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Seven Things to Know About Karen Valentine

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Sep 7, 2020

1. A California resident, Karen Valentine competed in the 1964 Miss Teenage America pageant. She won the talent competition with "a pantomime take-off of a bossa nova song" (according to Life Magazine). Her performance caught the attention of Ed Sullivan, who invited her to appear on his weekly vari read more

Marilyn: Behind the Icon – Let’s Make Love

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Gary Vitacco-Robles on Sep 7, 2020

Monroe’s Last Completed Musical-Comedy:Let’s Make Love (1960) “Marilyn Monroe is the greatest farceuse in the business,” Fox film producer Jerry Wald asserted. “A female Chaplin.” In the summer of 1959, Wald approached Monroe with The Billionaire, a musical comedy by Norman Krasna read more

Musical Monday: So This is College (1929)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Sep 7, 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: So This Is College (1929) read more

Another p1202 mystery

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Sep 7, 2020

The p1202 series of photos taken of Carole Lombard during her seven-year tenure at Paramount (p1202 was Carole's player number at the studio) tantalize collectors, such as p1202-1420 above. There apparently are more than 1,600 of them. Unfortunately, no complete catalog of such pics is known to exis read more

'Herald' Carole at her career peak

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Sep 6, 2020

It's early in the 1937 holiday season, and if you're Selznick International, you feel you have a winner on your hands in Carole Lombard's Technicolor comedy "Nothing Sacred." It's done quite well at the Manhattan showplace, Radio City Music Hall, so you promote it with a two-page trade spread:The pu read more

More Of My Favorite Movie Cast Ensembles

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Sep 6, 2020

The other day I was going through some of my older blog posts, which shows how exciting my life is. Anyway, a couple years ago I wrote a post called "My Favorite Movie Cast Ensembles", and I noticed there were plenty of movie cast lists I should have included on it, but didn't. That always happens w read more

NUMBER ONE

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Sep 5, 2020

It's football season....well, it's supposed to be football season, but, I'm not going to get into that. But I will get into a 1969 film about a fictional football player--NUMBER ONE, starring Charlton Heston. Heston is Ron "Cat" Catlan", quarterback for the NFL's New Orleans Saints. As the story be read more

A few new pics, and au revoir, Anna

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Sep 4, 2020

A few Carole Lombard photos new to me are on today's docket, such as this beach photo from 1929 of Lombard and Pathe stablemate Diane Ellis. We've previously run other pics of the pair:Diane was Carole's best friend at Pathe; school pals at Virgil Junior High in the early '20s, they appeared togethe read more

Maureen O’Hara: The Biography – Book Giveaway (Sept)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Sep 4, 2020

“Maureen O’Hara: The Biography”We have FOUR Books to Give Away this month! “Aubrey Malone turns back the veil on O’Hara’s closely guarded private life to reveal a truly fascinating, spirited, and down-to-earth woman behind the glamorous movie star.”—News OK It’s time read more

'Bolero,' to a German beat

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Sep 3, 2020

Imagine an orchestral piece from 2014 or so gaining worldwide acclaim by decade's end, without benefit of placement in a current blockbuster movie. That's essentially the phenomenon that led to the Carole Lombard-George Raft dance drama "Bolero" in early 1934.The Maurice Ravel composition premiered read more

You're Invited! Online Pre-Code STYLE OF SIN Series Continues 9/20 with Jean Harlow

GlamAmor Posted by on Sep 3, 2020

September is here and the next month or so is going to be filled with events! It all starts September 20 with the next in my online Pre-Code series THE STYLE OF SIN. The third event in the 6-part series focuses on the early life and style of Jean Harlow with stories behind the st read more

Sierra (1950): A B-Movie in The Mountains

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 3, 2020

Burl Ives, knocking out the title ballad in his instantly recognizable tones, is the welcome mat laid out by the film. The setting is slightly novel. High in the hills and mountainous crags is the crib for our story. Sierra gives numerous hints at its modest budgeting. This is no grand, windswept ep read more

From the Archives: Telly....Who Loves Ya, Baby?

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Sep 3, 2020

 Telly Savalas was at the height of his fame from his starring role in the television series "Kojak" that CBS gave him his own television special in February 1976 - "Telly...Who Loves Ya, Baby?" Barbara Eden, Diahann Carroll and Cloris Leachman acted as co-stars in this singing/dancing/comedy s read more

Classic Movie Travels: Virginia Bruce

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annette Bochenek on Sep 3, 2020

Classic Movie Travels: Virginia Bruce Virginia Bruce Virginia Bruce was a popular star of the 1930s and enjoyed success as an actress and singer. She was born to Earl and Margaret Briggs. Though born Helen Virginia Briggs on September 29, 1909, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, her family soon reloca read more

Watching 1939: Dancing Co-Ed (1939)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Sep 3, 2020

In 2011, I announced I was trying to see every film released in 1939. This new series chronicles films released in 1939 as I watch them. As we start out this blog feature, this section may become more concrete as I search for a common thread that runs throughout each film of the year. Right now, th read more

What’s Streaming in Sept on the CMH Channel at Best Classics Ever? Angel and the Bad Man, The Hitch-Hiker, His Girl Friday and More

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Sep 3, 2020

Our Sept Picks on the Classic Movie Hub ChannelOver 40 Titles Streaming Free All Month Long! It’s that time again… We have our monthly free streaming picks for our Classic Movie Hub Channel at Best Classics Ever (BCE) – the mega streaming channel for classic movies and TV shows read more

On Blu-ray: A Garland and Rooney Double-Header, Strike up the Band and Girl Crazy

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Sep 2, 2020

When I finished up my double feature viewing of the Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney films Strike up the Band (1940) and Girl Crazy (1943) (both newly available on Blu-ray from Warner Archive), I felt a familiar mixture of exhilaration and confusion. There’s so much to love about these classic m read more

Sylvia Sidney and Oskar Homolka star in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Sabotage”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Sep 2, 2020

Sylvia Sidney and Oskar Homolka star in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Sabotage” Sabotage (1936) is a British espionage thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Sylvia Sidney, Oskar Homolka, and John Loder. The film is loosely based on Joseph Conrad’s novel The Secret Age read more

Carole, you knock us out

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Sep 2, 2020

Quick, who's the heavyweight boxing champion of the world? Had you asked Carole Lombard that question when this promotional still for "Nothing Sacred" was taken in 1937, she'd have instantly answered, "Joe Louis." (He'd won the crown that June, and was champion until March 1949.) Few of us in 2020 w read more

CAFTAN WOMAN'S CHOICE: ONE FOR SEPTEMBER ON TCM

Caftan Woman Posted by on Sep 1, 2020

"Sure-Alarm. It's no pushover. It's the latest model." "It's getting harder to make a living." Four "professionals" band together for a job. Their profession is burglary and, as mentioned, it is not an easy living. There is underlying desperation among these men that led them to this job at this read more
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