Enter to Win Horror Classics from Kino Lorber!
This month we celebrate Halloween with a 10 DVD/Blu-Ray Classic Horror and Mystery giveaway from Kino Lorber! Each winner will have a choice of five iconic titles, including Nosferatu, Phantom of the Opera and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari!
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Monthly Column: Vitaphone View
This month, Ron Hutchinson, Founder of The Vitaphone Project, talks about major discoveries of lost films in Australia, including one by The Three Stooges, in his column Discoveries Galore "Down Under"
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New Monthly Column: Noir Nook
In this month's Noir Nook
, Karen Burroughs Hannsberry takes a look at hidden gem and guilty pleasure, Wicked Woman (1953), directed by Russell Rouse and starring none other than Rouse’s wife, Beverly Michaels...
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Monthly Column: Film Noir Review
“Police work is not all glamour and excitement and glory”
This month, Danilo Castro of Film Noir Archive reviews the 1948 noir, He Walked by Night
starring Richard Basehart, Scott Brady and James Cardwell...
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Monthly Column: Pre-Code Corner
In this month's Pre-Code Corner
, Kim Luperi talks censorship, or lack of, in “Sweet Marijuana” and Murder at the Vanities: The Opium Advisory Committee vs. The Department of State vs. the Production Code Administration (PCA) vs. Paramount
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New Monthly Column: Classic Movie Travels
This month Annette Bochenek takes us on a visit to the Chicago Illinois area in search of Barbara Hale sites, including her childhood home and The Drake Hotel...
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New Monthly Column: Silents are Golden!
A Big Welcome to Lea Stans and her new monthly column, Silents are Golden
! Of all the eras of cinema, the silent era is perhaps the most stereotyped and the least understood. This month Lea takes a look at four of the most common misconceptions about the Silents in “But They’re So Primitive!”
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Introducing our New Monthly Column: The Funny Papers
A Big Welcome Kellee Pratt and her new monthly column, The Funny Papers
! This month Kellee kicks off by celebrating comedy bromance 'on the road' with legendary comic duo Bob Hope and Bing Crosby...
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ANTHONY PERKINS - FRIDAYS IN OCTOBER ON TCM
(Oct 12, 2017 | TCM)ANTHONY PERKINS - FRIDAYS IN OCTOBER ON TCMAt the beginning of his film career, Star of the Month Anthony Perkins promised to become a gangly, earnest...
Dracula- Sundays on TCM This Month
(Oct 9, 2017 | TCM)DRACULA - SUNDAYS IN OCTOBER ON TCMPerhaps the most sinister - and erotic - of all movie monsters is Count Dracula, who has been haunting the public i...
The Moment Al Jolson Sounded the Birth of the Talkies Era
(Oct 7, 2017 | Guardian)Michael FreedlandSaturday 7 October 2017 19.05 EDTIt was just a short scene in a movie, in which a diminutive actor utters a few unscripted ...
George Pal and Puppetoons on TCM This Week
(Oct 6, 2017 | Classic Movie Hub)by Jerry BeckOct. 6, 2017Producer-Director Arnold Leibovit guest hosts on Turner Classic Movies with Ben Mankiewicz next Wednesday and Thurs...
Will 'Citizen Kane' Stay No. 1 on AFI's List of 100 Best Movies?
(Oct 6, 2017 | Hollywood Reporter)Will 'Citizen Kane' Stay No. 1 on AFI's List of 100 Best Movies?6:30 AM PDT 10/6/2017 by Seth Abramovitch FACEBOOK TWITTER EM...
Legend Tribute: Angela Lansbury
Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Angela Lansbury, born on October 16, 1925! I have a confession: I am Angela Lansburys biggest fan. Ok. Maybe not biggest fan, but I am in at least in the 10 percent of Lansbury fandom. Its no secret to those around me that I adore this woman. I own multiple... read more...
Mini Tribute Melville Cooper
Born October 15, 1896 Character Actor Melville Cooper! Plump-faced, droopy-eyed, Character Actor, Melville Cooper, appeared in over 100 film and TV roles — playing pompous ineffectual types — blunderers, cowards, thieves, disdainful servants, snobs. Most notably, he played the High Sheriff... read more...
“Sweet Marijuana” and Murder at the Vanities
“Sweet Marijuana” and Murder at the Vanities: The Opium Advisory Committee vs. The Department of State vs. the Production Code Administration (PCA) vs. Paramount
A rather aimless musical spiked with one murder investigation, two dead bodies, and plenty of cheeky asides, Murder at the Van......Read more
Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft: Exclusive Guest Post by Author Douglass K. Daniel
Mel and Anne, Hollywoods best matched opposites…
Was one of entertainments oddest couples the dramatic actress Anne Bancroft and the wacky comic genius Mel Brooks all that much a mismatch? Thats a question I pondered at times when I explored her career for my new biography Anne Bancrof......Read more
Hollywood at Play: Photo Favorites Exclusive Guest Post by Author Mary Mallory
Hollywood at Play: Photo Favorites
Before the advent of television and the internet, motion picture studios relied on publicity stills published in magazines and newspapers to sell entertainment to filmgoers. The studios shot millions of photographs to fit any kind of topic or story journals could c......Read more
Anne Bancroft’s ‘Noir’ Side: Exclusive Guest Post by Author Douglass K. Daniel
Anne Bancroft’s ‘Noir Side’
In her twenties actress Anne Bancroft had just what a film noir needed, the kind of smoky beauty a guy would take a bullet for. She turned up in a handful of movies in the 1950s that might qualify as dark films, usually nifty little crime pictures made......Read more
Saddle Up with Anne Bancroft: Exclusive Guest Post by Author Douglass K. Daniel
Saddle Up with Anne Bancroft
When I think of actress Anne Bancroft, I picture the sexy, seductive Mrs. Robinson of The Graduate (1967) or the determined Annie Sullivan of The Miracle Worker (1962). Or a feisty New Yorker, whether shes the woman who loves books in 84 Charing Cross Road (1984) or the......Read more
The Funny Papers: Comedy Bromance, On the Road with Bob and Bing
Comedy Bromance: On the Road with Bob and Bing
Two actors with successful careers in Hollywood, one known for his crooning skills and the other for his vaudevillian gags of comedy, paired together to make a series of films of chums on an adventure. Bob Hope and Bing Crosby made a total of seven film......Read more
Men in Drag: Exclusive Guest Post by Author Steve Massa (Slapstick Divas)
Men in Drag
As if it werent enough that men dominated silent film comedy in general there were a few male comics who specialized in drag and often played female characters. Drag was a common and sure-fire laugh getter and almost every comedian, male and female, took advantage of it at some point. I......Read more
Uncommon Ladies of Noir: Rosemary DeCamp
Uncommon Ladies of Noir: Rosemary DeCamp
Quick think of an actress associated with film noir.
Whod you come up with? Barbara Stanwyck? Audrey Totter? Jane Greer? Claire Trevor?
Theres a whole list of dames that would fit the bill, but Ill bet you dollars to donuts that you didnt name Rosemary ......Read more
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