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Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir – AUTOGRAPHED Book Giveaway (Facebook/Blog March)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Mar 4, 2019

Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir Autographed Book Giveaway via Facebook and this Blog Okay, now it’s time for the Facebook/Blog version of our Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir Book Giveaway Contest. This time we’ll be giving away TWO AUTOGRAPHED COPIES of the book read more

Classic Movie Travels: Dolores Del Rio – Mexico City and Hollywood

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annette Bochenek on Mar 4, 2019

Classic Movie Travels: Dolores Del Rio the beautiful Dolores del Rio Individuals from all over the world have found success in Hollywood and Dolores del Rio was no exception. The first major female Latin American crossover star in Hollywood, she had a notable career in American cinema throughout th read more

Musical Monday: New Orleans (1947)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Mar 4, 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 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week’s musical: New Orleans (1947) – Musica read more

The Tin Star (1957)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Mar 4, 2019

“You can master a gun if you have the knack. Harder to learn men.” ~ Henry Fonda as Morgan Hickman A veteran bounty hunter rides into town with a corpse slung over the rear of his horse and gets the whole town gawking. They don’t quite fancy this entrance because they’re abo read more

Riskin-Wray: A blogathon past and a Film Forum future

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Mar 4, 2019

Carole Lombard and Robert Riskin, a Hollywood couple that almost was, are shown at an event with a Hollywood couple that became legendary -- Irving Thalberg, left, next to wife Norma Shearer. Years later, screenwriter Riskin married a renowned actress, Fay Wray:We've been discussing Riskin and Wray read more

o/t: leisure reading during February 2019

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Mar 3, 2019

Again, a moderate haul for the month; there was an abandonment in the mix as well. For much of February it seemed to me as if I were having somewhat mediocre luck with my selections but, looking back, that was a false impression: there were quite a few goodies and no real stinkers—nothing poor at read more

Georgy Girl (1976)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 3, 2019

Georgy Girl Directed by Silvio Nazzarizano Written by Margaret Foster and Peter Nichols from a novel by Foster 1966/UK Columbia Pictures Corporation/Everglades Productions Repeat viewing/Amazon Instant Cinderella story is an OK product of the Swinging Sixties. Georgy (Lynn Redgrave) is the gauche an read more

Eugene Loring - Choreographer

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 3, 2019

It has been quite a while since we have profiled someone for our Behind-the-Screen: The Hidden Masters of the Golden Age of Filmmaking series, so as a special treat the spotlight will be put on an occupation not usually covered in this series - that of the choreographer.  Eugene Loring was nev read more

QUANTEZ

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day Jr. on Mar 3, 2019

While scrolling through the list of free movies available on Xfinity OnDemand last night, I stumbled upon a Western I had never heard of--a 1957 film produced by Universal called QUANTEZ, starring Fred MacMurray and one of my favorites, Dorothy Malone. The movie begins with five figures riding hell read more

Quote: Ernst Lubitsch on Filming

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Mar 3, 2019

Image Source There are a thousand ways to point a camera, but really only one. -Ernst Lubitsch Quote Source read more

FAY WRAY AND ROBERT RISKIN, THE BLOGATHON: Black Moon and Broadway Bill, a busy 1934

Caftan Woman Posted by on Mar 3, 2019

Classic Movie Hub and Once Upon a Screen observe the release of Victoria Riskin's book about her famous parents and their 1942-1955 marriage with a blogathon running on March 2nd, here and 3rd, here. Hollywood in 1934 was grappling with the prospect of truly enforcing the Production Cod read more

Hollywood, Romanian style

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

When it comes to Romania and classic Hollywood, it's hard not to think of horror a la Transylvania, such as Carole Lombard's genre spin in "Supernatural." But in the spring of 1938, when Lombard was at her global apex following "Nothing Sacred" and "True Confession," she was popular there, too.A Rom read more

Fay Wray and Robert Riskin, The Blogathon – Day Two

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Mar 3, 2019

Day Two of Fay Wray and Robert Riskin, The Blogathon The time has come to officially celebrate the careers of Fay Wray and Robert Riskin in a joint effort with Once Upon a Screen. Fay Wray and Robert Riskin, The Blogathon was conceived to celebrate the release of Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollyw read more

Colaboradores e amigos: Robert Riskin e Frank Capra / Collaborators and friends: Robert Riskin and Frank Capra

Critica Retro Posted by Lê on Mar 3, 2019

Colaboradores e amigos: Robert Riskin e Frank Capra / Collaborators and friends: Robert Riskin and Frank Capra Quando falamos de duplas dinâmicas do cinema, em geral nos referimos a uma dupla de director e intérprete (ator ou atriz) – como William Wyler e Bette Davis, por exemplo ̵ read more

Mystery Road (2013)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Mar 2, 2019

Australia / 121 minutes / color / Bunya, Mystery Road, Screen Australia, ABC Dir & Scr & Cine: Ivan Sen Pr: David Jowsey Cast: Aaron Pedersen, Hugo Weaving, Ryan Kwanten, Jack Thompson, Tony Barry, Robert Mammone, Tasma Walton, Damian Walshe-Howling, David Field, Bruce Spence, Jack Charles, read more

Still A Giant

Christy Putnam Posted by Christy Putnam on Mar 2, 2019

The long awaited chronicle of the personal and professional journey of a 20th Century template for quintessential Hollywood male has arrived. The quest of Rock Hudson for acceptance and recognition has long since ceased, but the fascination with such a “gorgeous hunk of man” continues. All Th read more

Fay Wray And Robert Riskin, The Blogathon: Fay Wray In MYSTERY OF THE WAX MUSEUM

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day Jr. on Mar 2, 2019

This is my contribution to Fay Wray and Robert Riskin, The Blogathon. I must point out that the day I am writing this, March 2, happens to be the birthday of Willis O'Brien...and yesterday, March 1, was the birthday of Lionel Atwill--two men who had a major impact on the movie career of Fay Wray. F read more

Rd 4 Classic Screen Villains Tourney

All Good Things Posted by monty on Mar 2, 2019

Here we go with round 4 Rd 4: Which classic screen villain is better? Rd 4: Which classic screen villain is better? Rd 4: Which classic screen villain is better? Rd 4: Which classic screen villain is better? Rd 4: Which classic screen villain is better? read more

The Jean Harlow Blogathon – The subversive message of Wife vs. Secretary (1936)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Mar 2, 2019

The Jean Harlow Blogathon – The subversive message of Wife vs. Secretary (1936) On March 2, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized The silly title of Wife vs. Secretary (dir. Clarence Brown, 1936) could easily fool you. And the plot could very well make y read more

Help! (1965)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Mar 2, 2019

What can I say? I am one of the proud and the many who loved The Beatles before they loved any other type of music. So when I watch Help! I look for all the best in it because that’s all that I can do. However, if you are familiar with this follow-up to the frenzy and the success surrounding A read more
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