Arlene Dahl (born August 11, 1928) is an American movie actress who achieved notability during the 1950s. She is the mother of actor Lorenzo Lamas.
Dahl was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and is of Norwegian descent. After graduating from high school, she held various jobs, including performing in a local drama group and briefly working as a model for department stores.
In 1946, Dahl was voted the Rheingold Beer Girl of 1946. She began her acting career in 1947, at the age of 19. Her acting career gradually picked up steam, and she reached the peak of her popularity and success in the 1950s. Some of her best films include: Reign of Terror (1949), Three Little Words (1950), Woman's World (1954), Slightly Scarlet (1956), and Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959).
Dahl met actor Lex Barker in the early 1950s, and on April 16, 1951, Dahl and Barker wed. A year later she and Barker divorced, and Dahl would go on to marry another matinee idol, Fernando Lamas. In 1958 Dahl and Lamas had...
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Broadway: The Golden Age is a 2004 documentary by Rick McKay, telling the story of the "golden age" of Broadway by the oral history of the legendary actors of the 40s and 50s, incorporating rare lost footage of actual performances and never-before-seen personal home movies and photos.
The film, being the first installment of a trilogy, played in extended runs in theatres in over 135 cities in the summer of 2004, and was on 18 critics Top Ten Films of 2004 by year's end, including Leonard Maltin of Entertainment Tonight, Rex Reed, Peter Travers of Rolling Stone, Jeffrey Lyons of NBC and critics all over the country.The film includes live interviews (and a few appearances through archive footage) with the following:
Broadway: The Golden Age won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Palm Beach International Film Festival, the Audience Choice Award for Best documentary at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, and the...,
Journey to the Center of the Earth is a 1959 adventure film adapted by Charles Brackett from the novel by Jules Verne. It stars Pat Boone, James Mason, Arlene Dahl, Peter Ronson, Diane Baker, Thayer David, and Alan Napier. It was directed by Henry Levin.
This film is also known as Trip to the Center of the Earth.
An Edinburgh professor is intriqued by a strange rock given to him by one of his pupils. Uncovering its secret leads him and a few other hardy individuals to a dangerous journey that may have no return.
The film is notable for its special effects. It was nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Effects, Special Effects and Best Sound. It won a second place Golden Laurel award for Top Action Drama in 1960.
Professor Oliver Lindenbrook (Mason) is given a piece of volcanic rock that is much heavier than it should be. After finding a plumb bob inside and reading its cryptic inscription, he and his admiring student, Alec, discern that a...,
Slightly Scarlet is a 1956 film based on James M. Cain's novel Love's Lovely Counterfeit. The films cinematography, shot in widescreen and color, by noted cameraman John Alton. The film was directed by Allan Dwan.John Payne plays Ben Grace, a man working for a powerful crime boss Solly Casper (de Corsia). Casper is fighting to retain control of the city's criminal activities when a mayoral hopeful begins a strong anti-crime campaign. Casper tasks Grace to dig up some dirt on the mayoral candidate. Grace finds some dirt when he meets the man's sexy redheaded secretary, June. He follows her to a jail where she's picking up her red headed and equally sexy kleptomaniac sister Dorothy (Dahl). Grace eventually falls for June and ends up double crossing Caspar in the end.Boxer-turned-actor Buddy Baer also appears in the film as one of Caspar's goons....,
Three Little Words (MGM) is a 1950 Hollywood Musical film biography of the Tin Pan Alley songwriting partnership of Kalmar and Ruby and stars Fred Astaire as lyricist Bert Kalmar, Red Skelton as composer Harry Ruby, along with Vera-Ellen, Debbie Reynolds and Arlene Dahl. The film was directed by Richard Thorpe and produced by Jack Cummings. Harry Ruby served as a consultant on the project, and appears in a cameo role as a baseball-catcher.
This warm and engaging film was one of Astaire's favourites,
possibly because of the nostalgic vaudeville connection.
As Hollywood film biographies of the period go, it takes fewer liberties with the facts than usual, and Astaire and
Skelton's onscreen portrayal of the partnership is considered psychologically accurate, and is complemented by a mutual chemistry, some quality acting by both, and some fine comedy touches by Skelton. One defect - which affects quite a few MGM musicals of this period - is the top-heavy orchestration by twenty-year...
A Southern Yankee is a 1948 film, directed by Edward Sedgwick. It starred Red Skelton and Arlene Dahl. It is about a Union soldier as a spy for the Confederacy during the American Civil War.
Arlene Dahl was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Hennepin County