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COMFORT FOOD/COMFORT FILM

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

There is so much sadness and turmoil in the world lately that it is sometimes hard not to despair. No matter how much we try, the enormity of the state of the globe can be scary and downright depressing. Watching the global mess on TV only adds to the sense of helplessness. When I am feeling overwhe read more

Accidentally Hilarious: The Terror of Tiny Town

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jul 12, 2014

This is my contribution to the Accidently Hilarious Blogathon hosted by Movies Silently. Click HERE to read about sidesplitting cinematic misadventures of the unintentionally hilarious kind. Jeff Buell owned his midgets? The Terror of Tiny Town (1938) Before we go any further, please ac read more

The Bennett Sisters: It Runs in the Blood

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

No - not THOSE Bennett sisters. No pride and prejudice here. More like glamour, sophistication, scandal and men.  So take that Elizabeth, Jane, Mary, Catherine and Lydia, and while we are at it Kim, Khloe and whatever, too. These sister ruled the Hollywood scene during the 1930s and 1940s and m read more

MGM Blogathon: Crawford + Adrian = Unforgettable Film Fashion

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jun 25, 2014

This is my entry in the MGM Blogathon, hosted by silver Scenes. Click HERE for more, more, more about the greatest studio of Hollywood's greatest age.  Hear me roar! With more stars than the heavens, MGM supported their stars with the crème de la crème of directors, writers, set and cos read more

John Love Boles: Spy, Star, Hunk

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

I admit it – I’m a little gaga over early sound star John Love Boles (yes, that is his real middle name – so fitting, don’t you think?). In an era filled with stalwart and woodenly handsome leading men, John Boles fit the bill but proved to be oh so much more.   No - I read more

SUNSET BOULEVARD (1950) - COUGAR TOWN!

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on May 22, 2014

This is my contribution to the CMBA Fabulous 50s blogathon and also serves as an entry into my 2014 series, Hooray for Hollywood. Joe Gillis makes a fateful turn Billy Wilder, that old softy, he's like a cynical hard-as- nails brass ring on the outside and all sentimental and gooey on the in read more

THE THIEF OF BAGDAD (1924): NEVER WERE MOVIES MORE MAGICAL

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on May 14, 2014

Last night I had a dream fulfilled: I saw Douglas Fairbanks' THE THIEF OF BAGDAD on the big screen.  I'm a modern movie goer who is a fan of film of all eras. I love the earliest to the latest, as long as it suits my fancy. And, boy, did this film suit! It embodied all that I absolutely ho read more

Bad Mamas

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on May 3, 2014

Who doesn't love Dame Angela Lansbury? Her devotion to her craft is awe inspiring, as is her talent, longevity and just general niceness. As Mom's Day approaches it's time for a little fun with a few of her best roles. Everyone loves Jessica Fletcher, right? But, let's peer beneath the sunshine read more

Bell, Book and Candle: What Wizardry is This?

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Apr 14, 2014

This post is part of the James Stewart Blogathon hosted by Classic film & TV Cafe. You can view the complete blogathon schedule here. Bell, Book and Candle (1958) Okay, I know this film is not that great, but I have to count it as a guilty pleasure. I've seen it more times than many wo read more

VENUS (2006): Peter the Great's Last Hurrah

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Apr 11, 2014

This is my entry in the Diamonds and Gold Blogathon hosted by Caftan Woman and Wide Screen World. Click on their links for more about frisky cinema seniors. A ruin at sunset I love this film. I love Peter O'Toole and I love him in this film. I have had a mad crush on this man from the day he s read more

Dolores Del Rio: Orchidaceous

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

Rumor had it that the dramatically beautiful Dolores Del Rio survived on a diet of orchids. Not doubt the reason for her hot-house beauty.  Caption, please. What is the Ordcidaceous Miss Del Rio thinking? Right now, I am a fan of her look. 2014 will be a year I take a look at her art. B read more

Film Fans are Fierce: The Power of Movies

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Mar 29, 2014

I am going share an amazing journey with you that started with the love of movies. Like so many other bloggers, I started writing A PERSON IN THE DARK to share my love of movies. In the beginning, before I branched out a bit and met more like-minded writers, I really did feel alone i read more

The Cat and the Canary (1927): Fritz Meets Glitz!

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Mar 14, 2014

This is my entry in the Movies Silently's SLEUTHATHON. Click here to get your gumshoe on! I love it when Hollywood gets all continental! After the German Expressionist movement swept the cinematic world by storm in the 1920s, Hollywood just had to have it. Films like THE CABINET OF DOCTOR CALIG read more

What the Cat Watches: Sookie Has Her Say

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Mar 10, 2014

While my human slave has gone on errands for me to replenish supplies of preferred food, treats and toys, I, the cat, would like to present to you lowly humans the feline film perspective. Yours Sincerely, Sookie (otherwise known as "the cat") She would be lost without my editing skills Fi read more

HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD: SOULS FOR SALE (1923)

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Feb 25, 2014

2014 is the year A Person in the Dark celebrates films about my favorite place - Hollywood! SOULS FOR SALE By 1923, Hollywood had already established itself as the capitol of glamour, dreams, scandal and sin. William Desmond Taylor had been murdered and the Arbuckle scandal cast a great shad read more

50 Years Ago: The Joy of John, Paul, George & Ringo

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Feb 9, 2014

50 years ago my life changed for the better because of the Fab Four. Before them, I was a mere child playing with childish things. But, at the age of 10 my life was transformed. I knew love! I had a purpose! I worshiped, yes worshiped, the Beatles.  My room was a shrine. I cried the ni read more

31 Days of Oscar Blogathon: 2 Oscar Snubs that Really Irk Me

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Feb 1, 2014

This is my contribution to the massive 31 Days of Oscar Blogathon jointly hosted by Once Upon A Screen, Outspoken and Freckled, and Paula's Cinema Club. Check out the tributes to the big golden man in the 31 days leading up to the big event. We Wuz Robbed! The man who was overlooked too many ti read more

HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD: SINGIN' IN THE RAIN

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jan 22, 2014

2014 is the year A Person in the Dark celebrates films about my favorite place - Hollywood! Singin' in the Rain When "Singin' in the Rain" was released in 1952, silent films had been a thing of the past for only 24 years or so. Probably more than half of those in the audience remembered them read more

Classic Movie History Project: 1917 in Film: Vamps, Tramps and Box Office Champs

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jan 11, 2014

This post is my contribution to the Classic Movie History Project Blogathon, jointly hosted by Movies Silently (1915 - 1926), Silver Screenings (1927-1930) and Once Upon a Screen (1939-1950). Please visit each site for a roster of fascinating posts about your favorite movie year. 1917!  read more

Happy New Year in Living Color

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Dec 29, 2013

While I absolutely abhor the practice of colorizing black and white films (a fad that has happily died), I have to admit that I am utterly fascinated with the colorization of black and white portraits of film stars. As I poke through cyberspace always looking for the right photo to accompany a blog read more
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