jeff chandler

*contains spoilers This year of 1941 and the others are symbolised in Return to Peyton Place with the placement of cars. Selena drives an old 1941 series convertible just when the original movie was set, while the outsider Scandinavian ski instructor played by Gunnar Hellstrom (1917-2006 natural causes) drives a 1960 Renault which is a…

Read more The Genius of Writer Grace Metalious and Return to Peyton Place (1961) Part Two

*contains spoilers Was writer Grace Metalious (1924-64 cirrhosis) some sort of genius or was it the screenwriters which helped to make the movies based on her novels Peyton Place (1957) and Return to Peyton Place (1961) such memorable experiences which sit together with some kind of trashy perfection? They are not great movies, but in…

Read more The Genius of Writer Grace Metalious and Return to Peyton Place (1961) Part One

*contains spoilers Jeff Chandler (1918-61 blood poisoning) was one of the few grey-haired actors to make the Top 20 Box Office stars during the 1950s… He was also reportedly a cross-dresser according to former lover Esther Williams (1921-2013 natural causes) who later said she lied about this fact in her autobiography. Chandler was long dead…

Read more The Cult of Actor Jeff Chandler in The Tattered Dress (1957)