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Golden Boy’s Voice — 24 Karat Gold (guest post written by Period Drama Fan)

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Apr 16, 2022

William Holden’s voice was the finest in Hollywood.   Yes, he had luscious looks, a fantastic physique, and awesome acting skills.  But that voice was magical, a precious thing bottled up like perfume and released regularly when we needed a thrill. His baritone had a unique timbre, coming from deep read more

Titanic ( 1953 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 15, 2022

On April 15th, 1912, in the early morning hours, the luxury liner RMS Titanic sank in the waters of the North Atlantic after striking an iceberg. Over 1,500 passengers perished in one of the worst ocean disasters in history. Today marks the 110th anniversary of this tragic event, and so we'll be rev read more

Day 1 of The 5th William Holden Golden Boy Blogathon

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Apr 15, 2022

The 5th Golden Boy Blogathon : A William Holden Celebration begins today! Make sure to visit Emily’s blog, The Flapper Dame, as she is hosting Day 1! The Flapper Dame Day 1 of The 5th William Holden Golden Boy Blogathon has arrived!!! I’m gonna be your host all day today!! Please keep in min read more

Joe Trivia: The 5th Golden Boy Blogathon

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Apr 15, 2022

I have lots of favorite noir films and lots of favorite performances, but right up there near the top is William Holden’s portrayal of Joe Gillis in Sunset Boulevard (1950). The plot of this celebrated film centers on Joe, a down-on-his-luck screenwriter, who gets more than he bargains for when he read more

Noir Nook: Top Films Noirs – Part 2

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry on Apr 14, 2022

Noir Nook: Top Films Noirs – Part 2 Earlier this year, I decided to take a look at my favorite films noirs – a task that I periodically love to tackle because, depending on the season, my mood, or even the time of day, my favorites are subject to change. My January 2022 Noir Nook served up the read more

The Wrong Man (1956): Henry Fonda The Most Sympathetic of Victims

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 14, 2022

I never grew up watching reruns of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, but there’s kind of a ubiquitous aura about them. The man himself — the entirety of his portly physique — comes out of the shadows into a family’s living room to narrate some ghastly or unseemly crime with a droll read more

Comet in Hollywood: Turner Classic Movies Classic Film Festival 2022

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Apr 13, 2022

  At the 2019 TCMF For the first time in two years, the Turner Classic Movies Classic Film Festival is returning to Hollywood as an in-person event. When the 2019 film festival ended, all of us were hugging and promising to see each other next year. Of course, none of us knew what lay ahead. For tw read more

I Confess (1953): What Would Hitch Do?

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 12, 2022

Religion doesn’t always play a prominent role in the films of Alfred Hitchock — he could possibly be considered a lapsed Catholic — but I Confess is his most overt exploration of moral and religious convictions. Although one could make the argument that he’s most interested read more

Silver Screen Standards: That Night in Rio (1941)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Apr 12, 2022

Silver Screen Standards: That Night in Rio (1941) Fox made many of these light musical comedies during the war years, and several feature a South American theme with Brazilian star Carmen Miranda. I turn to Fox’s cheerful Technicolor musicals whenever I really need a morale booster, and That read more

In Praise of USA Up All Night

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on Apr 12, 2022

Today I felt a pang on hearing about Gilbert Gottfried’s death. Of course I found him annoying, but I also loved him. He–and Rhonda Shear–gave me USA Up All Night just when I needed it, a show that taught me valuable lessons that have stayed with me ever since. Here’s what I read more

In Praise of USA Up All Night

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on Apr 12, 2022

Today I felt a pang on hearing about Gilbert Gottfried’s death. Of course I found him annoying, but I also loved him. He–and Rhonda Shear–gave me USA Up All Night just when I needed it, a show that taught me valuable lessons that have stayed with me ever since. Here’s what I read more

Katharine Hepburn and Rossano Brazzi in "Summertime"

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Apr 12, 2022

Katharine Hepburn and Rossano Brazzi in "Summertime" Summertime (1955) romance directed by David Lean and starring Katharine Hepburn and Rossano Brazzi. The film is based on the play The Time of the Cuckoo by Arthur Laurents. Jane Hudson (Hepburn) is a middle-aged secretary from read more

ONE MOVIE, THREE QUOTES: Dinner at Eight (1933)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Apr 11, 2022

ONE MOVIE, THREE QUOTES: Dinner at Eight (1933) On April 11, 2022 By CarolIn Uncategorized Image from Pinterest A few years ago, I wrote about Marie Dressler’s performance in Dinner at Eight (1933, dir. George Cukor) and why she’s the stand-out perfo read more

Seven Things to Know About Barbara Eden

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Apr 11, 2022

1. Born Barbara Jean Morehead in 1931, she was using her stepfather's last name, Huffman, as a young actress in Hollywood. In her autobiography, she writes that her future agent, Wilt Melnick, didn't like her last name. He told her: "The name Barbara Huffman sounds like a doctor. Change it and I'll read more

Musical Monday: Easter Parade (1948)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Apr 11, 2022

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: Easter Parade (1948) – read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Apr 11, 2022

Classic film fans can REJOICE! Happy days are here again with the return of the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) Film Festival and there are so many wonderful films, panel discussions, and guest appearances to enjoy with fellow cinephiles. This will be my second time attending the festival, and frankly, read more

Classic Movie Duos: Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Apr 10, 2022

Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant only made four movies together, but each one is worth watching for the formidable duo and the ways in which they are markedly different from one another. Two of their collaborations, Bringing Up Baby (1938) and The Philadelphia Story (1940), are highly regarded and m read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Apr 10, 2022

Each of us likely has movies, books, or songs that we find special–I know I do. Moreover, I find that some of my favorite movies resound with me in different ways during different moments of my life. They offer me an escape, a new perspective, a sense of nostalgia, or even teach me something n read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Apr 10, 2022

Though the name Hal Wallis may not be as familiar as the names of other producers during Hollywood’s Golden Age, his career is well worth studying. The films he produced are certainly remembered today, including Jezebel (1938), Casablanca (1942), Now, Voyager (1942), and more. In Hal Wallis: read more

THE INDIAN TOMB (1921) On Blu-ray From Kino

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Apr 10, 2022

 Another German silent epic gets the Region A Blu-ray treatment from Kino Lorber. This time it's the 1921 two-part exotic adventure tale THE INDIAN TOMB (original title DIE INDISCHE GRABMAL), written by Thea von Harbou and Fritz Lang, and directed by Joe May. Distinguished English architec read more
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