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Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Feb 1, 2021

Dame Olivia de Havilland was an iconic Hollywood legend beloved by fans all over the world, spanning multiple generations. Boasting a lengthy career as a popular leading lady, her 104 years made her a witness to many changes within the film industry and in history. Moreover, she secured highly covet read more

Noir Nook: Ripped From the Headlines – Try and Get Me (1950)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry on Jan 31, 2021

Noir Nook: Ripped From the Headlines – Try and Get Me (1950) Try and Get Me (The Sound of Fury) (1950) This is an unpleasant post about an unpleasant movie based on an unpleasant, real-life incident. With luck, this post will be the worst thing about the new year. It’s uphill from here, read more

WILSON (1944), Darryl F. Zanuck's Forgotten Campaign for World Peace

Lady Eve's Reel Life Posted by The Lady Eve on Jan 31, 2021

It was August 1944 and World War II was advancing toward its cataclysmic end when 20th Century Fox launched a heavily promoted biographical spectacular, Darryl F. Zanuck’s production of Wilson. A tribute to Woodrow Wilson, 28th president of the United States, and his vision for world peace, Wi read more

Within These Walls: The Animals Went in Two by Two ( 1975 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jan 31, 2021

Within These Walls was an award-winning British television series about life "within the walls" of HM Prison Stone Park, a woman's prison. It ran for five seasons between 1974-1978. The beautiful English actress Googie Withers starred as prison governor Faye Boswell in the first three seasons and wa read more


The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Jan 31, 2021

 This is the paperback edition of Alan K. Rode's much-needed biography of one of the greatest film directors of all time. The Hungarian-born Michael Curtiz had a prolific and incredible movie career. His name is attached to some of the most famous movies ever made, and he directed all sort read more

“How Sweet It Is: The Jackie Gleason Story” Book Giveaway (Feb)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Jan 31, 2021

“How Sweet It Is: The Jackie Gleason Story”We have FOUR Books to Give Away this month! “How Sweet It Is adds new luster, dimension anddepth to an American original”– Paul Newman It’s time for our next book giveaway contest! CMH will be giving away FOUR COPIES of How read more

Western RoundUp: Western Film Book Library – Part 4

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Laura Grieve on Jan 30, 2021

Western RoundUp: Western Film Book Library – Part 4 I hope the new year is starting well for everyone! With many of us across the country — indeed, the world! — still spending most of our time at home, this seemed like a good month to share some additional classic film book recomme read more

More Films Reviews of 2020

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 29, 2021

Since I watched more contemporary films than I usually do for award season, I put together some capsule reviews. There’s not too much rhyme or reason to these, but I thought I would include them here. Let me know what you thought of these movies. Thank you! Palm Springs In some serendipitous read more

Bette Davis wants “The Catered Affair” for daughter Debbie Reynolds

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Jan 29, 2021

Bette Davis wants “The Catered Affair” for daughter Debbie Reynolds The Catered Affair (1956) is an American drama directed by Richard Brooks and starring Bette Davis, Ernest Borgnine, Debbie Reynolds, Barry Fitzgerald, and Rod Tayor. The musical score is by Andre Previn and the cin read more

Sold Out at Larry Edmunds - Again - and #1 Movie History New Release on Amazon

GlamAmor Posted by on Jan 29, 2021

 Even before I went back to sign the second batch of Film Noir Style at the Larry Edmunds Bookshop last week, I learned I had SOLD OUT AGAIN! It was an incredible afternoon on Hollywood Boulevard that followed an incredible morning appearing on Chicago's WGN Morning News to promote the boo read more

Interviewed by Film Critic Nell Minow for the Motion Picture Association

GlamAmor Posted by on Jan 29, 2021

One of the people who reached out to me about my book Film Noir Style: The Killer 1940s was the incomparable Nell Minow. Nell is a renowned film critic whose own list of credits is long - writing for countless newspapers from the Chicago Sun-Times to The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal as read more


The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Jan 29, 2021

 Joshua Kennedy's latest opus, COWGIRLS VS PTERODACTYLS, was officially premiered last week in his hometown of Edinburg, Texas. The movie will soon be available on Blu-ray from Amazon. COWGIRLS is set in Texas, 1864, where numerous sightings of large, strange bird-like creatures have been read more

2020 Movie Log in Review

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Jan 29, 2021

As we all know, 2020 was a year unlike any other. With the pandemic raging and constant political crises unfolding, we needed movies to comfort us more than ever but couldn't leave the house to enjoy them. My 2020 movie log reflects the fact that I usually had company on the couch and that our colle read more

The Child of Glass ( 1978 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jan 29, 2021

"Murder, Mystery...and Ghosts!" So reads the VHS cover of The Child of Glass and the film did indeed feature murder, mystery, and ghosts. The story, based on the novel "The Ghost Belonged to Me" by Richard Peck, tells the tale of a young boy - Alexander Armsworth ( Steve Shaw ) - who befriends Inez, read more

Lombard on selling herself, plus RIP Cloris and Cicely

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jan 29, 2021

There are many reasons Carole Lombard fascinates -- her ethereal beauty, her acting talent, so many other things. But she also was frank about the business of show business, a field she showed boundless enthusiasm for dating back to silent days.Moreover, Lombard was never reluctant to share her thou read more

Play It Again, Max: Casablanca and the Battle over “As Time Goes By”(Exclusive by Author Steven C. Smith)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Guest Post on Jan 28, 2021

Casablanca and the Battle over “As Time Goes By”(Exclusive by Author Steven C. Smith) By mid-1941, Max Steiner had already scored over thirty films at Warner Bros. since becoming that studio’s highest paid staff composer in 1937. Many of his projects had been prestigious and highly profitable. read more

Watching 1939: Bulldog Drummond’s Secret Police (1939)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Jan 28, 2021

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

WORLD CINEMA: La Strada (1954)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Jan 27, 2021

WORLD CINEMA: La Strada (1954) On January 27, 2021 By CarolIn Uncategorized It’s January 2021 and the world is stranger by the minute. COVID took center stage in 2020 with politics right behind it, but one of the best things that happened las read more

Summer Days with Coo (aka: Kappa no Kû to Natsuyasumi)

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Jan 27, 2021

 (2007) Written and directed by Keiichi Hara; Story by Yuichi Watanabe and Masao Kogure; Based on the stories "Kappa Daisawagi" and "Kappa’s Surprise Journey," by Masao Kogure; Starring: Kazato Tomizawa, Takahiro Yokokawa, Naoki Tanaka, Naomi Nishida, Tamaki Matsumoto and Natsuki Uematsu read more

THE HOME SWEET HOME BLOGATHON: Make Way for Tomorrow, 1937

Caftan Woman Posted by on Jan 27, 2021

Gill at Realweegiemidgetreivews and Rebecca at Taking Up Room are hosting The Home Sweet Home Blogathon featuring movies about home and family, and family connections in movies. The blogathon runs from January 27th to 29th.For those not familiar with the film's plot or reputation, my look at Make Wa read more