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Caftan Woman Posted by on Aug 27, 2020

Virginie Pronovost at The Wonderful World of Cinema is hosting The 5th Wonderful Ingrid Bergman Blogathon. Running from August 27 - 29, please read the wonderful tributes HERE. "It's delightful to be married..." - Anna Held Cary Grant, Cecil Parker International banker and diplomat P read more

Western RoundUp: Frontier Gambler (1956)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Laura Grieve on Aug 27, 2020

Western RoundUp: Frontier Gambler (1956) Last December I wrote about Noir-Tinged Westerns, frontier films such as Blood on the Moon (1948) and Pursued (1948) which have a distinctly dark film noir vibe. This month I’m taking a look at Frontier Gambler (1956), a film that actually remakes read more

Lonely Are The Brave (1962): The Last Cowboy

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 27, 2020

Armed with black and white and rolling plains full of instantly recognizable western exteriors, Lonely Are The Brave goes for an intimate approach. The camera focuses on a man splayed out with his hat tipped over his eyes in slumber. This could have been out of many earlier pictures up until this m read more

Some Lombard bowling pics to spare

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Aug 27, 2020

At times, I wonder whether the plaudits given Carole Lombard's athletic prowess haven't been exaggerated over the years. Yes, she was at least a competent tennis player, likely among the best in the Hollywood actress contingent. (Alas, we have no idea whether Carole took on Ginger Rogers, Katharine read more

Charlie Chaplin Sightings....Will You Join Me?

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Aug 27, 2020

 So, here's the thing. I am endlessly fascinated with and amazed by Charlie Chaplin.For all you Buster folks, this is not a comparison. I really love Buster, too. What amazes me about Charlie (we are on a first name basis, just so you know), is how he remains relevant even 100 years after his f read more


GlamAmor Posted by on Aug 26, 2020

It is now about a month away from the September 29 launch of my book Film Noir Style: The Killer 1940s! The first review is in and it's a big one. Publishers Weekly is the "bible of the book industry" and informs librarians, book sellers, consumer media, agents, and other industry stakeholders aroun read more

Sparkling Cyanide ( 1983 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Aug 26, 2020

Rosemary Barton takes one sip of champagne at her wedding anniversary dinner party and then suddenly collapses dead. "Cyanide poison", the doctor exclaims. Was it suicide or murder? Rosemary certainly had her fair share of enemies. Her husband George believes it to be murder and so he gathers togeth read more

TCM Summer Under the Stars: Day Twenty-Six — Laurence Olivier

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Aug 26, 2020

Beauty with a ‘stache. He possessed sculptured features – complete with cleft chin – expressive eyes, and an acclaimed acting talent that was once called “the greatest of our century.”  In a career that spanned six decade, Laurence Olivier was the total package. IN THE BEGINNING: read more

For National Dog Day, Carole and her canines

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Aug 26, 2020

Meet Carole Lombard and her hunting dog Bobby (it's as it she's telling him, "If I'm having to wear a hat in this picture, you are too!"). Might Clark Gable have taken this photo? Perhaps. Whatever, today is National Dog Day......and animal lover Lombard owned her share of man's best friends. We'll read more

TCM Summer Under the Stars: Day Twenty-Seven — Claudette Colbert

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Aug 26, 2020

She was a star. In 1936, Claudette Colbert was the highest-paid actress in Hollywood. Two years later, she became Hollywood’s highest-paid STAR. IN THE BEGINNING: Claudette Colbert was born Émilie Claudette Chauchoin in Paris, France, on September 13, 1905 – her family called her Lily, reportedly read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Aug 25, 2020

While many films have been directed by men, women have also been impactful in the film industry–both in front of the camera and behind it. On Tuesday evenings, starting on September 1st through December 1st, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) takes on telling their stories through the docuseries Wom read more

Gunman’s Walk (1958): A Cain & Able Western

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 25, 2020

“I think it’s high time for this state to remember its history!” – Van Heflin The whistling intro to Gunman’s Walk is one of the most insouciant beginnings to a western you might ever see. Regrettably, the opening lines of dialogue, penned by Frank S. Nugent, don’ read more

The Directors’ Chair: Rear Window

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Theresa Brown on Aug 25, 2020

The Directors’ Chair: Rear Window (Hitchcock, 1954) “REAR WINDOW” (1954) – CURIOSITY KILLED THE… James Stewart, Rear Window Holed up in his apartment with a broken leg, a photo journalist played by James Stewart, whiles away his recuperative time watching his neighbor read more

Marilyn: Behind the Icon – River of No Return

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Gary Vitacco-Robles on Aug 25, 2020

Monroe’s Dynamism Vies with the Majestic Canadian Rockies in River of No Return, An Odyssey of Redemption Marilyn Monroe, River of No Return “I’m really eager to do something else,” Monroe announced in 1953. “Squeezing yourself to ooze out the last ounce of sex allure is terribly hard. read more

When Marriage Dared to Die: Divorce American Style (Bud Yorking, 1967)

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Aug 25, 2020

I have to admit; I still haven’t seen enough films with Van Johnson despite really liking him in the not-so-well-known Three Guys Named Mike (Charles Walter, 1951). When Michaela from Love Letters to Old Hollywood announced the 4th edition of her Van Johnson Blogathon that she is hosting in ho read more

Musical Monday: Music in Manhattan (1944)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Aug 24, 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: Music in Manhattan (1944) read more

Clint Eastwood in Hang 'Em High

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Aug 24, 2020

Clint Eastwood's first American film after achieving international stardom in Sergio Leone's Dollars Trilogy was predictably a Western. What is surprising is that Eastwood chose to ignore the qualities that made Leone's Western pictures unique. I wouldn't call Hang 'Em High (1968) conventi read more

'Modern Screen,' May 1934: The height of fear, and so much more

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Aug 24, 2020

Carole Lombard's career was reaching new heights in the spring of 1934, thanks to films such as "We're Not Dressing" and the upcoming "Twentieth Century," but that didn't mean she couldn't register some fear.Not of fame, mind you, but of heights. And as it turned out, her old Cocoanut Grove dance ri read more

Introducing the New Amazing

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Aug 24, 2020

I’ve always wondered what would happen to blog readership if I stopped posting regularly. Not even daily, just regularly. According to the stats… not much. Because despite having sixty-four posts written and ready to publish (save the header images, which would take quite a while), I don’t have read more

TCM Summer Under the Stars: Day Twenty-Five — Anne Shirley

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Aug 24, 2020

Peaches and cream. Her complexion was peaches and cream. She had sweet, soulful eyes, and a softly curved mouth, and a demeanor of gentle innocence. Anne Shirley may not have reached the heights of movie stardom, but she made an impact on the Golden Age of Hollywood that is unforgettable. IN THE BEG read more