This blog was started in 2010 as a tribute to Deanna and her films. On this site you will find reviews, photos, articles, video clips, old time radio programs, news and more.


Deanna Durbin had lead roles in 21 films from 1936-1948


Before they were stars, they appeared in one short subject together.


Deanna is often credited with helping to save Universal from bankrupcy.


She was given an Honorary Academy Award in 1938.

June 30, 2014

Rare video clip of Deanna receiving her honorary Oscar

This is a rare, hard to find video clip of the actual newsreel footage from February 1939. 

Deanna receives her miniature Oscar from none other than Edgar Bergan and Charlie McCarthy.

April 7, 2014

TCM Remembers Mickey Rooney

January 26, 2014

Blog Link: review of Because of Him

MC of the blog Happy Thoughts Darling posted a review of Because of Him recently. 

Don't forget to subscribe to Happy Thoughts Darling

August 11, 2013

Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Art Museum to screen Lady on A Train in December

According to the schedule posted on the Charles Allis Art Museum's website,  Lady on a Train will be this year's Christmas movie screened on December 4,  2013.

The Charles Allis Art Museum is located at 1801 N. Prospect in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Milwaukee Film Historian - and lifelong Deanna Durbin fan -  Dale Kuntz will be hosting the screening beginning at 7:30 PM.

June 29, 2013

Deanna Movie Posters on Display at the Stanford Theater

Earlier this month while visiting the Stanford Theater in Palo Alto, I was delighted to see  12 full-size Deanna posters hanging on the wall of the main gallery (a Deanna film fest took place at the theater last winter).

When you see these magnificent posters close-up, there's no doubting the star power of Deanna Durbin.

Here's a favorite of many: Lady on a Train

Here's Deanna's earliest film: Three Smart Girls

It's fun to see the small details on the poster: "A New Universal Picture"

and the Universal globe logo

After the sad news of Deanna's passing last month, it was rather comforting to see all of these lovely posters in their full-size glory, just as they were meant to be seen and enjoyed. And in a grand old movie palace that once screened these films when they were first released.

Thank you, Stanford Theater, for displaying these wonderful posters of Deanna.

May 5, 2013

The Guardian: France remembers Deanna

The website for The Guardian (France Edition) featured the news of Deanna's passing at the very top of their website this week. This was the only major news website that featured the news about Deanna so prominently.  See below - taken from my iPad

Source: The Guardian (Accessed 5-1-13) http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/france
Deanna lived in France for most of her life, and was married to French filmmaker Charles David for five decades.

As of May 5, 2013, the link to Deanna's obituary is still on the main news page, but you have to scroll down a little bit more - check out the main page here.

Here's a link to the Full Story on The Guardian

May 4, 2013

Deanna honored at Boot Hill (blog)

In the old west, cemeteries in the western United States were often known by the name "Boot Hill".

The blog Boot Hill remembers all those associated with Western films, and honors them when they pass away.

Though Deanna's only Western film was Can't Help Singing, she has nonetheless earned her place in Boot Hill.  

Visit Deanna's spot here

Boot Hill Graveyard in Tombstone, AZ (1940)

May 3, 2013

The Telegraph remembers Deanna

The Telegraph's  David Gritten pays tribute to Deanna here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/film-news/10030616/Deanna-Durbin-the-public-flocked-to-her-films.html, and notes that she lived a long, full life – but the period of her success as a star lasted barely six years.