'Sound of Music' actress Charmian Carr dies, played Liesl
(Sep 19, 2016 | USA Today)Associated PressActress Charmian Carr, perhaps best known for her role as the eldest von trapp child in the 1965 classic The Sound of Music, has passe...
Still performing at 90 but Jerry Lewis has never got over the loss of Dean Martin
(Sep 12, 2016 | express.com.uk)He sleeps strapped to an oxygen tank. Yet at the age of 90, two decades since his last leading role, comedy legend Jerry Lewis has returned to Hollywo...
Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar reprise their 'Batman' roles in 'Return of the Caped Crusaders'
(Sep 12, 2016 | LA Times)Mark your calendars: "Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders" is getting a limited one-day theatrical release. Which means if you want a chance to catc...
Scholarly Munchkins, an Encounter with Clark Gable, and More Surprises from the Set of The Wizard of Oz
(Sep 12, 2016 | Vanity Fair)Pecocious Jane Hall was only 10 years old when she was first published in the L.A. Times-and 22 when she started writing short stories for nation...
My Fair Lady review - Julie Andrews re-creates classic original with a show that truly sings
(Sep 9, 2016 | Guardian)Whenever I find myself back on Wimpole Street in London, near where I spent some of my childhood, I can never resist breaking into song. This, after a...
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Legend Tribute: Mickey Rooney
Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Mickey Rooney, born September 23, 1920! Even though its a cliche phrase, Im going to say it anyway: What can possibly be said about Mickey Rooney that hasnt already been said? The man has won two different kinds of Academy Award (Juvenile and Honorary),... read more...
Mini Tribute Paul Petersen
Born September 23, 1945 Child Actor Paul Petersen Child star Paul Petersen started his acting career at age 10 as a Mouseketeer on the Mickey Mouse Club. His most notable film roles include playing Cary Grant’s son David in Houseboat (1958) and, much later (at age 22), playing Fred MacMurray’s... read more...
The Many Sides of Eddie Cantor: Five Anecdotes
The Many Sides of Eddie Cantor…
Eddie making his trademark pop-eyed expression
According to writer H.L. Mencken, Eddie Cantors work in the 1930s did more to pull America out of the Great Depression than all government measures combined. He was appropriately nicknamed the Apostle of Pep. More ......Read more
Conversations with Classic Film Stars: about Joan Crawford – Exclusive Post by Authors James Bawden and Ron Miller
THE GOLDEN AGE OF GOSSIP
What Legendary Movie Stars Said about Each Other
Part One of a Four-Part Series
Most movie fans who love the classic films of Hollywoods golden age, probably have a pretty good idea what film scholars and movie critics think of the great stars of that era because their ......Read more
Our Endless Numbered Mayberry Days
The 27th ‘Mayberry Days’ Festival, September 21-25…
Twenty-six years ago, on the thirtieth anniversary of The Andy Griffith Shows televised debut, the citizens of Mount Airy, North Carolina, gathered for the first Mayberry Day.
A couple hundred people turned out at City Hall for ......Read more
Classic Movie Anecdote: The Wizard of Oz and “Over the Rainbow”
Celebrating the Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz on August 25, 1939 with a Classic Movie Anecdote!
The Wizard of Oz was released nationally in the US on this day in 1939. That said, I just wanted to share this fun little anecdote told by Meredith Ponedel, niece of Dottie Ponedel who was Judy Garland&......Read more
Film Noir Review: Lady in the Lake (1947)
Some cases, like this one, kind of creep up on you on their hands and knees and the first thing you know, you’re in it up to your neck.
First person perspective was a trick that film noir flirted with throughout the 1940s. Delmer Daves spent the first half of Dark Passage (1947) hiding Humph......Read more
Five Fun Facts about ‘Fred Flintstone’
Yabba Dabba Doo! Five Fun Facts about ‘Fred Flintstone’…
Well, perhaps the title of this post is a little misleading, in that our facts are not so much about Fred Flintstone ‘himself,’ but rather about Alan Reed, who was the actor who ‘voiced’ Fred Flints......Read more
The Prowler: Review
“So I’m no good, but I’m no worse than anybody else.”
Film gris, noirs politically apt little brother, typically goes undiscussed within the genres wider worldview. Granted, it’s far less sexy than a private eye picture or a femme fatale flick, but gris, a term coined......Read more
“Pioneers of African-American Cinema” featured on TCM, and releasing on DVD/Blu-Ray PLUS Special Offer for CMH Fans
Paying Tribute to the Vital Works of America’s First African-American Filmmakers…
As you probably already know, CMH is giving away five copies of “Pioneers of African-American Cinema” this month (through July 30), courtesy of Kino Lorber. This historic 5-disc set features si......Read more
Don Knotts: Three Fine Summer Flicks
Born July 21, 1924, Don Knotts…
Don Knotts played Barney Fife, the bumbling deputy on The Andy Griffith Show, so well and so memorably that the part would come to define the man.
Don, who would have turned 92 today, July 21, spent the rest of his career trying to escape Barneys long, slender......Read more
Max Fleischer Universe: Swing You Sinners
Born July 19, 1883 Max Fleischer…
As I write this blog on the very day that would have been MAX FLEISCHER’S 133rd birthday (Max was born in Krakow on July 19th 1883) I am here to sing the praises of what is to me the absolute apogee of FLEISCHER STUDIOS’ creative output — a g......Read more
Announcing the Classic Movie ‘Hub Club’…
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Get Exclusives, Earn Points and Win Prizes… yes, and it’s Free
CMH is sooooo happy to announce the launch of our ‘Hub Club’ – where fans can go to share content, earn points and win fun prizes — every month. This is the perfect p......Read more
TCM Star of the Month: Olivia de Havilland
Turner Classic Movies: Star of the Month
Olivia de Havilland
A lot can happen in a century. Between 1916 and 2016, there have been two world wars, the rise and fall of the Soviet Union, the advent of the internet along with the rapid rise of globalization. Yes, the world has changed quite a ......Read more
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