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Forgotten Sitcoms: "Dave's World"

The Man on the Flying Trapeze Posted by David on Jan 14, 2022

The final episode of "Dave's World" aired on CBS the night of June 27, 1997.And I'll bet you a quarter that the last time you thought about "Dave's World," if you have thought about it at all, was on June 27, 1997."Dave's World" ran on CBS from 1993-97. Four seasons, 98 episodes. It was based on the read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jan 13, 2022

In light of the passing of Sidney Poitier, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will be honoring him on February 19th and 20th with a special tribute featuring a lineup of his films. February 20th would have been his 97th birthday. The weekend lineup of his films is as follows: TCM Remembers Sidney Poitier – read more

Wild Boys of The Road (1933): Another Wellman Micro Epic

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 13, 2022

We’re always told that teen culture was an invention of the 1950s and the post-war boon. To a certain extent this is true and yet watching something like Wild Boys is eye-opening. We open at the Sophomore Frolic. It suggests there were elements of this lifestyle generations before. Dances, gi read more

Noir Nook: Top Films Noir – Part 1

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry on Jan 13, 2022

Noir Nook: Top Films Noir – Part 1 Every film noir lover has their best-loved features from this shadowy era of filmmaking. As we begin another year, I’m taking a look at my favorite films noirs. One of the reasons why I love this particular task is because some of my favorites will always remain read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jan 13, 2022

Ladies of Laughter: Great ComediennesTues., Jan. 25, 2022, 8-9pm ESTHometowns to Hollywood EventbriteOnline Program via ZoomIn the early days of comedy and beyond, many top-notch classic comediennes have made audiences laugh. Join Film Historian Dr. Annette Bochenek as she presents about the funny w read more

ONE MOVIE, THREE QUOTES: Notorious (1946)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Jan 12, 2022

ONE MOVIE, THREE QUOTES: Notorious (1946) On January 12, 2022January 12, 2022 By CarolIn Uncategorized Happy 2022… whatever’s left of it at this point, as we all slowly despair… But hey, let’s not dwell, because I’ve g read more

Screen Capture Theatre: "The Hindenburg," or It's Hard Out Here for a Blimp

The Man on the Flying Trapeze Posted by David on Jan 12, 2022

We go once more into the breach with Screen Capture Theatre and explore the 1975 film "The Hindenburg." Please fasten your seat belts and grab your sickness bags.  Gutentag and welcome aboard the Hindenburg, Germany's glorious lighter-than-air craft powered solely by the bottled ecstas read more

Frisco Jenny (1932): Remembering Ruth Chatterton

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 11, 2022

Pre-earthquake San Francisco was ripe for the Hollywood treatment, and there were a number of films to tackle this era including San Francisco or Barbary Coast. Frisco Jenny is more than at home in the same company. In the opening moments, the camera follows a constable into the local watering hole read more

The H-Man

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Jan 11, 2022

(1958) Directed by Ishirô Honda; Written by Takeshi Kimura; Story by Hideo Unagami; Starring: Yumi Shirakawa, Kenji Sahara, Akihiko Hirata, Eitarô Ozawa Koreya Senda and Makoto Satô; Available on Blu-ray and DVD  Rating ***½   “Take a look at this logbook from the ship read more

Widmark, Darnell, and Poitier wonder if there is "No Way Out"

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Jan 11, 2022

Widmark, Darnell, and Poitier wonder if there is "No Way Out" No Way Out (1950) is an American film noir directed by Joseph Mankiewicz and starring Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Stephen McNally, and in his film debut, Sidney Poitier. The movie was produced by Darryl F. Zanuck with music read more

Silver Screen Standards: My Man Godfrey (1936)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Jan 11, 2022

Silver Screen Standards: My Man Godfrey (1936) I’m a big fan of screwball comedy, so of course, I enjoy the wacky antics of Gregory La Cava’s 1936 classic, My Man Godfrey, which stars William Powell and Carole Lombard as an unlikely couple brought together by a scavenger hunt and the societal read more

Sailing Away on Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise, 1940

Caftan Woman Posted by on Jan 10, 2022

 Charlie Chan Carries On, published in 1930 was the fifth of author Earl Derr Bigger's six Chan novels. Our premise finds Chan's friend and colleague Inspector Duff, from Behind That Curtain published 1928, pursuing a mysterious killer on board a luxury liner. Duff is wounded when the ship reac read more

Podcast: When Louis Met Dolly

The Man on the Flying Trapeze Posted by David on Jan 10, 2022

When Louis Armstrong first saw the sheet music for "Hello, Dolly," he was in low spirits. It was just 11 days after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and Armstrong was in a career lull. He also didn't think much of the song. But he recorded it like the pro he was, and while he was off p read more

Mad Max Ventures Beyond the Thunderdome

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jan 10, 2022

Mel Gibson as Max. The third film in director George Miller's post-apocalyptic Mad Max series faced a daunting task from the outset: Surpassing or equaling The Road Warrior (aka Mad Max 2). The latter was an intelligent, thrilling sequel that left the original Mad Max in the dus read more

Musical Monday: The Five Pennies (1959)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Jan 10, 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: The Five Pennies (1959) read more

2021 Movie Log in Review

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Jan 10, 2022

It's that time again, when I post my my movie log in review for the previous year and reflect on another year's worth of movie watching. 2021 continued to be dominated by the pandemic, which affected my movie viewing in several ways. I saw exactly one new release in an actual theater in 2021, and th read more

Josie and the Pussycats - The Real Life Band

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jan 9, 2022

In September 1970, Hanna-Barbera launched a new cartoon series called Josie and the Pussycats featuring a group of girl singers who traveled around the world performing gigs and encountering adventures in the process. The show was Hanna-Barbera's own take on Filmation's 1968 musical cartoon sitcom T read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jan 9, 2022

Iconic Rat Pack crooner and “King of Cool,” Dean Martin‘s life, career, and legacy are documented beautifully in King of Cool (2021). From his Italian-American roots and early years in Ohio, to an arduous though enthralling launch into show business, Martin realized success as a si read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jan 9, 2022

As we begin the new year, I wanted to take a moment and acknowledge ten classic film-related “things” that have brought me joy this year. These items were not all necessarily released or created in 2021, but have happened to inform and delight me throughout the year. Here they are, in no read more

Monsters and Matinees: In search of the Yeti

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Toni Ruberto on Jan 8, 2022

Horror movies of the 1950s fed off real world fears in a way – it feels so wrong to say – many of us have enjoyed. Paranoia about nuclear war and Communism, among other threats, were turned into a horror movie industry of big bugs (Them!), radioactive horrors (Day the World Ended) and alien attacks read more
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