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Book Review--Forbidden Hollywood: The Pre-Code Era (1934), When Sin Ruled the Movies

Classic Movies Posted by KC on May 10, 2019

My introduction to the concept of pre-Code as a film category probably began with the Forbidden Hollywood VHS series hosted by Leonard Maltin and featuring Warner Bros films. Having delighted in those saucy flicks, I would eventually devour Thomas Doherty and Mick LaSalle’s books on the era, l read more

THE HOLLYWOOD GANGSTERS BLOGTHON: Charlie Chan on Broadway (1937)

Caftan Woman Posted by on May 7, 2019

Annette Bochenek of Hometowns to Hollywood is hosting The Hollywood Gangsters Blogathon from May 6th to the 8th. Click HERE for all the tough guys and molls. Inspector Chan (Warner Oland) and his son, Lee (Keye Luke) of Hawaii plan to be nothing but tourists when their ocean l read more

Out and About - Presenting FASHION IN FILM OF TCMFF 2019 at Woman's Club of Hollywood

GlamAmor Posted by on Apr 23, 2019

Two weeks ago - from April 11 to 14 - the TCM Classic Film Festival (TCMFF) once again took over Hollywood. The theme of this year's festival was Follow Your Heart: Love at the Movies. Of course costume design helps tell all the great love stories, and there's no question that costume design also co read more

Comet Over Hollywood: Turner Classic Movies Classic Film Festival 2019

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Apr 9, 2019

At 2018 Turner Classic Movies Film Festival I will be back this week in Hollywood for my sixth Turner Classic Movies Classic Film Festival (TCMFF). The festival runs from Thursday, April 11, through Sunday, April 14. Here’s how you can follow my adventures and updates: · Twitter: @HollywoodComet read more

The Loneliness of a Classic Film Lover: 10 years of blogging at Comet Over Hollywood

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Apr 6, 2019

Celebrating 10 years of Comet Over Hollywood “The Loneliness of a Classic Film Watcher.” That could be a film title for anyone who loved classic films long after the movie’s initial release, but was also before chatting about films online with strangers became mainstream. You were considered odd read more

Part Two: Exclusive Interview with Victoria Riskin, author of “Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir”

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Mar 30, 2019

  Part Two of our Exclusive Interview with Victoria Riskin, author of “Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir” Today we’re sharing Part Two of our Exclusive Interview with Victoria Riskin (daughter of Fay Wray and Robert Riskin) about her new book “Fay Wray and Robert read more

Book Review: “Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Mar 29, 2019

Book Review: “Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story” Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story sheds light on the female pioneers in the field and the struggles they faced to have their talents recognized and appreciated. Stuntwomen have been around as long as the movies. Silent film read more

Book Review--Fay Wray and Robert Risking: A Hollywood Memoir

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Mar 28, 2019

Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir Victoria Riskin Pantheon Books, 2019 I’ve read dozens (hundreds?) of Hollywood autobiographies and Fay Wray’s memoir On the Other Hand has always been one of my favorites. The sense of wonder and fun she found in life, despite all the hard read more

From the heartland to Hollywood heights

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Mar 12, 2019

There probably are many reasons Carole Lombard and Clark Gable developed such a romantic rapport, even if sparks didn't immediately ignite during the lone film they made together, 1932's "No Man Of Her Own." Lombard's roots were in Indiana, Gable's in adjacent Ohio and each carried a Midwestern sens read more

So, what did she think about Hollywood?

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Mar 6, 2019

It's 1935 and Carole Lombard, a favorite of fan magazines for her blend of beauty and outspokenness, is a frequent subject for interviews. One of them has this tantalizing title......"What Carole Lombard Thinks About Hollywood." It's from someone named Marcella Burke and begins on page 40 of the Aug read more

Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir – AUTOGRAPHED Book Giveaway (Facebook/Blog March)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Mar 4, 2019

Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir Autographed Book Giveaway via Facebook and this Blog Okay, now it’s time for the Facebook/Blog version of our Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir Book Giveaway Contest. This time we’ll be giving away TWO AUTOGRAPHED COPIES of the book read more

Classic Movie Travels: Dolores Del Rio – Mexico City and Hollywood

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annette Bochenek on Mar 4, 2019

Classic Movie Travels: Dolores Del Rio the beautiful Dolores del Rio Individuals from all over the world have found success in Hollywood and Dolores del Rio was no exception. The first major female Latin American crossover star in Hollywood, she had a notable career in American cinema throughout th read more

It Happened in Hollywood (1937, Harry Lachman)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Mar 2, 2019

It Happened in Hollywood is very nearly a success, which is surprising since most of the film is entirely mediocre. There’s a great lead performance from Richard Dix, as a silent movie cowboy who can’t make it in talkies (though, to be fair, the one bombed screen-test scene was more used to comment read more

Exclusive Interview with Victoria Riskin, author of “Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir”

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Feb 26, 2019

Exclusive Interview with Victoria Riskin, Daughter of Fay Wray and Robert Riskin about her new book “Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir” I’m so excited to say that Victoria Riskin’s new book “Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir” is available read more

You're Invited! FASHION IN FILM OF TCMFF 2019 at Woman's Club of Hollywood 4/9

GlamAmor Posted by on Feb 26, 2019

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 FASHION IN FILM OF TCMFF 2019 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Guest speaker Woman's Club of Hollywood Hollywood, CA Tickets are $10 in advance through Eventbrite and $15 at the door the day of the talk The theme of the 2019 TCM Classic Film Festival (TCMFF) is Follow You read more

Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir – AUTOGRAPHED Book Giveaway (now through Mar 30)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Feb 24, 2019

Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir A Very Special Autographed Book Giveaway! I am so pleased to announce a very special giveaway this month! Plus a Blogathon and an Exclusive Interview too! But more about those later… CMH will be giving away TEN AUTOGRAPHED COPIES of  Fay Wray read more

And the Oscar Goes To...Old Hollywood Style

GlamAmor Posted by on Feb 14, 2019

Every year, my friends Aurora of Once Upon a Screen, Kellee of Outspoken & Freckled, and Paula of Paula's Cinema Club host a blogathon in conjunction with Turner Classic Movie's 31 Days of Oscar. Their 2019 blogathon runs February 22-24, and I encourage everyone to check out the wide array read more

Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story – Book Giveaway (Facebook/Blog Nov/Dec)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Jan 20, 2019

Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story Book Giveaway via Facebook and this Blog Okay, now it’s time for the Facebook/Blog version of our Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story Giveaway Contest! This time we’ll be giving away one copy of the book via Facebook and this blog, courtesy of University read more

Let's get small! Restoring classic Hollywood in miniature

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jan 2, 2019

Not the most glamorous photo of Carole Lombard by a long shot -- she's got something on her mind, and she's clearly not in the best of moods -- but the Hollywood street she's walking on sometime in the late 1930s is being re-created.In miniature, that is.Truth be told, this reproduction, depicting H read more

Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story – Book Giveaway (January)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Dec 30, 2018

Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story We have Five Books to Give Away via Twitter or this Blog “The legacy of stuntwomen in the film industry is finally getting a comprehensive telling“” — Los Angeles Magazine And now for our first giveaway contest in 2019! And we’re read more
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