Enter to Win Holiday Classics from Kino Lorber!
This month we celebrate the holidays with a 10 DVD/Blu-Ray giveaway from Kino Lorber! Each winner will have a choice of three holiday classics, including Angel in my Pocket and I'll Be Seeing You...
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Monthly Column: Film Noir Review
If you've grown weary of watching the same five Christmas specials, and yearn for something a bit stronger than spiked eggnog, join Danilo Castro of Film Noir Archive as he combs the darkest and seediest, alleys in Hollywood for some classic films noir to watch during the holidays.
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Monthly Column: Pre-Code Corner
In this month's Pre-Code Corner
, Kim Luperi ponders "To Pre-Code, or Not to Pre-Code?" as she discusses Brief Moment
, the play and the film...
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Monthly Column: The Funny Papers
As we enter the zany holiday season, Kellee Pratt talks about her favorite Screwball dames and imagines how they would handle the chaos of the typical holiday mayhem...
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Monthly Column: Minoo's Musings!
This month Minoo shares insight into the historical context of German Expressionism.Like pretty much every other artistic movement since the inception of art itself, German Expressionism was a reaction to the harsh realities of its time.
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Monthly Column: Silents are Golden!
This month Lea Stans talks about the origins of 'moving pictures' and pioneers Eadweard Muybridge, Etienne-Jules Marey, Thomas Edison, the Lumiere Brothers & more in LPaving The Way For The Movies -- A Nod To Victorian Film Pioneers
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Monthly Column: Vitaphone View
Over 90% of pre-1930 black and white motion pictures have decomposed and no longer survive. The survival rate of films made in the early 2-c Technicolor process is even lower. Hear what Ron Hutchinson, Founder of The Vitaphone Project, has to say about that in his column Finding Early Technicolor Films
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Monthly Column: Noir Nook
In this month's Noir Nook
, Karen Burroughs Hannsberry takes a look at two two noirs that are first-rate and appreciated by many, but don’t often get the raves afforded to the better-known features....
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Monthly Column: Classic Movie Travels
This month Annette Bochenek takes us on a visit to Milwaukee Wisconsin in search of Spencer Tracy sites, including his childhood home, Trowbridge Elementary School and Ripon College...
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Jean Porter, Petite Starlet of MGM Films in the 1940s, Dies at 95
(Jan 14, 2018 | 6sqft.com)12:39 PM PST 1/14/2018 by Mike BarnesPhotofestJean Porter with Lou Costello in the 1945 comedy 'Abbott and Costello in Hollywood'She appeare...
Doreen Tracey, Original Mickey Mouse Club Mouseketeer, Dies at 74
(Jan 12, 2018 | Entertainment Weekly)MAUREEN LEE LENKER January 12, 2018 AT 01:39 PM ESTDoreen Tracey, one of the Mouseketeers on Disney's original 1950s iteration of The Mickey...
African-American Filmmakers Featured on TCM Jan 15th
(Jan 11, 2018 | TCM)AFRICAN-AMERICAN FILMMAKERS FEATURED, 1/15 on TCMOn Martin Luther King Jr., Day the nation commemorates the birthday of the great civil rights leader ...
Jerry Van Dyke, 'Coach' actor and younger brother of Dick Van Dyke, dies at 86
(Jan 7, 2018 | Hollywood Reporter)Jerry Van Dyke, Luther the Football Assistant on 'Coach,' Dies at 8612:37 PM PST 1/6/2018 by Mike Barnes and Duane ByrgeThe younger brother ...
Jerry Van Dyke Dead at 86
(Jan 6, 2018 | Classic Movie Hub)JERRY VAN DYKE DEAD at 86 1/6/2018 10:26 AM PSTJerry Van Dyke -- the famed younger brother of Dick Van Dyke -- has died ... TMZ ha...
Legend Tribute: Cary Grant
Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Cary Grant, Born January 18th, 1904! If there were an equation for the perfect Hollywood Male Star persona it would probably go a little something like this: ridiculou good looks + charm + debonair style + self-deprecating humor + approachability laughable... read more...
Mini Tribute Character Actor Harry Davenport
Born January 19, 1866 Character Actor Harry Davenport! A veteran stage actor, Harry Davenport made his film debut at age 48. In his 37-year film career, he appeared in over 160 films and shorts, playing his share of grandfathers, judges and doctors. His films include Gone with the Wind (as Dr. Meade),... read more...
CMH Just For Fun, Loretta Young
Just for Fun… What’s Her Name?
No contest here, just a fun (hopefully) trivia question to test your classic movie knowledge! If you’re stumped and need to find the answer, you can click through to our Loretta Young bio page
–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Mov......Read more
Hollywood at Play: Evolution of Photography Styles with Publicity Stills, Exclusive Guest Post by Author Mary Mallory
Evolution of Photography Styles with Publicity Stills
Never a trendsetter, always a follower, motion picture still photography has evolved over 100 years, aping popular processes and styles inaugurated and practiced for decades by art photographers and journalists. Technological advancements ......Read more
The Funny Papers: Christmas in Connecticut – Holiday Classic or Feminist Screwball?
Christmas in Connecticut: Holiday Classic or Feminist Screwball?
For classic film fans, the holiday season represents a time to wax nostalgic over those classic films that pop up this time of year. Everyone has his or her own must-see favorites. Perhaps you prefer a mainstream flavor like White Chri......Read more
Classic Movie Memories by Classic Movie Hub’s Mom
Happy Birthday Mom!
Classic Movie Memories and More…
In celebration of my mother’s birthday today, I’m sharing a YouTube clip of an interview with my mom about her lifelong love of classic movies and her classic movie memories. First she is interviewed by my fabulous friend......Read more
5 Things You May Not Know about Betty Grable
5 Things You May Not Know about Betty Grable
Like that today would have been her birthday. Happy 101th Birthday to the legend Betty Grable!
1.) That Stage Mother Tho
I couldn’t find a photo of Grable as a child, but I did one of Grable with her children. So, I was close.
If ......Read more
German Expressionism 101 – Part Two
German Expressionism 101
Like the pretty much all of the art in 1920s Germany, Expressionism dominated German Cinema. Before WWI, the German Film Industry lagged behind countries such as the US, France, and Italy due to its lack of innovation and primitive story-telling. After the war the G......Read more
Barbara La Marr: Life on Her Own Terms, Exclusive Guest Post by Author Sherri Snyder
Barbara La Marr: Life on Her Own Terms
Guest Post by Author Sherri Snyder
Barbara La Marr, circa early 1924; Melbourne Spurr image.
Born into an era governed by stifling Victorian mores, a time when many women led lives of submissive domesticity, Barbara La Marr played by her own rules, charted her ......Read more
The Funny Papers: Surviving Holiday Mayhem
Surviving Holiday Mayhem
With These Ladies of Screwball Comedy
Dan (Ralph Bellamy): I certainly learned about women from you.
Aunt Patsy (Cecil Cunningham): Heres your diploma. (As she hands him Lucys break-up letter)
In The Awful Truth (1937), Ralph Bellamy as wealthy cowpoke......Read more
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