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

Marion Davies had quite a colorful life. From a career in the film industry to a well-known relationship with William Randolph Hearst, many stories about her life have been documented and revisited over the years. Though she experienced many successes in her career, her life did have its fair share read more

Three Little Words (1950) and Tin Pan Alley

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

Here is a tale of Tin Pan Alley and the ensuing partnership of real-life songwriting duo Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby. The cast was what had me deeply intrigued because, in this day and age, my only connection to the two songsmiths is “I Wanna Be Loved by You,” memorably performed by Mari read more

Doctor Who (2005) s01e07 – The Long Game

The Stop Button Posted by on Jun 1, 2020

This first half of this episode is really strong. The second half, not so much. Even after stunt guest star Simon Pegg gets better in the second half it’s not any better. Writer Russell T. Davies doesn’t have a good resolution for the episode’s intrigue and no matter how effectively executed the read more

Announcing our Partnership with Best Classics Ever!

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

Classic Movies and TV Shows for StreamingThe Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship read more

April and May 2020

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Jun 1, 2020

What day is it? Time is lost on me. While March lingered forever, I didn’t even notice April waltz by and May came and went in a chaotic frenzy. Somehow along the way I found a little time to relax and watch a few new movies: New Films in April: New Films in May: *indicates a film directed or co-dir read more


Caftan Woman Posted by on Jun 1, 2020

John P. Marquand's serialized novel Gone Tomorrow was published in McCall's magazine 1940/1941 and released as a film by MGM under the name H.M. Pulham, Esq. in December of 1941. Marquand was the creator of Mr. Moto and the Pulitzer Prize winner in 1938 for The Late George Apley. King read more

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Flower Drum Song

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jun 1, 2020

Miyoshi Umeki as Mei Li. My elementary school chorus teacher introduced me to the Broadway musicals of Rodgers and Hammerstein. To be specific, she favored the catchy songs from The Sound of Music and The King and I. Hence, I always experience some built-in nostalgia whenever I watch those mov read more

Marilyn: Behind the Icon – Niagara

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Gary Vitacco-Robles on Jun 1, 2020

Marilyn Monroe as Rose Loomis in Niagara In 20th Century Fox Studio’s black and white trailer for Niagara (1953), the narrator describes Marilyn Monroe’s character as “flaunting her charms as she lured men on and on to their eternal destruction…” A close-up of Monroe is superimposed read more

Musical Monday: Jazz Boat (1960)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Jun 1, 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: Jazz Boat (1960) – Musical read more

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

While Dorothy Dare appeared in her fair share of Pre-Code films, her name is not remembered as strongly as the names of her peers. Her early roles in film shorts showed promise but, unfortunately, the roles she received in feature films failed to place her in the spotlight. Nonetheless, her work an read more

Mad Scientist May Quick Picks and Pans

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Jun 1, 2020

The Alligator People (1959) Beverly Garland plays Joyce Webster, a woman searching for her missing husband Paul (Richard Crane). Her search ends up at an estate in bayou country, where Paul is part of an experiment to restore bodies that have been horribly injured. It’s too bad the process (us read more

Carole and Chester, coming to the rescue

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

If I ever needed Carole Lombard (aided by Chester Morris), today is that day.To put it mildly, this is not the happiest of days, and 99 percent of you should know why. Curfews in hundreds of American municipalities, including both the city and county of Los Angeles. (I reside in an unincorporated pa read more


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

Mill Creek has recently released what they call a "Classic Crime Double Feature" on Blu-ray. The gimmick is that both films on it (HOLLYWOOD STORY and NEW ORLEANS UNCENSORED) were directed by the famed William Castle. Before Castle re-invented himself in the late 1950s as a self-proclaimed master of read more

Marilyn Monroe and Acts of Political Bravery

Backlots Posted by Lara on Jun 1, 2020

On June 1, 2020, Marilyn Monroe would have turned 94 years old. Though she died at the tragically young age of 36, Monroe was refreshingly candid and unbothered by the concept of aging. “I want to grow old without facelifts,” she told an interviewer, saying she couldn’t wait to r read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on May 31, 2020

“I think that you die when your time comes and not until then. I feel the same about other things as I do about death. I don’t think you can change anything that is going to happen to you any more than you can change anything that has happened to you. That’s why I never worry, and read more

British Pathe - Bottle Gardens ( 1965 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on May 31, 2020

Live in an apartment? Don't have room for a garden? Start a bottle garden! That's what the chap in this 1965 British Pathé newsreel did.  All you need is a large bottle, dirt, plants, and a teaspoon on a stick, and you'll be growing a tropical garden in no time at all. You'll probably ne read more

DANGER: DIABOLIK On Blu-ray From Shout Factory

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on May 31, 2020

A few years ago, I wrote a blog post on my favorite comic book movies. Included in the list was the 1967 film DANGER: DIABOLIK, which was based on a Italian fumetti character. A few folks thought that was a mystifying choice. But DIABOLIK stills holds up as a great comic adaptation, and it is now on read more

Turning a Page on film books: Anita arrives, James Harvey leaves

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on May 31, 2020

It's still hard to believe a book was dedicated to me, but it happened some years ago when Michelle Morgan wrote "Carole Lombard: Twentieth-Century Star." (I assisted her with research at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences' Margaret Herrick Library.)Since becoming a Lombard fan three and read more

Classic Movie Coincidence: June Birthdays – Errol, Basil, Marilyn, and More

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on May 31, 2020

Classic Movie Birthday Coincidences:Errol, Basil, Marilyn & More I am happy to be starting a new monthly series today, looking at ‘classic movie coincidences’ among stars born in the same month.  Honestly, I thought it would be difficult to find any coincidences at all, but once I took read more

Marilyn: Behind the Icon – Exclusive Blog Series by Author Gary Vitacco-Robles

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on May 31, 2020

Marilyn: Behind the Icon Blog Series I am so happy to announce that, in celebration of Marilyn Monroe’s birthday tomorrow, June 1, CMH will be launching an exclusive Marilyn: Behind the Icon blog series, penned by author Gary Vitacco-Robles. The series will run through August 5, which is th read more