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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

Clara Bow and Gilbert Roland: Brief Romance, Lasting Tenderness

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Dec 14, 2013

I am hoping that someday a movie will be made about the life of Clara Bow. Not a trashy version based on scandals, but an insightful depiction of a life filled with enough tragedy and heartbreak to give those Greeks a run for their money. God knows this poor woman was exploited  enough in her l read more

Book Review: ANN DVORAK: HOLLYWOOD'S FORGOTTEN REBEL by Christina Rice

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Nov 17, 2013

Ann Dvorak is one of my favorite actresses. Not a star of the magnitude of Barbara Stanwyck or Joan Crawford or her Warner Brothers team mate, Bette Davis, she certainly deserves more than the usual “who”” or “I don’t know anything about her” that are the usual re read more

WHAT A CHARACTER: TONY RANDALL

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Nov 8, 2013

This post is my entry in the What a Character Blogathon, sponsored by Once Upon a Screen, Outspoken & Freckled, and Paula's Cinema Club. Click on the links to these super blogs to read more about all of those marvelous characters that make the movies great! There are not many 100% true stat read more

The Magical Mystery Tour Inside My Head

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Oct 28, 2013

No – this is not a post about the Beatles. It’s about the wonder and magic and endlessly enchanting internal journey that is my love of film. It’s why I write this blog – to give voice to and share that private and personal world of living stories in the dark. Watching read more

Vivien Leigh: An Intimate Portrait by Kendra Bean

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Oct 20, 2013

Oh joy! I have a beautiful new book on my coffee table! Vivien Leigh: An Intimate Portrait by Kendra Bean is not a comprehensive biography of the actress. For that, you should refer to Anne Edwards' excellent biography published in 1977. Kendra's book focuses on Leigh's career as an actres read more

SCANDAL! Clara Bow: The It Girl's Lifestyle on Trial

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Oct 14, 2013

Welcome to 2013 - a year of scandals at A Person in the Dark. Yes, I love movies, but I confess I am a sucker for those juicy Hollywood scandals of old. October's scandal: Clara Bow and the Hired Help The irresistible Clara Bow The troubled life of Clara Bow is legendary. Behind the v read more

I'll Take Manhattan (on a TCM Tour!)

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

While not exactly Hollywood, New York City can puff out its chest when it comes to iconic movie sites and proudly call itself the most filmed city in the world.  As both a tribute and an education, Turner Classic Movies and On Location Tours is offering a 3-hour tour (yes, a 3-hour tour) e read more

IT'S MOVIE STAR MAD LIBS: THE RESULTS SHOW!

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Sep 13, 2013

The results are in! Enjoy and thanks to all who played along! JAN MINER: JOHN WAYNE and ELIZABETH TAYLOR were asked to host the Oscars. They thought this would be a good idea to promote their new film called "THE BOISTEROUS LAMPSHADE.” As hosts, were asked to do a musical number together read more

LET'S PLAY MOVIE STAR MAD LIBS!

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Sep 7, 2013

I love to play word games and I am hoping you will join me! Mad Libs was a word game I loved as a kid. I am asking all readers to send me the requested word types listed below to help me complete my Movie Star Mad Libs story. Just note your choices in the comment space and I will publish your sto read more

Queen Kelly: Norma and Max's Wild Ride

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Aug 30, 2013

Some stories are so perfectly symmetrical you just have to sit back in amazement and feel that the universe is truly some magical Rubiks Cube. I am blessed to live in a location that affords me the opportunity to see silent films on the big screen with live accompaniment (usually by the there read more

DON'T YOU JUST HATE IT WHEN.......

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Aug 18, 2013

Don't you just hate it when an artist's work is judged by the personal life of the artist? Doesn't it just irk you if someone declares their dislike based upon an artist's  love life, family life or political affiliation? Well, it really bugs me, and here are three of my pet peev read more

BLUE JASMINE: Woody takes a cable car named Desire

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Aug 9, 2013

Imagine if Blanche DuBois was married to Bernie Madoff and you have an idea of the flavor of Woody Allen's latest film, "Blue Jasmine." As the story of Jasmine French (a scorching performance by Cate Blanchett) unfolds, you can't help but immediately think of Ruth Madoff, the elegant, suffering read more

SCANDAL! One Night at Jean Harlow's: Was it Murder or Suicide?

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Aug 3, 2013

Welcome to 2013 - a year of scandals at A Person in the Dark. Yes, I love movies, but I confess I am a sucker for those juicy Hollywood scandals of old. August's scandal: The Death of Paul Bern When 21 year old blonde bombshell Jean Harlow wed 42 year old MGM producer Paul Bern in 19 read more

My Favorite Movie Books: My Lunches With Orson

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jul 28, 2013

Orson Welles: hmmm.... well, as I read "My Lunches With Orson: Conversations Between Henry Jaglom and Orson Welles" I liked him, admired him, didn't like him so much, was charmed by him, felt sorry for him, was awed by him and amused by him. In real life, Orson had much better table manners Ed read more

Barbara Stanwyck in “Christmas in Connecticut”: Just One of Us

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jul 16, 2013

This is my contribution to the Barbara Stanwyck blogathon hosted by Aubyn at The Girl With the White Parasol. Click here to see the many tributes laid at the feet of the great Missy. I don't "do" diapers! Barbara Stanwyck was the greatest movie actress. Period. Maybe not the greatest film actres read more

John Gilbert: The Last of the Silent Film Stars by Eve Golden

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jul 7, 2013

John Gilbert's ex-wife Leatrice Joy compared him to mercury, but he was never swift enough to outrun his demons. In "John Gilbert: Last of the Silent Film Stars," Eve Golden gives us story of a great star whose fall was legendary. The story of John Gilbert, in some form or another, has always b read more
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