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REMAKE AVENUE: Life Begins, 1932 and A Child is Born, 1939

Caftan Woman Posted by on Aug 11, 2021

It is time for another stroll down Remake Avenue. Life Begins written by Mary Macdougal Axelson was presented at the Selwyn Theatre in New York in April of 1932 for a brief run of eight performances. Among its stars were Mildred Dunnock, Frank Wilcox, and as pictured on the program, Glenda Farr read more

Silver Screen Standards: Eliza’s Voice in My Fair Lady (1964)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Aug 10, 2021

Silver Screen Standards: Eliza’s Voice in My Fair Lady (1964) The socio-economic and geographical markers of dialect loom large in George Bernard Shaw’s influential play, Pygmalion, its 1938 film adaptation, and the splashy musical version that stars Audrey Hepburn as the fair lady of its title. read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Aug 10, 2021

Thank you so much for visiting this page and enjoying the content I offer on Hometowns to Hollywood. Whether you are familiar with Hometowns to Hollywood through my website, presentations, Twitter, Facebook, or are brand new to Hometowns to Hollywood, I appreciate the interest from all of my readers read more

From the Archives: The Hasty Heart ( 1949 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Aug 10, 2021

 Ronald Reagan was not only a great president but a great actor, too. His most recognized film is King's Row ( 1942 ) but we think The Hasty Heart ( 1949 ) ranks up there right along with it. Ronald gave a standout performance as a dying soldier in this wartime drama that also starred the beaut read more

Walter Pidgeon is the subject of a “Man Hunt”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Aug 10, 2021

Walter Pidgeon is the subject of a “Man Hunt” Man Hunt (1941) is an American political thriller directed by Fritz Lang and starring Walter Pidgeon and Joan Bennett. The film is based on the novel Rogue Male (1939) by Geoffrey Household. The screenplay was written by Dudley read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Aug 9, 2021

Introducing The Biopic Blogathon! Classic Hollywood has had its fair share of biopics–the good, the bad, and the ugly. From chemists to composers, authors to actors, fictitious to factual, and more, there is much to explore in this genre. Moreover, the genre is still going strong today. Homet read more

Jamie Lee Boards a Terror Train; The Animals Have Their Day

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Aug 9, 2021

Jamie Lee Curtis.Terror Train (1980).  When a cruel college prank goes awry, its victim, Kenny, seemingly has a nervous breakdown. Three years later, the prank's perpetrators have become senior pre-med students, one of whom has hired a steam-driven train for a masquerade party. After almos read more

Musical Monday: The Toast of New Orleans (1950)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Aug 9, 2021

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 Toast of New Orleans read more

Ikiru (1952): Loving and Living

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 8, 2021

“This man bears a cross called cancer. He’s Christ.” Ikiru is instantly a tale of dramatic irony as we see x-ray footage and an omniscient narrator tells us matter-of-factly the signs of cancer are already obvious. Our protagonist’s work life hits hard as he’s a public read more

CURSE OF THE FLY

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Aug 8, 2021

 Another first-time watch for me. This is the third classic "Fly" movie, after THE FLY and RETURN OF THE FLY, which were made in America in the late 1950s. CURSE OF THE FLY wasn't produced until 1965, and it was made in England. The co-producer was low-budget movie maven Robert Lippert, and the read more

THE SECRET BRIDE

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Aug 7, 2021

 THE SECRET BRIDE (1934) is not a romantic melodrama--it is a mystery story involving political corruption at the state level. It was produced by Warner Bros., and it stars Barbara Stanwyck and Warren William. Robert Sheldon (Warren William), the attorney general of his state, marries Ruth read more

Book Review: Perpetual Movement – Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Rope’

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Aug 7, 2021

Publisher: State University of New York Press Release Date: July 2021 “I wondered while planning this book if I should divide Rope into hundreds of brief fragments for examination. I quickly realized, however, that Hitchcock’s film… has a textual form that suggests a convenient way in which to read more

The Uninvited (1944) and Stella by Starlight

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 6, 2021

To place my cards on the table, next to the ouija boards and ghost catchers, I’m not always fond of haunted house movies because how many truly original iterations can you have out of one premise? Granted, there are lots of houses in the world, but how do you make each one stand out among the read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Aug 5, 2021

Fans of film noir are certainly in luck this summer! Eddie Muller, TCM’s “Czar of Noir,” has released a revised and expanded edition of Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir with plenty of new information and photographs for readers to enjoy. Film noir is celebrated for its pessim read more

Robert Taylor: Male Beauty, Masculinity and Stardom in Hollywood – Exclusive Guest Post by Author Gillian Kelly

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Guest Post on Aug 4, 2021

Celebrating Robert Taylor with Author Gillian Kelly After dedicating 10 years to researching and writing about Robert Taylor, I was delighted to be asked to be a guest speaker at Gage County Classic Film Institute’s 110th birthday celebration for the actor taking place in his home state of Nebras read more

Arise, My Love (1940): Milland and Colbert

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 4, 2021

“Arise, my fair love and come away” – Song of Solomon 2:13 The screenplays of Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder are often literal master classes in hooking the audience. They understand intuitively the construction necessary to bring us into a story so we’re invested. Take t read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Aug 4, 2021

Dr. Annette Bochenek loves to take Hometowns to Hollywood on the road in order to offer fun and engaging presentations about Hollywood’s Golden Age. Her presentations range from focusing on various subjects related to Golden Age Hollywood, in addition to presentations that profile individual p read more

DVD Announcement: The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (The Complete Series)

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Aug 3, 2021

Distributor: Via Vision Entertainment Release Date: July 21, 2021              Region: Region Free Video: 576I (MPEG-2, PAL) Main Audio: 2.0 English Mono Dolby Digital  Ratio: 1.33:1 Notes: This series is not yet available on the Blu-ray format. “This is the way of television… Half-hour read more

Gary Cooper and Jean Arthur star in “Mr. Deeds Goes to Town”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Aug 3, 2021

Gary Cooper and Jean Arthur star in “Mr. Deeds Goes to Town” Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) is an American comedy directed by Frank Capra and starring Gary Cooper and Jean Arthur. The screenplay was by frequent Capra collaborator, Robert Riskin. The screenplay was based on a sho read more

Classic Movie Travels: Guy Kibbee

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annette Bochenek on Aug 2, 2021

Classic Movie Travels: Guy Kibbee Guy Kibbee Guy Kibbee was a beloved character actor, appearing frequently in Warner Bros. films and Pre-Code musicals. He was born Guy Bridges Kibbee in El Paso, Texas, on March 6, 1882, or 1886, to James and Adaline Kibbee. Though his obituary and gravestone read more
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