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Black and White - A Poetic Love Letter

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Dec 4, 2016

What is it about those films of the 1930’s that makes movie fans all over the world open their hearts and willingly step into a unique place and time all its own? No matter how much time passes or how the world changes, these films continue to speak to a universal longing that spans cultures a read more

The Wasp Woman (1959)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Dec 4, 2016

The Wasp Woman Directed by Roger Corman Written by Leo Gordon; story by Kinta Zertuche 1959/USA Film Group Feature/Santa Cruz Productions Inc First viewing/Amazon Prime Kindly, but whacky, old scientist Eric Zinthrop is employed to collect royal jelly from bee hives for use in the cosmetics indus read more

A TCM Viewer's Guide for the Week of Dec. 5, 2016

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Dec 4, 2016

From Here to Eternity (1953) is one of the classic movies airing on TCM this week. This week, TCM is airing great movies from stars like Agnes Moorehead, Judy Davis, and Myrna Loy. Plus, they are commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks and featuring a night movies with s read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Dec 4, 2016

In 1930, Comic Artist Chic Young sat down to work, his mind ablaze with the colorful chaos that can only accompany a good idea. Known for his lighthearted comics about fickle flappers, he sought out to sketch a new plotline about yet another carefree flapper. Panel after panel, Young gradually penn read more

Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Posted by Joey on Dec 4, 2016

So today I am honoring Agnes Moorehead, the renowned character actress, who is best remembered for her role as Endora for THE AGNES MOOREHEAD BLOGATHON hosted by my dear friend  Crystal form IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS OF CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD. Thanks to her for hosting this wonderful BLOGATHON.  I would read more

THE AGNES MOOREHEAD BLOGATHON: Station West (1948)

Caftan Woman Posted by Caftan Woman on Dec 4, 2016

Crystal is hosting a blogathon dedicated to the incredible Agnes Moorehead at In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood.  The Agnes Moorehead Blogathon is running from December 4th to the 6th.  Click HERE for the insightful contributions. If you are a western fan you may have noticed tha read more

25 Days of Christmas: The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Dec 4, 2016

Originally published December 1st, 2014 As one comment on the Facebook page read when I alluded to my less-than-positive review of this film, it may be time to get out your pitchforks, readers.  It’s not that I didn’t like The Shop Around the Corner; it’s just not my favorite Ernst read more

All Good Things Presents: Choose Your Film Tourney (Christmas Edition) Round 3

All Good Things Posted by monty on Dec 3, 2016

Here we go with round 3 of play between 8 Classic Christmas films. Vote for your favorites. Polls will be open thru Tuesday afternoon. By the way here are the standings after the first two rounds: The Bishop's wife - 2 pointsMiracle on 34th Street - 2 points It's a wonderful life -2 read more

I’m back!

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Dec 3, 2016

I’m back! On December 3, 2016 By CarolIn Uncategorized Hello, my lovelies! read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Dec 3, 2016

When one reflects upon classic film, television, and radio, it is easy to recall legendary show business pairings. These dynamic duos were in complete harmony with one another, and their quips on or off-screen seemed organic, natural, and flawless. Each party was unique and balanced the other out, read more

BIGGLES

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day Jr. on Dec 3, 2016

Kino Lorber, through their Studio Classics line, has released the 1986 film BIGGLES on Region A Blu-ray. (On the disc case the movie is sub-titled ADVENTURES IN TIME, but the actual movie only has the title BIGGLES.) The most noticeable thing about this picture is that it is the last theatrically re read more

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Dec 3, 2016

The opening notes of Joan Jett hollering “Bad Reputation” made me grow wistfully nostalgic for Freaks & Geeks reruns. The hope budded that maybe 10 Things I Hate About You would be the same  tour de force narrative brimming with the same type of candor. It is not. Not at all. But tha read more

Black Orpheus (1959)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Dec 3, 2016

Black Orpheus (Orfeo Negro) Directed by Marcel Camus Written by Marcel Camus and Jacques Viot from a play by Vinicius de Moraes 1959/Brazil/France/Italy Dispat Films/Gemma/Tupan Films First viewing/Netflix rental #360 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die With music, color, and carnival who read more

Shadows on the Stairs (1941)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Dec 3, 2016

vt Murder on the Second Floor US / 62 minutes / bw / Warner–First National Dir: D. Ross Lederman Pr: Bryan Foy Scr: Anthony Coldeway Story: Murder on the Second Floor (1929 play) by Frank Vosper Cine: Allen G. Siegler Cast: Frieda Inescort, Paul Cavanagh, Heather Angel, Bruce Lester, Miles Mander, read more

Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake (1988, Ron Satlof)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Dec 3, 2016

There are many things wrong with Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake, starting with the title being a little long followed by the first red herring in the movie, which is in its first scene. Then the next red herring is in the second scene and so on and so on. Actually, I don’t think I re read more

Lady on a Train (1945)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Dec 3, 2016

Originally published December 15th, 2015 Maybe it’s the forced togetherness and spirit of brotherhood that makes the holidays so perfect for the noir genre. Whether it’s the glittery Hollywood pulp of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) or the nightclubs and trains in Lady on a Train, the subgenr read more

Dreamscape (1984, Joseph Ruben)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Dec 3, 2016

Dreamscape has a lot of subplots. The main plot barely gets any more time during the second act than the subplots. But I’m getting ahead of myself because I wanted to talk about the first act, which has Dennis Quaid getting reacquainted with mentor Max von Sydow. The film opens with this fast, fun read more

o/t: leisure reading in November

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Dec 2, 2016

I decided to devote this month to reading fiction in translation, and for the most part had a moderately good time, the standout being Sascha Arango’s The Truth and Other Lies (thanks to Mrs Peabody for my copy of this splendidly twisty novel), though Claudia Piñeiro’s All Yours ran it read more

Agnes Moorehead - Truly One of the Best

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Dec 2, 2016

Agnes Moorehead has long been one of the most beloved supporting actresses of the golden era, and so, to pay tribute to this wonderful talent, In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood is hosting The Agnes Moorehead Blogathon running from December 4-6th.  Agnes was truly one of the best. read more
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