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Events--Presenting FILM NOIR FASHION with Screening of GILDA at Egyptian Theatre 4/25

GlamAmor Posted by on Apr 18, 2015

For those who live in Los Angeles and are going through a bit of withdrawal from our time at the recent TCM Classic Film Festival, I hope you'll join me next Saturday for a talk on the influential style of film noir at the historic Egyptian Thea read more
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Romance on the High Seas (1948)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Apr 18, 2015

Romance on the High Seas Directed by Michael Curtiz Written by Julius J. Epstein and Philip G. Epstein; additional dialogue by I.A.L Diamond 1948/USA Warner Bros./Michael Curtiz Productions First viewing/Netflix Rental   Oscar Farrar: I lied read more
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Trailer Park, 2015

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day Jr. on Apr 18, 2015

I'm sure everyone who has been on the internet the past couple days knows all about the new trailer that was released for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS. I had a lot of skepticism over that upcoming film--and in some ways I still do--but seeing that tr read more
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Plan to pre-order 'Ice Cream (Blonde)'

Carole & Co. Posted by vp19 on Apr 18, 2015

That's Carole Lombard from sometime in the late 1920s, about the time she had become a star of sorts in two-reelers from Mack Sennett. Perhaps if he'd had the resources or mindset of his prime rival, Hal Roach, Sennett might have been able to craft C read more
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[Stopped Buttons] Day 58 | April 17

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Apr 17, 2015

The Uninvited (2003, Lee Soon-youn) 2008 THE UNINVITED spent a long time on my “to watch” list. I think so long my wife ended up watching it with me. I have a general disinterest in modern horror movies, regardless of geography; loving read more
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Escape Of The Birdmen–Made for TV movie-Ep.1

The Old Movie House Posted by Tom on Apr 17, 2015

  This film is an odd one. Odd primarily because of its title. The DVD cover says “Colditz The Escape of the Birdmen”, yet the film is called simply “The Birdmen”. And I’m pretty sure that when I first saw this film read more
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The Paleface (1948)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Apr 17, 2015

The Paleface Directed by Norman Z. McLeod Written by Edmund L. Hartmann, Frank Tashlin, and Jack Rose 1948/USA Paramount Pictures Repeat viewing/Netflix rental #218 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die This might just be Bob Hope’s be read more
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BETTE DAVIS AS STANLEY TIMBERLAKE. IN THIS OUR LIFE ( 1942 )

In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood Posted by Crystal Kalyana on Apr 17, 2015

I’m proud to announce that I’m participating in the ‘Great Villain Blogathon’, which is hosted by Speakeasy, Shadows And Satin and Silver Screenings’. For my contribution I have chosen to exhibit a piece on Stanley Timbe read more
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Mystery Street (1950)

The Motion Pictures Posted by Lindsey on Apr 17, 2015

Vivian Heldon (Jan Sterling) is a down-on-her-luck gal who lives in a Boston boardinghouse and works at the Grass Skirt Cafe. Struggling to come up with the money she owes to Mrs. Smerrling (Elsa Lanchester), the boardinghouse owner, Vivian calls her read more
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Classic Links

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Apr 17, 2015

Image Source At a recent event in Prague Kim Novak displayed her paintings and shared some interesting comments about her art, films and the memoir she wrote and lost. Roar (1981) is being re-released by Alamo Drafthouse. Directed by Noel Mars read more
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Gaslight (1940 and 1944)

Movie Classics Posted by Judy on Apr 17, 2015

This posting is my contribution to The Great Villain Blogathon. Please take a look at the other postings, which cover an amazing range of films. There’s something peculiarly chilling about a villain stalking you in your own house – especi read more
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Quiz Show (1994, Robert Redford)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Apr 17, 2015

Quiz Show is a story about pride and envy. The film’s main plot is about the quiz show scandals in the fifties–big media taking the American public for a ride–and I suppose it could be seen as a loss of innocence thing. But it isn& read more
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A 'pet picture' of Carole

Carole & Co. Posted by vp19 on Apr 17, 2015

Carole Lombard ranked with any classic Hollywood star where love for animals was concerned, and this one page, from the February 1937 issue of Screenland , proves it. We even learn the names of Carole's menagerie.The relationship between Carole and d read more
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“Is There a Murderer Here?”: The Great Villainy of Richard III

Margaret Perry Posted by Margaret Perry on Apr 17, 2015

It is no secret how much I love the Shakespeare – the Immortal Bard has been the subject of many a post on this blog. Shakespeare’s plays are timeless in that they are often rejuvenated in film form. Movie lovers who wrestled with the gr read more
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2015 Turner Classic Movies Film Festival: Tips for next year and beyond

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Apr 17, 2015

2015 Turner Classic Movies Film Festival: Tips for next year and beyond As noted in previous posts, Turner Classic Movies Film Festival was a wonderful experience, beyond this first-timers expectation. There were so many things going on at one t read more
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Classic Films in Focus: INDISCREET (1958)

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Apr 17, 2015

Stanley Donen's 1958 romantic comedy, Indiscreet, reunites stars Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman, who had famously paired up for Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious in 1946. Unlike the earlier film, or other Grant outings with Hitchcock, the Donen picture mor read more
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Actress Beauty Tip #35: Youth Dew Perfume- An Actress Favorite

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Apr 17, 2015

This is the thirty-fifth installment of my classic actress beauty tips that I have read about and tested. Youth Dew advertisement by Estee Lauder Youth Dew was an instant success from the time it was released in 1953. Created by Estee Lauder as a ba read more
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The Great Villain Blogathon: Day 5 Recap

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Apr 17, 2015

As they say on Schoolhouse Rock, darn . . . that’s the end. But don’t hate — celebrate! On the last day of the Great Villain Blogathon, 2015 style, click the pics below to read about today’s totally awesome crop of dastardly d read more
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Once Upon a Screen Posted by Aurora on Apr 17, 2015

In a Rorschach test of movie villainy Harry Powell would undoubtedly be named. By me.  And being the spawn of evil’s own strumpet that I am I shall tell his story.  With spoilers! We first meet Harry Powell driving down a dirt road in Charles read more
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Anne Baxter

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Apr 16, 2015

“In necessary things, unity; in doubtful things, liberty; in all things, charity.” -Anne Baxter If any actress was ever meant to give a pep talk, it was Anne Baxter. The more I learn about her, the more I realize that she never really read more
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[Stopped Buttons] Day 57 | April 16

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Apr 16, 2015

88 Minutes (2007, Jon Avnet) 2008 I saw 88 MINUTES because I wrongly thought Al Pacino wouldn’t let himself get into anything embarrassing. And 88 MINUTES is definitely embarrassing, not just for Pacino, but also for director Jon Avnet. Hackn read more
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Cora Sue Who? The 1930s Child Star You Don’t Know – But Should

Cinematically Insane Posted by Will McKinley on Apr 16, 2015

Even if you love old movies, there’s a good chance you haven’t heard of Cora Sue Collins. And that’s a shame, because the 87-year-old former child star is a living history of classic Hollywood. Collins acted in nearly 50 films between 1932 and read more
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The Great Villain Blogathon 2015 : The Truck and his Driver in Spielberg’s Duel

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by The Wonderful World of Cinema on Apr 16, 2015

The Great Villain Blogathon is already here! Hosted by  Ruth of Silver Screenings, Karen of Shadows & Satin and Kristina of Speakeasy, this is the chance for me and my blog’s fellows to express our fear, our hatred or our “admiration read more
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“Chewie, We’re Home.” – Here’s The New Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) Trailer

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Apr 16, 2015

I’m still in wait and see mode, and will be until the movie comes out, but damn, from the opening image to the music to Harrison Ford’s delivery of that line, this really looks like it could be classic in all the right ways. And this is c read more
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Port of Call (1948)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Apr 16, 2015

Port of Call (Hamnstad) Directed by Ingmar Bergman Written by Ingmar Bergman; story by Olle Länsberg 1948/Sweden Svensk Filmindustri First viewing/Hulu Plus   Bergman is still finding his way in this problem picture about troubled youth. As read more
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Classic Films in Focus: FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN (1943)

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Apr 16, 2015

Universal Studios enjoyed so much success with its various monsters that the temptation to make endless sequels and combinations of characters proved too tempting, and movies like Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) appeared in large numbers throu read more
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THE JAZZ SINGER ( 1927 )

In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood Posted by Crystal Kalyana on Apr 16, 2015

MUSICAL MONTH THE JAZZ SINGER ( 1927 ) My parents have always been avid fans of Neil Diamond, and growing up I became accustomed to his music, later becoming an ardent supporter of his work myself. When I was younger they purchased the 1980 remake of read more
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Best Movie Villains Top 50 All Time

Pop Culture ImagineMDD Posted by ImagineMDD on Apr 16, 2015

AFI 50 Greatest Film VillainsHow would your list compare? Characteristics of a Villain: Al Pacino Signed Godfather w/ Marlon Brando Do you think of Michael Corleone #11 as a villain? Wickedness of mind Selfishness of character Will to power s read more
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Recap and React: The Dick Van Dyke Show, Season 5, Episodes 11 – 15

The Motion Pictures Posted by Lindsey on Apr 16, 2015

Rob and Boom Boom prepare to begin their boxing match. (Screen capture by Lindsey for TMP) Season 5, Episode 11: “Body and Sol” Directed by Jerry Paris Written by Carl Kleinschmitt and Dale McRaven Originally aired November 24, 1965 Rec read more
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The Epitome Of Teen Queen Cruelty: The Heathers Of Heathers (1989)*

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on Apr 16, 2015

This post is part of the second annual Great Villain Blogathon, sponsored by Ruth of Silver Screenings, Karen of Shadows & Satin and Kristina of Speakeasy. Click here to read about other fascinating villains! The Three Heathers: McNamara, Chandle read more
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