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Classic Movie Travels: Hugh Herbert

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annette Bochenek on Aug 11, 2020

Classic Movie Travels: Hugh Herbert Hugh Herbert Hugh Herbert is remembered for his many appearances in a variety of Pre Code films. With his iconic “woo-woo” laugh and eccentric characters, Herbert’s film roles delighted audiences across the nation. Hugh Francis Herbert was born in read more

Free Streaming in August on the CMH Channel at Best Classics Ever – A Star is Born, Penny Serenade, House on Haunted Hill and More

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Aug 10, 2020

Our August picks for the Classic Movie Hub ChannelMore than 40 Titles Streaming Free All Month Long! As we announced in June, we are thrilled to have partnered with Best Classics Ever (BCE), a mega streaming channel dedicated to classic films and TV shows! And, we are proud t read more

Marilyn: Behind the Icon – The Seven Year Itch

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Gary Vitacco-Robles on Aug 10, 2020

Marilyn: Behind the Icon –The Seven Year Itch Delivers Monroe’s Immortal Iconic Image In 1955, after Marilyn Monroe left Hollywood to study at The Actor’s Studio in Manhattan, she sat in a booth in a diner facing Lowe’s State Theatre on Broadway. Friend and actor Eli Wallach sat across read more

Monsters and Matinees: You’re invited to the ‘House on Haunted Hill’

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Toni Ruberto on Aug 8, 2020

Movie audiences going to see House on Haunted Hill in 1959 knew they were in for a treat. They didn’t know much more than that – only that it was something called “Emergo” and it had never before been seen. The fact that it came from director William Castle set high expectations for audienc read more

Marilyn: Behind the Icon - The Misfits

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Gary Vitacco-Robles on Aug 3, 2020

Marilyn: Behind the Icon –Monroe is Forlorn Perfection in The Misfits Marilyn Monroe, playwright Arthur Miller Producer Frank Taylor announced that The Misfits, an independent film, would be the “ultimate motion picture,” the joint vision of a leading American playwright and an internati read more

Icon: The Life, Times and Films of Marilyn Monroe – Book Giveaway (August)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Aug 2, 2020

Icon: The Life, Times and Films of Marilyn MonroeExclusive Book Giveaway! We are happy to say that it’s time for our next book giveaway! This time CMH will be giving away TWO COPIES EACH of ICON: The Life, Times and Films of Marilyn Monroe, Volume 1 and ICON: The Life, Times and Films of Marilyn read more

Western RoundUp: Yvonne De Carlo

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Laura Grieve on Jul 31, 2020

Western RoundUp: Yvonne De Carlo Canadian-born actress Yvonne De Carlo is remembered by many classic film fans as one of Hollywood’s most glamorous women. Born Margaret “Peggy” Yvonne Middleton in Vancouver in 1922, De Carlo began her film career in bit parts in 1941, working read more

The Directors' Chair: The Man Who Knew Too Much

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Theresa Brown on Jul 31, 2020

"THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH" ( 1956 ) ~ QUE SERA SERA “Why would he pick me out to tell?” Why? Because you’re the affable, all-American James Stewart, that’s why. I’ve no real clue why Stewart’s picked, other than he’s a great foil to get pushed around by Hitchcock and read more

Marilyn: Behind the Icon – Some Like It Hot

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Gary Vitacco-Robles on Jul 28, 2020

Marilyn: Behind the Icon –A Comedic and Pregnant Monroe Triumphs inSome Like It Hot and Wins the Golden Globe In 2000, the American Film Institute honored Some Like It Hot as the “Best Comedy of All Time.” In the six decades after its release, the film achieved acclaim worldwide as one read more

Marilyn: Behind the Icon - The Prince and the Showgirl

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Gary Vitacco-Robles on Jul 21, 2020

Marilyn: Behind the IconAs Producer and Star, Monroe Dazzles inThe Prince and the Showgirl Sir Laurence Olivier and Monroe Director Joshua Logan considered the collaboration of Marilyn Monroe and Sir Laurence Olivier “the best combination since black & white.” After renegotiating her contr read more

Silents are Golden: Beyond “The Big Three”: Some Silent Comedy Suggestions

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Lea Stans on Jul 16, 2020

Silents are Golden: Beyond "The Big Three": Some Silent Comedy Suggestions If you’re a fan of silent comedy, I’m willing to bet you fell for it one of three ways: by watching Buster Keaton’s films, by watching Charlie Chaplin’s films, or by watching the films of Harold Lloyd. And honestly, read more

Silver Screen Standards: Mary Poppins (1964), Prop Culture and You

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Jul 14, 2020

Silver Screen Standards: Mary Poppins (1964), Prop Culture and You This spring, the streaming service Disney+ launched a new series called Prop Culture, in which host Dan Lanigan brings together props and people from some of Disney’s most memorable live-action pictures. The oldest movie featured read more

Marilyn: Behind the Icon – Monroe Triumphs in Bus Stop

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Gary Vitacco-Robles on Jul 12, 2020

Marilyn Monroe Triumphs in Bus Stop “Hold on to your chairs, everybody, and get set for a rattling surprise,” announced crusty New York Times critic Bosely Crowther, “Marilyn Monroe has finally proved herself an actress in Bus Stop. She and the picture are swell! She gives a performance read more

Monsters and Matinees: ‘The Blob’ is based on a what?!

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Toni Ruberto on Jul 11, 2020

‘The Blob’ is based on a what?! “Do you know the movie The Blob, Aunt Toni?” I’ve never heard a sweeter question than that one recently asked by my 11-year-old niece, Grace. As classic movie fans, we all hope to inspire younger generations to discover classic f read more

Noir Nook: Noir Vets on Mystery Science Theater 3000

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry on Jul 9, 2020

Noir Nook: Noir Vets on Mystery Science Theater 3000 I don’t know about you, but I have a tendency to get into cinematic obsessions. One week, I won’t want to watch anything but William Holden movies, another week, nothing but westerns. You get the idea. Well, I’m currently in the midst of read more

Marilyn: Behind the Icon - Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Gary Vitacco-Robles on Jul 6, 2020

Marilyn: Behind the Icon — Monroe Catapults to Global Fame in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Gentlemen Prefer Blondes signified an ideal pairing of star & role, catapulting Marilyn Monroe into global superstardom, endearing her to the public, and cementing her comedic & musical talent read more

Free Streaming in July on the CMH Channel at Best Classics Ever – Santa Fe Trail, And Then There Were None, Penny Serenade and More

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Jul 5, 2020

Classic Movie Hub’s July picks for our CMH-Curated BCE ChannelMore than 40 Titles Streaming Free All Month Long! As we announced last month, we are thrilled to have partnered with Best Classics Ever (BCE), a mega streaming channel dedicated to classic films and TV shows! And, we are read more

Classic Movie Travels: Ruby Keeler

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jul 2, 2020

Classic Movie Travels: Ruby Keeler Ruby Keeler When thinking of early musicals, the output of Warner Bros. studios is certainly worth noting. In the Gold Digger musicals and so many others, a wide variety of Warner Bros.’s triple-threat talents shone in the musical genre. Though Ruby Kee read more

Marilyn: Behind the Icon – Monroe Steals Scenes in All About Eve

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Gary Vitacco-Robles on Jun 29, 2020

Marilyn: Behind the Icon Marilyn Monroe Steals Scenes in All About Eve Bette Davis, Marilyn Monroe and George Sanders On the heels of winning the Academy Award for Best Screenplay for A Letter to Three Wives (1949) director Joseph L. Mankiewicz casted an A-film produced by Darryl F. Zanuck at read more

Western RoundUp: Review – The Cariboo Trail (1950)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Laura Grieve on Jun 24, 2020

Western RoundUp: Review – The Cariboo Trail (1950) It’s hard to believe, but this month’s column marks two years since the Western Roundup debuted here at Classic Movie Hub. My introductory post covered Five of My Favorite Westerns, and since then it’s been a great hono read more
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