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Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Apr 24, 2019

“I can be smart when it’s important, but most men don’t like it.” –Marilyn Monroe as Lorelei Lee Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) is nothing short of memorable. In addition to a lively soundrack, witty dialogue, and gorgeous costumes, it features the dynamic pairing of read more

Myrna, in Minnesota, in May. Magnificent!

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Apr 24, 2019

Two of my holy trinity of classic Hollywood actresses, Myrna Loy (left) and Carole Lombard. (Third in that exalted group of goddesses? Barbara Stanwyck.) And for the legion of Loy fans, particularly those in the Twin Cities, some delightful news: Next month, a Minneapolis repertory house pays tribut read more

Rd 3 Mr. and Mrs. Tournament

All Good Things Posted by monty on Apr 24, 2019

Here we go with rd 3 Rd 3: Which film do you like better? Rd 3: Which film do you like better? Rd 3: Which film do you like better? Rd 3: Which film do you like better? Rd 3: Which film do you like better? Rd 3: Which film do you like better? Rd 3: Which film do you like bett read more

Review: The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 23, 2019

We know the score. Two drifters ride into town. They sidle up to the bar for some shots, looking for something to do in a lazy Nevada dust-hole. Their faces are equally familiar to anyone who has ever seen even a few of the old oaters. Feisty Henry Fonda as Gil Carter and his more even-keeled pal A read more

Billy the Kid Versus Dracula (1966)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Apr 23, 2019

Billy the Kid Versus Dracula Directed by William Beaudine Written by Carl K. Hittleman 1966/USA Circle Productions Inc. First viewing/Amazon Prime Dr. Henrietta Hull: Well, if I didn’t know better, I’d say it was the work of a vampire. William ‘Billy the Kid’ Bonney: Vampire? read more

COMEDY GOLD #14: Make ‘Em Laugh from Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

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

COMEDY GOLD #14: Make ‘Em Laugh from Singin’ in the Rain (1952) On April 23, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized One of the world’s most beloved movies, Singin’ in The Rain (1952, dir. Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen) ticks all the boxes read more

The Godfather: Part III (1990, Francis Ford Coppola), the director’s cut

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Apr 23, 2019

Here’s an all-encompassing theory to explain The Godfather Part III, based only on on-screen evidence (i.e. ignoring production woes, casting woes, rewrites, budget and schedule comprises, and whatever else). Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo hate everyone in the film and everyone who will ever read more

'Forbidden Hollywood': See the films, buy the book

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

That's Carole Lombard, playing a former streetwalker trying to go straight, with cabbie Pat O'Brien in "Virtue" (1932). It's one of Lombard's toughest characters, typical for films made in what now is known as the pre-Code era. After the movie industry clamped down on the Production Code in mid-1934 read more

Out and About - Presenting FASHION IN FILM OF TCMFF 2019 at Woman's Club of Hollywood

GlamAmor Posted by on Apr 23, 2019

Two weeks ago - from April 11 to 14 - the TCM Classic Film Festival (TCMFF) once again took over Hollywood. The theme of this year's festival was Follow Your Heart: Love at the Movies. Of course costume design helps tell all the great love stories, and there's no question that costume design also co read more

At first you don't succeed, so in 2021...

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

If you were planning to send a letter on behalf of the campaign for Carole Lombard to receive a commemorative United States postage stamp (https://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/987853.html), hold off on it. In fact, hold off for more than two years; here's why.Brian Lee Anderson, who's engineered th read more

TCM Classic Film Festival 2019: Mad, Sad, Crazy, Glorious Love

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Apr 22, 2019

TCM Classic Film Festival 2019 has been my favorite of the six I have attended so far. It was a special year: the 10th anniversary of the festival and the 25th of the network, and you could see the extra care the organizers put into this year’s event to create a mood of celebration and nostalg read more

Missing Link

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Apr 22, 2019

In Laika’s newest animated film, a British adventurer, Lionel (Hugh Jackman), seeks out the elusive sasquatch. He does this not for research or sport, but to secure a place in some high society club. You see, his peers look down Lionel. They don’t consider his work worthy and they just plain don’t read more

THE DOUBLE V MYSTERY SERIES BY JACQUELINE T. LYNCH

Caftan Woman Posted by on Apr 22, 2019

Above is yours truly enjoying the latest installment in Jacqueline T. Lynch's Double V mystery series, Murder at the Summer Theater. The cozy mystery is often dismissed by those who don't know any better for herein we find fascinating characters overcoming or creating trouble. In the case of the Dou read more

Movie-TV Connection Game (April 2019)

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Apr 22, 2019

If you're new to this game, here are the rules:  You will be given a pair or trio of films or performers and will be required to to find the common connection. It could be anything--two stars who acted in the same movie, two movies that share a common theme, etc. As always, don't answer al read more

Musical Monday: Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Apr 22, 2019

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: Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969) – read more

MEN OF BOYS TOWN (1941)

Stardust and Shadows Posted by Terry on Apr 22, 2019

The sequel remains pretty much as it is today:  repeat box office receipts with the same formula.  That itself is passable in the day of the studio system when film output to fill the theaters with product was required.  Sometimes it works  as in BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935) and sometimes it doesn&# read more

The Predator (2018, Shane Black)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Apr 21, 2019

The Predator has a really short present action, which is both good and bad. Good because one wouldn’t want to see screenwriters Fred Dekker and director Black try for longer, bad because… well, it gets pretty dumb how fast things move along. Dekker and Black don’t do a good job with the expository read more

Clippings for sale...twice

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Apr 21, 2019

A happy Easter (what's left of it, anyway) from Carole Lombard, as we've run across two sets of clippings of her now available on eBay.This batch of 23 pics is available for $44.96, although you can make an offer. Find out more about it, and the conditions attached, at https://www.ebay.com/itm/Carol read more

Review: Stagecoach (1939)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 21, 2019

While the western hardly began with Stagecoach, one could go out on a very slight limb and say it became a more fully realized version of itself in the hands of John Ford; it all but grew in stature as a genre. This progression cropped out of the prevailing assumption of the day and age that the we read more

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Apr 21, 2019

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Directed by Richard Lester Written by Melvin Frank and Michael Pertwee from the book to the Broadway musical and an ancient play by Titus Maccias Plautus 1966/USA Melvin Frank Production First viewing/Netflix rental Add Stephen Sondheim’s songs to read more
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