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Book Review-- Steve McQueen: In His Own Words

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Dec 2, 2020

I live for myself and answer to nobody. -Steve McQueen Steve McQueen: In His Own WordsMarshall TerrillDalton Watson Fine Books, 2020Steve McQueen is known for having been a man of few words on the screen. That was partly because he had difficulty reading and memorizing his lines, but he also fo read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Dec 2, 2020

“I have bursts of being a lady, but it doesn’t last long.” –Shelley Winters A beloved actress of the stage and screen, Shelley Winters enjoyed a long career with performances that were recognized with Academy Awards and many award nominations. In addition to her work in films read more

Five Unmissable Marlene Dietrich Films

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Pamela Hutchinson on Dec 2, 2020

Five Unmissable Marlene Dietrich Films The joy of programming a season of Marlene Dietrich films is that she’s wonderful in everything – she had such electric charisma. But I had to whittle my list of favorite Dietrich performances down to just a few key films for the season. Because while you’ll read more

Battleground (1949): Bastogne and The Screaming Eagles

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Dec 1, 2020

“We must never again let any force dedicated to a super-race or a super-idea, or super-anything become strong enough to impose itself upon a free world. We must be smart enough and tough enough in the beginning to put out the fire before it starts spreading.”  ~ Leon Ames as the Chaplai read more

Cary Grant Comes Home for the Weekend Festival: Making My First Video Essay and Chatting on a Panel with Creators

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Dec 1, 2020

One of the best things I've done since the pandemic has changed life so dramatically was to learn how to make a video essay. I did it for the Cary Grant Comes Home for the Weekend Festival, a wonderful event that usually takes place in the actor's hometown of Bristol, UK, but was online for th read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Dec 1, 2020

“As a star, I would have to apply myself more strenuously than I have ever worked in my life. There would be, first of all, the obligation on my part to equip myself for whatever role I was called upon to portray. That would mean continuous study and preparation. The business of being a star is seri read more

THE TELL-TALE HEART (1960)

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Dec 1, 2020

 In his essential book ENGLISH GOTHIC, Jonathan Rigby declares, "....THE TELL-TALE HEART is something of a lost classic, albeit a minor one, of British horror." Having seen the film for the first time over the weekend, I wouldn't exactly call it a classic. This Edgar Allan Poe adaptation from 1 read more

Ready...aim...FIRE!

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Dec 1, 2020

One of the ways Carole Lombard got in good with Clark Gable was to adopt some of his interests -- the outdoors, for instance. Lombard, a skilled athlete with superb reflexes, became a better shot than Gable was and liked showing off her skill.The above photo shows Carole at a gun club in late 1938. read more

What’s Streaming in Dec on the CMH Channel at Best Classics Ever? Penny Serenade, My Favorite Brunette and Holiday Fun.

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Dec 1, 2020

Our December Picks on the Classic Movie Hub ChannelDecember Birthdays and Holiday Cheer! It’s that time again… We have our monthly free streaming picks for our Classic Movie Hub Channel at Best Classics Ever (BCE) – the mega streaming channel for classic movies read more

Musical Monday: Born to Dance (1936)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Nov 30, 2020

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 600. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week’s musical: Born to Dance (1936) – read more

Abbott & Costello Meet the Killer

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Nov 30, 2020

The first murder victim and Lou.Following the huge success of Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948), Universal Pictures was anxious to make another horror-comedy with its top stars. The studio purchased the rights to a screenplay titled Easy Does It, which was originally intended for Bob Hope read more

CAFTAN WOMAN'S CHOICE: ONE FOR DECEMBER ON TCM

Caftan Woman Posted by on Nov 30, 2020

Perhaps if I told you that Robert Greig played the butler to a wealthy screwball family in The Cheaters that would be enough for you to agree with my December choice. However, if I then told you that halfway through the movie Greig disappears (he does leave a note), you might decide to forego the pl read more

A p1202 rarity

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Nov 30, 2020

Meet p1202-1277, one of Carole Lombard's rarer portraits in the Paramount series. It's from 1935 or '36, and shows the star in a mink stole:The rear of the photo provides information, too, but it's of a somewhat jarring nature:It's stamped with a date of June 2, 1944, two years after Lombard's death read more

Exclusive Offer for our UK fans: Discount Code for BFI Southbank’s “Marlene Dietrich: Falling in Love Again”

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Nov 30, 2020

BFI Southbank’s “Marlene Dietrich: Falling in Love Again”From Europe to Hollywood and back again, the screen’s most enduring love goddess still smolders. CMH is very happy to announce our partnership with the BFI, the UK’s lead organization for film, television and the moving read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Nov 30, 2020

Dr. Annette Bochenek loves to take Hometowns to Hollywood on the road in order to offer fun and engaging presentations about Hollywood’s Golden Age. Her presentations range from focusing on various subjects related to Golden Age Hollywood, in addition to presentations that profile individual p read more

Exclusive Interview with Claude Jarman Jr. Part Five: The Sun Comes Up – AND Special Autographed Book Offer

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Nov 30, 2020

Claude Jarman Jr. Child Star of The YearlingTalks about his film The Sun Comes Up (1949)AND offers Autographed Copies of His Book“My Life and the Final Days of Hollywood” for Purchase In our 5th interview with Charles Jarman Jr, he talks about starring in the family drama The Sun Come read more

Rd 5 Camaros Only Tourney

All Good Things Posted by monty on Nov 30, 2020

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YouTube Noir — Noirvember Day 30: The Hitch-Hiker (1953)

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Nov 30, 2020

Can you believe that this is the last day of Noirvember? Seriously, where does the time go? Ah, well – no use moaning over spent months. We’ve got more important things to do. I’m wrapping up my YouTube noir series with The Hitch-Hiker (1953). Interestingly (to me, at least), it’s my second read more

YouTube Noir — Noirvember Day 29: Try and Get Me! (1950)

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Nov 29, 2020

Today, I’m recommending a movie that I’ve only seen once and, frankly, I don’t know if I’ll ever see it again. It’s not because it’s not a first-rate noir. It is. It’s just that it’s often hard to take – especially toward the end. But please don’t let that stop you from checking read more

November Quick Picks and Pans

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Nov 29, 2020

 Scarlet Street (1945) Fritz Lang’s cynical noir drama is as bleak as they come, taking us to the darkest corners of human nature. Edward G. Robinson stars as Christopher Cross, a meek, middle-aged bank teller stuck in a loveless marriage to a domineering widow (Rosalind Ivan). His life t read more
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