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Caftan Woman's Choice: One for July on TCM

Caftan Woman Posted by Caftan Woman on Jun 30, 2015

Satirist, columnist, short story writer Clarence Day Jr. (1875-1935) was born and raised in New York City and his most well-remembered works involve his youth in the place of his birth.  A man with a quirky sense of humour and strongly liberal views (suffrage supporter), might his parents have read more

Backless -- and peerless

Carole & Co. Posted by vp19 on Jun 30, 2015

How'd you like some early '30s Carole Lombard glamour? Thanks to Otto Dyar, we have a splendid example...and it can be yours.The above shot, showing lots of bareback from Carole, is up for auction at eBay. We even know the specifics, because the snipe and other information are on back:According to t read more

Dancing Legs Quiz ~ June Edition

Classic Reel Girl Posted by BG Voita on Jun 30, 2015

Getting in just under the wire, here are dance routines which debuted in June of their release years. (Some premiered, others were wide-released in the month.) Guess whose legs these are. Then give yourself a bonus if you can name the movie. 1) 2) Hint: June premiere in Miami 3) Denv read more

Three Came Home (1950)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jun 30, 2015

Three Came Home Directed by Jean Negulesco Written by Nunnally Johnson from a book by Agnes Newton Keith 1950/USA Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation First viewing/Amazon Prime   Claudette Colbert is always great as this type of woman surviving against enormous odds. Harry Keith (Patrick read more

TV Land Pulls “The Dukes of Hazzard”

Cinematically Insane Posted by Will McKinley on Jun 30, 2015

Bo and Luke Duke may be “makin’ their way the only way they know how.” But that’s just a little bit more than TV Land will allow. The Viacom-owned cable network quietly removed The Dukes of Hazzard from their programming schedule yesterday in the wake of recent controversy read more

Sleepless in Seattle

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Jun 30, 2015

Throughout this blog I have not been shy about my dislike of romantic comedies.  The genera overall always felt flimsy, too dreamy and often insulted my intelligence.  However, there are a few sprinkled throughout film history that are so charming, sweet or just have some wow factor that makes me read more

Possessed, or Cherry Ames Goes to Hell

Café Muscato Posted by Muscato on Jun 30, 2015

From the first moments of 1947's Possessed, Joan Crawford sketches a character different from, deeper than, and profoundly stranger than any I've seen her play in what was even then her two decades on screen. I'm embarrassed to say that until yesterday, I'd not seen this one.  Somehow I vaguel read more


In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood Posted by Crystal Kalyana on Jun 30, 2015

In commemoration of Ethel Barrymore’s, 136th Birthday on August 15th, I’m hosting, The Barrymore Trilogy Blogathon, a blogging event for film enthusiast bloggers to coalesce by paying tribute to the ‘Royal family of Hollywood’, known as the fabulous Barrymore’s. Ethel B read more

Sullivan’s Travels (1941)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Jun 30, 2015

  Originally published June 20th, 2012 Sullivan’s Travels has an entry in so many Best Of or Top Ten lists that to name them would be ridiculous. With such an aura of legend around it I expected a lot and it delivered!  Sullivan’s Travels furthered my love of Veronica Lake (who I gr read more

Coming in July

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Jun 29, 2015

We'll continue the Summer of Darkness next month on Old Hollywood Films. Here's what's coming up in July, schedule permitting: -I'll continue my look at director Billy Wilder's Double Indemnity (1944), starring Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck. TCM and Fathom Events are bringing this classic read more

Carole and Clara go collegiate (old-school)

Carole & Co. Posted by vp19 on Jun 29, 2015

Some Carole Lombard news worth cheering about...if you still own a VHS player. That's because a videocassette of two silent campus comedies from the 1920s, starring the legendary Lombard and the earlier icon Clara Bow, now is available via eBay.The Bow film is 1925's "The Plastic Age," which some cl read more

Scandal (1950)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jun 29, 2015

Scandal (“Shubun) Directed by Akira Kurosawa Written by Akira Kurosawa and Ryûzô Kikushima 1950/Japan Shochiku Company/Shôchiku Eiga First viewing/Hulu   Kurosawa’s beautiful staging and the great actors are overcome by a sudsy story.  I was disappointed. Ichiro Aoye (Toshiro read more

Lolita (1962, Stanley Kubrick)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Jun 29, 2015

The first half of Lolita is a wonderful mix of acting styles. There’s James Mason’s very measured, very British acting. There’s Shirley Winters’s histrionics; she’s doing Hollywood melodrama on overdrive but director Kubrick (and Winters) have it all under perfect cont read more

The Lady Eve (1941)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Jun 29, 2015

We kick off The July Five 2015 with five days devoted to director Preston Sturges. Sturges is a director with deft comedic timing, a flair for dialogue and banter, and an adroit mix of social commentary and narrative. It is this latter element that can turn off audiences looking for more straightfor read more

Pic of the Day: “Paths of Glory” promotional still

The Timothy Carey Experience Posted by Marisa on Jun 29, 2015

Today’s pic is another promotional still from Stanley Kubrick‘s Paths of Glory (1957). Col. Dax (Kirk Douglas) is going over his notes during the court-martial of the three scapegoated prisoners (Timothy, Ralph Meeker and Joe Turkel). My husband is especially fond of Tim’s rather read more

THE MIDNIGHT SWIM Review: Choppy Waters

ScribeHard on Film Posted by Michael Nazarewycz on Jun 29, 2015

I’ve always been fascinated by horror-themed urban legends.  Although the details change from retelling to retelling (and surely each varies greatly from its original incarnation), the core sense of fear is always present, whether borne from the ramifications of saying “Bloody Mary̶ read more

Musical Monday: “Let Freedom Ring” (1939)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Jun 29, 2015

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 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week’s musical: “Let Freedom RingR read more


Smitten Kitten Vintage Posted by Rhonda0731 on Jun 28, 2015

Welcome to part two of the rather large topic I have chosen for discussion for The Classic Movie History Project. I will continue looking at the films that made 1939 great. We left off with Gone With the Wind, the Oscar winner from a set of ten films nominated for Best Picture. We move forward now w read more


Smitten Kitten Vintage Posted by Rhonda0731 on Jun 28, 2015

The most outstanding year in film happened in 1939. This year of film produced some of the greatest films ever made and those films have stood the test of time and re the most widely revered classics that are still appreciated today. 1939 was the height of the Golden Age of cinema and showcased the read more

Union Station – where the stars arrived in Los Angeles

Smitten Kitten Vintage Posted by Rhonda0731 on Jun 28, 2015

Originally posted on BEGUILING HOLLYWOOD: Spanish, Deco, Streamline Moderne — Union Station in Los Angeles was opened in 1939 and was designed by the brothers who also served as architects on City Hall, Donald Parkinson and John Parkinson. . . View original read more