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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

Pre-Code Blogathon: Call Her Savage

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Apr 2, 2015

This is my entry in the Pre-Code Blogathon, hosted by Pre-Code.Com and Shadows and Satin. Check both sites for more audacious entries! I used to get a real kick out of this film. It is loaded with pre-code antics up the yin-yang. But now, I can't help but view with a little sadness, too. D read more

The Cinemascope Blogathon: Move Over Darling (and Cary, Irene, Marilyn, Dean and you, too, Enoch Arden)

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Mar 13, 2015

While 1963’s “Move Over Darling” can never top it’s inspiration source (1940‘s “My Favorite Wife” with the dynamic duo of Cary Grant and Irene Dunne), it stands on its own as a delightful piece of movie fluff. Good fluff isn’t easy. Fluff has to be lig read more

Russia in Classic Film: The Last Command (1928)

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Mar 7, 2015

Oh those Russians - so passionate, so revolutionary, so ...Russian! This is my entry in the Russia in Classic Film Blogathon hosted by Movies Silently. Click here for a complete list of participants. Josef Von Sternberg's "The Last Command" (1928) has it all: World War I, the Russian Revolution read more

You Stepped Out of a Dream: Madeleine Carroll

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Feb 25, 2015

This is my entry in the Madeleine Carroll Blogathon hosted by the lovely ladies at Tales of the Easily Distracted and Silver Screenings. Click Here to read more about the beauteous Miss Madeleine. Many years ago I had a friend named John. John was an elderly gentleman who grew up poor in the read more

Lucille Ricksen: Tragic Star

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

2015 is the year of the Tragic Star at A Person in the Dark. February's Tragic Star is Lucille Ricksen. Lucille graces the cover of Picture Play: she was only 13 Sadly, dying young is an all too common story in Hollywood. However, the story of Lucille Ricksen would make even the the most cynical read more

Dueling Divas Smackdown: Jean Brodie vs. Sandy: Teacher Gets Schooled!

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

This is my entry in the Dueling Divas Blogathon, hosted by Lara at Backlots. Click Here for more delicious diva behavior. And now, let the battle begin. Ladies, try to keep it clean. In this corner, Jean Brodie Jean Brodie is a teacher at the Marcia Blaine School for Girls in Edinburg. Asse read more

MIRIAM HOPKINS: FULL STEAM AHEAD IN "CARRIE"

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jan 21, 2015

This is my entry in the Miriam Hopkins Blogathon, hosted by Silver Screenings and a Small Press Life. Click HERE to read more, more, more about the saucy Miss Miriam. Miriam as Julia Hurstwood: she's not taking a philandering husband laying down Your suave and elegant husband leaves you for read more

Tragic Star: Beautiful Olive Borden

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jan 4, 2015

2015 is the year of the Tragic Star at A Person in the Dark. January's Tragic Star is Olive Borden. Beautiful Olive Borden had it all, but she ended up making beds, washing dishes and scrubbing floors at a mission for destitute women. How did this happen? This striking beauty was read more

Mirror Mirror on the Wall......

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Dec 28, 2014

Can you pass a mirror without a primp or a frown?  Are you the type that is satisfied at the image that stares back at you or would you prefer to cover all mirrors in the vicinity with back cloth? Do you think the way you see yourself is the way others see you? Mirrors have always been a pro read more

Christmas Gifts for My Favorite Movie Characters

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Dec 21, 2014

Here is my wish list for a few of my needy favorites: Vivian Revere ("Three on a Match") I wish Vivian a trip to rehab before her son was kidnapped and she took that final swan dive out the window. It might have helped. Lina Lamont ("Singin' in the Rain") I wish Lina a seat on the board read more

THE BORZOI - ELEGANT ACCESSORY OF THE STARS

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Dec 6, 2014

I am not a fan of using animals as accessories, but there is no denying that a beautiful beast can class up a joint. lately, all of the "it" people like to have a mini  pooch stuffed in a carry-all, but back in the day, nothing said elegance like the sleek Borzoi (also know as the Russian Wolfh read more

WHAT IS BEAUTY?

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Nov 26, 2014

I recently came across a list I made about 20 (yikes!) years ago of those stars who I considered to be the 10 most beautiful male and female stars. I have always viewed film as  a medium designed to pay tribute to and honor the beauty of the human face, form and spirit. But what, exactly, is be read more

WHAT A CHARACTER! ANN DVORAK and the road less traveled

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Nov 17, 2014

This is my entry in the What A Character Blogathon hosted by Paula at Paula's Cinema Club, Kellee at Outspoken and Freckled and Aurora at Once Upon a Screen. Check out their sites for more fabulous film characters.   I admit to being an Ann Dvorak freak and have written about her often. Ho read more

RUBBAH!! Jeanne Eagels in THE LETTER

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Nov 13, 2014

This is my entry in the British Empire Blogathon, hosted by Phantom Empires and The Stalking Moon.  Click HERE for more fabulous entries! What happens when you plunk a cool, icy Brit down in the middle of the steamy tropics? Do you really have to ask? Why, illicit sex, mayhem and usua read more

Forgotten Stars Blogathon: Evelyn Brent

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Oct 28, 2014

This is my entry in the Classic Movie Blog Association Forgotten Stars blogathon. Click HERE to read more entries about stars who were once at the top of the heap. EVELYN BRENT:  The Scowling Seductress of the Silents the beauteous Evelyn Brent The rise and fall of Evelyn Brent is a tru read more
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