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The Working Woman's Guide to Film Fashion

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Sep 23, 2011

This is my contribution to the Hollywood Revue's Fashion in Film Blogathon. For the complete line-up, click here. I can't wait to to get glamoured-up! Up until the most recent decades (and the advent of the dreaded "casual Friday"), women in the workplace had very few role models. This w read more

CMBA Gulity Pleasures Movie Blogathon: Three on a Match

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Sep 18, 2011

Warner Brothers Depravity Disguised as Entertainment (and we love it!) This is my contribution to the Classic Movie Blog Association's Guilty Pleasures Movie Blogathon. For the complete line-up, click here. I can't wait to read about everyone's guilty pleasure! Why do we love pre-Code films? Fast read more

Post 9/11 Film Disorder: I'll Take "Manhattan"

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Sep 11, 2011

Forgive me if I come off a bit cranky here, but I'll admit it: the 10th anniversary of the atrocity of September 11, 2001 has weighed heavily upon me. Living and working in the shadow of the great city, it is the "go-to" place for everything new, better, delicious, glamorous, beautiful and fun. It s read more

MOVIE BOOKS I LOVE: CLARA BOW: RUNNIN' WILD BY DAVID STENN

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Sep 9, 2011

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 read more

Who Wore it Best? Recycled Hollywood Costumes

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Sep 5, 2011

Did you ever watch a film and think "I've seen that costume before..."? While studio-controlled Hollywood often spent lavishly on sets and costumes, it was also notoriously thrifty when it came to getting the most out of its investments. One area  where Hollywood really saved its pennies was read more

Myrna Loy: The People's Queen

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Aug 31, 2011

Tenth in a series about strong women in film. Strong women are independent, beautiful, sexy, feminine and just want everything in life that a man wants and believe that they have every right to have it! I admire Myrna Loy because she is strong, beautiful, delightful and the perfect everything, but I read more

Dear Miss Hepburn: A Mash Note to The Fabulous Audrey ♥

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Aug 26, 2011

Dear Miss Hepburn: May I call you Audrey? I hope so, because, unbeknownst to you, we have been friends for almost my entire life. You were my ideal as an adolescent, a young woman and beyond. You speak to the girl in my soul. You are my female Cary Grant, perfection in all you do. I'm not read more

What's So Great About......? or The Fault Lies Not in Our Stars

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Aug 21, 2011

Once upon a time, when I was a very obnoxious teenager with pseudo-intellectual  pretensions, I made my father throw his napkin at me at the dinner table. Dad had come home after a hard day's work as a mechanic and I had come home from a hard day with Shakespeare. As I was rhapsodizing over the read more

Passing on the Sweetness: A Sweet Award - with no calories!

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Aug 17, 2011

Thank you to Dawn at Noir and Chick Flicks for sending a delivery of "The Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award" to A Person in the Dark. Here is the link to Dawn's lovely and lively blog - Noir and Chick Flicks. Dawn always has such beautiful posts about classic films and stars and I learn something new th read more

The Spirits are Willing and Rarely Weak...... The Spirit World in the Movies

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Aug 15, 2011

I have the spirit world on the brain right now, having had my first reading by a medium (you know, they hear dead people). It was quite an amazing experience. Before the reading, I was 50/50 believer/skeptic, but after the reading, I have to admit there might be something to it! However, I am m read more

Old Age - Hollywood Style!

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Aug 11, 2011

"Old age ain't no place for sissies"                          Bette DavisOh wise and wonderful one, Bette, truer words were never spoken. However, there is real old age and there is Hollywood old age and they are definitely not one in read more

A Special Liebster Blog Award From a Very Special Blogger

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Aug 8, 2011

As The Old Man in "A Christmas Story" says, "A Major Award!"Classic Becky of Classic Becky's Brain Food, a woman of rare taste and refinement, has chosen my site as one of five for a special award (okay, it's not quite a shapely leg lamp, but it's still major!). "Liebster" in German and Spanish mean read more

MOVIE BOOKS I LOVE: THE ART OF THE GREAT HOLLYWOOD PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHERS

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Aug 6, 2011

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 read more

KATHARINE HEPBURN: BORN THIS WAY

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Aug 1, 2011

Ninth in a series about strong women in film. Strong women are independent, beautiful, sexy, feminine and just want everything in life that a man wants and believe that they have every right to have it! When I started this monthly "Strong Women in Film" series, I knew that Katharine Hepburn had to b read more

My Favorite Actors are Singers; My Favorite Singers are Actors!

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jul 28, 2011

Some of my favorite actors are singers and some of my favorite singers are actors and, more often than not, they are one in the same. I don't know what it is, but something about being a good singer makes for a good actor. Maybe it's because a singer is acting a story in a song and must do so on an read more

THAT'S HOT! 10 SEXY PERFORMANCES FOR A STEAMY SUMMER

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jul 23, 2011

Yes, it's hot here in my neck of the woods. Words like steamy and sultry and sizzling are bandied about and, while it should make me think of air conditioning, it is making me think of sexy movies (I know, I'm hopeless!). Because they all come rushing into my head like bargain hunters at a one-hour read more

AIN'T NOTHING LIKE THE REAL THING, BABY

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jul 19, 2011

Only the public can make a star. It's the studios who make a system out of it.                  Marilyn Monroe                                       & read more

Career Girls: Daisy Kenyon, Laura Hunt and the Dana Andrews Connection

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jul 14, 2011

What do Daisy Kenyon  Joan Crawford as Daisy Kenyon and Laura Hunt  Gene Tierney as Laura Hunt have in common? You mean besides being beautiful, artistic career girls (Daisy a commercial artist, Laura in advertising) and having FABULOUS New York City apartments? You mean besides going o read more

I Confess - I Love Tony Randall!

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jul 9, 2011

I admit it - I love Tony Randall. Okay, not Cary Grant love, but love nonetheless! The minute Tony Randall walks onto a scene, the entire movie is elevated. He is a delight, a smile, the guy you are always happy to see. Come on - didn't he really deserve Doris much more than Rock? So, what is it abo read more

Mabel Normand: Paying the Price

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jul 4, 2011

Eighth in a series about strong women in film. Strong women are independent, beautiful, sexy, feminine and just want everything in life that a man wants and believe that they have every right to have it! Mabel Normand: A Breath of Spring Being beautiful is not easy (or so I've heard), nor is being read more
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