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ClassicFlix (Teen Scene) – Review #24 Dames (1934)

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Jun 30, 2017

From March 2015 to April 2017, I was writing the monthly Teen Scene column for the website ClassicFlix. My objective was to promote classic films among teenagers and young adults. Due to the establishing of a new version of the website, it’s now more difficult to access to the old version and read read more

Detectives and Dames Blogathon: The Life and Times of Arthur Kennedy

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Apr 11, 2016

Arthur Kennedy was once described as “one of the subtlest American supporting actors, never more so than when revealing the malice or weakness in an ostensibly friendly man.” But while he was certainly acknowledged for his undeniable talent and versatility, he might also – unfortunately – be read more

o/t: Detectives and Dames

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Apr 7, 2016

I’ve been asked by the kindly folk at Flicker Alley if I’d like to take part in this blogathon, and I’m very much leaning toward agreement, despite having too much on my plate already. It’s to promote their May 10 release on Blu-ray and DVD of restored versions of those grea read more

Musical Monday: Dames (1934)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Nov 23, 2015

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. This week’s musical: Dames (1934) – Musical read more

Day 28 of Noirvember: Dames Off the Beaten Path — Irene Neves in Sudden Fear (1952)

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Nov 28, 2014

Everybody knows about those larger-than-life femme fatales in those famous, blockbuster noirs: dames like Phyllis Dietrichson in Double Indemnity. Kathie Moffat in Out of the Past. Kitty Collins in The Killers. Cora Smith in The Postman Always Rings Twice. Sure, we’re all familiar with these twisted read more

Those Damnable Dames: Love is a Racket (1932)

True Classics Posted by on Nov 27, 2013

New York City gossip columnist Jimmy Russell (Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.) knows all the right people, and all the wrong ones, too. Being on the Broadway beat means he spends quite a bit of time at Sardi’s, especially with his lady of the moment, aspiring actress Mary Wodehouse (Frances Dee)– read more

Dames (1934) (3)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Jul 26, 2013

Hi all, sorry for the delay in posting.  I’ve been dealing with a few abrupt household issues that prevented me from keeping up with everything, so bear with me as it’ll take a few days to get back on schedule. Returning to the world of Busby Berkeley, I believe I’ve found my least read more

Dames (1934) (2)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 29, 2013

Dames Directed by Ray Enright and Busby Berkeley Warner Bros. 1934/USA First Viewing     I love the 1933 Busby Berkeley musicals and was really looking forward to finally catching up with this one.  What only a year can do … The Production Code put quite a damper on the sex appeal of read more

Top 10 Oscar-Less Dames and Their Oscar-Worthy Roles

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Feb 14, 2013

This wonderful season of accolades, applause and awards is my favorite time of the year.  I rejoice in the Golden Globes, swoon over the Screen Actors Guild Awards, and become absolutely enraptured by the granddaddy of them all – the Oscars. But I can’t help but notice that, while Hollywood seems read more

Forgotten Precode Dames 1# Winnie Lightner

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Jan 13, 2013

Haven’t heard of this Precode actress, singer and comedienne? Neither had I since a few weeks ago when I tumbled upon this controversial movie poster for ‘Gold Dust Gertie’.  It was probably Winnie Lightner’s vaudeville style of performance, unusual looks and slight read more

Forgotten Precode Dames 1# Winnie Lightner

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Jan 13, 2013

Haven’t heard of this Precode actress, singer and comedienne? Neither had I since a few weeks ago when I tumbled upon this controversial movie poster for ‘Gold Dust Gertie’.  It was probably Winnie Lightner’s vaudeville style of performance, unusual looks and slight read more

“No, sir, nobody can tell me nothin’ about dames.”

True Classics Posted by Brandie on Oct 7, 2011

Before Carole Lombard was the “queen of screwball comedy,” she was just another ingenue trying to make a mark in Hollywood. Born Jane Peters in 1908, the soon-to-be-rechristened actress made her debut in silent films at the age of twelve. She eventually became a contract player for Fox,  read more

Dames

MacGuffin Movies Posted by RBuccicone on Dec 10, 2010

Dames (1934)      I have mentioned before that although I consider myself a fan of musicals, I am particular about which strike my fancy. I am going to now probably commit the greatest sin any “musical fan” can and say that Busby Berkeley musicals do not thrill me. Although Dames might read more

Dames (1934) (1)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Nov 24, 2010

Busby Berkeley loved to taunt censors and uptight people, so I guess it’s no big surprised that he did a whole movie making fun of the morally self-righteous.  In Dames, Hugh Herbert plays Ezra Ounce, an eccentric millionaire with exceptionally high moral standards.  He’s looking for fa read more

Great Quotes: Tough Dames and Femme Fatales

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Sep 14, 2010

I’ve wanted to do another favorite quote post for some time, and this clip from the film noir 99 River Street (1953) finally inspired me to get it together. This marvelously tense scene is equally frightening and sensual. Evelyn Keyes tries to seduce a dangerous-looking man—a read more

Dynamic Dames by Sloan De Forest

Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog Posted by Raquel Stecher on Nov 30, -0001

Dynamic Dames 50 Leading Ladies Who Made History by Sloan De Forest Foreword by Julie Newmar TCM and Running Press Hardcover ISBN: 9780762465507 248 pages July 2019 Amazon – Barnes and Noble – Powells "Dynamic Dames share an X-factor; they transcend the narrow confines of their gende read more

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