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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

Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Posted by Joey on Jan 8, 2022

Guillermo del Toro is one of the most interesting filmmakers and beloved flimmakers in the world today, and he has held that position in our minds and hearts since we saw the little masterpiece called El espinazo del diablo (The Devil’s Backbone) . as I am highly fond of Pan’s Labyrinth. As today read more

Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Posted by Joey on Jan 8, 2022

The Untold Story of the Women Who Transformed the World of Disney and Made Cinematic History “From Snow White to Moana, from Pinocchio to Frozen, the animated films of Walt Disney Studios have moved and entertained millions. But few fans know that behind these groundbreaking features was an read more

A STUDY IN SCARLET (1933) On Blu-ray From The Film Detective

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Jan 8, 2022

 The only film in THE SHERLOCK HOLMES VAULT COLLECTION Blu-ray set that does not have Arthur Wontner as Sherlock Holmes is A STUDY IN SCARLET (1933), made at the low-budget Tiffany Studio in Hollywood. Character actor Reginald Owen plays Holmes. Members of a secretive group called the Scar read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jan 7, 2022

Actress Sylvia Sidney is best remembered for her roles in Pre Code films, such as Merrily We Go to Hell (1932), among many others. While her films are quite enjoyable, so too is her recipe for cherry pudding! With this particular recipe, I expected to yield a creamy, spoonable pudding; however, look read more