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Film Noir Review: Armored Car Robbery (1950)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Danilo Castro on Aug 13, 2018

“Tough break, Marsha.” The heist movie is a subset of film noir that rewards brevity. The characters in these films are professionals, articulate men who find success in choosing their actions, and their words, carefully. Mere seconds can mean the difference between the heist of a lifeti read more

Noir Nook: Ripped from the Headlines – Ace in the Hole (1951)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry on Aug 8, 2018

Noir Nook: Ripped from the Headlines – Ace in the Hole (1951) For this month’s Noir Nook, I’m starting a new series, taking a look at several films noirs that are based on real-life events. I confess that I’ve always gotten a little jolt of excitement whenever I’ve seen the words “Based read more

That Was Entertainment: The Golden Age of the MGM Musical – Contest Giveaway (Aug)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Aug 5, 2018

“That was Entertainment: The Golden Age of the MGM Musical” Book Giveaway Calling all musical fans! It’s time for our next contest! This time, I am thrilled to say that CMH will be giving away EIGHT copies of  “That was Entertainment: The Golden Age of the MGM Musical” by author read more

Living with Grace: Life Lessons from America’s Princess – Book Giveaway (Aug)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Aug 5, 2018

“Living with Grace: Life Lessons from America’s Princess ” Book Giveaway “I think of myself as a modern, contemporary woman who has had to deal with all kinds of problems that many women today have had to deal with.” – Grace Kelly And, now we’re happy to announce our next read more

Win Tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: The Sound of Music” (Giveaway runs through Aug 25)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Aug 5, 2018

Win tickets to see “The Sound of Music” on the Big Screen! In Select Cinemas Nationwide Sun Sept 9 and Wed Sept 12! “Silver white winters that melt into springs, these are a few of my favorite things” CMH continues into our 3rd year of our partnership with Fathom Events - with the 11th of read more

Pre-Code Corner: A Look at the Atlanta Better Films Committee

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Kim Luperi on Aug 4, 2018

A Look at the Atlanta Better Films Committee I spend many a Tuesday evening buried in the Motion Picture Association of America Production Code Administration (PCA) records housed at the Academy’s Margaret Herrick Library in Beverly Hills. My first exposure to these gems took place in 2007 when I read more

FilmStruck Forum: Chaplin, Bogie and an Undiscovered Gem

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Aug 1, 2018

FilmStruck Forum: Chaplin, Bogie and More Exploring the Streaming Movie Service As I continue to explore and acclimate to FilmStruck, I’m finding that my biggest ‘problem’ is trying to decide what to watch.  But alas, I’m muddling through making those difficult decisions, and read more

What’s Happening in Classics: August 2018

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Jul 31, 2018

The CMH Guide for August 2018: Movie Screenings, TV Schedules, Contests and More! Welcome to our monthly ‘CMH Guide’ for Classics! And welcome August! We’re hoping this classic movie & TV guide will help you plan some classic viewing fun… If we’re missing a classic channel, read more

Western Roundup: John Wayne Favorites

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Laura Grieve on Jul 23, 2018

Western Roundup: John Wayne Favorites When film fans think of John Wayne Westerns, his classic films with John Ford and Howard Hawks are often the first which come to mind. Similarly, when one thinks of Wayne’s leading ladies, the first actress many fans think of is doubtless his five-time cos read more

Vitaphone View: Sound Without Talking

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Hutchinson, Founder of The Vitaphone Project on Jul 21, 2018

Vitaphone View: Sound Without Talking The early months of 1928 saw the transition from silent pictures to talkies ramp up big time. After The Jazz Singer premiered in October 1927, Warner Bros committed to releasing virtually all of its features with a synchronized soundtrack using their Vitaphone read more

Win Tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: South Pacific” (60th Anniversary) (Giveaway runs through August 11)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Jul 20, 2018

Win tickets to see “South Pacific” on the big screen!  In Select Cinemas Nationwide Sun Aug 26 and Wed Aug 29! “When all you care about is here, this is a good place to be.” CMH continues into our 3rd year of our partnership with Fathom Events - with the 9th of our 13 movie read more

Silents are Golden: Silent Superstars – The Dapper Max Linder

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Lea Stans on Jul 19, 2018

Silent Superstars: The Dapper Max Linder Today, we tend to consider famous folks like Mary Pickford or Charlie Chaplin to be our earliest movie stars. But there were some screen actors and actresses who rose to fame even before they did. One of them was a dapper little man with a silk top hat and al read more

Noir Nook: Bad Guy Burr

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry on Jul 14, 2018

Noir Nook: Bad Guy Burr Raymond Burr Raymond Burr may be beloved to millions as the wily defense attorney in Perry Mason or the indefatigable, wheelchair-bound detective in Ironside – but to me, he was behind some of noir’s most memorable bad guys. This month’s Noir Nook takes a look at five nefario read more

Why To Kill a Mockingbird Matters, Book Giveaway (now through August 18)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Jul 9, 2018

Why To Kill a Mockingbird Matters: What Harper Lee’s Book and the Iconic American Film Mean To Us Today Book Giveaway Meticulous attention to detail… Readers not familiar with the stories behind the novel and film will find much to relish.” -Publishers Weekly We’re super excited read more

Classic Movie Travels: Donald O’Connor

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jul 9, 2018

Classic Movie Travels: Donald O’Connor Donald O’Connor In Singin’ in the Rain (1952), Cosmo Brown (Donald O’Connor) jokes that Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen) is a triple threat: she can’t sing, can’t dance, and can’t act. Luckily, O’Connor was just the oppos read more

Pre-Code Corner: So You Want to be a Nurse – Tricks of the Trade, Pre-Code Style

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Kim Luperi on Jul 7, 2018

So You Want to be a Nurse: Tricks of the Trade, Pre-Code Style You know how it goes: You score a new job you’re stoked for and arrive day one full of positivity, high hopes, good cheer, and ambition. And then someone who knows the ropes bursts your bubble and brings you back down to reality. That’s read more

Film Noir Review: The Long Goodbye (1973)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Danilo Castro on Jul 5, 2018

“That’s you Marlowe. You’ll never learn, you’re a born loser.” In the pantheon of great film detectives, Philip Marlowe stands alone. Sam Spade might have been first, and Mike Hammer might have more in common with the action heroes that are still prevalent today, but Ma read more

Celebrating Summer with a Kino Classics Giveaway (Blog/Facebook)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Jul 4, 2018

Celebrating Summer with Kino Lorber! DVD/Blu-Ray Giveaway, Winner’s Choice of 4 Classic Titles Now it’s time for the Facebook/Blog version of our Kino Lorber Celebrating Summer DVD/Blu-Ray Giveaway Contest! This time we’ll be giving away TWO Kino Classic titles via Facebook and this blog, read more

Celebrating Summer with a Kino Classics Giveaway (July via Twitter)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Jul 4, 2018

Celebrating Summer with a Kino Lorber Giveaway! Winner’s Choice of 4 Classic Titles Time for our next contest! This time we kick off summer with a Kino Classics giveaway… We are happy to say that we have TEN classic DVD or Blu-Rays to giveaway on Twitter this month, winners’ choice of four read more

Looking at the Stars: The Brown Derby

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Aurora Bugallo on Jul 1, 2018

 ”It is a place where the stars gather at lunch time and after premieres  to be seen–and to relish some caviar.” – 1932 article about The Brown Derby There’s a lot to celebrate in the month of July – our country’s independence and hot dogs to name just two. Howeve read more
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