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Constance Talmadge - LIVE in "Her Night of Romance" and Shouting Out About Silents

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jun 30, 2011

Ronald Colman and Constance Talmadge flirt and skirt boundaries of propriety I went to see a silent film last night.. in a theater! The accompanist and composer fired up the "organ" (actually Mr. Ben Model on his Miditzer Virtual Theatre Organ), the lights were dimmed and the audience was read more

What a Drag! Bending Genders Cinema Style

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

For one's art, an actor must suffer and sometimes cross gender. Some look better than others and some - well - some are just downright ugly! But, the great ones are good sports and throw everything into their role. And sometimes, something strangely sexy happens... The men have a harder time lookin read more

Pola Negri and Rudolph Valentino: Birds of Paradise in Love

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

Pola Negri & Rudolph Valentino by Federico Beltrán Masses Should two of the silent era's most glamorous, exotic stars have had a dignified, low-profile romance? Back in the day, running almost parallel with Garbo and Gilbert (called Gilbo or Garbert by the press -and we thought we were so witty read more

Bonjour, Paris!

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

As I post this, I am in the midst of my first trip to the City of  Light. Since my hopes and dreams are always flooded with expectations fueled by the movies, here are the people (especially one Audrey Hepburn) I fully expect to see here: "Funny Face" Audrey Hepburn "Charade" Cary Grant and read more

Chicago - 1927 Style - and an interview with Ben Model

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

I recently had the good fortune to be able to attend a screening of the 1927 version of "Chicago" with live accompaniment by silent film composer extraordinaire, Ben Model. Yes - this is the same story that most of us know because of the musical. But "Chicago" has been around for quite some tim read more

$1,564,000 - $2,829,000 dollars and a Dream: The Debbie Reynolds Treasure Trove Auction

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

In case you hadn't heard, Debbie Reynolds is giving up her dream of creating a movie  memorabilia museum with the warehouses full of movie treasures she has acquired over the years. Debbie, a true child of Hollywood, is a gal who never bit the hand that fed her. Her love of Hollywood read more

Susan Hayward: Diminish at Your Own Risk

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

Seventh 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! They don't come much stronger, tougher or lovelier (and yes, sweeter) than Susan Hayward. That read more

The Exotics: Orchids of the Silver Screen

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

Movies have always defined "types." For example, we all know stars who fit into the types of the all-American, the sexpot, the sweetheart, the hero or the rogue. One of my favorite "types" is the Exotic; women - and sometimes men -  who usually come from a foreign land (but a few were read more

What is it About Those Westerns?

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on May 25, 2011

I never say that I am a fan of the Western film. Ask me what kind of movies I like, and they are generally anything but Westerns or war movies. But something funny happens to me when watching a Western. Admittedly, I have to be dragged kicking and screaming, but I almost always like them. I jus read more

Massive Movie Crushes From A-Z: Swooning Through The Alphabet #3

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on May 20, 2011

As you may have read, I have developed so many massive movie star crushes over the years that I have had to catalog them alphabetically (click here for A-F and G-M). Bringing up the rear alphabetically, but not in my heart, I bring you my crushes N-W (still waiting for those X, Y and Z heartthrobs!) read more

CMBA Movies of 1939 Blogathon: LOVE AFFAIR

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on May 16, 2011

This is my entry in the Classic Movie Blog Association's "Blogothon" about movies made in that incredible year of 1939. Click here for a complete listing of all entrants and turn back the setting on your time machine to 1939! Just as the Empire State Building looms large in the background of this read more

Hitchcock Haikus: Movie Haikus #s 8 - 11

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on May 13, 2011

I swear these are my very last entires in the Hollywood Haiku contest! I end my obsession with the Hollywood Haikus with a quartet of Hitchcock Haikus. VERTIGO - #8 Never fall in loveWith your mark; One bad step leadsto another. Whoops! PSYCHO - #9 Never accept a keyAt a motel where you areThe nig read more

Stars I Must Know More About: #1: Nancy Carroll

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

While I know quite a bit about the stars (being a veteran Hollywood Star Gazer and Astrologer), there are few in the galaxy who have managed to escape me, but intrigue me. Nancy Carroll is an actress who first caught my eye via still photographs. Remember those volumes of theme books you could buy t read more

Massive Movie Crushes From A-Z: Swooning Through The Alphabet - Part 2

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

So many crushes, so little time. A while ago I revealed my heart's desires A-F. Most sparks were lit in front of a television, watching a black and white (sometimes color) movie and then dreaming about how it would feel to be Mrs A-Z.  Since space and my attention span is limited, I will attemp read more

Haiku #7: Some Like it Hot

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

A Movie Haiku for one of my most favorite comedies ever: Some Like it Hot Two guys on the lam;Testosterone in falsies.Nobody's perfect! This is an entry for the Best For Film Hollywood Haikus blogging competition. Enter now. read more

Haiku #6: Butterfield 8

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on May 3, 2011

A Movie Haiku in memory of Elizabeth Taylor:Butterfield Eight Gin in the a.m.,the easy woman's mouthwash.Where the hell am I? This is an entry for the Best For Film Hollywood Haikus blogging competition. Enter now. read more

Jane Russell: Nobody's Cupcake

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

Sixth 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! Why does everyone underestimate me? If a person is seemingly without ego, can he or she be str read more

Haiku #3 - Roman Holiday

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Apr 30, 2011

Since I'm still in that Royal Wedding mood, an entrant to the movie haiku contest with a royal theme. Was there ever a more royal princess than Audrey? Roman HolidayBest Haircut? Pixie!Best Ride? A Vespa is bliss!Best City? Rome. Rome. This is an entry for the Best For Film Hollywood H read more

Haiku #4 - Singing in the Rain

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Apr 30, 2011

A musical movie haiku for your consideration! Singing in the Rain Love enfolds my heart. The rain liberates my joy. Love and joy are one. This is an entry for the Best For Film Hollywood Haikus blogging competition. Enter now. read more

Haiku #5 - City Lights

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Apr 30, 2011

Chaplin could inspire anyone to poetry! City LightsFlowers in my mouthTaste of sacrifice and love.I can see. Can you? This is an entry for the Best For Film Hollywood Haikus blogging competition. Enter now. read more
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