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'Godfrey' by the dozen

Carole & Co. Posted by vp19 on Apr 27, 2015

"My Man Godfrey" arguably is Carole Lombard's most celebrated film, the screwball comedy classic that gave her the only Academy Award nomination in her brief life. And this weekend, Heritage Auctions of Dallas is auctioning "Godfrey" items at its Sun read more
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Musical Monday: For Me and My Gal (1942)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Apr 27, 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 read more
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[Stopped Buttons] Day 68 | April 27

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Apr 27, 2015

The Ambulance (1990, Larry Cohen) 2011 I remember my mom talking about THE AMBULANCE when it was first on (it premiered on basic cable in the US). She had heard good things about it, but then didn’t have interest in it. I love how there was b read more
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Star Spotlight: Jessica Chastain

The Motion Pictures Posted by Lindsey on Apr 27, 2015

Jessica Chastain Born Jessica Michelle Chastain Date of birth: March 24, 1977 (Image via Ace Showbiz) Roles First film role: as the title character in Jolene Most recent film role: as Anna Morales in A Most Violent Year Coming soon: Crimson Peak,  T read more
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Mini Tribute: Harry Stockwell

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Apr 27, 2015

Born April 27, 1902 Harry Stockwell! Singer/actor Harry Stockwell was a noted Broadway performer who made his feature film debut in 1935 in a film called Here Comes the Band. His most notable film ‘appearance’ however was as The Prince in read more
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FOR ME AND MY GAL ( 1942 )

In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood Posted by Crystal Kalyana on Apr 27, 2015

MUSICAL MONTH FOR ME AND MY GAL ( 1942 ) After seeing “For Me And My Gal” on the big cinema screen yesterday, I knew I had to write about it for my next film presentation. I’ve seen an array of classic films at the theatre, but yest read more
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Escape Of The Birdmen-Made For TV Movie-Ep. 4

The Old Movie House Posted by Tom on Apr 27, 2015

Harry is faced with a dilemma. He has to choose between completing a job he was given by the President of the United States, and informing on a fellow officer and flier. Deciding he must do something he pays a visit to Commandant Schillers’ off read more
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Book Review: George Sanders Plays Detective in Crime on My Hands and Stranger At Home

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Apr 27, 2015

Image Source Crime on My Hands Craig Rice, George Sanders Dean Street Press 2015 (Originally published 1944) Stranger at Home  Leigh Brackett, George Sanders Deant Street Press 2015 (Originally published 1946) I just whipped through a pair o read more
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Fantasia 2000

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Apr 27, 2015

In the summer of 2000, I was one of the few teenagers begging their parents to see Fantasia 2000 in IMAX.  The begging worked.  My whole family went to see 70 minutes of top-notch Disney animation set to instrumental pieces, like I had dreamed of for read more
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Dracula's Daughter--The Reluctant Vampire

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Apr 27, 2015

Gloria Holden as the title character. An intriguing--not wholly successfully--sequel, Dracula's Daughter (1936) opens with Von Helsing being arrested for the murder of Count Dracula. The investigating Scotland Yard inspector understandably questions read more
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CMBA Blogathon: The Fabulous Films of the 30s – Follow the Fleet (1936)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Apr 27, 2015

The Fabulous Films of the 30′s: Follow the Fleet starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers and… I distinctly remember the first time I saw Follow the Fleet.  It was many years ago, during one of those ‘vacation weeks’ between Christmas read more
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The Parallax View (1974, Alan J. Pakula)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Apr 27, 2015

Not quite halfway through The Parallax View, the film loses its footing. Director Pakula keeps the audience a good three car lengths from not just the action of the film–with long shots in Panavision–but also understanding the action of read more
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American Titan: Searching for John Wayne

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Apr 27, 2015

I consider Marc Eliot a good biographer for beginners. Those who want a competently crafted summation of an actor’s life, free of any true negativity or salacious gossip. His books are launchpads, opening the doors for more incisive examination read more
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[Stopped Buttons] Day 67 | April 26

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Apr 26, 2015

Happiness Is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown (2011, Andrew Beall and Frank Molieri) 2011 I watched HAPPINESS IS A WARM BLANKET, CHARLIE BROWN after getting a reviewers’ copy of the comic adaptation. At the beginning of Short Stop, I concentrate read more
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Once Upon a Screen Posted by Aurora on Apr 26, 2015

I grew up watching the films of the 1940s.  Those were the ones that were on Television regularly and the productions that remain my movie comfort food.  Until as recently as say five years ago what I knew well of 1930s films was little more than read more
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Dancing Legs Quiz ~ April Edition

Classic Reel Girl Posted by BG Voita on Apr 26, 2015

Where oh where has April gone? Couldn't let the month pass without celebrating the dance routines which debuted in films during April of their release year. Guess whose legs these are. Then give yourself a bonus if you can name the movie. 1)  read more
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Quote of the Week

The Timothy Carey Experience Posted by Marisa on Apr 26, 2015

[…] The world is awful, let’s face it. Timothy Carey, a man no film (no world?) can contain, brilliantly so, faces it, and in fact, revels in the awfulness, smirking and smiling while petting his puppy – he knows everything’s shit. Fine. read more
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TALES OF TERROR On Blu-ray

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day Jr. on Apr 26, 2015

Over the past couple years, Shout Factory has come out with two different Vincent Price Blu-ray sets. Every Roger Corman-directed Edgar Allan Poe movie starring Price has been included in them....except TALES OF TERROR. Now TALES OF TERROR has read more
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Old Hollywood Songs: Mr. Monotony

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Apr 26, 2015

This week's song is Mr. Monotony performed by Judy Garland in a deleted scene from Easter Parade (1948). For Irving Berlin, Mr. Monotony was the song that got away. The jazzy tune has been dropped from one film, two Broadway musicals, and one TV read more
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Orphée (aka Orpheus) (1949)

The Motion Pictures Posted by Lindsey on Apr 26, 2015

(Image via Foreign Movies Forum) Orphée, directed by Jean Cocteau, tells the story of a self-centered and commercially successful French poet of the same name (Jean Marais). When we meet him, he’s hanging out at a poet’s cafe in Paris, read more
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Just for Fun! Carol Burnett as the Lovely Starlett O’Hara

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Apr 26, 2015

Carol Burnett and Crew have “Went with the Wind”… I’m sure that just about every Classic Movie fan knows this one VERY well, and I’m equally sure that it brings a big smile and even a laugh-out-loud chuckle to many of us read more
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The Doll (2007, Danté James)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Apr 26, 2015

The Doll is adapted from a short story and falls victim to a standard adaptation problem. Director James uses the protagonist’s internal monologue for exposition; he doesn’t open the film with it either, so it just pops in a few minutes read more
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Maytime

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Apr 26, 2015

Here's my entry in the Classic Movie Blog Association's spring blogathon, The Fabulous Films of the 30s. My article is about the classic musical Maytime, starring Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald. Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy were superst read more
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'A Touch of Stardust' (and a change of fonts)

Carole & Co. Posted by vp19 on Apr 26, 2015

Kate Alcott's "A Touch of Stardust," the historical novel about Hollywood in the late 1930s in which Carole Lombard is a notable character, has been out since mid-February. We know that this was initially planned as its cover......but that it ended u read more
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The Widescreen is Out There: Why Netflix May Be Covering Up “The X-Files” in HD

Cinematically Insane Posted by Will McKinley on Apr 26, 2015

There may be a conspiracy afoot at Netflix worthy of the Cigarette Smoking Man himself. One month after I reported that the world’s largest subscription video-on-demand service was streaming The X-Files in old, fuzzy, standard definition video read more
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The CMBA Blogathon — The Fabulous Films of the 1930s: Men Call It Love (1931)

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Apr 26, 2015

Jack, Connie, and Tony. Don’t let the smiles fool ya. This ain’t exactly the Gleesome Threesome. Three observations about Men Call It Love. These considerations notwithstanding, I’m here to say that I’m simply wild about this movie and read more
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[Stopped Buttons] Day 66 | April 25

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Apr 25, 2015

State of the Union (1948, Frank Capra) 2008 I got into Frank Capra through AMC in the 90s and had been looking forward to STATE OF THE UNION for years. By the time I got around to it, I had met my wife and she’s the big Spencer Tracy fan (and read more
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Mirage; Fata Morgana, a Step Above the Thriller Horizon: Starring Gregory Peck

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Apr 25, 2015

  Mirage Menagerie of thoughts: Mirage, 1965, a Universal release is often likened to a Hitchcock film. For better or worse, with regards to audience expectations, Mirage, clearly works and has much of the Hitchcockian atmosphere to it; especia read more
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Boris Karloff Lon Chaney Humanizing Characters

Pop Culture ImagineMDD Posted by ImagineMDD on Apr 25, 2015

Humanizing villainous characters "'Men don't go about being bad just for the sake of being bad. Unless they are Lon Chaney, Priscilla Dean The Wicked Darling mentally deranged. There must be a reason for their badness, some human failing. Other read more
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The Hollywood Comebacks of 1961 (from Modern Screen)

The Motion Pictures Posted by Lindsey on Apr 25, 2015

This post is a part of TMP’s Historical Context series, in which I share excerpts from my collection of old magazines. In 1961, several stars saw their Hollywood careers or lives rebound from periods of struggle. Modern Screen acknowledged thes read more
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