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MATA HARI: Garbo goes undercover

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Sep 5, 2014

This is my entry in the World War One in Classic Film Blogathon hosted by Movies Silently and Silent-ology. Click HERE for more war to end all wars brilliance. MATA HARI Rhianna and JLo got nothing on this fashionista "Mata Hari. She makes love for the papers." Alicia Huberman, Notorious read more

MANTRAP: WARNING! CLARA BOW USES WEAPONS OF MASS SEDUCTION!

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Aug 19, 2014

This is my entry in the Build Your Own Blogathon, hosted by The Classic Film & TV Cafe, featuring 20 bloggers over 20 days. MANTRAP Alverna does her daily flirting exercises. A girls has to keep in shape! No, Clara Bow is not the mantrap of the title (yeah right). Mantrap is the name read more

The Art of Bill Jart

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

You can meet the most interesting people on Facebook. Who is Bill Jart? Well, I am not quite sure. I know that he is a regular on my Flickchick's Movie Playground Facebook page and that he generously posts his amazing classic film artwork. He posts them on the star's birthday or the day TC read more

HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD: SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (1952)

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Aug 2, 2014

Since my slavish devotion to Lina Lamont is well known to anyone who might have stumbled by here in the past, I simply had to include Singin’ in the Rain as part of the Hooray for Hollywood series. I can’t help viewing this film as a musical counterpoin read more

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
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