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Of Lombard and lipstick

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Oct 18, 2020

The image above was used by Max Factor to promote its cosmetics products in the 1930s (https://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/657686.html). It brings to mind one of Carole's more celebrated quotes:Where is that engraving from? A semi-vintage lipstick case (by that, made before 2000) that's now on sal read more

What I Learned About Peggy Dow

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 17, 2020

Peggy Dow Helmerich hasn’t been a Hollywood starlet for about 70 years. However, she still delights fans years later in her movies including Harvey, starring Jimmy Stewart in one of his incomparable performances. I recently took a look back at some of her other movies that saw her starring al read more

Jean Arthur: Loving Portrait of a Unique Performer

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Oct 17, 2020

“I guess I became an actress because I didn’t want to be myself.” *** There was in Old Hollywood an actress named Jean Arthur whose chosen star name was a tribute to Joan of Arc and King Arthur, nothing less. She was born Gladys Georgianna Greene in Plattsburg, New York, had Norweg read more

WAR BETWEEN THE PLANETS

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Oct 17, 2020

 WAR BETWEEN THE PLANETS (original Italian title IL PLANETA ERRANTE) is one of four 1965 Italian science-fiction films detailing the adventures of the crew of a space station called Gamma One. All four films were directed by Antonio Margheriti (the American versions of these features use his "A read more

Jackie Cooper’s Halloween Party

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Oct 17, 2020

While I am no expert chef, fabulous cook or food blogger, I enjoy finding recipes supposedly connected to classic film stars. I love magazines articles and ads touting Richard Dix’s favorite chili recipe or Cary Grant’s oyster stew. I even collect compilation books or pamphlets featuri read more

Lombard -- beauty by Banton

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Oct 17, 2020

Which designer is most associated with Carole Lombard? I believe most movie buffs would reply, "Travis Banton." Nothing against Irene or several others, but Banton earned her trust early on at Paramount -- so much so that when Carole was loaned out to other studios, more often than not Travis would read more

Oculus

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Oct 16, 2020

In Oculus two siblings try to defeat the supernatural entity within a mirror that hung in their childhood home. Kaylie (Karen Gillan) the older sister has done extensive research on the history of the mirror’s past owners. It’s grizzly and full of strange, awful deaths. After her younger brother, read more

You Can’t Take It With You (1938): Quality Capra

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 16, 2020

This is my post in The 120 “Screwball” Years of Jean Arthur Blogathon put on by the Wonderful World of Cinema! Mr. Kirby (Edward Arnold), or A.P. as his deferential colleagues call him, is a business magnate with innumerable successful endeavors. He has the full pockets to go along with a career read more

Something for Clark to think about

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Oct 16, 2020

"No Man Of Her Own," released at the tail end of 1932, will always be known in Carole Lombard lore as the only film she made with Clark Gable, four years before they became a romantic item. But perhaps Carole subconsciously planted the seeds for passion with what she wore in character as small-town read more

Don’t talk to “Strangers on a Train”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Oct 16, 2020

Don’t talk to “Strangers on a Train” Strangers on a Train (1951) is a psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock starring Farley Granger, Ruth Roman, and Robert Walker. The film was based on the novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith (The Talented Mr. Ripley), w read more

120 "SCREWBALL" YEARS OF JEAN ARTHUR BLOGATHON: If You Could Only Cook, 1935

Caftan Woman Posted by on Oct 15, 2020

Virginia of The Wonderful World of Cinema is hosting the 120 Screwball Years of Jean Arthur Blogathon. The October 15 - 17 tribute to the beloved actress begins HERE. James Buchanan: "Now if you could only cook."Joan Hawthorne: "Oh, I can cook. I'm a marvelous cook. ... Can you butle?"Mike Rossini read more

NORTH TO THE KLONDIKE

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Oct 15, 2020

 Out of all the blog posts that I have written, the one that has by far gotten the most hits is my examination of the screen pairings of Evelyn Ankers and Lon Chaney Jr. (dandayjr35.blogspot.com/2013/07/evelyn-ankers-lon-chaney-jr.html). My theory on why is that Svengoolie shows about once a mo read more

Silents are Golden: A Closer Look At – Nosferatu (1922)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Lea Stans on Oct 15, 2020

Silents are Golden: A Closer Look At – Nosferatu (1922) Nosferatu –one of the most iconic and influential horror films ever made. One of the finest examples of the genre known as German Expressionism. A masterpiece by one of early cinema’s most skilled directors. And, of course, a prime example read more

How is Lombard like Garbo?

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Oct 15, 2020

In 1936's "The Princess Comes Across," Carole Lombard -- playing a Brooklyn showgirl passing herself off as Swedish royalty on a trans-Atlantic ship so she can get a movie contract -- hilariously sent up a film icon from Sweden, Greta Garbo, by speaking in a mock Swedish accent. But nearly six years read more

Drums Along The Mohawk (1939): Ford, Fonda, and Colbert

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 15, 2020

Recently, it’s come to my attention there is really is a dearth of colonial America pictures between the likes of Disney’s Johnny Tremain and Mel Gibson’s The Patriot. The reasons seem somewhat obvious at least in the current day and age. Period pieces cost money and such material read more

The 120 “Screwball” Years of Jean Arthur blogathon Is Here!

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Oct 15, 2020

Are you ready to celebrate the 120th (heavenly) birthday of one of Hollywood’s best comedians and also most impressively skilled and surprising actress and human being? I name the sparkling Jean Arthur! A woman who was secretive like an American Greta Garbo but who knew how to shine on the scr read more

Book Review--Cary Grant: A Brilliant Disguise

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Oct 14, 2020

 Cary Grant: A Brilliant DisguiseScott Eyman Simon & Schuster, 2020Cary Grant was a complicated man. That much has been common knowledge among his fans for years. He would pinch a penny until it squealed, but was generous with his time and possessions. He’d be as respectful to a read more

Spider Baby, or the Maddest Story Ever Told

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Oct 14, 2020

(1967) Written and directed by: Jack Hill; Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Carol Ohmart, Quinn K. Redeker, Beverly Washburn, Jill Banner, Sid Haig, Mary Mitchell and Karl Schanzer; Available on Blu-ray, DVD and Amazon Prime Rating: **** “One thing that has come to my attention over the years about read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Oct 14, 2020

As Film Festivals continue to adapt to the current situation, many of them have become creative in their approaches in offering virtual or hybrid festival experiences. In the case of Heartland International Film Festival (HIFF), celebrating its 29th anniversary this October, a variety of viewing opt read more

Two new images and a really weird Barrymore story

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Oct 14, 2020

Uncovering a heretofore unseen Carole Lombard p1202 photo from Paramount is always a thrill, and so it is here, p1202-510 from 1933. Carole's holding some film strips in her hand (stills she wants to further examine?). I have no idea which staff photographer snapped this.Nor do I know who took this read more
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