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Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Oct 23, 2021

William Andrews Clark Jr. was a notable man, especially exhibiting influence in Los Angeles, California. He descended from wealth and helped establish major institutions, such as the LA Philharmonic and the Hollywood Bowl. Though his front-facing personality was serious and astute, author Liz Brown read more

CMBA’s Laughter is the Best Medicine blogathon: Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Oct 22, 2021

CMBA’s Laughter is the Best Medicine blogathon: Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) On October 22, 2021 By CarolIn Uncategorized The wonderful silliness of the ‘Abbott and Costello Meet…’ series of films is an absolute joy to behold! read more

Demons of the Mind

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Oct 22, 2021

(1972) Directed by Peter Sykes; Written by Christopher Wicking; Original Story by Frank Godwin; Starring: Robert Hardy, Shane Briant, Gillian Hills, Yvonne Mitchell, Patrick Magee and Paul Jones; Available on Blu-ray and DVD Rating: ***½  After a one-year hiatus, I’m back with read more

THE THIRD HAMMER-AMICUS BLOGATHON: Taste of Fear aka Scream of Fear, 1961

Caftan Woman Posted by on Oct 22, 2021

Thank you to our hosts, Barry at Cinematic Catharsis and Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews who present The Third Hammer-Amicus Blogathon running from October 22nd to October 24th. Taste of Fear released in the States as Scream of Fear is an elegant thriller written and produced by Jimmy San read more

Turner Classic Movies Classic Film Festival returns in 2022

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Oct 22, 2021

Turner Classic Movies Classic Film Festival returns in 2022 The Turner Classic Movies Film Festival (TCMFF) returns to an in-person event April 21 - 24, 2022. For the last two years, the festival has been virtual.The festival theme is “Back to the Big Screen.”2022 FESTIVAL PASS read more

Watching 1939: Beware Spooks (1939)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Oct 22, 2021

In 2011, I announced I was trying to see every film released in 1939. This new series chronicles films released in 1939 as I watch them. As we start out this blog feature, this section may become more concrete as I search for a common thread that runs throughout each film of the year. Right now, th read more

The 3rd Hammer-Amicus Blogathon Has Arrived – Day 1 Recap

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Oct 22, 2021

 After a one-year hiatus, the Hammer-Amicus Blogathon has risen from the grave for yet another round. Once again, my co-host extraordinaire, Gill Jacob from Realweegiemidget Reviews has joined me to preside over the three-day blogging event. We’d like to extend a big thanks to our regular read more

The Addams Family Mugs - The Mystery of Charles Addams' Halloween Mugmates

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Oct 22, 2021

Back in 1964, the Pan-American Coffee Bureau released an ad that featured some eye-catching custom-designed mugs by Charles Addams. As most television fans are well aware of, Charles Addams was a cartoonist whose bizarre and yet amusing characters "The Addams" became the basis for a popular 1964 tel read more

My Favorite Year (1982): Dying is Easy, Comedy is Hard.

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 21, 2021

This is my entry in CMBA’s Fall Blogathon Laughter is The Best Medicine! In the old days, if you wanted to see actors, you’d go to the stage. Hollywood was the place for movie stars. Lucille Fay LeSueur was given a new name (and a new birth date) only to become one of the most luminary read more

Silents are Golden: Silent Directors – The Ingenious F.W. Murnau

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Lea Stans on Oct 21, 2021

Silents are Golden: Silent Directors – The Ingenious F.W. Murnau F.W. Murnau Very tall and described as having an “icy, imperious disposition,” F.W. Murnau certainly fit the stereotypical idea of a German silent film director. Highly cultured, his love of the arts and extreme attention to read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Oct 21, 2021

While Herman and Joesph “Joe” Mankiewicz were responsible for much notable output in the film industry, in turn, many works of film and literature have also featured them. Herman almost immediately found success in Hollywood with Dinner at Eight (1933), Pride of the Yankees (1942), and c read more

Dana Andrews and Gene Tierney find out “Where the Sidewalk Ends”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Oct 21, 2021

Dana Andrews and Gene Tierney find out “Where the Sidewalk Ends” Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950) is an American film noir directed and produced by Otto Preminger and starring Dana Andrews and Gene Tierney. The screenplay was written by Ben Hecht and the cinematography was by Jos read more

To Be or Not to Be (1942), a Daring Mixed-Genre Satire from Ernst Lubitsch

Lady Eve's Reel Life Posted by The Lady Eve on Oct 20, 2021

This Hollywood-savvy item appeared in the December 1932 issue of Vanity Fair,   “…although a German director [he] is now claimed by America. His gay and cynic touch, his dramatic use of detail, have reconditioned many an otherwise anemic script and saved it from the shelf ̵ read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Oct 20, 2021

During the holiday season, it’s always an extra special time for me to revisit some of my favorite holiday films and to share them with others. However, the opportunity to have a little “taste” of their magic in the form of a fully film-inspired meal is rarely a ready-made offering read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Oct 20, 2021

While the days of the studio system are long-gone, documenting the histories of classic Hollywood’s major studios is a major albeit fascinating endeavor. In some cases, the stories have ended; in others, the studios continue to exist and adapt to today’s audiences and their preferred met read more

Mae West: The Unchanging Heroine

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on Oct 20, 2021

I grew up resenting a lot of the rom-com fare on television and film. Always, it felt, the woman had to change to find love. Sandy in Grease was just the start: Learn to strut. Show that cleavage. Pull your hair out of the bun! Relax! Be feminine! Learn to bake or something. Maybe that’s why I love read more

The Stunt Man (1980): The Show Must Go On!

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 19, 2021

From its initiation in the opening shots, The Stunt Man is built out of a comic serendipity allowing it to execute its own sense of narrative rhythm. It leans into coincidence, cinematic logic, and what really necessitates reality. Consequently, all these themes lay the bedrock for what the film is read more

CMBA 2021 FALL BLOGATHON, LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE: Disney's Pluto

Caftan Woman Posted by on Oct 19, 2021

The Classic Movie Blog Association (CMBA) presents its Fall 2021 blogathon, Laughter is the Best Medicine. The contributions from members can be accessed HERE. Don't crack your funnybone!Look at the adorable face of Pluto. It is a face full of personality and mischief; the face of all lovable and wa read more

Noir Nook: YouTube Bs – Highway Dragnet (1954)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry on Oct 19, 2021

Noir Nook: YouTube Bs – Highway Dragnet (1954) YouTube is a treasure trove of film noir classics – on it, for free, you can find gems like Scarlet Street (1945), The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946), House of Strangers (1949), Kansas City Confidential (1952), and many other major studio releas read more

Silver Screen Standards: The Haunting (1963)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Oct 18, 2021

Silver Screen Standards: The Haunting (1963) If anyone tries to tell you that old horror movies aren’t scary, The Haunting (1963) is there to prove them wrong. This terrifying adaptation of the novel by Shirley Jackson still has plenty of chills and thrills to offer modern audiences, even though read more
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