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Horror Hotel aka City of the Dead ( 1960 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Oct 31, 2020

"Is it Whitewood you seek?" A tall distinguished-looking man asks this of Nan Barlow ( Venetia Stevenson ) when she comes to a crossroads one dark, foggy evening searching for an old village. It is indeed Whitewood that Nan seeks. After hearing her college professor Alan Driscoll ( Christopher read more

Isn't this suite? Dubai hotel salutes Carole, and Paramount

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Nov 23, 2019

Carole Lombard's dressing room at the Paramount studios in Hollywood was exquisite, designed with all the comforts a star of the '30s could want. The royal treatment is echoed in a new, luxurious hotel in a place Lombard probably never heard of during her lifetime......Dubai, the city in the United read more

Margaret Rutherford Goes for a Ride at the Gallop Hotel

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Oct 4, 2019

Margaret Rutherford. The best way to approach Margaret Rutherford's four "Miss Marple" films is to forget that she's playing Jane Marple. Rutherford's films are comedies with a little mystery and her character bears only a slight resemblance to Agatha Christie's spinster sleuth. The best of Rutherf read more

book: The Haunted Hotel (1879) by Wilkie Collins

Noirish Posted by John Grant on May 17, 2019

A Collins novel that’s deservedly among his lesser-known pieces yet is still thoroughly entertaining, this combines mystery with the supernatural to generally good effect. All London is aghast when the highly eligible Herbert John Westwick, First Baron Montbarry, chooses to dump his long-time read more

JOAN CRAWFORD, QUEEN OF THE SILVER SCREEN BLOGATHON: Grand Hotel (1932)

Caftan Woman Posted by on May 10, 2019

Pale Writer and The Poppity are hosting this blogathon tribute to Joan Crawford on May 11th and 12th. You can share in all the tributes to the amazing actress's career by clicking HERE or HERE. Thank you, Gabriela and Erica D! Vicki Baum's successful 1929 novel Grand Hotel became a po read more

Grande Hotel (1932) / Grand Hotel (1932)

Critica Retro Posted by Lê on Aug 14, 2018

Grande Hotel (1932) / Grand Hotel (1932) “Grande Hotel” não precisa de propaganda – nem o filme nem o local. O Grande Hotel é o hotel mais caro da Alemanha, como diz o personagem de Lionel Barrymore. “Grande Hotel”, o filme, é uma aula magna sobre o star system, read more

Artifacts from her final hotel room

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jan 15, 2018

Today, 76 years ago, Carole Lombard made what would be her last public appearance -- visiting Indianapolis, capital of her home state of Indiana, to rally citizens in the nation's first bond rally of World War II. While America had been building up its readiness since war broke out in Europe in Sept read more

Grand Hotel – Barrymore Trilogy Blogathon

Smitten Kitten Vintage Posted by Rhonda0731 on Aug 17, 2016

I am pleased to bring you Grand Hotel , my contribution to the Barrymore Trilogy Blogathon hosted by the wonderful Crystal over at IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS OF CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD. The first time I saw Grand Hotel it was with my dad. He mentioned what a great film it was and since it had so many of my fav read more

Grand Hotel (1932)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Aug 15, 2016

Grand Hotel (1932) On August 15, 2016 By CarolIn Uncategorized What’s this? Another blogathon? You bet! I love my blogathons and August seems to be filled with them! So when Crystal of In The Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood announced that she was hosting read more

Pre-Code vs. Post-Code: "Grand Hotel" and "Week-End at the Waldorf"

The Man on the Flying Trapeze Posted by David on Mar 26, 2016

Vicki Baum's 1929 novel (and play) "Grand Hotel" was purchased by MGM, and in 1932 the studio released a film version featuring all the big shots on the lot -- Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Joan Crawford, Lionel Barrymore and Wallace Beery, with Lewis Stone and Jean Hersholt thrown in for good m read more

The hotel may be gone, but her furniture lives on

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Oct 12, 2015

Carole Lombard's fateful final trip to her home state of Indiana for what would be the nation's first war bond rally of World War II has become the stuff of legend. It's well known that Carole helped sell $2 million worth of bonds at the Indiana state capitol building during the day, then spoke at a read more

The hotel may be gone, but her furniture lives on

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Oct 12, 2015

Carole Lombard's fateful final trip to her home state of Indiana for what would be the nation's first war bond rally of World War II has become the stuff of legend. It's well known that Carole helped sell $2 million worth of bonds at the Indiana state capitol building during the day, then spoke at a read more

Grand Hotel (1932)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 12, 2015

Grand Hotel is the epitome of a Hollywood superstar ensemble, and it would set the bar for all the films that would try to imitate and surpass it. Thanks to Irving Thalberg and the studio with more stars than there are in the heavens, MGM delivered a film that was a smash hit and after well over 80 read more

Grand Hotel (1932)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 12, 2015

Grand Hotel is the epitome of a Hollywood superstar ensemble, and it would set the bar for all the films that would try to imitate and surpass it. Thanks to Irving Thalberg and the studio with more stars than there are in the heavens, MGM delivered a film that was a smash hit and after well over 80 read more

Out & About--Age of Elegance at L. A.'s Historic Biltmore Hotel

GlamAmor Posted by on Jun 3, 2015

One of my newest partnerships is with Discover Los Angeles, the tourism site for the city. They have invited me to write articles on historic locations for them, which will seem familiar to many of you who enjoy my Out & About series on GlamAmor.  The first of my visits for them was at the read more

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Jan 29, 2015

Wes Anderson’s latest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel may be his grandest work yet.  It spans four different time periods, each with their own color pallets and aspect ratios.  Yet, all these periods, points of view and fields of vision gel into one beautiful, energetic and whimsical story. We are read more

The Oscar Snub No One Is Talking about: Ralph Fiennes in The Grand Budapest Hotel

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on Jan 22, 2015

I know everyone is busy discussing the Selma Oscar snubs and Jennifer Aniston’s supposed one. The former film I haven’t seen yet, and Cake I won’t. Only when I scrolled through long lists of snubs would I find Ralph Fiennes, as if the omission of his name were insignificant, perhaps expected. read more

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Dec 20, 2014

The farthest Eastern boundary of the European continent makes the perfect landscape for a new addition to the quirky Wes Anderson canon. But more on that later. First our story. It gains inspiration from the writings of forgotten Viennese  author of the 30s and 40s Stefan Zweig. In fact, the author& read more

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Dec 20, 2014

The farthest Eastern boundary of the European continent makes the perfect landscape for a new addition to the quirky Wes Anderson canon. But more on that later. First our story. It gains inspiration from the writings of forgotten Viennese author of the 30s and 40s Stefan Zweig. In fact, the author& read more

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Le Mot du Cinephiliaque Posted by Michael on Sep 10, 2014

The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson, 2014) The adventures of Gustave H (Ralph Fiennes), a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa (Tony Revolori), the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. read more
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