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The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Jun 9, 2020

SCREENPLAY BY: DeWitt Bodeen On June 9, 2020June 9, 2020 By CarolIn Uncategorized It’s Pride Month and we are celebrating it here at the Garden! This year, the June edition of SCREENPLAY BY is dedicated to one of the many LGBTQ+ storytellers from read more

Mrs. Smith tries on another gown

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

When I saw the portrait of Carole Lombard, I thought to myself, "Didn't I run that not long ago?" It turns out I hadn't, and my memory was playing tricks. Here's the photo I was confusing it with:We ran this photo nearly 16 months ago (https://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/979037.html). It's easy to read more

Devs (2020) s01e01

The Stop Button Posted by on Jun 9, 2020

I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a director more desperately want to be compared to Stanley Kubrick than “Devs” creator, writer, and director Alex Garland. The show’s a stylistic mash-up of 2001 and The Shining, maybe with some Eyes Wide Shut thrown in (for the street scenes). It takes place in read more

Review: On The Town (1949): MGM’s New York Musical

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 8, 2020

There is an immediate understanding that goes with the opening image of a construction worker arriving at the docks, still sleepy, as the world wakes up with him. And he does something that while still theatrical has roots in a very human urge, to bring in the new day with song. If we look at the M read more

The Alternate TV Series Title Game (British Edition)

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jun 8, 2020

Here are the rules: We will provide an "alternate title" for a classic television series and ask you to name the actual show. Most of these are pretty easy. Please answer no more than three questions per day so others can play. You may have an answer other than the intended one--just be able to read more

Marilyn: Behind the Icon – Don’t Bother to Knock

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Gary Vitacco-Robles on Jun 8, 2020

Today’s audiences remember the iconic Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Some Like It Hot when they think of Marilyn Monroe. Very few are aware of Monroe’s earlier dramatic performances prior to her ascension to global prominence. Don’t Bother to Knock (1952) is a rare gem in Monroe’s filmography read more

Musical Monday: Song of Freedom (1936)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Jun 8, 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: Song of Freedom (1936) – read more

A postcard pic

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

This Carole Lombard image looks new to me. It's a postcard measuring 3.5" x 5.5". It's in mint condition, but not vintage, as it's said to have been printed in 2000.The seller is from Spain, and bidding starts at $2.98 US. The auction ends at 4:17 p.m. (Eastern) Saturday.If you collect Lombard postc read more

Defending Jacob (2020) s01e07 – Job

The Stop Button Posted by on Jun 8, 2020

Finally the start of the courtroom episodes, which are apparently going to be two because it’s the second-to-last episode. It opens with a flashback to Pablo Schreiber with a goatee getting advice from—oh, look, they were friendly once—Chris Evans. Evans gives Schreiber a list of things to work read more

A 'Movie Story,' Etsy style

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

"They Knew What They Wanted," Carole Lombard's last excursion into drama, was an adaptation of Sidney Howard's Pulitzer Prize-winning play that drew reasonably good reviews. While it received a videocassette release in the 1980s, It's hard to track down these days, largely due to rights issues with read more

Defending Jacob (2020) s01e06 – Wishful Thinking

The Stop Button Posted by on Jun 7, 2020

Last episode they were at like seven weeks from the trial, now it’s ten days before the trial. Apparently nothing interesting happened in five weeks, which is believable given “Defending Jacob.” The episode opens with Chris Evans and lawyer Cherry Jones looking at the dead kid’s cellphone, which read more


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

I recently discovered on the Tubi streaming channel a 1956 British TV production called THE ANATOMIST. The program is based on a play by James Bridie, which deals with the infamous Dr. Knox and his connection with the legendary murderers and body snatchers Burke & Hare in early 19th Century Edin read more


The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Jun 6, 2020

The book IN SEARCH OF DRACULA, by Raymond T. McNally and Radu Florescu, was one I checked out of school libraries multiple times. The book proposed a link between the character of Dracula created by author Bram Stoker and the real-life Transylvanian historical figure Vlad Tepes. In the early 1970s i read more

Classic Movie Beginner’s Guide: Gene Kelly

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 6, 2020

As the site takes a look at some of Classic Hollywood’s most prominent musicals, it seemed like an auspicious occasion to focus on some of the most well-regarded performers of the era. For our latest beginner’s guide, we look at Gene Kelly, the man who combined his muscular athleticism w read more

Further 'war' reporting

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jun 6, 2020

Among the more famous Carole Lombard fan magazine covers was this from the June 1934 issue of Photoplay, but she has nothing to do with the cover's slogan, "Blondes Plus Curves Mean War." That dealt with three notable European stars, one of which was the cover subject of a rival mag that month...... read more

Retro TV: Classic Film Stars and Television

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Charles Tranberg on Jun 6, 2020

Classic Film Stars and Television There is a scene in Joseph Mankiewicz’ classic 1950 film All About Eve between George Sanders’ acerbic critic, Addison DeWitt, and Marilyn Monroe’s Miss Casswell, a “Graduate from the Cocacabana School of Dramatic Art,” in which Casswell has just performed read more

Nailbiter Returns (2020) #1

The Stop Button Posted by on Jun 6, 2020

I jumped shift halfway through the original Nailbiter series, so I think I missed the part about the serial killer antihero (the Nailbiter) having a daughter with the hero of the series. It’s been so long I can’t remember if the first series felt like a pitch for McFarlane Toys, but Nailbiter Retur read more

Defending Jacob (2020) s01e05 – Visitors

The Stop Button Posted by on Jun 6, 2020

The episode opens with Chris Evans driving to see his father in prison to get a DNA swab so they can test for the murder gene intercut with the middle school graduation Jaeden Martell is missing. The school choir is singing Circle Game by Joni Mitchell, which is a great song but a very odd choice. read more


Caftan Woman Posted by on Jun 5, 2020

Rebecca Deniston is back with The Third Broadway Bound Blogathon which runs on June 5 - 7 at her site Taking Up Room. Chester Morris, June Walker, Burt Brinkerhoff Blue Denim, described as a comedy in three acts and four scenes by James Leo Herlihy (Midnight Cowboy) and William Noble was read more

One glamorous, if not genuine, 'Princess'

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jun 5, 2020

"The Princess Comes Across" has a little bit of everything in a Carole Lombard movie -- laughs, a murder mystery, even Carole feigning a Greta Garbo accent. Part of the push showed her with leading man Fred MacMurray in stills such as this one:That's Lombard's "princess" disguise as she leaves the c read more