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Book Review – Jean Arthur: The Actress Nobody Knew by John Oller

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Sep 29, 2020

During the past three weeks, I read a biography of the extremely secretive Jean Arthur, the “American Greta Garbo”, who lived a very private life, in view of the blogathon I’m hosting in her honour in a few weeks. I wanted to prepare myself well and wanted to do so by doing more th read more

You're Invited! 4-Part Online Series FILM NOIR STYLE Starts 10/18 with BEFORE THE WAR

GlamAmor Posted by on Sep 29, 2020

I'm so excited to start my new online series Film Noir Style! This 4-part series accompanies and mirrors my non-fiction book Film Noir Style: The Killer 1940s. Like the book, the series will be divided into 4 parts:Before the War 1940-1941The War Years 1942-1945The Year of Transition 1946T read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Sep 29, 2020

I’m so delighted to announce that my article, “Rochester and Jack: Breaking Racial Barriers” won the 2020 Classic Movie Blog Association Award (CMBA) for Best Film Article. Thank you to my readers and fellow CMBA bloggers for the delightful surprise in honoring me with this blog a read more

Professional prints at a practical price

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Sep 29, 2020

If the above image of Carole Lombard in a form-fitting gown fails to elicit a response from you, see a doctor right away and have your humanity checked. The photo, from a session for MGM's "The Gay Bride" in 1934, is among pictures that can be converted into long-lasting prints worth framing, create read more

Book Interview: The Camera Lies – Acting For Hitchcock

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Sep 29, 2020

Publisher: Oxford University Press Release Date: September 01, 2020 “Even when we know everything about a movie down to its shooting schedule and budget and technical tricks, we believe at some level that the magic trick is real. And of course nothing delighted Hitchcock more than explaining his tr read more

In Name Only (1939): Carole & Cary

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 29, 2020

If you know very little about In Name Only and only see the two acting forces who lead the charge: Cary Grant and Carole Lombard, you would come to expect a comedy on almost any given occasion. Oddly enough, this movie is very much a melodrama, though our two stars have fine chemistry and meet in w read more

Western RoundUp: Universal Gems, Part 2

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Laura Grieve on Sep 29, 2020

Western RoundUp: Universal Gems, Part 2 A couple of years ago I shared a list of what I called “Universal Gems,” some of the many highly enjoyable Westerns released by Universal Pictures between the late ’40s and mid-’50s. Universal Westerns are some of my favorite film read more

Podcasts for Classic Film Fans: September Round-up

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Sep 29, 2020

As the pandemic took hold, I thought that I would listen to podcasts less often because I wouldn't be relying on them so much for entertainment en-route to the various responsibilities in my life. I've found the opposite to be true: I actually listen more now, because I love how they connect me to t read more

CAPTAIN OF HER SOUL: The Life of Marion Davies. UC Press, 2022

Backlots Posted by Lara on Sep 29, 2020

In November of 2013, I took a trip to the Margaret Herrick Library for the first time, in search of material on Marion Davies for a prospective book. The form the book would take, if any at all, was unknown. But I was determined to start the process, and despite the fact none of the names encounter read more

4K UHD Blu-ray Review: The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Sep 28, 2020

Distributor: Universal Pictures Release Date: September 08, 2020 Region — 4K UHD: Region Free BLU-RAY: Region A Length — Rear Window: 01:52:27 Vertigo: 02:08:27 Psycho (Original Theatrical Version): 01:49:04 Psycho (Censored Re-release Version): 01:48:51 The Birds: 01:59:31 Video — 4K UHD: 2160P read more

Musical Monday: When the Boys Meet the Girls (1965)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Sep 28, 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: When The Boys Meet The Girl read more

The Alternate Movie Title Game (Volume 6 - Bette Davis Edition)

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Sep 28, 2020

Here are the rules: We will provide an "alternate title" for a classic movie and ask you to name the actual film. Most of these are pretty easy. Please answer no more than three questions per day so others can play. You may have an answer other than the intended one--just be able to defend it! Note read more

A table read (for a great cause) 'Becomes Her'

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Sep 28, 2020

Is this a table read for "To Be Or Not To Be"? It very well could be, what with Carole Lombard laughing at Jack Benny (turned away from us), with young supporting player Robert Stack across the table...and of course, that's director Ernst Lubitsch laughing uproariously at the end. Table reads are pl read more


The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Sep 27, 2020

 In the mid 1960s, a quartet of Italian science-fiction films were made concerning the adventures of a futuristic space station called Gamma One. The films were directed by the legendary Antonio Margheriti (aka Anthony M. Dawson). The Gamma One movies are colorful, wild sci-fi adventures, with read more

The Directors’ Chair: Rope

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Theresa Brown on Sep 27, 2020

The Directors’ Chair: Rope (1948) ROPE ( 1948 ) – SUBVERTING THE DRAWING ROOM PLAY Right off the bat, Hitchcock shows us a murder. “Good Americans usually die young on the battlefield, don’t they? Well the Davids of the world merely occupy space, which is why he was read more

FAVORITE ANGRY MAN #4: Juror 9 (Joseph Sweeney)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Sep 27, 2020

FAVORITE ANGRY MAN #4: Juror 9 (Joseph Sweeney) On September 27, 2020 By CarolIn Uncategorized The oldest member of the panel, Juror 9 (Joseph Sweeney) has probably seen it all and, because of that, he offers wisdom, compassion and understanding to read more

Some taxing thoughts from 1938

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Sep 27, 2020

In light of recent events, I thought it fitting to go back to August 1938 and how Carole Lombard (with the help of ace publicist Russell Birdwell) wound up in the news that month:By the end of the month, Walter Winchell's hugely popular syndicated column ran this about her. (Lombard had pinch-hit fo read more

RD 6: Muscle Car Tourney

All Good Things Posted by monty on Sep 27, 2020

 Match 1: 72 FORD GRAN TORINO vs 69 BUICK WILDCAThttps://linkto.run/p/I2JAGYK7Match 2: 77 PONTIAC TRANS AM vs 70 PLYMOUTH HEMI CUDAhttps://linkto.run/p/4GHC9KM1Match 3: 69 DODGE CHARGER R/T vs 69 DODGE CORONEThttps://linkto.run/p/CQGKTJ93Match 4: 70 CHEVY CHEVELLE 454 LS6 vs 69 FORD MUSTANG BO read more


The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Sep 26, 2020

 American character actor Forrest Tucker starred in three different science-fiction movies made in England that were released in 1957-58. The U.S. titles of the films are THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN OF THE HIMALAYAS, THE CRAWLING EYE, and THE COSMIC MONSTER. Out of the three, THE COSMIC MONSTER is t read more

Film Historian Seeks to Make Chaplin Keaton Lloyd Alley an “International Destination”

Cinematically Insane Posted by Will McKinley on Sep 26, 2020

What’s been your coping mechanism during the pandemic? For me, it’s been silent movies.   The Silent Comedy Watch Party — a live YouTube stream of silent shorts accompanied by Ben Model on piano, with commentary from Steve Massa — has become a Sunday afternoon habit since the spring. read more