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Maureen O’Hara: The Biography – Book Giveaway (Sept)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Sep 4, 2020

“Maureen O’Hara: The Biography”We have FOUR Books to Give Away this month! “Aubrey Malone turns back the veil on O’Hara’s closely guarded private life to reveal a truly fascinating, spirited, and down-to-earth woman behind the glamorous movie star.”—News OK It’s time read more

'Bolero,' to a German beat

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Sep 3, 2020

Imagine an orchestral piece from 2014 or so gaining worldwide acclaim by decade's end, without benefit of placement in a current blockbuster movie. That's essentially the phenomenon that led to the Carole Lombard-George Raft dance drama "Bolero" in early 1934.The Maurice Ravel composition premiered read more

You're Invited! Online Pre-Code STYLE OF SIN Series Continues 9/20 with Jean Harlow

GlamAmor Posted by on Sep 3, 2020

September is here and the next month or so is going to be filled with events! It all starts September 20 with the next in my online Pre-Code series THE STYLE OF SIN. The third event in the 6-part series focuses on the early life and style of Jean Harlow with stories behind the st read more

Sierra (1950): A B-Movie in The Mountains

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 3, 2020

Burl Ives, knocking out the title ballad in his instantly recognizable tones, is the welcome mat laid out by the film. The setting is slightly novel. High in the hills and mountainous crags is the crib for our story. Sierra gives numerous hints at its modest budgeting. This is no grand, windswept ep read more

From the Archives: Telly....Who Loves Ya, Baby?

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Sep 3, 2020

 Telly Savalas was at the height of his fame from his starring role in the television series "Kojak" that CBS gave him his own television special in February 1976 - "Telly...Who Loves Ya, Baby?" Barbara Eden, Diahann Carroll and Cloris Leachman acted as co-stars in this singing/dancing/comedy s read more

Classic Movie Travels: Virginia Bruce

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annette Bochenek on Sep 3, 2020

Classic Movie Travels: Virginia Bruce Virginia Bruce Virginia Bruce was a popular star of the 1930s and enjoyed success as an actress and singer. She was born to Earl and Margaret Briggs. Though born Helen Virginia Briggs on September 29, 1909, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, her family soon reloca read more

Watching 1939: Dancing Co-Ed (1939)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Sep 3, 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

What’s Streaming in Sept on the CMH Channel at Best Classics Ever? Angel and the Bad Man, The Hitch-Hiker, His Girl Friday and More

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Sep 3, 2020

Our Sept Picks on the Classic Movie Hub ChannelOver 40 Titles Streaming Free All Month Long! It’s that time again… We have our monthly free streaming picks for our Classic Movie Hub Channel at Best Classics Ever (BCE) – the mega streaming channel for classic movies and TV shows read more

On Blu-ray: A Garland and Rooney Double-Header, Strike up the Band and Girl Crazy

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Sep 2, 2020

When I finished up my double feature viewing of the Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney films Strike up the Band (1940) and Girl Crazy (1943) (both newly available on Blu-ray from Warner Archive), I felt a familiar mixture of exhilaration and confusion. There’s so much to love about these classic m read more

Sylvia Sidney and Oskar Homolka star in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Sabotage”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Sep 2, 2020

Sylvia Sidney and Oskar Homolka star in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Sabotage” Sabotage (1936) is a British espionage thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Sylvia Sidney, Oskar Homolka, and John Loder. The film is loosely based on Joseph Conrad’s novel The Secret Age read more

Carole, you knock us out

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Sep 2, 2020

Quick, who's the heavyweight boxing champion of the world? Had you asked Carole Lombard that question when this promotional still for "Nothing Sacred" was taken in 1937, she'd have instantly answered, "Joe Louis." (He'd won the crown that June, and was champion until March 1949.) Few of us in 2020 w read more

CAFTAN WOMAN'S CHOICE: ONE FOR SEPTEMBER ON TCM

Caftan Woman Posted by on Sep 1, 2020

"Sure-Alarm. It's no pushover. It's the latest model." "It's getting harder to make a living." Four "professionals" band together for a job. Their profession is burglary and, as mentioned, it is not an easy living. There is underlying desperation among these men that led them to this job at this read more

The Violent Men (1955) and Rockefellers on The Range

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 1, 2020

The Violent Men is an age-old tale of cattle wars on the range. The local apothecary warns about Wilkerson a man from the long tradition of land eaters. There are only two choices: run or stand and fight. Before we ever see him, his cronies are messing around town. In the town’s main street t read more

A five-star review for a book that's earned it

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Sep 1, 2020

Olympia Kiriakou's book "Becoming Carole Lombard" is the literary equivalent of a Maserati you see passing a luxury import automotive showroom in the heart of Beverly Hills -- you recognize how good it is, but chances are it's likely out of your league.As we've stated before,"Becoming" takes the Lom read more

MOVIE ROB's GENRE GRANDEUR FOR AUGUST: Medical Dramas

Caftan Woman Posted by on Aug 31, 2020

Each month at MovieRob's site a different film genre is explored through recommendations and blog articles. This month I was pleased to select the topic of Medical Dramas. Link HERE to access the varied films from different eras devoted to the topic. Get your drink and snacks now because there is read more

Sharpe's World: Love, Courage, and Respect

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Aug 31, 2020

Sean Bean as Richard Sharpe. In 1993, ITV launched a series of television movies based on Bernard Cornwell's novels about a British officer during the Napoleonic Wars. Sean Bean starred as Richard Sharpe, a sergeant who is promoted to lieutenant after he saves the life of the Duke of Wellington. Du read more

Marilyn: Behind the Icon – Ladies of the Chorus

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Gary Vitacco-Robles on Aug 31, 2020

Marilyn Monroe Steps Out of the Chorus Line in her First Starring Role: Ladies of the Chorus (1948) Marilyn Monroe and Rand Brooks in Ladies of the Chorus (1948) “It was really dreadful.” This was Marilyn Monroe’s confession to French journalist Georges Belmont in 1960 of her first starring read more

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All Good Things Posted by monty on Aug 31, 2020

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TCM Summer Under the Stars 2020: Recap, Review, Rejoice!

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Aug 31, 2020

Another TCM Summer Under the Stars event is behind us, but the 2020 celebration was a blast — I learned so much about the stars and added many films to my must-watch list! In case you missed any of the days, here’s the entire month’s worth of posts. Enjoy! Day 1: Barbara Stanwyck D read more

FAVORITE ANGRY MAN #5: Juror 5 (Jack Klugman)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Aug 31, 2020

FAVORITE ANGRY MAN #5: Juror 5 (Jack Klugman) On August 31, 2020 By CarolIn Uncategorized Though he may seem timid and unsure at first, Juror 5 (Jack Klugman) offers something invaluable to the discussion: personal experience. His tough upbringing in t read more
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