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: Silents are Golden!
This month Lea Stans talks about the art and function of those 'unwieldy' title cards in Learning To Love Those Title Cards
! And believe it or not, they may add a level of participation to your film viewings that you may never have experienced before....
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Monthly Column: Minoo's Musings!
This month Minoo shares five fun facts about horror icon, Bela Lugosi, who seems to have been 'born' to play Dracula. But that's not all, see if any of these facts surprise you!
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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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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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Never Watched a Classic Film? Ben Mankiewicz Gives Tips On Where To Start
(Oct 19, 2017 | Classic Movie Hub)By Tim O'Shei | Published October 19, 2017If you've never watched a classic film before, what's a good one to start? We asked Ben Manki...
TCM Host Ben Mankiewicz Loves Buffalo- and Wants More Movies Set Here
(Oct 18, 2017 | Classic Movie Hub)TCM host Ben Mankiewicz will be in Buffalo for a special screening of "The Natural." (Getty Images)TCM host Ben Mankiewicz loves Buffalo - and wants m...
Cary Grant's Palm Springs Hangout Is On The Market
(Oct 17, 2017 | Classic Movie Hub)Cary Grant's Palm Springs hangout is on the market'Villa Paradiso' listed at $13 millionPosted: 8:53 AM, October 17, 2017Updated: 8:54 AM, October 17,...
5 'PSYCHO' Surprises: Inside The Most Familiar Scene In Movies
(Oct 17, 2017 | New York Times)5 'Psycho' Surprises: Inside the Most Familiar Scene in MoviesBy ROBERT ITOOCT. 17, 2017Continue reading the main storyShare This PageShareTweetP...
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...
Legend Tribute: Margaret Dumont
Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Margaret Dumont, born on October 20, 1882! I must say that Margaret Dumont is one of my favorite Character Actresses of all time! And, although she has appeared in over 55 films, I just can’t help but associate her with the Marx Brothers, so much so, in... read more...
Mini Tribute Jackie Coogan
Born October 26, 1914 Child Actor, Jackie Coogan! Couldn’t resist this one! Jackie Coogan — ADORABLE as a kid and kinda ‘cute’ as Uncle Fester too!!! Coogan appeared in 140 roles — most famously as The Kid in Charlie Chaplin‘s silent classic, The Kid… and of... read more...
5 Things You May Not Know about Bela Lugosi
5 Things You May Not Know about Bela Lugosi
Like today is his birthday. Happy 135th Birthday to the legend Bela Lugosi!
1) He was born to play Dracula
For real tho…
Bela Lugosi was born Bela Ferenc Dezso Blasko in former Austria-Hungarian Empire. His hometown of Lugos was only abou......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
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