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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

Underseen and Underrated: Carrie (1952): Laurence Olivier's Last Chance at Love

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

William Wyler directs Laurence Olivier, in possibly his greatest film performance, in a tale of obsessive passion. No, it’s not “Wuthering Heights.” I’m talking about 1952’s “Carrie,” based on Theodore Dreiser’s novel, “Sister Carrie.” What read more

A Pharmacy of Film: Help Me Find the Right RX

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Apr 23, 2017

Ever been in the dumps? Filled with fear and anxiety? Depressed? Unworthy? Overcome by heartache? Who hasn't? Getting past the pain is rough, but if you love movies, you know they can be downright therapeutic. Film has gotten me through some of the roughest patches in my life. Trouble is read more

Debbie Reynolds: Gene Kelly could never have known

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Feb 1, 2017

Tales of how hard Gene Kelly was on 19 year old Debbie Reynolds during the filming of “Singin’ in the Rain” are legend. He was a tough task master who gave this young, non-dancer no sympathy. Did he look at her and see a youngster who had not proven herself? Just another ingénue im read more

Giveaway Alert! - Win a copy of "Mary Astor's Purple Diary"

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jan 13, 2017

Keep reading to learn how to win a copy of "Mary Astor's Purple Diary: The Great American Sex Scandal of 1936" by Edward Sorel. When a celebrity sex scandal of the 1930s runs into a 1960’s left leaning liberal political cartoonist, the result is a comical and affectionate re-telling read more

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
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