8 Forgotten Hit Films of the Silent Era
Much like today, silent era audiences flocked to big-budget spectacles, witty comedies and other crowd pleasers (well, maybe ?witty comedies? are a rarity nowadays). If you found a list of the top box office attractions in the 1910s and 1920s, a lot of titles ......Click here to read Lea’s article
Western Roundup: Unexpected Western Leads
There are many wonderful actors we associate with Westerns, from John Wayne and Randolph Scott to Tim Holt and William Boyd, and too many others to name here.
Beyond those familiar names, occasionally actors not typically associated with Westerns turn up in ......Click here to read Laura’s article
Noir Nook: February Facts
I just love trivia. So in this month of love, I?m celebrating by serving up a bouquet of trivial facts about some of my favorite noir guys and gals!
Peggie Castle was the first actress to sign with Universal Studios under its ?cheesecake? contract clause, whic......Click here to read Karen’s article
Silents are Golden Column:?Silent Superstars–Charlie Chaplin, the Eternal King of Comedy
Of the many iconic performers that we all recognize today ? Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, James Dean ? there is one that stands alone as the most recognizable of all. Even people who?ve never seen his fil......Click here to read Lea’s article
Classic Movie Travels: Bert Lahr ? New York, NY and Seattle, WA
Bert Lahr (1895 – 1967)
Bert Lahr was lucky enough to have an iconic role in one of the most beloved films of all time. While many will recall his performance as the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz (1939), his experience as an e......Click here to read Annette’s article
The Funny Papers: Patsy Kelly and Thelma Todd, The Slapstick Buddy Duo
Lately, I?ve been binge-watching an Amazon Prime show which has also garnered attention at the Golden Globes, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. It?s a hilarious delight that many classic film fans may likely enjoy for its classic 1950s/......Click here to read Kellee’s article
Musical Interlude: Musicals of Hollywood?s Greatest Year
It?s known as Hollywood?s greatest year: 1939.
As we celebrate films released 80 years ago, we think of some of the most obvious film achievements the storied year brought us: Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,......Click here to read Jessica’s article
Silents are Golden: The Good, The Bad, And The Not-So-Bad Of Silent Era Acting
So you?re thinking of taking the plunge and exploring the world of silent films! You?re intrigued by those flickery, black and white images from a time gone by, and are looking to expand your film history knowledge–......Click here to read Lea’s article
Western Roundup: Canyon Passage and The Autry
Canyon Passage (1946) Movie Poster
Classic film fans in Southern California are fortunate to have a wide variety of opportunities to see classic films, including Westerns, on a big screen.
I recently had the chance to see a 35mm screening of the wonderfu......Click here to read Laura’s article
Albert Finney: British actor dies aged 82
(Feb 8, 2019 | BBC)8 February 2019Oscar-nominated British actor Albert Finney has died aged 82 after a short illness.He was a five-time Oscar nominee who began his caree...
Julie Adams, Seized by Creature in 'Black Lagoon,' Dies at 92
(Feb 4, 2019 | New York Times)Julie Adams and Ben Chapman, as the title character, in the 1954 movie "Creature From the Black Lagoon." "No matter what you do," Ms. Adams once said,...
Penny Marshall, TV Sitcom Star and Hollywood Director, Dies at 75
(Dec 18, 2018 | New York Times)By Anita GatesDec 18. 2018Penny Marshall, the nasal-voiced co-star of the slapstick sitcom "Laverne & Shirley" and later the chronically self...
Hollywood Flashback: 'Mary Poppins' Success Helped Walt Create Disney World in 1964
(Dec 10, 2018 | Hollywood Reporter)Credit: Walt Disney Pictures/Photofestby Bill Huggins 12/10/2018The musical film - a sequel starring Emily Blunt hits theaters Dec. 19 - topped the bo...
Film Academy Museum, Yet To Open, Reveals Inaugural Exhibitions
(Dec 4, 2018 | New York Times)by Brooks BarnesLOS ANGELES - When the long-awaited Academy Museum of Motion Pictures opens next year, it will offer a mix of scholarship and sparkle ...
Legend Tribute: Sidney Poitier
Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Sidney Poitier, Born February 20th, 1927! It?s always a hard task to write about a ground breaker. It?s an even harder task to write about an African American ground breaker during black history month. I mean, what can I possibly say about the accomplishments... read more...
Mini Tribute Victor Fleming at Work
Born February 23, 1889 Legendary Director Victor Fleming! Although this post is labeled ‘Mini’ there is certainly nothing ‘mini’ about the respect due to Legendary Director, Victor Fleming!? This post is simply labeled ‘mini’ because I am paying a pictorial tribute... read more...
Cooking with the Stars: Eva Gaborís Piperade for Two
Cooking with the Stars ? Eva Gabor?s Piperade for Two
The Gabor Sisters – Zsa Zsa., Magda and Eva.
It?s February over here at Cooking with the Stars, and this month gave me the perfect opportunity to honor a family that I truly admire in film, food, and beyond: the glamorous Gabors! Specifical......Read more
It is with profound sadness that we at Classic Movie Hub share the news of the passing of our friend and colleague, Ron Hutchinson, who lost his battle with cancer this Saturday. Ron was one of our own. As a regular contributor to CMH, Ron provided a wealth of unique expertise in the......Read more
Announcement: Fay Wray and Robert Riskin, The Blogathon
Fay Wray and Robert Riskin, The Blogathon
February 26, 2019 marks the release of a must-read dual Hollywood biography and we are honoring it with a special blogathon. Commemorating the lives and careers of one of classic Hollywood’s greatest stars and one of its most memorable screenwriters,?F......Read more
Fan Favorites: Coming of Age Films (see full chart)