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Another view of the 'Collection'

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Aug 11, 2020

Carole Lombard might not be entirely happy to hear how Stephen Danay reviewed "The Carole Lombard Collection I," her recently issued Kino Lorber 3-disc set of early 1930a films, in Under The Radar magazine (http://www.undertheradarmag.com/reviews/carole_lombard_collection_fast_and_loose_man_of_the_w read more

Valley of the Gods (2019, Lech Majewski)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Aug 11, 2020

Valley of the Gods is a cautionary tale. If you’re going to make a combination of Citizen Kane—with either actual footage or a recreated shot—and then a bunch of vague Kubrick nods, including Keir Dullea (arguably in the film’s best performance) as a snippy butler and a HAL while doing a retelling read more

TCM Summer Under the Stars: Day 12 — Lana Turner

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Aug 11, 2020

Glamour. Personifed. Lana Turner was one of the first of my favorite screen actresses. She was so glamorous, with that halo of white-blond hair, beautiful clothes, stunning face, perfect figure. Although her private exploits often eclipsed her on-screen performances, it can’t be denied that Lana Tur read more

SCREENPLAY BY: Ring Lardner Jr.

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Aug 10, 2020

SCREENPLAY BY: Ring Lardner Jr. On August 10, 2020 By CarolIn Uncategorized I swear I’m not deliberately going for blacklisted screenwriters for  SCREENPLAY BY every time, but the fact that they keep popping up says a lot about Hollywood’s read more

No Name on The Bullet (1959): America’s Hero Becomes a Villain

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 10, 2020

“We might be the only two honest men in town.” – Audie Murphy as John Gant Audie Murphy had the added reputation of being a hero in real life, and so it hardly hurt him in his efforts to portray valorous protagonists on the big screen. However, despite being a fairly humble effort, read more

Free Streaming in August on the CMH Channel at Best Classics Ever – A Star is Born, Penny Serenade, House on Haunted Hill and More

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Aug 10, 2020

Our August picks for the Classic Movie Hub ChannelMore than 40 Titles Streaming Free All Month Long! As we announced in June, we are thrilled to have partnered with Best Classics Ever (BCE), a mega streaming channel dedicated to classic films and TV shows! And, we are proud t read more

The Alternate Movie Title Game (1950s Sci Fi Edition)

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Aug 10, 2020

Here are the rules: We will provide an "alternate title" for a classic movie and ask you to name the actual film. Most of these are pretty easy. Please answer no more than three questions per day so others can play. You may have an answer other than the intended one--just be able to defend it! 1. A read more

Marilyn: Behind the Icon – The Seven Year Itch

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Gary Vitacco-Robles on Aug 10, 2020

Marilyn: Behind the Icon –The Seven Year Itch Delivers Monroe’s Immortal Iconic Image In 1955, after Marilyn Monroe left Hollywood to study at The Actor’s Studio in Manhattan, she sat in a booth in a diner facing Lowe’s State Theatre on Broadway. Friend and actor Eli Wallach sat across read more

Musical Monday: Sweet Charity (1969)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Aug 10, 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: Sweet Charity (1969) – read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Aug 10, 2020

“To be celebrated is nothing. To be loved is everything.”–Claudette Colbert Claudette Colbert was one of the top stars of the 1930s and 1940s. With distinct facial features and a talent for both comedy and drama, she would become one of Hollywood’s versatile stars. Starring in ove read more

Blonde hair, brunette soul

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Aug 10, 2020

As 1934 drew to a close, Carole Lombard could look back on a year of both personal and professional advancement. She rented a large, highly visible house on Hollywood Boulevard that spring, at roughly the same time her work opposite John Barrymore in the pioneering screwball comedy "Twentieth Centur read more

TCM Summer Under the Stars: Day Eleven — Sammy Davis, Jr.

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Aug 10, 2020

Mr. Entertainment. Sammy Davis, Jr., wasn’t just a singer, or a musician, a dancer, or an actor. He wasn’t just a star. He was a superstar. IN THE BEGINNING: In Harlem, New York, on December 8, 1925, Samuel George Davis, Jr., was born into a show business family. His father, Sammy Davis, Sr., was read more

From the Archives: A View to a Kill ( 1985 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Aug 10, 2020

Wow, look at Grace Jones! I don't know if Bond met his match in Mayday but he certainly did with Zorin ( Christopher Walken ). This has always been one of my favorite James Bond films. It was Roger Moore's last appearance as Bond and one of his best. Lobby cards from the movie are difficult to find read more

WHITE WOMAN

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Aug 10, 2020

The title for this one doesn't lie. There is a white woman, in the luxurious form of Carole Lombard. WHITE WOMAN is a 1933 potboiler produced by Paramount and set in Malaya, although the shooting locations are strictly indoor studio jungles. In Larry Swindell's excellent biography of Lombard, SCREW read more

ALFRED HITCHCOCK BLOGATHON: Alfred Hitchcock Presents Banquo's Chair, 1959

Caftan Woman Posted by on Aug 9, 2020

Good evening. Our friend Maddy Loves Her Classic Films is hosting her 4th Alfred Hitchcock Blogathon on August 8th and 9th, 2020. Click HERE and dive in!  The 1950s and 1960s were a Golden Age for television anthology series. Outstanding in the field was Alfred Hitchcock Presents which be read more

Praising the 'Collection'; Perry rests his case; and go go Goldie on TCM

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Aug 9, 2020

There's a lot on the table today, and we'll start with word that Kino Lorber's "Carole Lombard Collection I," featuring three of her early 1930s films on Blu-ray (https://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/1094122.html), was released earlier this week. One critic, Jim Hemphill, has plenty of good things read more

TCM Summer Under the Stars: Day Eleven — Norma Shearer

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Aug 9, 2020

So awesome. Day 10 of Summer Under the Stars is my favorite day, celebrating none other than the great Norma Shearer. I was introduced to Shearer through her 1939 film, The Women, which I have literally seen more often than any other movie in existence. It wasn’t until years later after my first vie read more

AN EXCELLENT FORMULA!

Lady Eve's Reel Life Posted by The Lady Eve on Aug 8, 2020

THE HITCHCOCK VILLAINS This is my contribution to Maddy's 4th Annual Alfred Hitchcock blogathon, click here to learn more... ~  In 1962, French film director/critic Francois Truffaut spent a week sequestered at Universal Studios with Alfred Hitchcock, a filmmaker he admired extravagantly. read more

Classic Movie Beginner’s Guide: Joan Fontaine

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 8, 2020

Although she probably wouldn’t like it one bit, with the recent passing of Olivia de Havilland, it seems necessary to acknowledge her sister and fellow actress Joan Fontaine. Their sibling rivalry became the stuff of legend when they were vying for the same Oscars throughout the 1940s. What Fo read more

Monsters and Matinees: You’re invited to the ‘House on Haunted Hill’

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Toni Ruberto on Aug 8, 2020

Movie audiences going to see House on Haunted Hill in 1959 knew they were in for a treat. They didn’t know much more than that – only that it was something called “Emergo” and it had never before been seen. The fact that it came from director William Castle set high expectations for audienc read more
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