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1950's era Rd Favorite Classic Movie Actresses Tourney

All Good Things Posted by monty on Jul 13, 2019

Here we go with rd 2 in 50's era  1950's Era Rd 2: Which actress do you like better? 1950's era Rd 2: Which actress do you like more? read more

Cooking in the style of the stars

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jul 13, 2019

Carole Lombard and Clark Gable may have been major movie stars, but they liked to do many of the same things as mortal couples -- preparing their own meals, for instance, as shown here in 1940. Lombard enjoyed cooking, among the skills she had learned from her mother and two older brothers.In fact, read more


Stardust and Shadows Posted by Terry on Jul 13, 2019

Classic film is not confined to black and white pictures of the ” Golden Age.” Many were  glorious imitations of what has been done before,  and that is comforting. You will find occasional seismic changes such as the Production Code altering the precode  era to the advent of post war read more

Gambit (1966): Please Don’t Tell the Beginning!

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 12, 2019

Gambit is a film that looks as if it could be so very cut-and-dried, a simple run through and reworking of what we’ve seen time and time again in the age of James Bond, heist films, and romantic thrillers. I’m not saying that still can’t be fun but at a certain point, the ideas ha read more

Greta (2018, Neil Jordan)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Jul 12, 2019

Greta is exceedingly competent. It’s way too unimaginative, predictable, traditional, and restrained in the final third, but it’s always exceedingly competent at those things. Even after it’s clear top-billed Isabelle Huppert isn’t going to create a singular cinema villain and even after it’s read more

What We Watched: Cartoons and Kids' Shows

The Man on the Flying Trapeze Posted by David on Jul 12, 2019

I'm joined once again by my brother Steve for a trip down memory lane to recall our TV memories from the 1960s and '70s, specifically Saturday morning shows like "Casper the Friendly Ghost" and "The Banana Splits Hour," with side trips involving everything from "Schoolhouse Rock" to "The Eighth Man. read more

Four dialogue-free scenes in classic movies

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Jul 12, 2019

Four dialogue-free scenes in classic movies On July 12, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized In the words of Norma Desmond, ‘We didn’t need dialogue, we had faces’. Sometimes that’s all you need. Sometimes you don’t need dialogue read more

Ladies, a show of hands

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jul 12, 2019

Carole Lombard's hands are in the forefront of this image, a reminder that her glamour arsenal had far more than face and figure. Need further convincing? Check out this, from the June 1933 issue of Modern Screen:But attractive hands aren't the only thing linking the three actresses pictured on that read more

What the Fans Think of Basil

The Baz Posted by Neve on Jul 12, 2019

Could this have been the hat Ouida was wearing that night? read more

Charlie Chan in Egypt ( 1935 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jul 12, 2019

In this eighth installment of the 20th Century Fox Charlie Chan series, the famous Hawaiian detective sets off for Egypt to investigate the theft of archeological treasures....and unwraps a case of murder instead! Detective Chan ( Warner Oland ) dons his sun hat and journeys to Egypt on behalf of t read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jul 11, 2019

“Check the lunatic asylums. He’s probably missing from one of them.” —Myrna Loy as Margit Agnew Without a doubt, Myrna Loy and William Powell were one of the best loved on-screen couples. Though the two were not romantically involved behind the scenes, they starred in many c read more

The Graduate (1967)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jul 11, 2019

The Graduate Directed by Mike Nichols Written by Buck Henry and Calder Willingham from a novel by Charles Webb 1967/USA Lawrence Turman Repeat viewing/my DVD collection One of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Benjamin: Well, I would say that I’m just drifting. Here in the pool. Loved th read more

Contracts for more Lombard movie history

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jul 11, 2019

Carole Lombard was at a career crossroads when she posed for this photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt of Life magazine in mid-1938. For the past four years, she had gained renown for her mastery at smart romantic comedy, but her latest film in that vein, "Fools For Scandal" at Warners, had been both a criti read more

book: Touch Not the Cat (1976) by Mary Stewart

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Jul 11, 2019

Bryony Ashley, aged 22 and currently the last in her branch of an uppercrust English family, has experienced telepathic episodes since childhood; it’s a family trait, apparently. In particular, she frequently exchanges thoughts with an unidentified “lover” whom she assumes to be o read more

Streaming Diary: 8 Classic Films to Watch on Kanopy

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Jul 11, 2019

Lately I’ve found the free library service Kanopy to be a satisfying destination for streaming classic films. In addition to offering a significant number of Criterion Collection releases, it offers an intriguing mix of Hollywood and international classics. Here are some of my favorites. All t read more

Watching 1939: Naughty But Nice (1939)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Jul 11, 2019

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

From the Archives: The Valley of Gwangi ( 1969 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jul 11, 2019

This month's From the Archive photo isn't really from our archives but it was such a great shot we could not resist sharing it: James Franciscus and Gila Golan were captured in this candid snapshot on the set of The Valley of Gwangi ( 1969 ). This adventure film is most famous for its special effect read more

Rd 2 (40's era) Favorite Classic Movie Actresses Tourney

All Good Things Posted by monty on Jul 11, 2019

Here we go with rd 2: 1940's Era Rd 2: Which actress do you like more? 1940's Era Rd 2: Which actress do you like more? read more

Offbeat Blu-ray Review: Gaslight

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Jul 10, 2019

Distributor: Warner Archives Release Date: June 25, 2019 Region: Region Free Length: 01:53:46 Video: 1080P (MPEG-4, AVC) Main Audio: 2.0 English Mono DTS-HD Master Audio (48kHz, 24-bit) Subtitles: English SDH Ratio: 1.37:1 Bitrate: 34.99 Mbps George Cukor’s Gaslight has long drawn comparisons to read more

The Court Jester (1956): The Brew That Is True

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 10, 2019

Maybe I’m simply partial to Medieval forms of entertainment but it’s hard to imagine a finer vehicle for Danny Kaye than The Court Jester. It needs to be lithe enough to accommodate his goofy even acrobatic brand of song-and-dance buffoonery. What better arena for Kaye than the kingR read more