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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

GIVEAWAY! Take a chance to win The Chaplin Archives!

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Nov 10, 2015

'Tis the season to give your favorite film fan (who might just be yourself) a great holiday treasure. From the publisher: "Within a year of arriving in Hollywood in 1914, British-born Charlie Chaplin had become the slapstick king of America. By the end of his second year on the silver screen, read more

Shadow of a Doubt: Girl Power!

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Oct 28, 2015

This is my entry in The Universal Pictures Blogathon hosted by Silver Scenes. Click HERE for more Universal entertainment! The Sick Rose O Rose thou art sick. The invisible worm, That flies in the night In the howling storm: Has found out thy bed Of crimson joy And his dark secret read more

CMBA Blogathon: Buster Keaton's "Our Hospitality"

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Oct 19, 2015

This is my entry in the Classic Movie Blog Association Planes, Trains and Automobile Blogathon. Click HERE to view more fabulous entries about our favorite modes of transportation in film. Buster Keaton loved trains.  “The General,” one of his most famous fil read more

Hollywood's Hispanic Heritage Blogathon: John Sayles' LONE STAR

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Oct 11, 2015

This is my entry in the Hollywood's Hispanic Heritage Blogathon, hosted by the lovey Aurora at Once Upon a Screen. Click HERE for mucho more! I love this film. Everything about it feels authentic, everything from the town, the characters, the emotions and the secrets. It is my favorite John S read more

Tragic Stars: Alma Rubens

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Sep 20, 2015

There is no shortage of tragic star stories from Hollywood, but few stars ever get to write of their own dramatic demise.  Alma Rubens is remembered not for her successful (but short) time as a movie star, but for the drug addiction that cut her career and her life short. In a seria read more

The Italian Vamps: All For Love

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Aug 15, 2015

This is my entry in the Anti-Damsel blogathon, hosted by Movies, Silently. Click HERE for more great posts about the great, strong women of film. This post also serves as the second part of the 3-part series on Vamps. Click HERE for the first entry about Theda Babra and Nita Naldi.  The Vamp, read more

Keeping up with the Barrymores: If Reality TV Was Around Then!

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Aug 11, 2015

This is my contribution to the Barrymore Trilogy Blogathon, hosted by The Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood. Click HERE for more great posts about this Royal Family of stage and screen. Kardashians? Nah - if I am going to spend reality time with a Hollywood family, Id much rather sp read more

Tragic Griffith Stars: Clarine Seymour and Robert Harron

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jul 16, 2015

Clarine Seymour and Robert Harron in "True Heart Susie" In 1919, both Bobby Harron and Clarine Seymour were the pets of director D.W. Griffith. Other than super-pet Lillian Gish, no one in the Griffith stock company seemed to have held a more secure place than Bobby. While not in the Lillian categ read more

The Vamps - Part 1

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jul 5, 2015

A Fool There Was.... Virginia Pearson: a 2nd string vamp with big props When the flapper exploded into popular culture in the 1920s, women in film suddenly became more complicated. Before the woman of the 20th century appeared, there were usually only 2 types of women depicted in film: read more

Classic History Movie Project Blogathon: Early Musicals: Throw it on the wall and see what sticks

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jun 26, 2015

This is my entry in the Classic History Movie Project Blogathon hosted by the 3 divinities, Fritzi at Movies Silently, Ruth at Silver Screenings and Aurora at Once Upon a Screen. Please be sure to check out the great entries representing the entire history of the medium we love best. EARLY MUSI read more

Classic History Movie Project Blogathon: Early Musicals: Throw it on the wall and see what sticks

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jun 26, 2015

This is my entry in the Classic History Movie Project Blogathon hosted by the 3 divinities, Fritzi at Movies Silently, Ruth at Silver Screenings and Aurora at Once Upon a Screen. Please be sure to check out the great entries representing the entire history of the medium we love best. EARLY MUSI read more

Tragic Star: Ramon Novarro

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on May 24, 2015

2015 is the year of the tragic star on A Person in the Dark. May's tragic star is Ramon Novarro. In 1925, Latin lover Ramon Navarro seemed to have it all. Coming off a starring role in the epic Ben Hur, he was poised to take a place at the top of Hollywood's Mount Olympus of stars.  But read more

National Classic Movie Day: Can't Get Enough of "Sunset Boulevard"

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on May 15, 2015

This post is part of the My Favorite Classic Movie Blogathon hosted by Rick at the Classic Film and TC Cafe in celebration of National Classic Movie Day (May 16th). Click here to view the schedule listing all the great posts in this blogathon.  When Rick aske read more

Katharine Hepburn Style: She Puts Her Pants on One Leg at a Time

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on May 8, 2015

This is my entry in the Great Katharine Hepburn Blogathon  hosted by Margaretperry.org. Click here for more about the Great Kate.   What is style? Merriam Webster says it is: * a particular way in which something is done, created, or performed * a particular form or design of some read more

The Fabulous Films of the 1930s - Love Me Tonight (1932)

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Apr 28, 2015

This is my entry in the "Fabulous Films of the '30s" Blogathon, hosted by the Classic Movie Blog Association. Click HERE to view more fabulous posts about that fabulous decade and to earn more about this article's participation in an eBook for your reading pleasure.&nbs read more

THE GREAT VILLAIN BLOGATHON: BIG BAD MAMA: THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE'S MRS. ISELIN

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Apr 11, 2015

This is my entry in the Great Villain Blogathon hosted by the wonderful gals at SPEAKEASY, SHADOWS AND SATIN  and SILVER SCREENINGS. Click on their links for more dastardly deeds. Mrs. Iselin was the very bad mama from John Frankenheimer's masterly "Manchurian Candidate" (1962 read more
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