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Birthdays

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Sep 16, 2014

Source Anne Francis (1930-2011) Lauren Bacall (90) George Chakiris (80) read more
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The hunchback of notre dame

Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Posted by Joey on Sep 15, 2014

The hunchback of notre dame(1939) review https://www.facebook.com/Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest The hunchback of notre dame is hollywood at its best as RKO’s biggest budgeted and most successful film that year in both critical acclaim and box o read more
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Book Review: The Wrong House: The Architecture of Alfred Hitchcock

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Sep 15, 2014

Publisher: Nai010 Publishers Release Date: April 30, 2014 “Settings, of course, come into the preliminary plan, and usually I have a fairly clear idea about them; I was an art student before I took up with films. Sometimes I even think of back read more
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You've got questions, we've got...

Carole & Co. Posted by vp19 on Sep 15, 2014

One of the things I most enjoy about running Carole & Co. is that I can provide information about Carole Lombard to those who have questions -- particularly where her memorabilia is concerned. For example, take the picture below:It's among several Lo read more
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Time Marches on into 1943

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Sep 15, 2014

Hollywood, despite wartime restrictions, managed to put out some excellent films across all the genres, movie making continued at a slower pace in Europe, and Akira Kurosawa made his first movie in Japan. In Hollywood, 20th Century Fox began distrib read more
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Silent Movie Rule #3: Never ask to see Pola Negri’s tattoo

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Sep 15, 2014

By Fritzi Kramer on September 15, 2014 in Blog, Humor, Silent Movie Rules Asking countesses (particularly if they are played by Pola Negri) to see their tattoo is never a good idea. First of all, Pola is perfectly capable of walloping you. Second, i read more
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Pic of the Day: “The Treasure of Sierra Madre Street” revisited

The Timothy Carey Experience Posted by Marisa on Sep 15, 2014

Kicking off the week is another look at the Tenspeed and Brown Shoe episode “The Treasure of Sierra Madre Street,” first airing on June 20, 1980. Sanitarium denizen Obituary Bob absorbs the details of an escape plan being hatched by his p read more
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Edward Ullman, Pioneer Cinematographer; Now a Forgotten Man.

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Sep 15, 2014

Edward Goldsmith Ullman   Edward Goldsmith Ullman is not only a truly fascinating constituent of Hollywood, but mostly an overlooked and forgotten member of the Tinseltown community; Edward G. Ullman, was born on July 3, either in 1867, 1869 or read more
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Mini-Review: Survive and Advance

The Movie Rat Posted by Bernardo Villela on Sep 15, 2014

Introduction This is a post that is a repurposing of an old-school Mini-Review Round-Up post. As stated here I am essentially done with running multi-film review posts. Each film deserves its own review. Therefore I will repost, and at times add to, read more
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The Secret of Kells

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Sep 15, 2014

One of the most unique animated features in the digital animation era is The Secret of Kells.  Made by the Irish film studio, Cartoon Saloon, it tells a fictional story about the origin of the Book of Kells.  The Book of Kells is one of the most priz read more
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Les visiteurs du soir (1942)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Sep 15, 2014

Les visiteurs du soir (“The Devil’s Envoys”) Directed by Michel Carné Written by Jacques Prevert and Pierre Laroche 1942/France Productions André Paulvé First viewing/Hulu Plus   I waited in vain for this movie to make a point. read more
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Cineplex Classic Film Series: Dial M For Murder (1954)

Stardust Posted by Vanessa Buttino on Sep 15, 2014

Cineplex Classic Film Series: Dial M For Murder (1954) Classic movie screenings don't happen all that often in the suburbs of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), but when they do you know I'll be there with bells and whistles (and popcorn). Can read more
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Birthdays

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Sep 15, 2014

Source Fay Wray (1907-2004) Tom Conway (1904-1967) Jackie Cooper (1922-2011) Sheilah Graham (1904-1988) Jean Renoir (1894-1979) read more
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Boris Karloff--Detective

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Sep 15, 2014

Boris Karloff as Mr. Wong. Let me start by addressing the most uncomfortable aspect of the Mr. Wong movies produced by Monogram Pictures from 1938 to 1940. Mr. Wong, who is Chinese, is played by Boris Karloff, a British actor, in five of the six fil read more
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Desperately Seeking Marie Prevost

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Sep 15, 2014

Writing a biography is a challenge (understatement of the century), and the challenge only increases depending on how much information on your subject is readily available. Richard Kirby has his work cut out for him with Desperately Seeking Marie Pre read more
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ANUNCIO: Hollywood’s Hispanic Heritage Blogathon

Once Upon a Screen Posted by Aurora on Sep 15, 2014

Hispanics in Hollywood have left a deep imprint on the movies.  Whether by way of stereotypical depictions that range from the latin lover to the subservient housemaid or via the talents of ambassadors like Carmen Miranda and Xavier Cugat, Hollywood& read more
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Musical Monday: “Rock Rock Rock!” (1956)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Sep 15, 2014

It’s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals read more
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“Cosby: His Life and Times” Book Giveaway Twitter Contest (Week of September 15)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Sep 15, 2014

“Cosby: His Life and Times” Book Giveaway — Qualifying Entry Task for this week’s  Twitter Contest In order to qualify for this week’s Bill Cosby Book Giveaway on Twitter, you must complete the following task by Friday, September 19 at read more
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VL’s Top Posts of the Week

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Sep 14, 2014

Not a ton of consistency in the reading this week, probably because the blog’s seen no set theme post-Summer Under the Stars. In case you missed anything, here’s what were the most read stories of the week. 10. The Jayne Mansfield Story read more
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Silver Bullets #2 THE RETURN OF DRACULA

Nitrate from the Grave Posted by Terry Sherwood on Sep 14, 2014

I read about this picture in Famous Monsters of Film Land magazine, wished to see it then, and waited years to accomplish this. THE RETURN OF DRACULA, or CURSE OF DRACULA, had the unfortunate timing of being made and released shortly before Hammer r read more
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The Case for Dark Passage

Christy Putnam Posted by Christy Putnam on Sep 14, 2014

He was a guy with plenty of trouble, but maybe I like ‘em that way. His case reminded me of my father’s, and I spent everyday at his trial. Wrongly convicted, he’s been San Quentin Quail since they waltzed him out of court with thos read more
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Happy 100th Kemosabe – Clayton Moore, Born Sept 14 1914

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Sep 14, 2014

100 years ago today, Jack Carlton Moore was born in Chicago Illinois. Of course, today he is better known by his stage name, Clayton Moore. Mr. Moore made his first uncredited on-screen appearance in the B-Western Forlorn River in 1937. After a coupl read more
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Crossroads (1942)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Sep 14, 2014

Crossroads Directed by Jack Conway Written by Guy Trosper; John H. Kafka and Howard Emmett Rogers 1942/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer First viewing/Warner Archive DVD This is a nice little noirish thriller with some beautiful atmospheric cinematography by read more
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The Taming of the Shrew (1908) A Silent Film Review

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Sep 14, 2014

By Fritzi Kramer on September 14, 2014 in Blog, Feature, Silent Movie Review Four months into his career as a director, D.W. Griffith took on William Shakespeare. In one reel. Yes, that is about ten minutes. The short stars the legendary Florence La read more
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Mini Tribute: Hal B. Wallis at Work

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Sep 14, 2014

Born September 14, 1898 (or 1899?) Producer Hal B. Wallis One of Hollywood’s most respected and honored producers, Hal B. Wallis started his entertainment career as a theater manager for a Warners-owned theater in LA. In 1923, after catching th read more
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Best Original Song Nominees of 1942

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Sep 14, 2014

Winding down on 1942, I give you another collection of different versions of the Best Original Song Oscar nominees from the year. “White Christmas” by Irving Berlin from Holiday Inn from the movie White Christmas (1954) “Alway in read more
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Quote of the Week

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Sep 14, 2014

Since I'm a print collector and I screen movies at my home, I heard from other collectors and projectionists that [they] might have to close down, so, I just started paying [them] that per month. I considered it a contribution to cinema. -Quentin Ta read more
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Classics Revisited: Steamboat Bill, Jr.

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Sep 14, 2014

(1928) Directed by: Charles Reisner; Written by Carl Harbaugh: Starring: Buster Keaton, Tom McGuire, Marion Byron and Ernest Torrence; Available on Blu-ray, DVD and Netflix Streaming Rating: **** ½ “I was mad at the time, or read more
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Quote of the Week

The Timothy Carey Experience Posted by Marisa on Sep 14, 2014

THE KILLING Carey was called ‘Kubrick’s good luck charm’ by one critic, but just made two blinding appearances in his films, as a doomed private in Paths of Glory and the ace sharpshooter in The Killing. Their relationship ended when Kubrick left read more
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STARDUST RETURNS

Stardust and Shadows Posted by Terry on Sep 14, 2014

Our intermission at STARDUST AND SHADOWS is over. Our Dreams were getting redone both literally and figuratively .  Going to to still maintain what we have been doing but  some added  items such as  opinion pieces on Jean Harlow who I think was stron read more
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