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Powell, Palm Springs...and Gable as a guest

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jul 31, 2020

This likely is the last time Carole Lombard and William Powell were photographed together, in January 1940 at the new Sunset Strip nightspot Ciro's. Lombard had married Clark Gable the year before, while Powell -- her first husband -- had just married actress Diana Lewis on Jan. 6. Nevertheless, Bil read more

The Directors’ Chair: The Man Who Knew Too Much

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Theresa Brown on Jul 31, 2020

“THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH” ( 1956 ) ~ QUE SERA SERA “Why would he pick me out to tell?” Why? Because you’re the affable, all-American James Stewart, that’s why. I’ve no real clue why Stewart’s picked, other than he’s a great foil to get pushed around by Hitchcock and international read more

TCM Summer Under The Stars: Day One — Barbara Stanwyck

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Jul 31, 2020

Every August, TCM presents “Summer Under the Stars,” where each day, the network shines the spotlight on a different classic movie actor or actress by showing their films around-the-clock. This special annual event is the primary reason why August is one of my favorite months of the year! This year, read more

Ronald Colman has trouble with reality in “A Double Life”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Jul 31, 2020

Ronald Colman has trouble with reality in “A Double Life” Ronald Colman A Double Life (1947) is a film noir directed by George Cukor, starring Ronald Colman and Signe Hasso. The husband and wife team of Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin wrote the screenplay. Milton R. Krasner did read more

A couple candids of Coop and Carole

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jul 30, 2020

Was Gary Cooper, shown here with Carole Lombard in 1931's "I Take This Woman," his generation's Warren Beatty? Coop was renowned for his prowess with the ladies, similar to another 1930s Hollywood Lothario, George Raft, albeit in a more upscale manner. Lombard -- who made two films with Cooper -- is read more

Classic Film Freak Posted by on Jul 30, 2020

FAVORITE ANGRY MAN #6: Juror 1 (Martin Balsam)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Jul 30, 2020

FAVORITE ANGRY MAN #6: Juror 1 (Martin Balsam) On July 30, 2020 By CarolIn Uncategorized As the foreman, Juror 1 (Martin Balsam) tries his best to keep the peace and remain unbiased. He is also the only one who doesn’t ever explain his reasoning read more

Un Flic (1972) and Fatalistic Forms of Masculinity

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 30, 2020

“The only feelings mankind inspires in policemen are indifference and scorn.” – Eugène     François Vidocq Some of the great filmmakers are not great because they document a reflection of the world. More so they bend the world unto their own artistic vision, allowing us to see read more

Podcasts for Classic Film Fans: July Round-up

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Jul 30, 2020

One of the things that I've loved about the latest crop of new podcasts is that creators have been coming up with original and compelling ideas for shows. I hope this inspires aspiring podcasters out there to think big and go for it with unusual ideas. Here's what I loved this month: The Amer read more

Fifteen Things You May or May Not Know About Laura (1944)

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Jul 30, 2020

Twentieth Century Fox’s production of Laura (1944) is perhaps one of film noir’s best-known and best-loved. (Although apparently, there’s some debate in film noir circles as to whether it actually IS film noir. But it is to me, so there you are.) It tells the story of the murdered title character, read more

Watching 1939: Raffles (1939)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Jul 30, 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

For Bill Powell's birthday, a present for his fans

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jul 29, 2020

Today is the 128th anniversary of the birth of William Powell, my favorite classic era actor, embracing Carole Lombard, my favorite classic era actress, at the time of their honeymoon in June 1931. While their marriage was relatively brief, ending in August 1933, their affection and friendship remai read more

Le Doulos (1962): Belmondo Plays Bogart

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 28, 2020

“In this job you either end up poor or riddled with bullets.” – Jean-Paul Belmondo Director Jean-Pierre Melville has an impeccable gift for taking the most mundane actions and behaviors and making them so compelling. In the opening notes of Le Doulos, we have an ordinary man strol read more

Marilyn: Behind the Icon – Some Like It Hot

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Gary Vitacco-Robles on Jul 28, 2020

Marilyn: Behind the Icon –A Comedic and Pregnant Monroe Triumphs inSome Like It Hot and Wins the Golden Globe In 2000, the American Film Institute honored Some Like It Hot as the “Best Comedy of All Time.” In the six decades after its release, the film achieved acclaim worldwide as one read more

On Blu-ray: Jane Fonda and Rod Taylor Sizzle in Sunday in New York (1963)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Jul 28, 2020

Sunday in New York (1963) is full of men deeply and ridiculously occupied with preserving the virtue of one woman. You could say it’s of its time, though that’s not entirely true. The elements of the film that haven’t aged well are much less cringe worthy because of a well-matched read more

Upon further review...

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jul 28, 2020

I was feeling so self-satisfied Monday, believing I had helped promote a heretofore unseen photo of Carole Lombard with fellow 1930s legend Fay Wray. Today, reality may have knocked me down a peg (not the first time it's happened, and certainly not the last).Someone sent me this comment:The name sug read more

A New (temporary?) Format

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Jul 28, 2020

Outside some special posts–Josh Hartnett movies coming up, y’all–and anything Vernon wants to post, I’m moving all new material (for the time being) over to a TinyLetter newsletter. Lots of reason, lots of things, maybe I’ll write about them in it, maybe it’ll ju read more

Beyond Melanie: Olivia de Havilland

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on Jul 27, 2020

It’s always bothered me that Olivia de Havilland; the passionate, strong-minded, long-lived Hollywood star; is best known for a meek maternal role. Did she perform it well? Oh yes. She imbued Melanie with incredible strength, empathy, and grit. But to be best known for Gone with the Wind in yo read more

Musical Monday: Bikini Beach (1964)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Jul 27, 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: Bikini Beach (1964) – read more


Caftan Woman Posted by on Jul 27, 2020

Athos, Aramis, and Porthos walk into a bar --- the Coq d'Or. And are lost to the rest of the picture. There is no site in all Paris more popular for the settling of disputes than the tavern Coq d'Or on the Rue Pigalle. The three intrepid musketeers and BFFs played by Douglass Dumbrille, John "Du read more