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La La Land - All in...Almost

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

I'm all in with "La La Land." No hesitation.. almost.  Dance and romance among the stars You love classic film? You love a charming musical score? You love charismatic stars? You love enchantment? Go see it. "La La Land" is an all out/all in movie musical, which presented me with a surpri read more

Black and White - A Poetic Love Letter

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Dec 4, 2016

What is it about those films of the 1930’s that makes movie fans all over the world open their hearts and willingly step into a unique place and time all its own? No matter how much time passes or how the world changes, these films continue to speak to a universal longing that spans cultures a read more

Sunny (1930): Bareback Rider Plays Marriage Merry-Go-Round

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Nov 11, 2016

This is my entry in the Circus Blogathon hosted by Critica Retro and  Serendipitous Anachronisms. Click HERE for more Big Top excitement! Sunny (1930) Sunny in her circus costume. Wasn't she a pretty little bareback rider? "Sunny" started out with high hopes. It was based upon a success read more

Hollywood on Hollywood Blogathon: Hollywood Steps Out

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Oct 17, 2016

This is my entry in the CMBA Hollywood on Hollywood Blogathon. Click HERE to read more about films that focus on our favorite town in the world. Hollywood Steps Out (1941) Before I ever saw Ann Sheridan,  George Raft and even Greta Garbo in a movie, I knew who they were because of the War read more

The Great Dictator: Beware of Bufoons

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Sep 29, 2016

This is my entry in the Dual Roles Blogathon hosted by the great bloggers at Christina Wehner: Classic Movies, Musicals, Old Books and the Great American Songbook and Silver Screenings. Check both sites for more fabulous cinematic doubles. THE GREAT DICTATOR (1940) In one of history's greate read more

Sunset Boulevard: But What about the Monkey?

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Sep 9, 2016

No, I don't think he committed suicide..... I can’t help it. I want to know more about Norma Desmond’s monkey. Monkey, we hardly knew you..... Oh sure, we know he’s dead, and that he serves as the plot device to get Joe Gillis into Norma’s cage, but, really, who was he? read more

Cafe Society: Woody Allen Channels Billy Wilder

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Aug 5, 2016

Warning! Spoilers ahead. There I was, blissfully enjoying “Café Society,” Woody Allen’s latest film, on its own merits. The setting of Hollywood in the golden 1930s was a home run for me and the characters and plot were pure Woody – whose work I always enjoy. So, imagi read more

A Hollywood Mystery: The Whole Story

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jul 10, 2016

A Hollywood Mystery This story of murder, intrigue, mystery and Hollywood glamour is the result of a fun-filled weekly collaboration of many blogging and Facebook friends. Each contributed a chapter until the mystery was solved. One thing they all have in common - they love classic films and a goo read more

The Reel Infatuation Blogathon: From Healthcliff to Hurstwood, I love Sir Larry

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jun 14, 2016

This is my entry in the Reel Infatuation Blogathon, hosted by Silver Screenings and Front and Frock. Click here for more crush-worthy posts (but hold on to your hearts). Upon his knees he sank, pale as smooth, sculptured stone - John Keats, The Eve of St. Agnes Oh, Healthcliff! I'm a child of read more

Order in the Court Blogathon: Pandora's Box:The Guilty Face in the Mirror

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jun 9, 2016

This is my entry in the Order in the Court Blogathon hosted by the criminally wonderful Lesley at Second Sight Cinema and Theresa at Cinemaven's ESSAYS from the Couch. Click HERE for more posts. It's so much fun, it feels like it should be illegal! Pandora's Box Guilty or innocent? Usually read more

5 Movies on an Island Blogathon: It's Paradise!

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on May 15, 2016

To celebrate the second annual National Classic Movie Day, Rick at the Classic Film and TV Cafe is hosting  the Five Movies on an Island Blogathon. Please head on over to his site and check out everyone's "must haves." I love my imaginary desert island. Not only read more

THEODORA GOES WILD (1936):Unmoral and Unfit to Print!

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Apr 11, 2016

This is my entry in the Classic Movie Blog Association Words, Words, Words! Blogathon celebrating writers in film. Click HERE for more words about words! Who among us has not dreamed of writing a juicy best seller? Imagine the fame, the fortune, the fun! And, just because we are all quite respect read more

A HOLLYWOOD MYSTERY

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Apr 9, 2016

Just what is going on at the Brown Derby and other various Hollywood locations in 1939? Some of my fiends on Facebook at FlickChick's Movie Playground are taking turns writing a portion of the story. It's anybody's guess how it all will turn out. Entries are posted weekly.  Please join us on read more

the Epic Oscar Snub of Robert Preston in "Victor Victoria"

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Feb 25, 2016

Entertainment-wise, there are just some things I can't see to get over.  For example, Lucy and Desi's divorce. Growing up with Lucy and Ricky, I mean Desi, they seemed a lock to be in love forever. Ricky said "I Love Lucy," right? And we all knew Ricky and Desi were one. Until his death read more

A Kiss is Just a Kiss: Charlie ♥s Edna Forever

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Feb 12, 2016

A kiss is just a kiss. True, but it depends on whether you are the kisser or the kissee or - as are we movie-goers, an observer. Now, kisser and kissee could be steamy and passionate... Or, they could be innocent and chaste. As a kisser (or kissee) I shall keep my preferences to my s read more

Safe in the Dream of Cinema

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Feb 7, 2016

In a dream, in a place and time that never changes, in a piece of film, that is my safe place. No matter how uncertain the world, I can count on: C.C. Baxter and Miss Kubelik playing gin The Little Tramp's joy at realizing the Blind Girl can see Eve Kendall recommending the trout to Roger T read more

MAD FOR STAN AND OLLIE!

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jan 23, 2016

Words cannot express the love I have for Chaplin, and there are almost no words for the love I have for Keaton, closely followed by the great Harold Lloyd.  However, when it comes to finding 2 fellows to pal around with, nobody beats Stan and Ollie for me. Why, you ask? They laugh a l read more

The France on Film Blogathon: GIGI: You would think it would embarrass all the people here in Paris to be thinking every minute of love!

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jan 8, 2016

This is my entry in the France on Film Blogathon, hosted by Serendipitous Anachronisms. Click HERE for the full roster of all things oo la la!  I write this entry with a special ache of the heart. Paris is the one destination that never disappointed me and more than lived up to my lofty imag read more

Merry and Happy Days to the Solitary Souls of Cinema

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Dec 23, 2015

Holiday films are supposed to make us feel better. They usually end with the main characters eventually basking in the warmth of friends and family and reminding us that this is what it is all about. But what kind of Christmas would the solitary souls of cinema enjoy? Ethan Edwards ("The Se read more

TRAGIC STARS: THELMA TODD

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Nov 23, 2015

The death of fun-loving and beautiful Thelma Todd was one of Hollywood's most tragic deaths.  Beautiful Thelma Todd She was a smart, beautiful movie star. She was loved by her public and by many men. Yet, somehow, Thelma Todd never seemed to be able to grab and hold that brass ring. Somethin read more
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