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New Website for the Historic Larry Edmunds Bookshop!

GlamAmor Posted by on Dec 14, 2020

I am thrilled to announce that there is now a website for the beloved Larry Edmunds Bookshop! For anyone who may not know, Larry Edmunds is a cultural institution - a Hollywood book store that has focused on film and theatre history since 1938. It is the only independent book store still standing on read more

A Classic Movie Blog on Instagram

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Dec 14, 2020

 I've noticed that there have been a lot more of you dropping by in the past year (welcome!), so I wanted to make sure you all know that A Classic Movie Blog is also on Instagram.Come join me, Bob, and Rita here! read more

12 Delights of Christmas Tag

Caftan Woman Posted by on Dec 14, 2020

Heidi of Along the Brandywine created the 12 Delights of Christmas Tag. I was delighted to be tagged by Rachel at Hamlette's Soliloquy as part of the spirit of the season.1. A favourite Christmas tradition? On Christmas Eve the kids open their gift of pajamas and a book. After we watch A Christ read more

Seven Things to Know About George Peppard

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Dec 14, 2020

Peppard in Breakfast at Tiffany's.1. George Peppard didn't get along with either of his female co-stars on the set of Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961). According to Breakfast at Tiffany's: The Official 50th Anniversary Companion, he and Patricia Neal were friends when they attended the Actors read more

Retro TV: My Christmas Eve Programming

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Charles Tranberg on Dec 14, 2020

My Christmas Eve Programming I’m going to pretend that I’m a programmer for a Classic TV station (you know like Antenna, Me-TV and Decades) and I’ve been given the awesome assignment of planning the Christmas Eve schedule. Let’s say Christmas Eve programming starts at about 6 PM and goes read more

Musical Monday: The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Dec 14, 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 Wonderful World of the read more

Final Rd: Camaros Only Tourney

All Good Things Posted by monty on Dec 13, 2020

 Here we go with the final rd:https://linkto.run/p/1B877U62https://linkto.run/p/WI1WU25Fhttps://linkto.run/p/EM6A567Ehttps://linkto.run/p/BJDF1J9Ahttps://linkto.run/p/HHDE3K2M read more

Monsters and Matinees: Make your Own Horror Film Festival at Home

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Toni Ruberto on Dec 13, 2020

“Have a Festival of Horror” proclaims the full-page magazine ad from 1973. It was in the quarterly magazine called The Film Journal and it literally meant to have a film festival, as in  “hey, buy these movies on 16mm film.” The company – Universal 16 – offered five festivals including read more

A Lombard portrait so Richee done

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Dec 13, 2020

Photographer Eugene Robert Richee (1896-1972) and subject Carole Lombard made for quite a team during the early and mid-1930s. He took many of Carole's most sensual Paramount portraits, especially during the pre-Code era (witness this still at top of Lombard for the 1933 potboiler "White Woman"). Bu read more

5 Reasons to Watch Christmas in Connecticut

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on Dec 12, 2020

I can’t be bothered to root for a romance between anyone and Dennis Morgan, the heartthrob of Christmas in Connecticut. He always strikes me as smug, and his acting is pretty basic.  His character in this famous xmas film doesn’t help: As Jefferson Jones, he’s entitled, dishon read more

What’s Up, San Francisco?

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Dec 12, 2020

“It’s a beautiful city Howard, isn’t it? I’d like to come here on our honeymoon.” *** That beautiful city that Eunice Burns is talking about is, indeed, one of the most inspiring places in the United States: San Francisco. It might inspire you for a honeymoon as it is t read more

Oh deer, it's Gary Cooper

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Dec 12, 2020

We've previously run this photo from Carole Lombard's "I Take This Woman," as her New York socialite character, now on the Wyoming turf of her new rancher husband Gary Cooper, meets some of his pals as he shows off his taxidermy skills. Yes, gang, it's going to be a 1931 version of a culture clash ( read more

A “White Christmas” at the Upcountry History Museum

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Dec 12, 2020

The Upcountry History Museum follows COVID-19 protocols, including limited capacity, requiring facemasks and no contact ticket purchasing through their website. Read more. You may be dreaming of a white Christmas, but it may not be likely that you’ll see cold precipitation in your area — especially read more

What's the 'II" all about? Now we know

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

In May, Kino Lorber announced the upcoming release of three Carole Lombard titles on Blu-ray, which the studio had the temerity to list as the "Carole Lombard Collection I" (https://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/1094122.html) In a world where so many items are labeled as "first annual" without ever read more

Irene Dunne recalls her marriage to Cary Grant in “Penny Serenade”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Dec 11, 2020

Irene Dunne recalls her marriage to Cary Grant in “Penny Serenade” Penny Serenade (1941) is an American melodrama directed by George Stevens and starring Irene Dunne and Cary Grant. The film is based on a story that appeared in McCall’s magazine written by Martha Cheavens.Dunn read more

From the Archives: The Fan ( 1949 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Dec 11, 2020

Mrs. Windermere ( Jeanne Crain ) meets the conniving Mrs. Erlynne ( Madeleine Carroll ) for the first time at a dinner party, while her husband Lord Windermere ( Richard Greene ) looks on in this scene from The Fan ( 1949 ). This lush 20th-Century-Fox production was an adaptation of the Oscar Wilde read more

THE MARIE WINDSOR BLOGATHON: Maverick, The Quick and the Dead, 1957

Caftan Woman Posted by on Dec 11, 2020

Toby Roan at 50 Westerns from the 50s is hosting the event we have been waiting for - The Marie Windsor Blogathon. The tributes to the actress can be found HERE. The blogathon runs from December 11th to the 15th.THE QUICK AND THE DEADWritten and directed by Douglas HeyesAired: Sunday, December 8, 19 read more

SCREENPLAY BY: Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Dec 11, 2020

SCREENPLAY BY: Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich On December 11, 2020December 11, 2020 By CarolIn Uncategorized The second screenwriting powerhouse couple featured on SCREENPLAY BY, Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich were not only responsible fo read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Dec 11, 2020

Mackinac (pronounced “Mackinaw”) Island, Michigan, is a picturesque island located between Michigan’s upper and lower peninsulas. I have many fond summertime memories of driving up from Chicago and visiting the island with my family. While any summer vacation was a delight to me, M read more

Noir Nook: Five Things I Love About Martha Ivers

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry on Dec 10, 2020

Noir Nook: Five Things I Love About Martha Ivers When you think about femme fatales in film noir, who are the first dames to come to mind? Phyllis Dietrichson from Double Indemnity, certainly, and Kathie Moffat from Out of the Past? Cora Smith in The Postman Always Rings Twice? Kitty from The Kil read more
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