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WIZARD OF OZ Dress Headlines Second TCM Auction

Cinematically Insane Posted by Will McKinley on Apr 25, 2014

As a classic film fan, and a collector, this was a good news/bad news sort of day. First, the good news: Turner Classic Movies announced today that they’ll be partnering with Bonhams for a second auction of movie memorabilia on November 24 in read more
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A Tribute to “The Shadow Waltz” from Gold Diggers of 1933

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Apr 25, 2014

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Busby Berkeley musical numbers.  “42nd Street,” “We’re in the Money,” “By a Waterfall,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” I just can’t tear myself awa read more
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Pic of the Day: “Alaska Seas” revisited

The Timothy Carey Experience Posted by Marisa on Apr 24, 2014

These are tough times right now at the TCE. Our cat Delbert passed away yesterday. Even though we have two other cats, the house seems empty without him. So today I wanted to post a picture of Timothy with a cat. Here he is in Alaska Seas (1954) as m read more
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Nurses in the movies War and Military films

Pop Culture ImagineMDD Posted by ImagineMDD on Apr 24, 2014

Nurses in War Films, Military Movies Barbara StanwyckNight Nurse trailer There seem to be more nurses in military movies about those set at wartime than any others. What are your favorite films, the ones you remember most?  Those of us who read more
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Messing with someone’s head is fun! Animated GIF

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Apr 24, 2014

By Fritzi Kramer on April 24, 2014 in Blog, GIF, Humor Charley Chase is having a bit of fun at his wife’s (Vivien Oakland) expense. I am a self-confessed Chase fanatic and I think this captures his brand of amiable zaniness rather well. ItR read more
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The Mubi Cinematheque: The Circus (1928)

Pretty Clever Films Posted by Jason Wilson on Apr 24, 2014

Okay, so The Circus isn’t actually playing on Mubi. It was, and I watched it, and it’s now been replaced with a different Chaplin film, The Idle Class. This may be a result of the musical accompaniment being nonexistent (I found an alter read more
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Hot Docs 2014: Come Worry With Us!

Pretty Clever Films Posted by John Munshour on Apr 24, 2014

It’s one thing to like someone, it’s another to like them enough to go through their home movies. In this sense, Come Worry With Us!—a new documentary about Montreal-based band Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra—had me concerned. read more
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Hot Docs 2014: Rich Hill (2014)

Pretty Clever Films Posted by Robert Liwanag on Apr 24, 2014

Rich Hill, which recently won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, is an understated work. Filmmaking cousins Tracy Droz Tragos and Andrew Droz Palermo’s documentary is quiet instead of overblown and modest instead of self-important – quite a feat cons read more
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Tribeca Film Festival 2014: The Battered Bastards of Baseball (2014)

Pretty Clever Films Posted by Lesley Coffin on Apr 24, 2014

There is a long tradition of quality sports documentaries which blend cinematic artistry with thoughtful subject matters.  The best subjects in sports have proven to often focus on small, even minor moments in sports history, and analyze them with t read more
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TCM Classic Film Festival 2014 - Press Conference with Charles Tabesh and Genevieve McGillicuddy

Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog Posted by Raquel Stecher on Apr 24, 2014

“The audience that comes to the festival is a wonderful snapshot of who watches the network. It really represents the diversity of all backgrounds, all ages that love classic film.” - McGillicuddy Here are some highlights from the pre read more
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Birthdays

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Apr 24, 2014

Shirley MacLaine (80) Image Source read more
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Old Time Radio Thursdays – #039: Escape (1947-1954) – Part One

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Apr 24, 2014

  The short intro: For those who are unfamiliar with the concept, Old Time Radio is the phrase generally used to refer to the time when radio was (mostly) live, and was full of a variety of different shows, as opposed to simply being a means for read more
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How Sight & Sound Fueled the "Greatest Film" Debate

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Apr 24, 2014

These days, it has become standard practice for film organizations and film-related magazines to publish their picks for the greatest films of all time. A representative sample includes the American Film Institute (which has published two lists since read more
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Anton Walbrook: Putting the "Homina" in Homicide

Mildred's Fatburgers Posted by Beth Daniels on Apr 24, 2014

The "Rrrar" in Rorschach. A profile so nice, I placed it twice. Gaslight  (1940) I think we all know what happens in Gaslight, but just in case...In the days before Lifetime, Television for Women, a controlli read more
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MEET HAMMER HORROR STAR MADELINE SMITH!

Classic Horror Campaign Posted by Richard on Apr 24, 2014

ON SATURDAY 3rd MAY 2014 WHY NOT VISIT THE CAMDEN FILM FAIR HELD AT THE ELECTRIC BALLROOM! THE LOVELY ACTRESS MADELINE SMITH WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE TO MEET HER MANY HAMMER AND BOND FANS. MADELINE IS BEST KNOWN FOR APPEARING IN: LIVE AND LET read more
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Aline MacMahon: The Underrated Gold Digger of 1933

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Apr 24, 2014

Gold Diggers of 1933 has a wonderful ensemble cast, but if anyone doesn’t get enough love, it’s Aline MacMahon.  Busby Berkeley tends to get a lot of the credit for Gold Diggers of 1933 thanks to his unforgettable musical numbers. After read more
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A voyage to 'Screenland,' 1930

Carole & Co. Posted by vp19 on Apr 24, 2014

We noted the other day that the fan magazine Screenland has been added to the online collection of the Media History Digital Library (http://mediahistoryproject.org/). We examined Carole Lombard's presence in the magazine's issues of the 1920s; this read more
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BABY FACE (1933) and Pre-Code Hollywood Morality

Backlots Posted by Lara on Apr 24, 2014

In a scene cut from the original theatrical release, Barbara Stanwyck breaks a beer bottle over the head of a man trying to assault her. When discussing classic film with those who may have little knowledge of its history, a common grievance I hear read more
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Day 5: The Great Villain Blogathon

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Apr 24, 2014

Originally posted on Silver Screenings: Mwahahaha! Image: Wikipedia Dark and dastardly evil doers are on the prowl on Day 5 of the Great Villain Blogathon, brought to you by Karen of Shadows & Satin, Kristina of Speakeasy and yours truly here read more
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The Funniest Movies Ever Made

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Apr 23, 2014

Inspired by David Misch's Funny: The Book, I asked people on Facebook and Twitter to name their favorite funny movies. I wanted to know which movies made them laugh the most, and I was hoping to get some interesting responses. What I ended up with wa read more
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Silent Movie Time Capsule: The Wild West. In England. 100 years ago.

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Apr 23, 2014

By Fritzi Kramer on April 23, 2014 in Video 2 I don’t think any genre has fallen as far out of public favor as the western. It’s fun to see, then, how internationally popular the idea of a wild west show was. This is a show put on by Br read more
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Video of the Week: “Encounter at Boot Hill”

The Timothy Carey Experience Posted by Marisa on Apr 23, 2014

All right, I’ve been waiting for this one! Our video this week is the Rawhide episode “Encounter at Boot Hill”. It was first broadcast on September 14, 1965. It features a priceless dust-up between Timothy and Clint Eastwood. ItR read more
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Swingin’ Sixties: Casino Royale (1967)

Pretty Clever Films Posted by Christina Stewart on Apr 23, 2014

Let’s get one thing clear straight at the start, Casino Royale is a disjointed over-inflated mess of a James Bond spoof film. That said, there are a quite a few things, taken individually, which are remarkable and pleasurable to watch. The Oscar nom read more
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The Mystery of Marie Roget, Happy Anniversary! Premiered April 23, 1942.

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Apr 23, 2014

    A B-Movie all the way, often playing second bill to “The Ghost of Frankenstein,” seldom was it offered a display ad, most of the time a simple text listing in the local paper. Roget was directed by Phil Rosen (a successful read more
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Lions and Tigers and Colonel Selig

Curtains Posted by Janelle Vreeland on Apr 23, 2014

The kind folks at Classic Movie Hub have given me the opportunity to create a series of posts dedicated to the history of silent film in Chicago. The second post about Selig Polyscope post is live here, and here's an excerpt to get you star read more
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Hot Docs 2014: SLUMS: Cities of Tomorrow

Pretty Clever Films Posted by Jennifer Reynolds on Apr 23, 2014

It sounds like the most depressing ride in all of Disney World, but SLUMS: The Cities of Tomorrow is actually a well-thought-out piece on urban sprawl. Director Jean-Nicholas Orhon explores a tent city in New Jersey, a Native community in Quebec, a read more
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Hot Docs 2014: Stream of Love (2013)

Pretty Clever Films Posted by Robert Liwanag on Apr 23, 2014

Almost all of the people featured in filmmaker Ágnes Sós’ Stream of Love are either widows or widowers. These elderly citizens live in a sleepy little Transylvanian village, where an average day consists of smoking, drinking, farming, preparing food read more
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Classic film saviours!

Stardust Posted by Vanessa Buttino on Apr 23, 2014

Classic film saviours! Just a bunch of dames: Tony Curtis, Marilyn Monroe, and Jack Lemmon in Some Like it Hot (1959) I've been feeling down in the dumps lately. Like, for the past couple of weeks I've felt particularly lost and a little bit read more
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Lions and Tigers and Colonel Selig: The Chicago Silent Era (Part 3)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Janelle Vreeland on Apr 23, 2014

  Lions and Tigers and Colonel Selig In the early days of silent cinema, Chicago was responsible for 20% of the total output of the US film industry. One of the biggest contributors to this staggering statistic was Chicago’s own Selig Polyscope read more
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The Voice on the Wire, Happy Anniversary! Silent-Serial, Premiered, March 18, 1917. Lost, Mostly Forgotten

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Apr 23, 2014

Originally posted on Classic Film Aficionados: On that Sunday in March with spring at the doorstep of 1917, an action-adventure-mystery-romance-serial began its fifteen week run. The Voice on the Wire clearly had the attention of the nation. No expen read more
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