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Breaking Barriers: Hattie McDaniel

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by minooallen on Mar 24, 2017

  Breaking Barriers Hattie McDaniel Hattie McDaniel has the distinct honor of being the first black actor in history to win an Academy Award. On February 29th, 1940, she defied the odds and beat four white actresses, including her own co-star Olivia de Havilland, to win that Oscar gold. This wa read more

Win Tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: The Graduate (50th Anniversary)” (Giveaway runs March 24 – April 8)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Mar 24, 2017

Win Tickets to see “The Graduate” on the Big Screen! in Select Cinemas Nationwide Sunday, April 23 & Wednesday, April 26! “Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me.” CMH is thrilled to announce the 5th of our 14 movie ticket giveaways this year, courtesy of Fathom Events! read more

Breaking Barriers: Dorothy Dandrige

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by minooallen on Mar 17, 2017

  Breaking Barriers Dorothy Dandridge Multi-talented, incredibly beautiful, and disciplined in the performing arts since childhood, Dorothy Dandridge could have been as big as Beyonce if she was just born 80 years later. Instead she was born in 1922. A time when opportunities  for African Amer read more

Michael York Autographed Blu-Ray Giveaway (Facebook/Blog March)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Mar 15, 2017

“Something for Everyone” Michael York Autographed Blu-Ray Giveaway And… now it’s time for our Facebook/Blog version of the “Something for Everyone” Giveaway. Yes, we have one more Michael York autographed copy of the Blu-Ray to giveaway this month, courtesy of Kino Lorber! read more

Buster Keaton Blu-Ray/DVD Giveaway (Facebook/Blog March)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Mar 14, 2017

The Buster Keaton Celebration Continues! Blu-Ray/DVD Giveaway And, now for the Facebook/Blog version of our Buster Keaton giveaway, courtesy of Kino Lorber!  We’ll be giving away 1 Buster Keaton Blu-Ray/DVD via this version of our contest… winners’ choice of either The General (and Three Ages) read more

Breaking Barriers: Lena Horne

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by minooallen on Mar 10, 2017

  Breaking Barriers Lena Horne When Lena Horne signed a long-term contract with MGM it was a very big deal. The year was 1942 and prior to that no black actor had ever been privy to such lucrative contract with any major studio. More importantly, no black actor had ever wielded as much power in read more

Buster Keaton Blu-Ray/DVD Giveaway (via Twitter March 6-April 1)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Mar 7, 2017

Buster Keaton Celebration! Blu-Ray/DVD Giveaway And, now for a back-to-back Blu-Ray/DVD Giveaway! If the contest I announced just minutes ago wasn’t enough, we’ll also be giving away 4 Buster Keaton Blu-Rays/DVDs via twitter this month… winners’ choice of two comedy classics! read more

Michael York Autographed Blu-Ray Giveaway (via Twitter March 6-April 1)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Mar 6, 2017

  “Something for Everyone” Blu-Ray Michael York Autographed Copies to Giveaway Well, this month we have a very special giveaway courtesy of Kino Lorber! We are happy to say that from now until Saturday April 1, we’ll be giving away 4 Michael York autographed copies of “ read more

National Women’s History Month: Breaking Barriers

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by minooallen on Mar 3, 2017

  Women’s History Month Breaking Barriers When it comes to being person of color in Hollywood, it’s never been easy. Even today there is still a troubling lack of non-white faces on the silver screen as demonstrated by last years #Oscarsowhite viral campaign. Now add being a woman in the read more

5 Things You May Not Know about Harry Belafonte

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by minooallen on Mar 1, 2017

5 Things You May Not Know about Harry Belafonte  Like today is his birthday. Happy 90th Birthday to the legend Harry Belafonte! ….. In the Navy… OK, so this may be a promotional picture of Belafonte from Carmen Jones (1954, director Otto Preminger). Like many young Americans at the on-set of read more

Win Tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: North by Northwest” (Giveaway runs 2/22 through 3/18)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Feb 22, 2017

Win Tickets to see “North by Northwest” on the Big Screen! in Select Cinemas Nationwide Sunday, April 2 & Wednesday, April 5! “That’s funny, that plane’s dustin’ crops where there ain’t no crops.” CMH is thrilled to announce the 4rth of our 14 movie ticket giveaways read more

5 Things You May Not Know About Sidney Poitier

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by minooallen on Feb 20, 2017

  5 Things You May Not Know About Sidney Poitier Like that today is his birthday. Happy 90th Birthday to the legend Sidney Poitier. ….. 1.) He’s a Loyalist and a Patriot… Loyal to Both The States and The Crown Sidney Poitier has dual citizenship in the United States and Great Britain, read more

5 Things You May Not Know about Merle Oberon

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by minooallen on Feb 19, 2017

5 Things You May Not Know about Merle Oberon   Like that today would have been her birthday. Happy 106th Birthday to the legend Merle Oberon! ….. She was not always who she said she was…. The face of deception We all know many classic Hollywood stars manufactured their personal history for more read more

Oscar Losers – Not Even in the Buidling

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by minooallen on Feb 19, 2017

Oscar Losers – Not even in the Building The Never Nominated Club. Angela Lansbury. Peter O’Toole. Glenn Close. Deborah Kerr. Those are the names that always pop up when the conversation steers towards The Oscars. All great actors, all with great performances who, somehow, despite almost two-do read more

90 Years of Sidney Poitier Blogathon: To Sir with Love (1967)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Feb 19, 2017

Happy 90th Birthday Sidney Poitier! A Blogathon Celebration! “The time has come for closing books and long last looks must end. And as I leave, I know that I am leaving my best friend… a friend who taught me right from wrong — and weak from strong — that’s a lot to learn… But, what can read more

5 Things You May Not Know about Thelma Ritter

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by minooallen on Feb 14, 2017

  5 Things You May Not Know about Thelma Ritter Like that today would have been her birthday. Happy 115th Birthday to the legend Thelma Ritter! 1.) She was a born romantic The face of romantic… Well, perhaps she wasn’t a born a romantic but she was born on the most commercially romantic read more

“We’ll Always Have Casablanca” Book Giveaway (Feb 13 through March 18)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Feb 13, 2017

Celebrating a Classic among Classics! “We’ll Always Have Casablanca” Book Giveaway In celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Casablanca’s premiere, we are thrilled to say that we’ll be giving away TEN COPIES of “We’ll Always Have Casablanca: The Life, Legen read more

5 Things You May Not Know about Richard Burton

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by minooallen on Feb 13, 2017

5 Things You May Not Know about Richard Burton   Like the fact that he was very handsome but, then again, I guess we already knew that ….. 1.) English was his second language His native Wales in the background Yup, despite his reputation as one of the great Shakespearean actors and one of the read more

Kino Lorber DVD and Blu-Ray Oscar Tribute Giveaway (Facebook/Blog February)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Feb 12, 2017

And the Winner Is… Kino Lorber DVD/Blu-Ray Giveaway, Winner’s Choice of 17 Classic Titles Our Oscar Month Celebration continues with our Facebook/Blog version of our Oscar Tribute DVD/Blu-ray giveaway! That said, we’ll be giving away TWO more Kino Lorber Classic DVDs/Blu-Rays this month read more

5 Things You May Not Know about Kathryn Grayson

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by minooallen on Feb 9, 2017

  5 Things You May Not Know about Kathryn Grayson   Like that today, February 9th, 2017, would have been her 95th birthday!  ….. 1.) She owes her singing Career to a Janitor I just really want to draw your attention to those snake skin wedges…glorious. When Grayson was a pre-teen, read more
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