Wesley Emblidge

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Wesley Emblidge launched The Old Hollywood Times in 2017, after spending almost a year researching and developing the project. He works out of Boston overseeing all aspects of the site, from content to web design, while writing regularly. He also hosts the official podcast for the site, and edits the video essays. He’ll watch Cary Grant in just about anything, and avoids Charles Boyer films like the plague.
Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn in "Woman of the Year"

Podcast Episode 2: “Woman of the Year” (with Joan Kramer and David Heeley)

In The Old Hollywood Times’ second podcast, we talk with Joan Kramer and David Heeley about “Woman of the Year” and Katharine Hepburn.

Katharine Hepburn Reportedly Furious Over New Ending for MGM’s “Woman of the Year”

MGM is excited about their new pairing of Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, but Hepburn is reportedly less than pleased with new changes to the film’s ending.
Joel McCrea and Veronica Lake in "Sullivan's Travels"

Review: Preston Sturges’ “Sullivan’s Travels,” Starring Joel McCrea and Veronica Lake

Paramount’s Veronica Lake has her first leading role alongside Joel McCrea in “Sullivan’s Travels,” the new comedy from Preston Sturges.
Michèle Morgan and Paul Henreid in "Joan of Paris"

Review: Robert Stevenson’s “Joan of Paris,” Starring Michèle Morgan and Paul Henreid

RKO debuts two new European stars in their war-themed romantic thriller, “Joan of Paris.”
Michèle Morgan and Paul Henreid attend a premiere of "Joan of Paris" together

RKO’s New Stars Michèle Morgan and Paul Henreid On Leaving Europe For Hollywood

RKO’s two new European stars, Michèle Morgan and Paul Henreid, tell us all about their journey to America and experiences in Hollywood.
Conrad Veidt and Ann Ayars in "Nazi Agent"

Review: Jules Dassin’s “Nazi Agent,” Starring Conrad Veidt and Ann Ayars

The MGM thriller “Nazi Agent” finds Conrad Veidt playing both a loyal American citizen and his Nazi-sympathizing twin brother.
Robert Taylor and Lana Turner in "Johnny Eager"

Review: Mervyn LeRoy’s “Johnny Eager,” Starring Robert Taylor and Lana Turner

Van Heflin shines in Mervyn LeRoy’s otherwise unremarkable gangster melodrama “Johnny Eager,” starring Robert Taylor and Lana Turner.
Carole Lombard, William Powell, and Gail Patrick in "My Man Godfrey"

Podcast Episode 1: Remembering Carole Lombard (with Dr. Emily Carman)

In the first podcast of The Old Hollywood Times, we talk with Dr. Emily Carman about Carole Lombard’s career.
Carole Lombard in Vigil of the Night

Carole Lombard, Star of “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” and Wife of Clark Gable, Dies...

Carole Lombard, the star of “My Man Godfrey,” “Twentieth Century,” and “To Be or Not to Be,” died in a plane crash alongside 21 other passengers on the night of Friday, January 16.
Gene Tierney, Victor Mature, and Phyllis Brooks in "The Shanghai Gesture"

Review: Josef von Sternberg’s “The Shanghai Gesture,” Starring Gene Tierney and Victor Mature

Josef von Sternberg brings John Colton’s controversial play “The Shanghai Gesture” to the big screen in the first American production by producer Arnold Pressburger.

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