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The Great Gatsby (1949, Elliot Nugent)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Sep 3, 2019

The Great Gatsby can get away with a lot thanks to lead Alan Ladd, much of it related to the adaptation. Gatsby, the film, does open with “narrator” Macdonald Carey—set in the present, with Carey reminiscing on the grand old Jazz Age. Of course, the Jazz Age looks a little different in Carey’s read more

Hired as Executive Director of the Historic Woman's Club of Hollywood

GlamAmor Posted by on Sep 3, 2019

I am elated to announce that I am starting today as the Executive Director of the Woman's Club of Hollywood! It's been in the works for the past few months and I've been dying to share with you all. I will be leading the organization in many ways, from managing day-to-day operations to marketing, ev read more

Cooking With the Stars: Claudette Colbert’s Cheese and Olive Puffs

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Samantha Ellis on Sep 3, 2019

Cooking With the Stars: Claudette Colbert’s Cheese and Olive Puffs A scene from The Palm Beach Story, with Joel McCrea and Claudette Colbert. If you’re a Cooking with the Stars devotee, you might have noticed that I attempt to curate the recipes and honorees with a specific theme read more

book: New Year’s Eve (1997) by Lisa Grunwald

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Sep 3, 2019

I came to this novel off the back of abandoning another. The book concerned — which shall here, as is my custom, remain anonymous — was only 165 pages long so, although it looked potentially a bit uninspiring, I reasoned I should surely be able to get through it easily enough and the ex read more

A romantic portrait for 'Fools'

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Sep 3, 2019

It's been a while since we've contemplated Carole Lombard's lone film for Warners, the 1938 comedy "Fools For Scandal." This vehicle essentially ran like a jalopy, made at a studio with no real feel for the specifics of screwball comedy and a lead character for whom one never developed any sympathy. read more

The Lady from Shanghai (1947, Orson Welles)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Sep 2, 2019

It’s immaterial to the film overall but I want to talk about how Welles compensates for projection composites looking like projection composites. He changes up his focus, sometimes focusing on the person in the foreground, sometimes not. Is it intentional? Is he really trying to compensate? Well, read more

'Godfrey' turns 83

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Sep 2, 2019

Yesterday marked the 83rd anniversary of the release of one of Carole Lombard's most iconic films, "My Man Godfrey." Universal -- under new ownership -- pulled out all the stops for its world premiere, at the Pantages in Hollywood:This ad ran in the Los Angeles Times of Sept. 1, 1936, although fine read more

THE WORLD WAR II BLOGATHON: Corvette K-225 (1943)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Sep 2, 2019

This article is for The World War II Blogathon hosted by Jay of Cinema Essentials and Maddy Loves Her Classic Films running on September 1-3. Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 Forward - This is the story of a Corvette, a little ship, a fighting ship, and of the officers read more

James Garner and Sidney Poitier Host a Duel at Diablo

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Sep 2, 2019

James Garner as Jess. From the opening strains of Neal Hefti's guitar-driven theme, it's apparent that Duel at Diablo (1966) wants to break from the conventional Western movie mold. Its acting credits confirm that, with an eclectic cast headed by James Garner, Sidney Poitier (in his first Western), read more

Musical Monday: College Humor (1933)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Sep 2, 2019

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: College Humor (1933) – read more

The Day the Earth Caught Fire

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Sep 2, 2019

(1961) Directed by Val Guest; Written by Wolf Mankowitz and Val Guest; Starring: Edward Judd, Janet Munro, Leo McKern, Michael Goodliffe, Bernard Braden and Arthur Christiansen; Available on Blu-ray (Region B) and DVD (Region 2) Rating: ****½ “When I had written the original treat read more

DVD Giveaway – Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blache

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Sep 2, 2019

Celebrating Women Pioneer Filmmakers!We’re Giving Away 5 Alice Guy-Blache Documentary DVDs this Month! A scrupulously well-researched documentary about one of early cinema’s greatest pioneers and the world’s first woman filmmaker – The Hollywood Reporter This month we k read more

Documentário: Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2004)

Critica Retro Posted by Lê on Sep 2, 2019

Documentário: Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2004) Aos dez anos, a inteligência de Orson era notícia de jornal. Aos treze, ele interpretava a Virgem Maria em uma peça da escola. Aos 19, ele dirigiu sua primeira peça. Aos 23, sua performance de “Guerra dos read more

The Big Red One (1980, Samuel Fuller)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Sep 1, 2019

The Big Red One is a fairly even split between action and conversation. The film tracks a single squad as they start fighting in North Africa, follow the war into the Mediterranean, participate in D-Day, then go east. The film skips to each event. There’s usually some epilogue to the event, somethi read more

1st Annual Muscle Car Tourney is now underway

All Good Things Posted by monty on Sep 1, 2019

Here we go with rd 1 of the 1st Annual Muscle Car Tourney. Vote on your fave cars in the polls below. Matches will run through Tuesday 6pm. Rd 1: Which muscle car do you like more? Rd 1: Which muscle car do you like more? Rd 1: Which muscle car do you like more? Rd 1: Which mu read more

Where there's Hope, there's Carole (Lombard Gable, that is).

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Sep 1, 2019

In May 1941, Carole Lombard and Bob Hope made their first and only teaming of any kind when they co-starred in a Lux Radio Theater adaptation of Carole's recent film, "Mr. & Mrs. Smith." Hope's next movie, the service comedy "Caught In The Draft." was to be released in July.But they "teamed up" in a read more

A Many Splendored Thing: The 2019 Turner Classic Movies Film Festival — Part 4

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Sep 1, 2019

Now that TCM has announced the dates for next year’s Turner Classic Movies Film Festival (April 16-19, 2020), it’s the perfect time for another installation in my ongoing look at this year’s event! Today, I’m taking a look at the only poolside screening I attended – well, I actually didn’t read more

Rancho Notorious (1952): Chug-a-Lug

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 1, 2019

The legend goes that the ever-meddling megalomaniac of RKO Pictures, Howard Hughes, insisted the film’s title be changed to Rancho Notorious because European audiences wouldn’t know what a “Chug-a-Lug” was. Director Fritz Lang, who was himself a European emigre, snidely repli read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Sep 1, 2019

The final installment in the Gold Diggers series came with Gold Diggers in Paris (1938). With crooner Dick Powell in the leading male role in the three previous musical versions that Warner Brothers had released, in addition to a wide array of the studio’s other key musical talents, the studi read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Sep 1, 2019

During my first trip to Los Angeles in October 2019, I made it a priority to visit Westwood Village Memorial Park. This small location tucked away behind several buildings is the resting place of some of the entertainment industry’s greatest names. Moreover, it has a high amount of celebrity read more
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