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Actors Too Pretty for Their Parts

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on Nov 21, 2014

I would like to say that an actor’s performance always trumps any preconceptions of mine about a character from a book I’ve read, that I can set aside my firm conviction that a character was blonde or tall or curvy. But the truth is, sometimes my read more
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The jiggle of the 'Century'

Carole & Co. Posted by vp19 on Nov 21, 2014

More than eight decades after the release of "Twentieth Century" in the spring of 1934, Carole Lombard still has the power to surprise. And for at least one person, said surprise did occur -- not so much from Carole's acting (it can be argued that he read more
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Frankenstein; The Modern Prometheus: An Anniversary Celebration of Sorts

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Nov 21, 2014

  Frankenstein astir: From the beginning the plot, the set design, the special effects and makeup grabbed the attention of it viewers. The scenes when the Frankenstein monster gradually comes to life was considered by critics “probably the most read more
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Peanuts And Popeye But No Crackerjacks – Here Are The New Trailers For The Upcoming Peanuts And Popeye Movies

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Nov 21, 2014

In the next couple of years we’re going to be seeing new CGI-animated versions of both Peanuts and Popeye. Why CGI? Because apparently a) the studios figure most folks won’t go to see traditionally-animated movies anymore, even though it read more
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This Happy Breed (1944)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Nov 21, 2014

This Happy Breed Directed by David Lean Written by Anthony Havlock Allen, David Lean, and Ronald Neame from a play by Noel Coward 1944/UK Noel Coward-Cineguild/Two Cities Films First viewing/Amazon Instant Video   This is the episodic story o read more
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Fun Size Review: The Road to Yesterday (1925)

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Nov 21, 2014

By Fritzi Kramer on November 21, 2014 in Blog, Fun Size Review Terrible script? Check! Terrible title cards? Check! Weird plot? Check! Tons of fun? You bet! Cecil B. DeMille’s wacky time travel romance makes absolutely no sense but that is all read more
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Pic of the Day: “Paths of Glory” revisited

The Timothy Carey Experience Posted by Marisa on Nov 21, 2014

To observe the 94th birthday anniversary of the great Ralph Meeker, we present another pic from Stanley Kubrick‘s Paths of Glory (1967). Col. Dax (Kirk Douglas) meets with the scapegoated prisoners (Timothy, Joe Turkel and Meeker). Meeker, bor read more
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UPDATE: TCM Returns to DISH Network After Month-Long Blackout

Cinematically Insane Posted by Will McKinley on Nov 21, 2014

Great news for classic film fans who subscribe to DISH Network: Turner Classic Movies is back. At least until March. After a monthlong blackout that began on October 21, the announcement came down today that DISH and Turner have reached an agreement read more
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Charlie Chaplin: A Brief Life – Book Giveaway starts Monday and runs through the New Year

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Nov 21, 2014

“Charlie Chaplin: A Brief Life” by Peter Ackroyd – Book Giveaway! I am so very happy to announce our latest book giveaway! From Monday, November 24 through January 2, 2015, Classic Movie Hub will be giving away TWELVE copies of Charlie Chaplin: read more
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Vintage actress auctions clothes for charity-designer on Titanic

Pop Culture ImagineMDD Posted by ImagineMDD on Nov 21, 2014

Clara Kimball Young donates Lucile gown off her back Lady Duff Gordon, Mme Lucile, Titanic Survivor  Clara Kimball YoungShirley Kate 1918 "Clara Kimball Young with the aid of her manager Harry Garson put the punch into the big bazaar at t read more
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Busby Berkeley musicals

Movie Classics Posted by Judy on Nov 21, 2014

Joan Blondell and James Cagney in Footlight Parade Hi to all those visiting my blog! I haven’t been around here much lately, and I’m afraid my projected themes fell by the wayside… though I might still resurrect them. But, anyway, read more
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World Television Day 2014

Caftan Woman Posted by Caftan Woman on Nov 21, 2014

The United Nations’ (UN) World Television Day was created by a resolution in 1996 and is annually observed on November 21st in many places around the world recognizing that television plays a major role in presenting different issues that affe read more
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My thoughts on the TCM Classic Film Festival #TCMFF

Stardust Posted by Vanessa Buttino on Nov 21, 2014

My thoughts on the TCM Classic Film Festival #TCMFF Plain and simple? I'm dying to go. Like, DYING! For someone who's been a classic film fan for most of their natural born lives, I cannot believe that I've never been to one yet. I mean, wha read more
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THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 1 Review: Flying in Circles

ScribeHard on Film Posted by Michael Nazarewycz on Nov 21, 2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is the third installment of a four-part trilogy (trilogies now come in fours, not threes, when the third book is split into two films.)  Below is a quick recap of how we got here (you may skip the next two read more
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Birthdays

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Nov 21, 2014

Image Eleanor Powell (1912-1982) Ralph Meeker (1920-1988) Corinne Griffith (1894-1979) read more
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Classic Links

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Nov 21, 2014

Image Source RIP Mike Nichols. That way he had of combining sexy/smart/funny was unique, and maybe influential, but very difficult to emulate. Check out his life in pictures. TCM played Miracle on 34th Street (1947) in front of Macy's in New York read more
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The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (1961)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Nov 21, 2014

Certain classic films are able to overcome their artificiality and transcend towards a level of camp that’s endearing and entertaining, while other films get crushed under the weight, taking everything so seriously and eliminating the fun. Tenn read more
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Day 21 of Noirvember: The Gaudier the Patter

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Nov 21, 2014

“I don’t think I’ll have to kill her.” What time is it? Time for another look at some of those great noir lines! Enjoy! “I don’t think I’ll have to kill her. Just slap that pretty face into hamburger meat, that’s all.” read more
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Tarkovsky Thursday: Andrei Rublev (1966)

The Movie Rat Posted by Bernardo Villela on Nov 20, 2014

If you’re not already aware of Open Culture you should bookmark or follow them for they are great resource. One post on their site notified me to the fact that the films of Andrei Tarkovsky are online legitimately. In the case of his last stude read more
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My 100 Favorite Films Of All Time: Stats And Observations

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day Jr. on Nov 20, 2014

It was last year that I started listing my 100 favorite films of all time in increments of 10. I finally finished the list in the last couple months. I have to admit that towards the end it was becoming somewhat of a crapshoot. I know there's some mo read more
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Getting out of Buffalo?

Carole & Co. Posted by vp19 on Nov 20, 2014

Apologies to all of you from western New York -- as a Syracuse native, I know the results of too much lake-effect snow. This is from 1929's "High Voltage," Carole Lombard's first all-talkie, and she's among a group of stranded people yelling at an ai read more
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[FYI] Announcing The Stop Button’s tenth anniversary celebration (#tsb10)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Nov 20, 2014

In three months, The Stop Button celebrates its tenth anniversary. While the blog did exist previous to February 20, 2004, when I was hosting it at jablog.com, the first post I retained when transferring from the original blogging platform to later read more
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"Next Time I Marry," or Raising Kanin

The Man on the Flying Trapeze Posted by David on Nov 20, 2014

The 1938 film "Next Time I Marry" isn't, and shouldn't be, a standout on the resume of anyone involved. Not stars Lucille Ball or James Ellison, or supporting players Lee Bowman or Mantan Moreland, or even director Garson Kanin. And yet. This is on read more
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Movies Silently Posted by on Nov 20, 2014

The Red Lily is dark, lurid and depressing. It also is an incredible showcase for the talents of Enid Bennett, a silent leading lady who is often forgotten. Unfortunately, her two most famous roles (in The Sea Hawk and Robin Hood) were damsel parts read more
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It Happened Tomorrow (1944)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Nov 20, 2014

It Happened Tomorrow Directed by René Clair Written by Dudley Nichols and René Clair from multiple sources 1944/USA Arnold Pressburger Films First viewing/Netflix rental   I was sold on this movie before I watched it by its cast list.  How read more
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Birthdays

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Nov 20, 2014

Image Gene Tierney (1920-1991) Phyllis Thaxter (1921-2012) Evelyn Keyes (1916-2008) read more
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The Mark of Zorro (1940) with Tyrone Power

Classic Film Freak Posted by on Nov 20, 2014

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Double Dog Daring with MGM's Lassie

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Nov 20, 2014

Given the public's embrace of 1943's Lassie Come Home, it was inevitable that MGM would launch a film series featuring the lovable, clever canine. Most of the pictures were connected only in that the lead character was a collie named Lassie. However, read more
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There's No Directory Here, I Swear to God

Mildred's Fatburgers Posted by Beth Daniels on Nov 20, 2014

Born Mikhail Igor Peschkowsky, November 9, 1931-November 19, 2014 A movie is like a person. Either you trust it or you don't. Goodbye, Mike Nichols, and Thank You There are artis read more
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VIDEO: Robert Osborne Introduces MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET at Macy’s

Cinematically Insane Posted by Will McKinley on Nov 20, 2014

There was a chill in the New York City air, but the hearts of classic film fans were toasty warm when Robert Osborne introduced an open-air screening of MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET outside Macy’s Herald Square tonight. The beloved TCM host – t read more
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