica Lake was one of the most recognizable actresses of the Original Old Hollywood film noir and her iconic peek-a-boo hairstyle had a long-lasting impact Hollywood history.

    • 19 min
    Nita Naldi

    Nita Naldi

    Nita Naldi was a silent film actress, frequent partner to Valentino and - after Theda Bara - another famous Hollywood vamp. Her life story is complicated, sometimes unknown, obscure or fictionalized. Nevertheless, she is fascinating part of Old Hollywood.

    • 17 min
    Rudolph Valentino

    Rudolph Valentino

    Rudolph Valentino was the first and biggest heartthrob of Hollywood and melted women’s hearts everywhere. His nicknames were „Latin Lover“ and „The Great Lover“ or simply „Valentino“. He died at the very young age of 31 and cemented his fame forever as the young and beautiful Latin lover all women long for.

    • 23 min
    William Powell

    William Powell

    William Powell - next to Myrna Loy - is the other half of the most prolific pairing in Hollywood history and an accomplished and lauded actor of Old Hollywood.

    • 12 min
    Myrna Loy

    Myrna Loy

    Myrna Loy acted in 129 movies, formed with co-star William Powell the most prolific pairing in Hollywood history and received an Honorary Academy Award in 1991 for her career achievements. She also appeared in four Hollywood firsts: in the first European-American co-production (the silent film Ben Hur); the first film with a score (Don Juan); the first talkie (The Jazz Singer); and, the first filmed operetta (The Desert Song).

    • 28 min
    Lana Turner

    Lana Turner

    Lana Turner is a screen legend and a popular culture icon of Hollywood glamour. Her early fame as the „sweater girl“ is as much part of her public image as is the role of a glamorous femme fatale that she originated in The Postman Always Rings Twice as well as her seven marriages.

    • 26 min

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