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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

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.0 • 11 Ratings

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

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Luzanneo ,

Well-researched, accurate, concise profiles of the greats

Thank you for the wonderful podcast. I find myself looking for every new drop. I hope Irene Dunne and Greer Garson are on the list of future profiles. The life reflections at the end and takeaways have hit home on several occasions. Brava!

Lilyvc09 ,

Other old Hollywood actresses

I love this podcast! I’ve enjoyed learning more about actress’s and old Hollywood. I’m only hoping that in the future she will do more well known old Hollywood actresses! Can’t wait to hear more.

JLShiba0328 ,

Had So Much Faith on This - It Bombed

I listened to the most recent show (10/18/23) and I WANTED to really go back and give it a re-listen to give benefit of the doubt. I couldn’t. The cringing over chronic mispronunciation of repeated co-star names and words like “epitome” and “suave”… okay, okay, it’s okay. Then made it to a particular film of the star for the episode and a key word was left out of the title. I just couldn’t anymore.
I know the host can do better - I’ve heard it. This was just a sloppy monstrosity. Enough to make me unfollow. I’d like to say take some of your key bits from episode wraps and take this as advice to do better- these stars and their respective works deserve it.

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