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THE DOUBLE V MYSTERY SERIES BY JACQUELINE T. LYNCH

Caftan Woman Posted by on Apr 22, 2019

Above is yours truly enjoying the latest installment in Jacqueline T. Lynch's Double V mystery series, Murder at the Summer Theater. The cozy mystery is often dismissed by those who don't know any better for herein we find fascinating characters overcoming or creating trouble. In the case of the Dou read more

CMBA 2019 SPRING BLOGATHON, FEMME/HOMME FATALES OF FILM NOIR: Nightmare Alley (1947)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Apr 16, 2019

The Classic Movie Blog Association Spring Blogathon runs from April 16th to the 19th with a focus on the Femme/Homme Fatales of Film Noir. Click HERE for the fascinating articles. Tyrone Power stars as Stanton Carlisle, con man extraordinaire whose biggest fall guy was himself. Stan is a fe read more

THE STEWART GRANGER BLOGATHON: The Last Hunt (1956)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Apr 13, 2019

Maddy Loves Her Classic Films is our hostess for The Stewart Granger Blogathon running April 13th and 14th. Click HERE for the eclectic articles on the British born star. Milton Lott's Pulitzer nominated novel of 1955, The Last Hunt was the basis for Richard Brooks' screenplay which he directed read more

REGINALD DENNY AT THE TORONTO SILENT FILM FESTIVAL

Caftan Woman Posted by on Apr 9, 2019

Toronto film fans extend their congratulations and their thanks to co-founders Shirley Hughes and Mark Wonnacott, and all of the dedicated volunteers at the Toronto Silent Film Festival, 2019. Happy 10th Anniversary! Festival-goers were thrilled with the world premiere of Ensemble Polaris' score f read more

THE FOURTH ANNUAL BETTE DAVIS BLOGATHON: Wagon Train, The Ella Lindstrom Story (1959)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Apr 6, 2019

Crystal of In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood hosts her Fourth Annual Bette Davis Blogathon running April 5 - 7, 2019. Click HERE to join in the fun. THE ELLA LINDSTROM STORY Written and directed by Allen H. Miner Guest starring Bette Davis February 4, 1959 (Season 2, episode read more

THE THIRD DORIS DAY BLOGATHON: The Winning Team (1952)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Apr 3, 2019

Michaela of Love Letters to Old Hollywood is presenting The Third Doris Day Blogathon running from April 3 - 5, 2019. Enjoy all the contributions HERE. Warner Brothers generally kept their popular leading lady Doris Day busy in musicals, but in 1952 she was cast as the real-life Aimee Alexande read more

CAFTAN WOMAN'S CHOICE: ONE FOR APRIL ON TCM

Caftan Woman Posted by on Apr 1, 2019

"That's Quirt Evans. He is quite a man with the gals. And it's said he's closed the eyes of many a man." - Olin Howard as Bradley, the telegrapher John Wayne Quirt Evans is also a lucky man although it takes him a lot of time to understand his luck. Wounded and on the run, he has been found a read more

THE 5TH ANNUAL FAVOURITE TV EPISODE BLOGATHON: Gunsmoke, The Guitar (1956)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Mar 22, 2019

Why are Bilko and the gang so happy? It's time for the 5th Annual Favourite TV Episode Blogathon hosted by Terence Towles Canote of A Shroud of Thoughts. Click here for the stroll down Memory Lane. Norman Macdonnell and John Meston's Gunsmoke had a phenomenal television run from 1955 - 1975. read more

REMAKE AVENUE: The Arizonian (1935) and The Marshal of Mesa City (1939)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Mar 15, 2019

This trip to Remake Avenue finds us among hitching rails, horse troughs and copious saloons (leave your guns at the door). The Arizonian begins with an outstanding story and screenplay by Dudley Nichols (The Informer, Stagecoach, The Long Voyage Home). The director Charles Vidor (Ladies in Retirem read more

THE RICHARD MATHESON BLOGATHON: The Twilight Zone, Nick of Time (1960)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Mar 9, 2019

Wide Screen World and Moon in Gemini are our hosts for The Richard Matheson Blogathon running on March 9th and 10th. Thank you, Rich and Debbie.  Richard Matheson 1926-2013 Along with the acclaim and admiration of countless fans, Richard Matheson was the recipient of Lifetime Achievemen read more

FAY WRAY AND ROBERT RISKIN, THE BLOGATHON: Black Moon and Broadway Bill, a busy 1934

Caftan Woman Posted by on Mar 3, 2019

Classic Movie Hub and Once Upon a Screen observe the release of Victoria Riskin's book about her famous parents and their 1942-1955 marriage with a blogathon running on March 2nd, here and 3rd, here. Hollywood in 1934 was grappling with the prospect of truly enforcing the Production Cod read more

THE LAUREL AND HARDY BLOGATHON: Hog Wild (1930)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Mar 1, 2019

Steve at the his newly-minted site MovieMovieBlogBlog The Sequel is hosting The Laurel and Hardy Blogathon running from March 1 - 3. Click HERE for all the fun because life isn't short enough. A leisurely afternoon awaits the head of the household of a tidy little bungalow after the clear read more

CAFTAN WOMAN'S CHOICE: ONE FOR MARCH ON TCM

Caftan Woman Posted by on Feb 27, 2019

The world first became acquainted with the Hubbards of Alabama through Lillian Hellman's play The Little Foxes. The basis for the play was Lillian's observations of the machinations within her own family for business success. The Hubbard siblings are a mess of back-stabbing, manipulative creatures read more

31 DAYS OF OSCAR BLOGATHON: Irving Berlin at the Oscars

Caftan Woman Posted by on Feb 22, 2019

Time again for our best bib and tucker as Once Upon A Screen, Outspoken and Freckled, and Paula's Cinema Club host the gala blogathon 31 Days of Oscar. Thanks, Aurora, Kellee, and Paula! Irving Berlin, born Israel Isadore Baline May 11, 1888 - September 22, 1989  A poor lad from a read more

ARTHUR KENNEDY'S CONQUEST OF THE SCREEN BLOGATHON: Bright Victory (1951)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Feb 17, 2019

Virginie of The Wonderful World of Cinema is hosting this blogathon tribute to Arthur Kennedy on the occasion of the 105th anniversary of his birth. Click HERE for the tributes to the fine actor. Arthur Kennedy 1914-1990 John Arthur Kennedy made his Broadway debut in the short-lived Ma read more

ADORING ANGELA LANSBURY BLOGATHON, Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man (2001)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Feb 15, 2019

The Adoring Angela Lansbury Blogathon is hosted by Gill of Realweegiemidget Reviews. Enjoy all of the contributions collected HERE.  "There is something a little bit mysterious and interesting about her and that certainly appeals to me... Mystery is my business, as you know." - Angela L read more

THE FIRST ANNUAL VALENTINE'S DAY MEET-CUTE BLOGATHON: Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Feb 13, 2019

The First Annual Valentine's Day Meet-Cute Blogathon is the brainchild of Phyllis Loves Classic Movies. Click HERE for all the wonderful movie moments. The cliches of even the finest westerns lend themselves to kidding, and fans are always up for a laugh. Writer/director Burt Kennedy (Seven read more

CAFTAN WOMAN'S CHOICE: ONE FOR FEBRUARY ON TCM

Caftan Woman Posted by on Feb 1, 2019

It is time for the annual TCM 31 Days of Oscar lineup which always includes an eclectic mix of the renowned films in Hollywood history and some unexpected titles to pique our curiosity. This month we look at one of those unexpected titles. Prior to the movie season which saw Columbia Stu read more

90 YEARS OF JEAN SIMMONS BLOGATHON - Murder, She Wrote: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall (1989)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Jan 29, 2019

The Wonderful World of Cinema and Phyllis Loves Classic Movies are hosting a blogathon tribute to the lovely actress Jean Simmons. Start HERE and HERE to relive the memories and discover new favourite performances. Jessica Beatrice Fletcher, a teacher turned mystery author and amateur sleu read more

ROBOTS IN FILM BLOGATHON: Hymie in Anatomy of a Lover, Get Smart

Caftan Woman Posted by on Jan 25, 2019

The Robots in Film Blogathon runs from January 25th to 27th. It is hosted by our esteemed friends at The Midnight Drive-In and Hamlette's Soliloquy. Click HERE or HERE to enjoy these imaginative characters in movies and television. Get Smart (1965-1970) is the genius television sitcom crea read more
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