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Watching 1939: Sorority House (1939)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Sep 10, 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

REMAKE AVENUE: The Guardsman, 1931 and The Chocolate Soldier, 1941

Caftan Woman Posted by on Sep 9, 2020

Lynn Fontanne, Alfred Lunt The Guardsman, 1924 New York's Theatre Guild, the post-WWI iteration of the Washington Square Players was looking for a boost to their box office in 1924 to accompany and add to their lustre as the home of theatrical integrity and innovation. The Board's Theresa Helburn read more

Happy 100th, KNX!

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Sep 9, 2020

It would be wrong to say Carole Lombard grew up with radio; the Peters family she was part of probably didn't own a radio set until she was in her early teenage years. But while it then wasn't considered as attractive a career option as motion pictures -- after all, people only heard you, didn't see read more

SCREENPLAY BY: Jules Furthman

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Sep 9, 2020

SCREENPLAY BY: Jules Furthman On September 9, 2020 By CarolIn Uncategorized One of only six screenwriters to feature on one of my t-shirts (Big Sleep poster, woop!), Jules Furthman remains one of the most underrated screenwriters of his generation. read more

Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman are "Notorious!"

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Sep 9, 2020

Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman are "Notorious!" Notorious (1946) is a film noir/spy thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, and Claude Raines. The film’s screenplay was written by Ben Hecht (Nothing Sacred) with cinematography by Ted Tetzlaff (My Man read more

Vera Cruz (1954): Gary Cooper and Burt Lancaster

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 8, 2020

Below the Mexican border, during Antebellum days, a diverse array of Americans find themselves in the middle of the fight against Maximillian of France. Vera Cruz is far from a history lesson, however. It need not be. Still, it plays as an important footnote in a different type of history altogether read more

Announcing the 120 “Screwball” Years of Jean Arthur Blogathon!

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Sep 8, 2020

The first time I saw Jean Arthur in a film, I didn’t immediately become a fan of her. I was one of those people who was irritated by her unique voice, and my attention was overall more dragged towards Gary Cooper (the film was Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (Frank Capra, 1936)). However, I have learne read more

Silver Screen Standards: The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Sep 8, 2020

Silver Screen Standards: The Night of the Hunter (1955) The Night of the Hunter (1955) is such a haunting and unusual film that I often wonder what else Charles Laughton might have produced had he directed any more movies, but if he was only going to direct once at least we got this picture to sh read more

Space Truckers

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Sep 8, 2020

(1996) Directed by Stuart Gordon; Written by Ted Mann and Stuart Gordon; Starring: Dennis Hopper, Stephen Dorff, Debi Mazar, Charles Dance, George Wendt and Vernon Wells; Available on Blu-ray (Region B) and DVD (Out of Print) Rating: *** “I had this idea that had been kicking around for year read more

Carole and Clark conquer Atlanta

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Sep 8, 2020

It's been more than eight decades since Carole Lombard and Clark Gable visited Atlanta for the world premiere of "Gone With The Wind," the Civil War epic in which Clark played the role of a lifetime as Rhett Butler. One wonders what the couple would think of the debate on whether "GWTW" glorifies sl read more

Peter Lawford on TV: The Long Shot (Alfred Hitchcock Presents)

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Sep 7, 2020

Peter Lawford is a name people will most often associate to The Rat Pack or The Kennedys (he was married to Patricia Kennedy, JFK’s sister). Sadly, the man’s acting career was often overlooked and, along with the likes of Zsa Zsa Gabor, he was labelled “famous for being famous̶ read more

Rd 3: 2nd Annual Muscle Cars Tourney

All Good Things Posted by monty on Sep 7, 2020

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Seven Things to Know About Karen Valentine

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Sep 7, 2020

1. A California resident, Karen Valentine competed in the 1964 Miss Teenage America pageant. She won the talent competition with "a pantomime take-off of a bossa nova song" (according to Life Magazine). Her performance caught the attention of Ed Sullivan, who invited her to appear on his weekly vari read more

Marilyn: Behind the Icon – Let’s Make Love

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Gary Vitacco-Robles on Sep 7, 2020

Monroe’s Last Completed Musical-Comedy:Let’s Make Love (1960) “Marilyn Monroe is the greatest farceuse in the business,” Fox film producer Jerry Wald asserted. “A female Chaplin.” In the summer of 1959, Wald approached Monroe with The Billionaire, a musical comedy by Norman Krasna read more

Musical Monday: So This is College (1929)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Sep 7, 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: So This Is College (1929) read more

Another p1202 mystery

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Sep 7, 2020

The p1202 series of photos taken of Carole Lombard during her seven-year tenure at Paramount (p1202 was Carole's player number at the studio) tantalize collectors, such as p1202-1420 above. There apparently are more than 1,600 of them. Unfortunately, no complete catalog of such pics is known to exis read more

'Herald' Carole at her career peak

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Sep 6, 2020

It's early in the 1937 holiday season, and if you're Selznick International, you feel you have a winner on your hands in Carole Lombard's Technicolor comedy "Nothing Sacred." It's done quite well at the Manhattan showplace, Radio City Music Hall, so you promote it with a two-page trade spread:The pu read more

More Of My Favorite Movie Cast Ensembles

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Sep 6, 2020

The other day I was going through some of my older blog posts, which shows how exciting my life is. Anyway, a couple years ago I wrote a post called "My Favorite Movie Cast Ensembles", and I noticed there were plenty of movie cast lists I should have included on it, but didn't. That always happens w read more


The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Sep 5, 2020

It's football season....well, it's supposed to be football season, but, I'm not going to get into that. But I will get into a 1969 film about a fictional football player--NUMBER ONE, starring Charlton Heston. Heston is Ron "Cat" Catlan", quarterback for the NFL's New Orleans Saints. As the story be read more

A few new pics, and au revoir, Anna

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Sep 4, 2020

A few Carole Lombard photos new to me are on today's docket, such as this beach photo from 1929 of Lombard and Pathe stablemate Diane Ellis. We've previously run other pics of the pair:Diane was Carole's best friend at Pathe; school pals at Virgil Junior High in the early '20s, they appeared togethe read more