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Thomas Storey, a Story of a Story-Teller, the Expanded Version

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Dec 15, 2014

Thomas Lorrento Sawyer Storey   Thomas Storey, if we stay with the story provided by the Internet Movie Data Base, then our tale of Mr. Storey is over. Because the aforementioned outlet and other current authorities on film state that he acquired only six credits as director, during what appear read more

Thomas Storey, a Story of a Story-Teller, the Expanded Version

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Dec 15, 2014

Thomas Lorrento Sawyer Storey   Thomas Storey, if we stay with the story provided by the Internet Movie Data Base, then our tale of Mr. Storey is over. Because the aforementioned outlet and other current authorities on film state that he acquired only six credits as director, during what appear read more

Thomas Storey, a Story of a Story-Teller, the Expanded Version

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Dec 15, 2014

Thomas Lorrento Sawyer Storey   Thomas Storey, if we stay with the story provided by the Internet Movie Data Base, then our tale of Mr. Storey is over. Because the aforementioned outlet and other current authorities on film state that he acquired only six credits as director, during what appear read more

The Fountainhead, Often and Oftener Viewings Makes It Better and Better

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Dec 8, 2014

With each viewing of The Fountainhead rather than growing tired of the 65 year old picture, I admire it more and more. Raymond Massey was never more sleazy (in the first two-thirds of the movie), Cooper, strong, silent, never more Cooperesque than in The Fountainhead and Patricia Neal, never more be read more

The Vultures of the Coast; a Sweeping Swedish Silent Swashbuckler Revisited!

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Dec 8, 2014

  The Vultures of the Coast (original title: Havsgamar), 1915, was a Swedish production by Svenska Biografteatern AB, with the United States distribution facilitated by the Apex Film Company. Vultures was three-reels, and came in at 3,000 feet; about thirty-three minutes.[1] The Swedish releas read more

The Fountainhead, Often and Oftener Viewings Makes It Better and Better

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Dec 8, 2014

With each viewing of The Fountainhead rather than growing tired of the 65 year old picture, I admire it more and more. Raymond Massey was never more sleazy (in the first two-thirds of the movie), Cooper, strong, silent, never more Cooperesque than in The Fountainhead and Patricia Neal, never more be read more

The Vultures of the Coast; a Sweeping Swedish Silent Swashbuckler Revisited!

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Dec 8, 2014

  The Vultures of the Coast (original title: Havsgamar), 1915, was a Swedish production by Svenska Biografteatern AB, with the United States distribution facilitated by the Apex Film Company. Vultures was three-reels, and came in at 3,000 feet; about thirty-three minutes.[1] The Swedish releas read more

The Fountainhead, Often and Oftener Viewings Makes It Better and Better

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Dec 8, 2014

With each viewing of The Fountainhead rather than growing tired of the 65 year old picture, I admire it more and more. Raymond Massey was never more sleazy (in the first two-thirds of the movie), Cooper, strong, silent, never more Cooperesque than in The Fountainhead and Patricia Neal, never more be read more

The Vultures of the Coast; a Sweeping Swedish Silent Swashbuckler Revisited!

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Dec 8, 2014

  The Vultures of the Coast (original title: Havsgamar), 1915, was a Swedish production by Svenska Biografteatern AB, with the United States distribution facilitated by the Apex Film Company. Vultures was three-reels, and came in at 3,000 feet; about thirty-three minutes.[1] The Swedish releas read more

Confessions of a Research Nerd

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Dec 7, 2014

  In one way or another I have always been attracted to minutia, tidbits, and trivial knowledge not just concerning one sphere, but anything or anyone that came into my field of vision. The true obsession began with my first World Almanac, published by the Newspaper Enterprise Association and read more

Confessions of a Research Nerd

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Dec 7, 2014

  In one way or another I have always been attracted to minutia, tidbits, and trivial knowledge not just concerning one sphere, but anything or anyone that came into my field of vision. The true obsession began with my first World Almanac, published by the Newspaper Enterprise Association and read more

Confessions of a Research Nerd

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Dec 7, 2014

  In one way or another I have always been attracted to minutia, tidbits, and trivial knowledge not just concerning one sphere, but anything or anyone that came into my field of vision. The true obsession began with my first World Almanac, published by the Newspaper Enterprise Association and read more

Beryl Mercer, a Bright and Shinning Star; from Bad Boys to Loving Mothers

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Dec 6, 2014

Beryl Mercer   Beryl Mercer was born in Seville, Spain on August 13, 1882 (her family moved to England when she was two[1]), to Edward Sheppard Mercer (a diplomat attached to the Spanish Embassy in London, in the 1880’s) and Beryl Effie Martin Montague-Mercer (a concert singer in England, leadi read more

Beryl Mercer, a Bright and Shinning Star; from Bad Boys to Loving Mothers

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Dec 6, 2014

Beryl Mercer   Beryl Mercer was born in Seville, Spain on August 13, 1882 (her family moved to England when she was two[1]), to Edward Sheppard Mercer (a diplomat attached to the Spanish Embassy in London, in the 1880’s) and Beryl Effie Martin Montague-Mercer (a concert singer in England, leadi read more

Beryl Mercer, a Bright and Shinning Star; from Bad Boys to Loving Mothers

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Dec 6, 2014

Beryl Mercer   Beryl Mercer was born in Seville, Spain on August 13, 1882 (her family moved to England when she was two[1]), to Edward Sheppard Mercer (a diplomat attached to the Spanish Embassy in London, in the 1880’s) and Beryl Effie Martin Montague-Mercer (a concert singer in England, leadi read more

White Christmas, 1954

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Dec 5, 2014

Classic Film Aficionados Lush, beautiful, bright, funny, touching are a few choice words I use for “White Christmas”, released in 1954, starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen. Produced by Robert Emmett Dolan, distributed by Paramount in VistaVision (first movie released read more

White Christmas, Behind the Scenes

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Dec 5, 2014

Classic Film Aficionados Contractual obligations to Columbia records prevented Rosemary Clooney from recording the cast album for the movie “White Christmas”, because it was with Decca; Peggy Lee stepped in for the official movie release. Clooney got her due with a Columbia release with selected read more

It’s a Wonderful Life, Christmas Movie Extraordinaire!

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Dec 5, 2014

By the time director Frank Capra had come to the project of “It’s a Wonderful Life” he had already mastered the ability to tell a warm-hearted tale, with films such as: The Miracle Woman, 1931, American Madness, 1932, Lady for a Day, 1933, It Happened One Night, 1934, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, 1936, read more

White Christmas, 1954

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Dec 5, 2014

Classic Film Aficionados Lush, beautiful, bright, funny, touching are a few choice words I use for “White Christmas”, released in 1954, starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen. Produced by Robert Emmett Dolan, distributed by Paramount in VistaVision (first movie released read more

White Christmas, Behind the Scenes

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Dec 5, 2014

Classic Film Aficionados Contractual obligations to Columbia records prevented Rosemary Clooney from recording the cast album for the movie “White Christmas”, because it was with Decca; Peggy Lee stepped in for the official movie release. Clooney got her due with a Columbia release with selected read more
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