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The Great Recast: A Touch of Class starring Cary Grant and Cary Grant

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jul 27, 2012

This is my contribution to The Great Recasting Blogathon, hosted by Frankly My Dear and In the Mood. The game is to recast a post-1965 film with pre-1965 actors. Check out the other delicious concoctions dreamed up by other classic movie lovers! The film I have chosen to recast is 1973 romantic come read more

Bitches and Blaggards: Lizabeth Scott and Jack Palance

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jul 23, 2012

This is the seventh in the "Bitches and Blaggards" series; monthly posts devoted to my favorite movie bad girls and rogues.  A bitch is a selfish, malicious woman. A blaggard is a villain, a rogue and a black-hearted man. Both are bad, both are devastatingly alluring. read more

Midnight Mary and the Mesmerizing Beauty of Loretta Young

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jul 15, 2012

Meet Mary Martin: Orphaned and sent away to a reformatory at 14 , hooker and gun moll at 17 and a secretary and murderess by 20. She's a good girl at heart who just has a real string of bad luck. Sounds like a juicy role for Harlow or Stanwyck, but, instead, Mary is played by Loretta Young read more

Leave Her To Heaven: Charlie's Strange Aunt on a Train

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jul 9, 2012

This is my contribution to The Best Hitchcock Film That Hitchcock Never Made blogathon, hosted by Tales of the Easily Distracted and ClassicBecky's Brainfood. Click here to check out the rest of the awesome posts! Some people have a great imagination! A beautiful woman, beautiful locations, gorg read more

The Spark That Lit The Flame

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jul 2, 2012

I've been doing some amateur time-line therapy on my movie obsessions lately, trying to work backwards to find the sparks that lit the flames that grew from interest to obsession (in a good way, of course). It could have been a photo, a TV show or even a movie that started me on one of my many journ read more

How To Steal a Million: Wyler in Twilight

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jun 26, 2012

This is my contribution to the William Wyler Blogathon, hosted by The Movie Projector. Please click here to read the other wonderful posts covering Mr. Wyler's long and superb career. A faded ruin seen in twilight can be a beautiful sight. Time, decay, and benign neglect don't usually show a monum read more

Bitches and Blaggards: Gloria Grahame and Vincent Price

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jun 15, 2012

This is the sixth in the "Bitches and Blaggards" series; monthly posts devoted to my favorite movie bad girls and rogues.  A bitch is a selfish, malicious woman. A blaggard is a villain, a rogue and a black-hearted man. Both are bad, both are devastatingly alluring. G read more

Silent Screen Body Language

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jun 7, 2012

Just as some languages are beautiful to the ear, the language of silent film is beautiful to the eye. Silent film is especially known for the emotions transmitted via the eyes, but the rest of the body was an equally important communication instrument when unspoken cinema was the univ read more

Mary Pickford and "The New York Hat" (1912)

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on May 31, 2012

This is my contribution to the Mary Pickford Blogathon, honoring one of the world’s greatest movie stars and hosted by KC at Classic Movies. Click here for all of the entries about America’s Sweetheart. Before Mary Pickford took the leap to feature films and pursued her stardom in read more

The Tattooed Police Horse: It's All About the Hair!

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on May 24, 2012

This is my contribution to the Hoseathon hosted by "My Love of Old Hollywood." Giddyup over here and check out the rest of the line up. Background Horses, horses, horses. While my first human loves included Napoleon Solo and John Lennon, my first real loves were Man O'War, The Black Stall read more

Bitches and Blaggards: Judith Anderson and Basil Rathbone

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on May 17, 2012

This is the fifth in the "Bitches and Blaggards" series; monthly posts devoted to my favorite movie bad girls and rogues. A bitch is a selfish, malicious woman. A blaggard is a villain, a rogue and a black-hearted man. Both are bad, both are devastatingly alluring. Judith A read more

Movie Books I Love: People Will Talk by John Kobal

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on May 11, 2012

This is an occasional series featuring my favorite movie books. Before TCM and the internet, the only way to satisfy my passion to know more about Classic Hollywood was through books, books and more books. I've cleared away the clutter over the years, but many remain permanent residents in my home. read more

The William Desmond Taylor Murder: Mystery, Murder, Movie-Stars, Mothers, Morphine, MMM and Mabel

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on May 4, 2012

When it comes to unsolved mysteries, the murder of William Desmond Taylor is one that continues to fascinate. There have been reams written about this case. This is just a tiny summary of an endlessly intriguing mystery. Like everyone else, I have no answers, only questions. One of the th read more

Bitches and Blaggards: James Mason and Jane Greer

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Apr 28, 2012

This is the fourth in the "Bitches and Blaggards" series; monthly posts devoted to my favorite movie bad girls and rogues. A bitch is a selfish, malicious woman. A blaggard is a villain, a rogue and a black-hearted man. Both are bad, both are devastatingly alluring. Jane G read more

Gone With The Wind: Part Deux or Get Over it Already!!

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Apr 20, 2012

Beware! This post may offend. It's all in good fun, but if you are offended, well, you were warned! I have often pondered what happened to Scarlett, Rhett and the gang on Peachtree Street and the outlying areas. I am aware that there was a faux sequel, but I found it to be rather unsatisfacto read more

Reconsidering: On the Waterfront

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Apr 17, 2012

This post is dedicated to Renee H., who gently persuaded me that this film is worth giving a second chance. "On the Waterfront" is one of those movies that I did not not love at first sight. Once upon a time I had an aversion to: Marlon Brando, 1950s black and white movies with jarring, jazzy scor read more

Loving Film With an Open Heart

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Apr 10, 2012

I have a dilemma. I profess to love movies. Many interests in my life have come and gone with varying degrees of passion, but my love of film has never wavered. It crept into my heart at an early age and remains strong to this day. But I have this little problem.... Richard Haydn - one of my favor read more

Three on a Match: The Original Sex and the City

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Apr 4, 2012

Once upon a time there were three (later four) girlfriends who lived in the big city. One was fun-loving, but good-hearted, one was career minded (and not man-minded), and one was the rich girl who thought all she wanted to do was get married, but learned later that all she really wanted to do was h read more

I WENT TO SEE A DOUBLE FEATURE AND FELL IN LOVE WITH ROBERT PRESTON.

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Mar 30, 2012

Ye Gods! I went to see Natalie Wood and fell in love with Robert Preston. Oh, it was an adolescent crush, to be sure, but it just won't go away! Remember double features? In the world of the less-than-5 minute attention span and no time for anything, it was perfectly normal to go to the read more

Bitches and Blaggards: Gail Patrick and Clifton Webb

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Mar 18, 2012

This is the third in the "Bitches and Blaggards" series; monthly posts devoted to my favorite movie bad girls and rogues. A bitch is a selfish, malicious woman. A blaggard is a villain, a rogue and a black-hearted man. Both are bad, both are devastatingly alluring.Gail Patri read more
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