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Mystery Limited In 1944 “Bermuda Mystery”

Mystery Limited In 1944 “Bermuda Mystery”

A 1944 film entitled Bermuda Mystery didn’t quite launch to rave reviews, with a contemporary  report calling it a “thoroughly mediocre film”. The plot begins with Connie Martin, played by Ann Rutherford, being convinced that her beloved uncle, who lived in Bermuda, was murdered; he died shortly after he had received a gift of expensive... Read more of this article

Recalling Shirley Temple Black’s Bermuda Visit

Recalling Shirley Temple Black’s Bermuda Visit

Former child star Shirley Temple Black — who visited Bermuda during the height of her stardom — died late last night [Feb 10] at the age of 85. As a nine-year-old in July, 1938 she embarked for a holiday in Bermuda accompanied by her parents, two toy dolls, three armed bodyguards and a new insurance policy taken out by Hollywood studio Twentieth-Century... Read more of this article

Kitty Carlisle Hart’s 1963 Bermuda Vacation

Kitty Carlisle Hart’s 1963 Bermuda Vacation

Taking a break from her hectic television schedule in 1963 to enjoy a short Bermuda vacation, an American journalist commented that “Kitty Carlisle’s smile was as bright as the local sunshine” when he caught up with her on the island. Kitty Carlisle [1910–2007] was an American singer, actress and spokeswoman for the arts. The widow... Read more of this article

Spy Vs. Spy Thriller Featured Bermuda Episode

Spy Vs. Spy Thriller Featured Bermuda Episode

In the 1980 movie adaptation of author Brian Garfield’s bestselling novel “Hopscotch”, a rogue Central Intelligence Agency operative leads his former colleagues on a merry chase around the world — including to Bermuda — as agents try and prevent him from mailing out chapters of an exposé of the clandestine service’s... Read more of this article

Roaring ’20s Romance Was Filmed In Bermuda

Roaring ’20s Romance Was Filmed In Bermuda

Hollywood director Herbert Brenon reshaped parts of Bermuda’s coastline with dynamite and teams of labourers to conform with the screenplay’s specifications during the production of the 1914 silent movie blockbuster “Neptune’s Daughter.” When he returned to the island for a second film shoot more than  a decade later,... Read more of this article

Kubrick Documentary To Screen At College

Kubrick Documentary To Screen At College

The life and work of one of the most acclaimed and controversial filmmakers of all time will be looked at in close-up when the Bermuda College holds a special screening of the 2001 documentary “Stanley Kubrick: A Life In Pictures” on Thursday [May 16]. Mr. Kubrick [1928–1999] — pictured here — was an American film director,... Read more of this article

Movie Siren Who Was Castaway In Bermuda

Movie Siren Who Was Castaway In Bermuda

She remains best remembered for being Truly Scrumptious in name and appearance in the children’s classic “Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang” [1968] — but almost a decade earlier Sally Ann Howes’ comic turn as an English aristocrat who is stripped of her pretensions [and most of her heavy Edwardian couture] in Bermuda endeared her to an older... Read more of this article

Library Screenings Of “Django Unchained”

Library Screenings Of “Django Unchained”

The Bermuda National Library will be featuring “Django Unchained” — director Quentin Tarantino’s Oscar-winning Western/revenge fantasy — at its “Saturday’s Selection” screenings this weekend [May 4]. The critically acclaimed 2012 film stars Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington,... Read more of this article

Bond Girl: From Bermuda, With Star Quality

Bond Girl: From Bermuda, With Star Quality

Three years before Sean Connery’s James Bond was smitten by her, British model Tania Mallet was stopping traffic in Bermuda — literally — during a “Vogue” photo shoot. Ms Mallet — who played Tilly Masterson in “Goldfinger”, a sexually ambiguous character who became the first Bond Girl to rebuff secret... Read more of this article

Manuscript Based On Bermuda’s O’Neill Sold

Manuscript Based On Bermuda’s O’Neill Sold

Truman Capote’s 1958 typed manuscript of  “Breakfast At Tiffany’s – built around the flamboyant heroine Holly Golightly, modelled in part on Bermuda-born Oona O’Neill [pictured] — sold for about $306,000 at auction to a Russian billionaire it was announced on Friday [Apr. 26]. The manuscript, expected to net at least... Read more of this article


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