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TCM NYC Tour: Hollywood Ain't Got Nuthin' on the Big Apple

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Dec 1, 2018

Okay, we all know Hollywood is king when it comes to classic films, but New York City's not too shabby. As proof, TCM offers a swell tour of the city I love best (but TCM - if you're listening - how about a Paris TCM tour? I'll be the first to sign on!).  This was my second time on the tour read more

CMBA Outlaws Blogathon: The Producers (1967): It's Criminally Joyous

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Nov 15, 2018

This is my entry in the Classic Movie Blog Association's Outlaws Blogathon. Click here for more outrageous cinematic lawbreakers. Zero + Gene = Love They're adorable, they're hysterical, they're lovable. They're desperate con men and deliberate thieves. They're Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom and t read more

Clearing Out My DVR Part 2: Madam Satan (1930); A Dress, A Dirigible and a Dame

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Nov 8, 2018

I love my DVR. Next to the Keurig coffee maker and the GPS, it is an invention that changed my life for the better. However, unlike the coffee maker, which gratifies me instantly with hot coffee and the GPS, that provides quick and (usually) correct directions, the DVR requires that I read more

Clearing Out My DVR: Safe in Hell (it was hell!)

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Oct 29, 2018

I love my DVR. Next to the Keurig coffee maker and the GPS, it is an invention that changed my life for the better. However, unlike the coffee maker, which gratifies me instantly with hot coffee and the GPS, that provides quick and (usually) correct directions, the DVR requires that I read more

A Star is Born - FINALLY!

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Oct 5, 2018

Let me get this out of the way - I absolutely love this latest version of "A Star is Born." There's no denying it - Lady Gaga is a star Having seen all prior versions, as well as the inspirational "What Price Hollywood?", I consider this one film story that periodically begs a remake/update becau read more

Reel Infatuation: Napoleon Solo: I Discover My Type

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jun 7, 2018

This is my contribution to the Reel Infatuation Blogathon hosted by Font and Frock and Silver Screenings. Click HERE for more revelations of the heart. Gaga for this spy When it came to the Beatles, I was a John girl, never a Paul girl. What can I say - I liked the bad boys. " So, when i read more

Then and Now: Films don't change, but we do

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on May 22, 2018

When I was young, I was so sure of everything. Now that I’m not, I’m not.  What does it all mean? My opinions were so solid, my convictions so sure. Now, they are, shall we say, open to suggestion. Films that I was once so definite about now come at me from another angle. O read more

National Classic Movie Day: The Apartment is One Big Movie Hug

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on May 15, 2018

This is my contribution to the Classic Comfort Movie Blogathon, hosted by Rick at The Classic Film & TV Cafe. Click HERE and find out what movies comfort us when we need a movie hug. it's an awesome lineup! Having a bad day? Whose day could be worse than CC Baxter’s? CC B read more

Charlie ♥s Edna

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Apr 14, 2018

Charlie & Edna share a smooch in "Behind the Screen" Of all the Chaplins I love, I confess to loving Keystone Chaplin (1913-1914) the least. Engaging, revolutionary, amusing – yes. Knowing what is to come, we see all of the ingredients of greatness there… all except one. This nasty, read more

Son of the Gods: Oy! Broken Blossoms This Aint!

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Apr 4, 2018

There are some things I can get over – movie wise, that is.  While the racism of “Birth of a Nation” makes the skin crawl (not to mention a slight heaving of the stomach), it is an important film that should be seen at least once. “Pretty Woman” I can kind of enjoy read more

JAMES CAGNEY THERAPY IN TIMES OF TURMOIL

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Feb 26, 2018

This is my entry in Cinemaven's Essay's From the Couch Free For All  Blogathon. Hurry over to Theresa's site and dive into this awesome smorgasbord of film fan mania! Turmoil? Bring it on! Turmoil. It's all around us. It's all inside us. You got your personal turmoil and you got your read more

Yay For the Porkpie Party! Silent-ology's 4th Annual Buster Keaton Blogathon

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Feb 11, 2018

This is my entry in Silent-ology's 4th annual Buster Keaton Blogathon. For more things Keaton, click here and, come on, smile! Buster Keaton had a dream..... Buster usually stood by - silently - and watched the world go by. But what if he - Joseph Frank Keaton - were President of the United read more

Google: The Buzz Kill for the Thrill of Discovery

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Feb 1, 2018

If you are not old enough to remember life without Google, this post will most likely seem like ancient history. But, if you like playing games that take you through mazes and dead ends before reaching your treasure, read on. My first crazy passion for classic film started with New York’s W read more

Reginald Denny: What a Character!

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Dec 14, 2017

This is my entry in the What a Character! Blogathon hosted by the enchanting trio of Aurora at Once Upon a Screen, Kellee at Outspoken and Freckled, and Paula at Paula's Cinema Club. Click here to check out more of the characters who make movies great. Frank Crawley will not get the girl - ever read more

BANNED AND BLACKLISTED: STATE CENSORSHIP BOARDS: NOT COMING TO A THEATER NEAR YOU

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Nov 17, 2017

This is my entry in the Banned and Blacklisted Classic Movie Blog Association Blogathon. Click HERE for more forbidden fruit!   Lordy! From the moment moving pictures became the medium of the masses, two mostly opposing factions of society have been at odds: those who wish to moralize vs. read more

True Confessions: Why I Cheated on Cary Grant with Gilbert Roland

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Oct 14, 2017

This is my entry in the Hollywood's Hispanic Heritage Blogathon, hosted by the delightful Aurora at Once Upon A Screen. Click here for more fantástico entries. Can you blame me???? It's Your Lucky Day, Aurora! My devotion to Mr. Grant is pretty well known. In fact, the autho read more

Marion Davies: Thumbs Up Or Thumbs Down? (Part 1)

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Oct 2, 2017

While getting to know more about the work of Marion Davies, it became clear to me that I had to divide her work into two segments: silent films and sound films. This post deals with Marion's work in silent films. Let's cut to the chase: a HUGE thumbs up for Marion Davies' silent film body of wo read more

Why did Marilyn Monroe make me cry?

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Aug 31, 2017

Warning: just teeny bit political I was flipping through some Facebook posts and landed on “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” from “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.” I watched the entire number because it is one of my all-time favorites; Marilyn at her very best and oh t read more

Ann Harding: Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jun 26, 2017

This year I am attempting to get to know 4 stars whose work I do know well enough. First up: Ann Harding. Like most people, whether or not I have a negative or positive opinion of a movie star is based 100% on my emotional reaction to that person on the screen. For example, I know Humphrey Boga read more

National Classic Movie Day: 5 Favorite Movie Stars

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on May 16, 2017

In honor of National Classic Movie Day (May 16th), The Classic Film and TV Cafe is hosting the Five Stars Blogathon.  Okay, it's really hard to confine this to 5, but here goes (in no particular order):  James Cagney Notice how I managed to insert Ms. Sheridan here? 5 reasons w read more
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