Posted by Caftan Woman on Jun 23, 2017
Who is the movie character that sets your heart aflutter? Font and Frock and Silver Scenes are hosting, for the second year, the Reel Infatuation Blogathon running from June 23 to June 25.
The delightful comic-thriller The Lady Vanishes was adapted by Sidney Gilliat and Frank Launder from Ethel L read more
Posted by Caftan Woman on Jun 18, 2017
The movies are filled with interesting and lovable characters, and quite a few of them happen to be dads. On this Father's Day here's a tribute to one of my all-time favourite movie dads.
Betty Hutton, William Demarest, Diana Lynn
Only a genius like Preston Sturges could spoof motherhood, a read more
Posted by Caftan Woman on Jun 8, 2017
Crystal of In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood is hosting a blogathon tribute to Judy Garland running from June 8 - 10. Click HERE to enjoy the appreciations.
Cricket West. Isn't that a darling name for a darling girl? Cricket is the character 15-year-old Judy Garland plays in 1937s read more
Posted by Caftan Woman on Jun 5, 2017
Perhaps you are familiar with John Greco's photography or his sites John Greco Writer/Photogapher and the film blog Twenty Four Frames. If so, you already know he is quite the perceptive and insightful observer.
Lessons in the Dark is a compilation of essays in which John disce read more
Posted by Caftan Woman on Jun 1, 2017
"A pilgrimage can be either to receive a blessing or to do penance."
In the 15th century Geoffrey Chaucer wrote The Canterbury Tales, telling the tales of millers and knights and monks, and others on the road to the shrine at Canterbury. Humanity is revealed in all its glory and disgrace, its stru read more
Posted by Caftan Woman on May 26, 2017
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Phyllis Loves Classic Movies and The Midnite Drive-In are hosting The Favorite Director Blogathon running from May 26th to 29th. Click here or here for contributions.
For me, William Wyler is a director who rarely puts a foot wrong. His dra read more
Posted by Caftan Woman on May 22, 2017
I can recall the first time actor Ricardo Cortez made an impression on me. It was during my teen years and the local CBC channel was showing not-the-usual Frank Capra films on the late show. Titles included American Madness, Broadway Bill, Dirigible, Platinum Blonde and The Younger Generation. In Th read more
Posted by Caftan Woman on May 18, 2017
The Classic Movie Blog Association is proud to present its spring blogathon, Underseen and Underrated running from May 15th through 19th. Please turn to this site for the blogs listed to read about some hidden gems.
"If there's one thing you can't be on television, it is insincere."
Eager young read more
Posted by Caftan Woman on May 16, 2017
Once again taking the lead on National Classic Movie Day, the Classic Film and TV Cafe hosts the FIVE STARS BLOGATHON where fans share their five favourite classic film stars and the reasons they are revered. Click HERE to join the party.
The ability of a star or leading player to capture our imag read more
Posted by Caftan Woman on May 12, 2017
Debbie Vega of Moon in Gemini is hosting a blogathon devoted to those films that touch our hearts so deeply that tears spring from our eyes. She is calling it The No, YOU'RE Crying! Blogathon and it runs from May 12th to the 14th. Grab a box of tissues and click here.
I love the trailers of the cl read more
Posted by Caftan Woman on May 5, 2017
Phyllis Loves Classic Movies and Love Letters to Old Hollywood are hosting The Favorite Film and TV Homes Blogathon running from May 5th to 7th. This is going to be fun. Day 1
I am one who ascribes to the thoughts of the private consulting detective Sherlock Holmes when he re read more
Posted by Caftan Woman on May 2, 2017
It's that time of year again when I celebrate one of my favourite entertainers/singers with a birthday salute. There is some minor dispute as to whether Bing's birthday is on May 2nd (Wikipedia) or May 3rd (family website). It matters not to me. I will have cake on both days.
This year we are going read more
Posted by Caftan Woman on May 1, 2017
Steve of MovieMovieBlogBlog is hosting Nuts in May: A Laurel and Hardy Blogathon. The very idea fills me with joy, and clicking HERE for all the contributions will double that feeling.
Mr. Hardy on his wedding day.
If ever I employ a butler I shall insist he be referred to as "Hives". read more
Posted by Caftan Woman on Apr 29, 2017
Perhaps you don't think you're in the mood for a western this month. Fair enough. How about a northern? How about The Far Country?
Jeff and Ben are going to be rich.
James Stewart, Walter Brennan
The premiere acting/directing team of the 1950s, James Stewart and Anthony Mann, gave us 8 fil read more
Posted by Caftan Woman on Apr 25, 2017
Private eye Sam Spade may be author Hammett's greatest creation. The moody anti-hero set the framework for all the hard-boiled fictional detectives that followed. In the byzantine tale of The Maltese Falcon Spade deals with the murder of his partner and a duplicitous client. The lies never stop read more
Posted by Caftan Woman on Apr 20, 2017
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has been continually tweaking their mandate and categories ever since they came into existence. The initial ceremony included the immediately dropped category of Best Director, Comedy Picture. The award was given to Lewis Milestone for Two Arabian Knig read more
Posted by Caftan Woman on Apr 15, 2017
Virginie Pronovost, our host at The Wonderful World of Cinema, is giving us her 2nd Annual Golden Boy Blogathon, A William Holden Celebration. HERE is where you will find all the excitement and tributes.
"A year ago they'd be calling him at the Ritz."
Jockey's agent Boots Malone played by Willia read more
Posted by Caftan Woman on Apr 1, 2017
It is usually the case with anthology films that the various segments are directed by a corresponding number of directors. 1942s Tales of Manhattan is different in that regard as the sole director is the esteemed gentleman from France, Julien Duvivier (Pepe le Moko). The audience will app read more
Posted by Caftan Woman on Mar 31, 2017
MovieMovieBlogBlog is hosting The April Showers blogathon running from March 31st to April 2nd. Filmmakers have used rain to great effect in motion pictures since the art form began. Click HERE to read about some of the most memorable scenes and films.
The title character of George Stevens' 1 read more
Posted by Caftan Woman on Mar 30, 2017
The good folks who bring us Critica Retro and Wide Screen World are hosting The Jack Lemmon Blogathon on March 30th and 31st. Thank you to Le and Rich for the opportunity. Day 1 Day 2
Sabrina Fair was a Broadway hit for playwright Samuel Taylor in 1953 starring Margaret Sullavan and J read more