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May 2017

Hemant Kumar – Interview (1956)

By |May 25th, 2017|

Photo Caption – Music-director Hemant Kumar caught in a characteristic pose while conducting his orchestra for a film in a suburban studio.

“If the music-director in Indian films had his own little philosopher’s stone which Could turn all his compositions into song-hits, everybody—the producers, especially— […]

Unknown Dancer/Actress – Need your Help

By |May 25th, 2017|

I got this email from a gentleman Mr Mark Storer who is trying to get more information on his mother-in-law, who was an unknown Bollywood dancer/actress of 1940s. Perhaps her screen name was Sweet Segundra and real name Dorothy Frampton. Even though there is […]

Katie Mirza – Obituary

By |May 25th, 2017|

1970s sensation, Actress and Playboy “Bunny” Katy Mirza died recently in London on March 16th, 2017.

A young Katy, an aspiring graphic designer in 1972-1973, was working as a receptionist at the London Hilton Hotel when a Playboy Club employee saw her and asked her […]

Amanat (1955) – Review

By |May 25th, 2017|

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Shri Naqad Narayan (1955) – Review

By |May 25th, 2017|

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Vintage Tidbits – Maharashtrian Christening

By |May 25th, 2017|

Date – November, 1961.

Related Category – Hindi Film Industry

Caption – Proud parents Rajnish Behl and Nutan with their son and heir, who was christened Mohnish Behl on Dassera Day.

For Lt.-Commander Rajnish Bahl and Mrs. Bahl, film star Nutan to her fans, Dassera day 1961 […]

Leaves from my Diary – by Raj Kapoor (1957)

By |May 25th, 2017|

PEOPLE write diaries. I write screenplays… My life is like a shooting script—every incident, each stray remark, flash of color, sound, and face, is branded on a memory of burning yesterdays.

I remember every single thing that ever happened to me, every emotion, every experience, […]

Suraiya with her Mother and Grandmother

By |May 23rd, 2017|

Date – December, 1952.

Related Category – Hindi Film Industry

Caption – A rare picture showing Suraiya with her mother Malika Begum and grandmother Badshah Begum.

Shahida – Profile & Filmography

By |May 23rd, 2017|

Photo Caption – Shahida in unidentified film.

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Profession – Actress

Active Years – 1950s

Nationality – Pakistani

Religion – Islam

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Bharat Bhushan – Self-Portrait (1956)

By |May 21st, 2017|

I never thought, when I became an actor, that I would ever have to be a writer, too. But I later found that the actor and the writer have frequently to rub shoulders with each other, and also cross pens.

I found that an actor […]