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Latina-tinged Lombard

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Nov 11, 2020

Carole Lombard, with cigarette, graced the December 1935 cover of the Spanish-language fan magazine Cine-Mundial, now available at Etsy.com. What's inside? This...If you're a classic Hollywood fan knowledgeable in the Spanish language, this may be for you. It sells for $59.46, payable in four instal read more

YouTube Noir: Noirvember Day 11: The Big Combo (1955)

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Nov 11, 2020

If I’ve said it once on this blog, I’ve said it 10 times – I’m a HUGE Richard Conte fan. I don’t care if he’s filing his nails, doing his taxes, or working a crossword puzzle, if he’s doing it on my screen, I’m there. And I’m especially there for today’s YouTube noir: The Big Combo read more

Five Graves to Cairo (1943) and The Desert Fox

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 10, 2020

For modern audiences especially, the movie’s opening crawl gives us a bit of helpful context. It’s June, 1942.  Field Marshall Erwin Rommel’s Afrika Corps was pounding the Brits back toward Cairo and the Suez Canal. His notoriety as a tactician and “The Desert Fox” is read more

British Pathé: Bicycle of the Future aka Moulton Bicycle ( 1963 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Nov 10, 2020

Leave it to the Brits to re-invent and improve upon something that seems perfectly suitable already. That's exactly what Dr. Alex Moulton did with the bicycle. Moulton was dissatisfied with the large wheels and diamond frame of traditional bicycles and decided to create his own. His new creatio read more

Silver Screen Standards: The Petrified Forest (1936)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Nov 10, 2020

Silver Screen Standards: The Petrified Forest (1936) The Petrified Forest (1936) Warning: This post contains spoilers about the ending of the film. If I were younger or in a more sanguine mood, I might find The Petrified Forest (1936) very romantic, but middle age and the perpetual crisis t read more

THE BRIDES OF DRACULA On Blu-ray From Shout Factory

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Nov 10, 2020

 I have often been asked, "What is your favorite all-time Hammer film??" The answer might surprise you--it is by far THE BRIDES OF DRACULA, the 1960 vampire adventure released in the United States by Universal. I realize that Christopher Lee is not in this film--heck, Dracula isn't even in read more

These laserdiscs are 'Sacred'

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Nov 10, 2020

"Nothing Sacred" is arguably the most cynical of Carole Lombard's films, casting her as a small-town Vermont girl erroneously diagnosed with radium poisoning who seeks to parlay the mistake into a trip to New York City, courtesy of a daily which wants to use her plight as a circulation booster. Lomb read more

YouTube Noir — Noirvember Day 10: The Man Who Cheated Himself (1950)

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Nov 10, 2020

The Man Who Cheated Himself serves up yet another fascinating noir opening. We see a man, alone in a room, occupied with several tasks – putting bullets in a gun and carefully stashing it in a bureau, burning a box in a fireplace, using a poker to do some damage to a door. What’s his deal? What’s read more

THE THIRD ANNUAL CLAUDE RAINS BLOGATHON: Alfred Hitchcock Presents The Diamond Necklace, 1959

Caftan Woman Posted by on Nov 9, 2020

 Tiffany and Rebekkah at the Pure Entertainment Preservation Society are hosting The Third Annual Claude Rains Blogathon running on November 9 - 11. Talented stage and screen actor, as well as acting teacher Claude Rains took his career to Hollywood in 1933 as the title character in The In read more

Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season Two

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Nov 9, 2020

Since Alfred Hitchcock Presents debuted on Peacock TV last spring, we've been working our way through the show's entire run. Last July, we reviewed the impressive first season. We recently finished the second season, which--by comparison to season one--was a disappointment. Too many episod read more

Musical Monday: The Amazing Mrs. Holliday (1943)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Nov 9, 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: The Amazing Mrs. Holliday read more

"Key" Pathe pics return, plus baseball classics air online

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

Earlier this year, photos from the keysets of two of Carole Lombard's three Pathe all-talking feature films were put up for auction at eBay. Now they're back -- from the same seller as before -- so if you missed out the first time around, you've got a second chance. These indeed are originals from 1 read more

YouTube Noir — Noirvember Day 9: Sudden Fear (1952)

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Nov 9, 2020

Sudden Fear (1952) holds a special place in my heart. First of all, it stars my girl Joan Crawford. Secondly, it’s one of the first noirs I ever saw on the big screen. It was at Chicago’s Music Box Theater, and as I sat there in the dark, I was practically overcome by the intelligent script, the read more

#Noirvember: Robert Mitchum and Faith Domergue are on the run- ‘Where Danger Lives’ (John Farrow, 1950)

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Nov 9, 2020

One of my favourite things about #Noirvember is that it gives me the occasion to discover many new-to-me films during November. I indeed take to occasion to watch some noirs that I have never seen before and, therefore, expand my horizons. Of course, I’m free to watch films noirs all year, but read more

'Fashion goes shiny and dull.' What?

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

Carole Lombard made looking fashionable seem so easy, even as photos of such style led to confusing conclusions. Take this photo above, snapped by Otto Dyar to help publicize "No Man Of Her Own," issued during the waning days of 1932. For instance, take the snipe that accompanied this photo:Need the read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Nov 8, 2020

It is no surprise that It’s A Wonderful Life (1946) is a beloved holiday classic. The tale of George Bailey–played by James Stewart–realizing that each life is noteworthy and interwoven with the next is explored beautifully in the film, as he navigates this truth alongside an angel read more

It’s a Wonderful Life: The Illustrated Holiday Classic – Book Giveaway (now thru Dec 12)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Nov 8, 2020

It’s a Wonderful Life: The Illustrated Holiday ClassicWe have 10 Books to Giveaway Now through Dec 12! Re-live the beloved holiday classic with thislavishly illustrated storybook the entire family can share We are delighted to announce our next giveaway — just in time fo read more

YouTube Noir — Noirvember Day 8: Private Hell 36 (1954)

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Nov 8, 2020

Today’s YouTube pick is (yet) another personal favorite – Private Hell 36 (1954), starring Steve Cochran, Ida Lupino, Howard Duff, and Dorothy Malone. There’s a lot to love about this underrated feature, starting with the rather unusual opening, which fades in on a dark, downtown city night, accompa read more


The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Nov 7, 2020

 One of the few non-horror films Val Lewton produced during his tenure at RKO in the 1940s is a drama about juvenile delinquency called YOUTH RUNS WILD (1944). Like Lewton's terror tales, this movie has a very exploitative title....but the result is very non-exploitative. According to my i read more

Anyone for some signed 'Stardust'?

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

On this very momentous day, we look back at December 1939, when Carole Lombard and especially Clark Gable made their own kind of history when they arrived in Atlanta for the world premiere of "Gone With The Wind." Say what you will about this movie through the prism of 2020 eyes, but in its day it w read more