Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Vickie Lester again

I should have posted this yesterday, but as part of a birthday salute to Jack Carson, TCM is showing one of his earliest movies, This Marriage Business, at 10:00 AM. What I find interesting about it is that the female lead is played by Vickie Lester, who, as I mentioned, was unfortunate enough to share a name with the heroine of a famous movie.

Vicke Lester wouldn't go on to much in Hollywood, but Jack Carson of course did, playing lots of second men who never get the credit they deserve for making the movies as good as they are. In fact, Carson was the subject of my very first blog post. As for today's Carson movies, probably the best of the roles is in Mildred Pierce, which airs at 6:00 PM.

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