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1940s Movie Stars

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The 40s were a period when movie stars really made their mark. Gene Tierney was popular for the roles he played. But who were the true stars of that era? In this article, we'll look at some of these iconic stars and their movies. You will love classic movies if you also like these 40s movie star stars.

Gene Tierney

As one of the most beautiful actors of the 1940s, Gene Tierney was a well-respected actress. Her roles included The Ghost and Mrs. Muir and Leave Her to Heaven. Laura was her most memorable role. It earned her the Academy Award. Tierney was well-known for her life-altering performances in films, as well as her tragic personal life. Neben her many films roles, Tierney also struggled with depression.

Alan Walbridge Ladd

Actor Alan Walbridge Ladd was raised in California, but was born in Hot Springs Arkansas. His parents were Lithuanian immigrants and worked as painters for FBO Studios. Ladd began high school at North Hollywood High School, 18 February 1930. While in high school, Ladd excelled at swimming and diving. He also participated in theatre productions. In his senior years, he was "Koko" in The Mikado. He also appeared in Marinella, an aquatic show.

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Eugene Curran Kelly

Star of the musical comedy "Titanic", the Year of the Rat, was one of the zodiac signs. Virgos pay close attention to the smallest details, and they are highly intelligent. They also possess a strong sense of humanity. They are known for their ability to be analytical and methodical, but they also have a strong sense loyalty and show care for the members of their pack. Virgos are born with the feeling that they are experiencing everything for the first time.

Hedy Lamour

Hedy Larrar, 1940s film star who was also considered one of the most beautiful people in the world, held two dark secrets: her sexuality (and her life as Hollywood actress). While she was still alive, neither of her secrets were made public. However, her sexuality has become a legend. Director Peter Safran and Susan Sarandon explore the remarkable life of this woman in Bombshell documentary.

Judy Garland

Judy Garland is one among the most popular actresses of 1940s. She first signed with MGM without ever taking a screen test. The studio was not sure how to market Garland at thirteen years of age. She was older than the typical child star, but was still too young for an adult role. After numerous unsuccessful projects, she eventually achieved success when she teamed with Mickey Rooney to create Love Finds Andy Hardy.

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How much does Hollywood make in a year?

It costs about $100 million to make an average movie. For a decade, ten movies would be enough to produce enough money for a country.

You would own your own island, with an airport, a power plant, a bank, a post office, a police force, a fire department, a school system, a hospital, a zoo, a sports stadium, a theater, and a cinema.

If that doesn't sound like fun, then you must be insane.

How much of the box-office revenue is spent on marketing budgets?

Marketing budgets often account for 20%-40% of the film's budget. This is because marketing is critical to the success and longevity of any film.

No one will know about your film if you don't do good marketing. No one will pay for your film if they don't know about it.

Why don’t more filmmakers use crowdfunding platforms like Indiegogo, Kickstarter, and others?

Crowdfunding sites are great because they allow you to reach out directly to potential investors.

However, most filmmakers do not believe they are qualified to request money. They feel they must have someone to speak for them.

Because they are still in their infancy, they do not believe that anyone should invest.

Instead, they spend months focusing on their project and hoping that someone will notice.

Then, once they finally launch their campaign, they realize they didn't prepare properly.

They end up with only a few donations, instead of thousands of dollars.

What is the average salary of actors?

The average actor's salary ranges between $1 million and $100,000 depending on whether the film is independent or a movie. Most actors receive around $10,000 - $20,000 per film. However, many actors are not paid at all. It depends on what actors are successful. Actors can make millions, while others have trouble finding work.


  • By 1911, approximately 60 to 70 percent of films imported into Great Britain were American. (en.wikipedia.org)
  • Women account for 51 percent of moviegoers. (en.wikipedia.org)
  • New York Times article stated that only 15% of the top films in 2013 had women in lead acting roles. (en.wikipedia.org)
  • The author of the study noted that "The percentage of female speaking roles has not increased much since the 1940s when they hovered around 25 percent to 28 percent." (en.wikipedia.org)
  • "[116]"38% of films employed 0 or 1 woman in the roles considered, 23% employed two women, 28% employed 3 to 5 women, and 10% employed 6 to 9 women. (en.wikipedia.org)

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How long does the Hollywood Walk of Fame take to visit?

It takes about 2 hours to tour the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a collection of 1,400 stars that are embedded in the sidewalk just outside Grauman’s Chinese Theater. It was established in 1960. It commemorates famous people who contributed to film, television, music, theater, sports, art, science, politics, philanthropy, literature, fashion, architecture, education, and other cultural fields. A plaque is attached to each star with the name of the person, their birth year, and their category.

Hollywood Boulevard has 683 stars at the moment, running from Gower Street through Vine Street. A third of the stars have been given posthumously.

There are many ways you can view the stars. You can either walk up and down the street or use the free transportation provided by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

To see the entire list of current inductees, visit the official website at www.walkoffame.com/inductee_listing/.


1940s Movie Stars