Introducing our Next New Monthly Column: Noir Nook
We are pleased to announce the launch of our new monthly column, Noir Nook
, with the first in a series called Uncommon Ladies of Noir
by author Karen Burroughs Hannsberry. Think you know Noir? Well, you might want to think again... This month's Lady of Noir may surprise you...
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Introducing our New Monthly Column: Pre-Code Corner
We are pleased to announce the launch of the first
of our new monthly columns, Pre-Code Corner
by Kim Luperi. This month Kim sets sail on The Sin Ship
, starring Louis Wolheim as brusque Captain Sam McVeyand and Mary Astor as the alluring Frisco Kitty...
Click here to read Kim's article
Martin Landau, Academy Award Actor, Dies
(Jul 16, 2017 | New York Times)Martin Landau, the tall, intense, sometimes mischievously sinister actor best known for his role in the television series "Mission: Impossible" and hi...
Adam West, TV's 'Batman,' Dies at 88
(Jun 10, 2017 | Variety)JUNE 10, 2017 | 08:19AM PTAdam West - an actor defined and also constrained by his role in the 1960s series "Batman" - died Friday nigh...
Roger Smith, '77 Sunset Strip' Star and Ann-Margret's Husband, Dies at 84
(Jun 5, 2017 | Variety)Roger Smith, who starred in the series "77 Sunset Strip" and was married to actress Ann-Margret, died Sunday in Sherman Oaks. He was 84.The hands...
Newport Beach dedicates newly named John Wayne Park
(May 26, 2017 | LA Times)John Wayne is part of Newport Beach's history, and now, its geography.City officials past and present dedicated a renamed park Friday in honor of the ...
Ronald Berkeley, Journeyman Make-up Artist, 1930 - 2017
(May 25, 2017 | Make-Up Artist)Ronald Berkeley, a longtime personal make-up artist for Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, died May 9, 2017. Per imdb.com, he was 86 years old. The ...
Legend Tribute: William Powell
Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, William Powell, born today, July 29 in 1892! William Powell: Master of the Screwball Comedy. More so than Cary Grant, more so than Clark Gable, more so than James Stewart; in my humble opinion, Powell represents the best and the brightest that the genre has... read more...
Mini Tribute Delmer Daves at Work
Born July 24, 1904 Director Delmer Daves! Delmer Daves was a successful screenwriter in Hollywood, having co-penned Dames, The Petrified Forest, Love Affair and You Were Never Lovelier (among others), before making his directorial debut in 1943 with Destination Tokyo, for which he also co-wrote the... 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
Buster’s Girls: Exclusive Guest Post by Author Steve Massa (Slapstick Divas)
The most often seen silent comediennes are probably Sybil Seely and Virginia Fox, the leading ladies of Buster Keaton, as his popular shorts, such as One Week (1920), The Playhouse (1921), and Cops (1922), are still viewed and enjoyed today. Both women had started their careers as Mac......Read more
Pre-Code Corner: Setting Sail on The Sin Ship
Setting Sail on The Sin Ship
For years The Sin Ship‘s frequent appearances on TCM’s monthly lineup repeatedly caught my eye. Besides the saucy title and potential for pre-Code shenanigans with a 1931 release date, I was drawn to the somewhat grim sounding logline (“A ship’s c......Read more
Neglected Clowns: Exclusive Guest Post by Author Steve Massa (Slapstick Divas)
The unsung ladies of slapstick comedy are a selection of mean landladies, vamps, spinsters, flirty fat girls, mother-in-laws, society snobs, dingbats, and busybodies who performed yeoman service making up the universe of the silent comedy films. Whether fierce, maternal, or straight......Read more
Women Comedy Directors: Exclusive Guest Post by Author Steve Massa (Slapstick Divas)
Women Comedy Directors
More neglected than onscreen comediennes are the women who worked in silent comedy as directors the number of whom can practically be counted on the fingers of one hand. Alice Guy-Blache is a bona-fide cinema pioneer, having started her career at Frances Gaumont Company as ......Read more
Film Noir Review: The Sniper (1952)
“Stop me — Find me and stop me. I’m going to do it again.”
Filmmaker Edward Dmytryk knew what it meant to be an outcast in 1952. Blacklisted as one the Hollywood Ten in 1947, the Academy Award nominee was subsequently jailed for his Communist ties and forced to testify before......Read more
Two Eves of Film Comedy: Exclusive Guest Post by Author Steve Massa (Slapstick Divas)
Two Eves of Film Comedy
Currently in American films there are two female comedy stars Melissa McCarthy and Amy Schumer. That seems like a bounty as often there arent any acknowledged funny ladies, but the truth is theyre always around, but for whatever reason they never get the same attention as......Read more
Happy Father’s Day to All… Classic Movie Dads and their Classic Movie Kids…
Wishing a Happy Father’s Day to all those Dads out there! And Celebrating the Day with a Quick Pictorial…
This is just a simple post with some pictures of Classic Movie Dads and their Classic Movie Kids. I’m sure I’m missing a whole bunch, so consider this ‘part oneR......Read more
Film Noir Review : The Hoodlum (1951)
“You cheap hood. Always looking for a fall guy and never realizing you’re it.”
Decency, while more prominent in genres like westerns or comedies, is inherent to film noir. In fact, it is an integral part of the noir structure, as characters are constantly being faced with its exist......Read more
Warner Archive Instant Interview with Classic Movie Hub
Talking ‘Classics’ with Warner Archive Instant
A Big Thank You to Carley and Mike of Warner Archive Instant for hosting a Facebook Live Video Chat today with yours truly. What a pleasure it was to meet them both, and to talk about our love for classic movies! Couldn’t think of a be......Read more
Film Noir Review: Harper (1966)
“Hey, this detective work is really fun!”
Harper is the rare case of a film whose literary origin and cinematic style come from the same source. It was adapted from Ross Macdonalds novel The Moving Target, which, upon publication in 1949, was a blatant attempt at emulating the private e......Read more
A Very Happy Classic Movie Easter Pictorial!
Happy Easter from Classic Movie Hub!
Just wanted to share some fun Easter photos…
Just love Bugs… And that hat is to die for
Doris Day chillin’ in a comfy Easter basket…
Look at the smile on their faces… I remember smiling like that when I was ......Read more
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