American Film Institute Honors Werner Herzog
(Jun 20, 2016 | Variety)Dave McNary
Film ReporterThe American Film Institute has selected Werner Herzog as the Charles Guggenheim Symposium honoree at the AFI Docs festival....
These Never-Before-Seen Letters Reveal New Details About Audrey Hepburn's Top-Secret Wedding
(Jun 20, 2016 | Glamour)By Avery Matera June 20, 2016 4:18 pm
Audrey Hepburn, in Givenchy, with her husband, Mel Ferrer. CONDÉ NAST VIA GETTY ...
Santa Catalina's new $9.2 million museum aims to wow visitors with island's history including Chaplin, Monroe and More...
(Jun 18, 2016 | Daily Breeze)By Sandy Mazza
The new Catalina Island Museum opened on Saturday, June 18, 2016. (Courtesy photo) Catalina Island's downtown Avalo...
Enter to Win "Pioneers of African-American Cinema"
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Classic Movie Hub is giving away FIVE copies of Pioneers of African-American Cinema
, courtesy of Kino Lorber
. This one-of-a-kind historical collection features the vital works of America's legendary first African-American filmmakers. In stores July 27th, but you can win it here at CMH all month long! Winners' choice of DVD or Blu-Ray...
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Legend Tribute: Peter Lorre
Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Peter Lorre, born today, June 26 in 1904! When I think of Peter Lorre two things come to mind: those big, buggy eyes and that sneery, nasally voice. I guess it makes sense that the Austria-born actor would go on to be typecast as the sinister foreigner. So,... read more...
Mini Tribute Anne Revere
Born June 25, 1903 Character Actress Anne Revere! Anne Revere appeared in over 45 film and TV roles. She played her share of hard-working and wise mothers, as well as sympathetic and sometimes sharp-tongued friends. She won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for National Velvet and was nominated... read more...
Sweet Smell of Success: Review
Match me, Sidney…
Hollywood had become overrun with exposés by the 1950s. Films like Sunset Boulevard (1950), Ace in the Hole (1951), and The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) peeled back the scum of their respective industries, dropping men and women into societys underbelly with little in the ......Read more
"George Sanders: Memoirs of a Professional Cad" Book Giveaway (via Twitter July)
George Sanders: Memoirs of a Professional Cad Book Giveaway!
Entry Task for Twitter Contest
“At number 6 Petroffski Ostroff, to Margaret and Henry Sanders, a son of dazzling beauty and infinite charm was being born. It was I.” - George Sanders in Memoirs of a Professional Cad
I am happ......Read more
Enter to Win a Basket Full of Goodies! #WillyWonka
Your Golden Ticket to Scrumpdiddlyumptious Fun!
Thanks to our friends at Fathom Events, CMH will be giving away one fun basket full of scrumdiddlyumptious sweets and a copy of Roald Dahls beloved book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!
For your chance to win — just follow us on Twitter @Class......Read more
Kino Lorber “Pioneers of African-American Cinema” DVD and Blu-Ray Giveaway (July)
“Pioneers of African-American Cinema” DVD/Blu-Ray Giveaway!
Qualifying Entry Task
“This very special collection illuminates one of the most fascinating and unjustly neglected corners of American movie history. Every film included in Pioneers of African-American Cinema has been lovi......Read more
Classic Movie Travels: The Music Box Steps
Walking in the Steps of Laurel and Hardy!
The Music Box Steps have long been high on my list of must-see classic movie sites. But, even I was surprised by the overwhelming giddiness I felt when my doppelganger film-fan-friends* and I piled into a car and commenced on our quest to find the infamous s......Read more
Celebrating the Mysterious Birth of Andy Griffith…
Andy Griffith was born in Mount Airy, NC…
Of all the facts in a persons life, the birthday is supposed to be an easy one.
Yet, to this day, Im not exactly sure of Andy Griffiths birthday. Im not even sure he was.
Andy Samuel Griffith was born in Mount Airy, North Carolina, on June 1, 1926.......Read more
Turner Classic Movie Film Festival: Day One
Turner Classic Movie Film Festival
On Thursday April 28th, I have to admit I woke-up in somewhat of a panic. You see, dear readers, it was at that precise moment that the gravity of my situation sank in. In a mere few hours, I would meander out of my hotel room to start my biggest tas......Read more
Max Fleischer Universe: Master Illustrators at Work
The Breathtaking Backgrounds of Max Fleischer…
I never fail to find something new and breathtaking in the backgrounds of Max Fleischer’s delightfully surrealistic and highly askew cartoon worldview. From the rubbery, curvilinear city scene backgrounds that inspired the likes of undergro......Read more
"TCM Big Screen Classics: Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" Movie Event Ticket Giveaway (June 26 through June 29)
Win Tickets to see “Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
on the Big Screen!
in Select Cinemas Nationwide June 26 & June 29!
CMH is thrilled to announce the next round of our monthly movie ticket giveaways this year, courtesy of Fathom Events! That said, this month, well be giving away ......Read more
TCM Classic Film Festival 2016: Films, Friends and Lots of Fun…
Recovering and Recapping the 2016 TCMFF…
Well, another TCM Classic Film Festival has come and gone, and I’ve just about ‘recovered’ from my post-film-fest-blues (albeit not completely)… And, although I’m already counting the days until next year’s Festival (......Read more
The Animals in Film Blogathon: The Cheshire Cat in Alice In Wonderland (1951)
“Well, some go this way, and some go that way. But as for me, myself, personally, I prefer the short-cut.”
I have always been a huge fan of Alice in Wonderland. I have distinct memories of reading the book as a little girl, and of course, seeing the movie — but I also have the most......Read more
Don Knotts and the Great Orson Welles…
On television and in the movies, comedic actor Don Knotts generally played second banana, deputizing himself — literally or figuratively — to someone else. Off screen, the reality of his theatrical relationships was a bit more complicated.
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