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Tanya Roberts Interview on the set of "A View to a Kill"

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jan 8, 2021

The beautiful Tanya Roberts passed away last Monday at the age of 65. Since she was best known for her work on the James Bond film A View to a Kill ( 1985 ), we thought we'd share a brief interview that was conducted on the set during the making of the final action sequence. Ms. Roberts was onl read more

Classic Movie Travels: Doug McPhail

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jan 7, 2021

Classic Movie Travels: Doug McPhail Betty Jaymes and Doug McPhail in Babes in Arms (1939) While Doug McPhail’s name may not be well remembered today, his brief time in the film industry is to be appreciated. Typically appearing in lighthearted musical fare with his booming, melodious voice, read more

The Music Man (1962): 76 Trombones and Robert Preston

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

In my youth, Robert Preston always struck me as a Hollywood superstar because he so lithely and unequivocally commands the center of this grand production. There is no movie without him, and he pretty much captures the imagination of the audience. As I’ve grown older, logged more movies, it a read more

THE 39 STEPS (1959)

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Jan 6, 2021

 The 1959 version of THE 39 STEPS was the first remake of Alfred Hitchcock's famous 1935 spy tale. It is also proof that unnecessary remakes are not just a 21st Century phenomenon. This version, a British production directed by Ralph Thomas, is based on the screenplay for the 1935 version, read more

Ask Me Anything!

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Jan 6, 2021

Ask Me Anything! On January 6, 2021 By CarolIn Uncategorized It’s 2021 (!), my sixth blogging year (!!) and it’s about time I did an AskMeAnything! Woop Woop! You can post your questions in the comment section under this post and I will answ read more

On Blu-ray: Margaret Sullavan and Jimmy Stewart in The Mortal Storm (1940)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Jan 6, 2021

  The Mortal Storm (1940) presents a personal view of how the Nazi regime first began to devastate the world. It finds the poison at the root of its rise and demonstrates how quickly it spread. While it is a difficult film to watch, the charm of its stars and director Frank Borzage’s pow read more

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

Life is full of dynamic duos–two halves from opposite ends of the spectrum colliding at just the right moment, and instantly creating iconic perfection. It gets to the point where you can’t have one without the other. In similar fashion, it is hard to imagine Mr. Laurel without the jovial (although read more

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

In 2020, I viewed a number of Douglas Sirk films for the first time, including Lured (1947), Has Anybody Seen My Gal? (1952), Magnificent Obsession (1954), All That Heaven Allows (1955), and Written on the Wind (1956). It after watching the last three melodramas–Magnificent Obsession, All That read more

Two Rode Together (1961): The Community of a John Ford Western

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

With such a robust body of work, it’s no surprise John Ford often gravitated toward certain images to represent the West and Two Rode Together it little different with the director returning to familiar iconography. This time it’s Jimmy Stewart, not Henry Fonda, propped up against a rai read more

The Five Best Episodes of "Banacek"

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jan 4, 2021

Banacek with his trademark cigar.George Peppard starred as free-lance, Boston-based insurance investigator Thomas Banacek in a pilot movie and 16 episodes of Banacek. The series aired as part of the NBC Wednesday Mystery Movie in 1972-74. He was assisted in each episode by his friend, bookstore read more

What’s Streaming in Jan on the CMH Channel at Best Classics Ever? His Girl Friday, Cyrano de Bergerac, Road to Bali.

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Jan 4, 2021

Our January Picks on the Classic Movie Hub ChannelJanuary Birthdays and Chasing Away the Winter Blues! It’s that time again… We have our monthly free streaming picks for our Classic Movie Hub Channel at Best Classics Ever (BCE) – the mega streaming channel for read more

Musical Monday: Rhapsody in Blue (1945)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Jan 4, 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: Rhapsody in Blue (1945) read more

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

While not many will know the name Milicent Patrick offhand, there is a good chance that they are familiar with the look of one of classic Hollywood’s monsters: the Creature from the Black Lagoon. The head costume for this aquatic Gill-man of the deep was designed by Patrick. Patrick was born M read more

Barbara Shelley (1932-2021)

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Jan 4, 2021

 2021 is not starting off too well, with news of the death of English actress Barbara Shelley. Shelley, who was born Barbara Kowin, appeared in eight different movies for Hammer Films, and had major roles in seven of them--more than any actress had for the company. She was also, in my opin read more

From the Archives: Red Canyon ( 1949 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jan 4, 2021

Edgar Buchanan and Howard Duff enjoy a relaxing talk on the trail in this scene from Red Canyon ( 1949 ), an entertaining semi-western from Universal Pictures. From the Archives is our latest series of posts where we share photos from the Silverbanks Pictures collection. Some of these may read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jan 3, 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

“Made in Hollywood” Book Giveaway (Jan)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Jan 3, 2021

“Made in Hollywood”We have FOUR Books to Give Away this month! “Only Jim Bacon could top himself with Made in Hollywood.I thought Hollywood is a Four Letter Town was hilarious until I read this”–Bob Hope It’s time for our next book giveaway contest! CMH will be giving away FOUR COPIES read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jan 3, 2021

Robert Taylor has long been one of my favorite actors from Hollywood’s Golden Age. An accomplished actor, singer, and Hollywood idol, Taylor made his mark upon film history as a popular leading many in films an on television. While certainly popular as a studio star, today, Taylor is not discu read more

A 'Godfrey' gown, described

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jan 3, 2021

A photograph of a gown Carole Lombard wore in "My Man Godfrey" now is up for auction at eBay. No, not the iconic gown seen above, but this one......not quite as famous, but certainly attractive. Even better, it's described on the back:Gives you an idea of what this would look like in color. The pic read more

SPACE MASTER X-7

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Jan 3, 2021

 Edward Bernds is best known for his work directing various films with the Bowery Boys and The Three Stooges, but in the late 1950s, he started to make a series of science-fiction features. They ranged from the mildly interesting (WORLD WITHOUT END), to the infamous (QUEEN OF OUTER SPACE) and t read more
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