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The horizontal Lombard

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Feb 23, 2019

No, Carole's not like this......or this......but this (love that sly look on her face(:What's "horizontal" about this isn't so much Lombard as the shape of the image. Most solo fashion stills taken during the Golden Age were vertical images; horizontals were few and far between. This was taken for R read more

ILL, How Do I Love Thee?: A Classic Movie Fan’s Tribute

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on Feb 23, 2019

For years I’ve been grumbling, waiting for streaming access to classics I hear about from other blogs: Letter from an Unknown Woman, The Great Lie, A Foreign Affair. Without a Netflix DVD cache or TCM, the classic movie fan is left with few options, and my brief affair with the Warner Archive read more

Oscar Predictions 2018

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Feb 23, 2019

Can you believe how crazy this year has been for the Academy Awards? First there was that news about a “Popular Film” category being added in the middle of the year. Thankfully that didn’t happen. Then there was the whole Kevin Hart fiasco that led to the show having no host, we’ll see how that read more

31 Days of Oscar Blogathon – Best Supporting Actress nominees of 1952/53

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Feb 23, 2019

31 Days of Oscar Blogathon – Best Supporting Actress nominees of 1952/53 On February 23, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized I’ll be honest with you, out of the four acting categories at the Oscars, Best Supporting Actress is probably my least fa read more

Cool and Lam (1958 TV pilot)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Feb 23, 2019

US / 30 minutes / bw / Paisano, CBS Dir: Jacques Tourneur Pr & Scr: Edmund Hartmann Characters: Erle Stanley Gardner Cine: Lucien Andriot Cast: Billy Pearson, Benay Venuta, Maurice Manson, Maggy Mahoney (i.e., Margaret Field), Judith Bess Jones, Sheila Bromley, Don Megowan, Movita, Alison Hayes, read more

Cooking with the Stars: Eva Gabor’s Piperade for Two

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Samantha Ellis on Feb 23, 2019

Cooking with the Stars — Eva Gabor’s Piperade for Two The Gabor Sisters – Zsa Zsa., Magda and Eva. It’s February over here at Cooking with the Stars, and this month gave me the perfect opportunity to honor a family that I truly admire in film, food, and beyond: the glamorous Gabors! Specifical read more

Madeline’s Madeline (2018)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 22, 2019

Madeline’ Madeline takes the very individualistic nature of its title and boldly realizes it through POV and metaphor to begin digging around in the perplexing head-space of a teenager. The first words we hear are as follows, “The emotions you are having are not your own, they are someone read more

Notorious’ (1946)

Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Posted by Joey on Feb 22, 2019

Hitchcock should have won an Oscar( It has been well documented but it still astonishes that Hitchcock never won an Academy Award. Anointed as “the master of suspense”, that acclaim didn’t translate to statuettes on Hitch’s mantelpiece. it read more

This Property is Condemned (1966)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Feb 22, 2019

This Property Is Condemned Directed by Sidney Pollock Written by Francis Ford Coppola, Fred Coe, and Edith Summer suggested by a one-act play by Tennessee Williams 1966/USA Paramount Pictures/Seven Arts Productions First viewing/Amazon Instant One of the last of the Tennessee-Williams Southern-fried read more

The Terror of Tiny Town (1938)

Critica Retro Posted by Lê on Feb 22, 2019

The Terror of Tiny Town (1938) Atualmente, um diretor muito prolífico faz, no máximo, dois filmes por ano. Em 1938, Sam Newfield fez 15 filmes em 12 meses – um a menos que no ano anterior. Obviamente, estes eram filmes de baixo orçamento feitos por pequenos estúdios – geralmente read more

Encore podcast: A Very Short History of TV Shows with Very Short Histories

The Man on the Flying Trapeze Posted by David on Feb 22, 2019

What can you say about a TV show that dies after just one episode? We can think of a few things. Here’s a look at some of the most notorious examples, including a show that forced Jackie Gleason to apologize to America, a “Laugh-In” ripoff that was cancelled midway through its only read more

Carole, Will and Leslie at the polo grounds

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Feb 22, 2019

No, not the fabled New York ballpark (which baseball fan Carole Lombard may have visited during her 1930 stay in NYC), but a real polo field, the Uplifters Fields in Santa Monica. During the glory days of Hollywood, the sport was popular with the film set. On May 21, 1934, a team of actors defeated read more

31 DAYS OF OSCAR BLOGATHON: Irving Berlin at the Oscars

Caftan Woman Posted by on Feb 22, 2019

Time again for our best bib and tucker as Once Upon A Screen, Outspoken and Freckled, and Paula's Cinema Club host the gala blogathon 31 Days of Oscar. Thanks, Aurora, Kellee, and Paula! Irving Berlin, born Israel Isadore Baline May 11, 1888 - September 22, 1989  A poor lad from a read more

Silents are Golden: 8 Forgotten Hit Films of the Silent Era

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Lea Stans on Feb 22, 2019

8 Forgotten Hit Films of the Silent Era Much like today, silent era audiences flocked to big-budget spectacles, witty comedies and other crowd pleasers (well, maybe “witty comedies” are a rarity nowadays). If you found a list of the top box office attractions in the 1910s and 1920s, a lot of titles read more

Bend of The River (1952)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 22, 2019

In Bend of The River, there are glimpses of the man we knew before the war. Joking and smiling with that same face. The affable charm and so on. But it’s also starkly different. In this picture, James Stewart is on horseback leading a wagon train preoccupied with farming, cattle, ranching, and read more

book: The So Blue Marble (1940) by Dorothy B. Hughes

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Feb 22, 2019

Dorothy B. Hughes is a name familiar to fans of film noir from the movies that were based on her novels: The FALLEN SPARROW (1943) dir Robert Fellows, with John Garfield and Maureen O’Hara as leads, RIDE THE PINK HORSE (1947) dir Robert Montgomery, with Montgomery and Wanda Hendrix as leads, read more

Podcasts for Classic Film Fans: February Round-up

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Feb 22, 2019

This was a bittersweet month in podcast listening, with the delight of new discoveries and raucous memories and the sadness of a great loss to the classic film community. Here's what moved me. Podcast titles link to the episodes: NitrateVille Radio Episode 35 Serge Bromberg on Méliès and More read more

Sum Up | Eleanor Parker: Oscar Nominee

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Feb 22, 2019

Eleanor Parker did not win any Academy Awards, which is simultaneously obvious and inexplicable. The latter because she obviously deserved one (or six), the former because if she had won any, she’d have been better known in the eighties and nineties, when home video and basic cable drove classic fi read more


The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Feb 21, 2019

About his newest film, Roma, Alfonso Cuarón has stated, “There are periods in history that scar societies and moments in life that transform us as individuals. Time and space constrain us, but they also define who we are, creating inexplicable bonds with others that flow with us at the same time read more

Classic Film Freak Posted by on Feb 21, 2019