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Musical Monday: High, Wide and Handsome (1937)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Aug 31, 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: High, Wide and Handsome read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Aug 31, 2020

Hugh Herbert is remembered for his many appearances in a variety of Pre Code films. With his iconic “woo-woo” laugh and eccentric characters, Herbert’s film roles delighted audiences across the nation. Hugh Francis Herbert was born in Binghamton, New York, to parents who were of Scottish descent. read more

TCM Summer Under the Stars: Day Thirty-One — Alain Delon

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Aug 31, 2020

The most seductive man in cinema. Never heard of Alain Delon? Never seen one of his movies? TCM has a remedy for that. And believe me, you won’t need a spoonful of sugar to help this medicine go down. IN THE BEGINNING: Alain Fabien Maurice Marcel Delon was born on November 8, 1935, in a suburb read more

August Quick Picks and Pans

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Aug 31, 2020

 The Oily Maniac (1976) Eight years before Troma’s The Toxic Avenger, the Shaw Brothers unleashed their own grimy champion of justice. This entertaining hybrid horror/action film, directed by Meng-Hua Ho (Black Magic), is allegedly based on Malaysian folklore. Danny Lee stars as Shen Yuan read more

So magically familiar, Carole and cat

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Aug 31, 2020

Halloween is precisely two months away, so let's pretend Carole Lombard is a witch (a good witch, of course). Above, she poses with her "familiar," the traditional black cat associated with witches before they go off to conjure spells. (And in 2020, we need all the benevolent magic we can get.)Like read more

Round 2: 2nd Annual Muscle Car Tourney

All Good Things Posted by monty on Aug 31, 2020

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Sign in, please -- the real deal

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Aug 30, 2020

Another Carole Lombard autographed picture with a genuine pedigree is making the rounds on eBay. This is a 10" x 13" sepia photo inscribed to a "Dolores, Cordially, Carole Lombard" in green ink (Lombard's fountain pen shade of choice). The autograph appears genuine; here it is in close-up:More infor read more

Many Thanks to the Participants of the 5th Wonderful Ingrid Bergman Blogathon!

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Aug 30, 2020

I hadn’t hosted a blogathon since the 5th Wonderful Grace Kelly Blogathon back in November. And I have to say; it was a pleasure to be back hosting one, especially since I didn’t have the chance to host the Ingrid Bergman Blogathon last year. As you know, the event started on August 27 a read more

TCM Summer Under the Stars: Day Thirty — Charlton Heston

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Aug 29, 2020

Forever Ben. When many people think of Charlton Heston’s film career, they think of his biblical epics, like Ben Hur or The Ten Commandments or El Cid. But Heston produced a body of work that encompassed a wide range of roles in a variety of films, from noir to westerns, and from science fiction to read more

Off to the 'Picture Show' (annual, that is, circa 1932)

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Aug 29, 2020

Armed with a seven-year contract from prestigious Paramount Pictures, Carole Lombard ascended the cinematic ladder in 1931. She appeared in several films that year, including "Up Pops The Devil" with Norman Foster (above) and made a pair of movies with William Powell, whom she would marry that June. read more

Must-Watch on TCM: Mark Cousins' Epic Documentary, Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Aug 28, 2020

In the opening scenes of TCM’s new 14-episode documentary series Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema, narrator Tilda Swinton says that “most of the so-called movie classics have been directed by men.” Each episode includes this in the introduction, acknowledging an exc read more

A message to Warners, re "Vigil"

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Aug 28, 2020

Isn't that exquisite? It's a poster for Carole Lombard's drama "Vigil In The Night," but unless you lived in New England in early 1940, you've probably never seen it. This was designed by the Boston-based Avery Art Display Co., which has been around since 1929. It's magnificent, to say the least.It read more

TCM Summer Under the Stars: Day Twenty-Eight — Paul Henreid

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Aug 28, 2020

Smooth. Like butter. Charming. Dangerous. Tender. Courageous. Mysterious. The handsome and versatile Paul Henreid was all these and more. IN THE BEGINNING: Sources differ on the name Paul Henreid was given at birth – some say it was Paul George Julius Henried, according to others it was Paul George read more

20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA (1916) On Blu-ray From Kino

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Aug 28, 2020

Kino Lorber continues its acclaimed history of releasing silent films on home video with the 1916 adaptation of Jules Verne's 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA. This was the first full-length cinematic adaptation of the Verne novel, produced by Universal Pictures. The film also includes much material fr read more

TCM Summer Under the Stars: Day Twenty-Nine — Eva Marie Saint

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Aug 28, 2020

A treasure. Eva Marie Saint is one of three stars being feted in this year’s Summer Under the Stars celebration who is still with us – she turned 96 this year. She’s also the only one of this year’s stars that I’ve had the pleasure of seeing in person. Is it any wonder that Eva Marie Saint read more

Sweden Meets Britain: Ingrid Bergman On Stage with Kenneth Williams

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Aug 27, 2020

Three Enchanting Ladies Seven months later, I’m back on Three Enchanting Ladies (I really must try to write more on this blog). It is a quite special occasion since it’s for the 5th Wonderful Ingrid Bergman Blogathon that I’m hosting on my main blog The Wonderful World of Cinema. Not only it read more

FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL On Blu-ray From Shout Factory

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Aug 27, 2020

Another Region A Hammer Blu-ray from Shout Factory--this time it is FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL. Made in 1972 but not released until 1974, this was the last Frankenstein film made by Hammer, the last time Peter Cushing played the role of Baron Frankenstein, and the very last film ever dir read more

The 5th Wonderful Ingrid Bergman Blogathon Is Here!

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Aug 27, 2020

Here we are, folks! After a year break, my Wonderful Ingrid Bergman Blogathon is finally back! As you know, I was not able to host it last year as I was in Stockholm (Ingrid’s hometown!) and was actually too busy visiting the city. And it’s weird to think that this was already a year ago read more

Henry Fonda and Dana Andrews in "The Ox-Bow Incident"

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Aug 27, 2020

Henry Fonda and Dana Andrews in "The Ox-Bow Incident" The Ox-Box Incident (1943) is an American western film directed by Wiliam A. Wellman, starring Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, and an extraordinary supporting cast that includes Anthony Quinn, Harry Morgan, Mary Beth Hughes, and Jane Darwell. The read more

Podcasts for Classic Film Fans: August Round-up

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Aug 27, 2020

 I’m especially impressed with the quality of the podcasts I listened to this month. This wide variety of shows all had something extra interesting or new to offer. Episode titles link to the show: The Marx Brothers Council Podcast “The Marx Brothers in a Nutshell” I read more
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