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5 Things You May Not Know about Bela Lugosi

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

  5 Things You May Not Know about Bela Lugosi Like today is his birthday. Happy 135th Birthday to the legend Bela Lugosi! ..… 1) He was born to play Dracula For real tho… Bela Lugosi was born Bela Ferenc Dezso Blasko in former Austria-Hungarian Empire. His hometown of Lugos was only abou read more

Silents are Golden: Learning To Love Those Title Cards

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Lea Stans on Oct 20, 2017

Learning To Love Those Title Cards So there you are, a wide-eyed silent film newbie, getting ready to pop in a pre-1927 film for the very first time. With your popcorn and beverage at the ready, you settle into the couch and the film begins. There’s the black and white footage (or maybe it’s tinted read more

Vitaphone View: Discoveries Galore “Down Under”

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Hutchinson, Founder of The Vitaphone Project on Oct 14, 2017

Discoveries Galore “Down Under”  During the 1960’s there were a number of major film vault fires that destroyed the only known prints or negatives of silent and early sound films.  The worst of these was on May 13, 1967 at MGM’s Culver City studio Vault #7.  Nitrate film was ignited read more

Noir Nook: Little-Known Gems – Wicked Woman (1953)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry on Oct 11, 2017

Little-Known Gems: Wicked Woman (1953) Even classic film lovers who aren’t film noir aficionados have heard of such classics as Double Indemnity, Laura, and Out of the Past, am I right? But what of those low-budget Bs that no one ever talks about? The ones that rarely show up on the Late, Late Show? read more

Film Noir Review: He Walked by Night (1948)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Danilo Castro on Oct 9, 2017

“Police work is not all glamour and excitement and glory. There are days and days of routine, of tedious probing, of tireless searching.” Rarely have a director and cinematographer worked as succinctly as Anthony Mann and John Alton. During the late 1940s, they collaborated on a series o read more

Kino Lorber Classic Horror Blu-Ray/DVD Facebook/Blog Book Giveaway Contest (October)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Oct 8, 2017

Celebrating Classic Horror All-Month Long with Kino Lorber! DVD/Blu-Ray Giveaway, Winner’s Choice of 5 Iconic Classics Okay, now it’s time for the Facebook/Blog version of our Kino Lorber Classic Horror Giveaway Contest! This time we’ll be giving away two Kino Classic Horror Classics via read more

You Ain’t Heard Nothin’ Yet: Facebook/Blog Book Giveaway Contest (October)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Oct 8, 2017

“You Ain’t Heard Nothin’ Yet: Interviews with Stars from Hollywood’s Golden Era” Book Giveaway via Facebook and this Blog Okay, now it’s time for the Facebook/Blog version of our “You Ain’t Heard Nothin’ Yet: Interviews with Stars from Hollywood’s Golden Era” Giveaway Contest! read more

“Sweet Marijuana” and Murder at the Vanities

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Kim Luperi on Oct 7, 2017

“Sweet Marijuana” and Murder at the Vanities: The Opium Advisory Committee vs. The Department of State vs. the Production Code Administration (PCA) vs. Paramount A rather aimless musical spiked with one murder investigation, two dead bodies, and plenty of cheeky asides, Murder at the Van read more

“You Ain’t Heard Nothin’ Yet” Book Giveaway (via Twitter in October)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Oct 2, 2017

“You Ain’t Heard Nothin’ Yet: Interviews with Stars from Hollywood’s Golden Era” Book Giveaway via Twitter Time for our next book giveaway! This time, CMH will be giving away FIVE COPIES of “You Ain’t Heard Nothin’ Yet: Interviews with Stars from Hollywood’s Golden Era” by Ja read more

Win Tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: Casablanca (75th Anniversary)” (Giveaway runs October 1 – October 28)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Oct 1, 2017

Win Tickets to see “Casablanca” on the Big Screen! In Select Cinemas Nationwide Sunday, November 12 & Wednesday, November 15! “Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine.” CMH is thrilled to announce the 13th of our 14 movie ticket giveaways this read more

Kino Lorber ‘Classic Horror’ Blu-Ray/DVD October Giveaway Promotion (via Twitter)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Oct 1, 2017

Celebrating Classic Horror this Halloween with Kino Lorber! DVD/Blu-Ray Giveaway, Winner’s Choice of 5 Classic Titles Just in time for Halloween! This month we celebrate Classic Horror courtesy of our friends at Kino Lorber! We are happy to say that we have EIGHT Classic heart-pounding titles on read more

Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft: Exclusive Guest Post by Author Douglass K. Daniel

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Guest Post on Sep 27, 2017

 Mel and Anne, Hollywood’s best matched opposites… Was one of entertainment’s oddest couples – the dramatic actress Anne Bancroft and the wacky comic genius Mel Brooks – all that much a mismatch? That’s a question I pondered at times when I explored her career for my new biography Anne read more

Vitaphone View: How Talkies Changed Movie Snacks

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Hutchinson, Founder of The Vitaphone Project on Sep 26, 2017

How Talkies Changed Movie Snacks It has long been recognized that the transition from silent films to talkies was truly a massive revolution, and occurred over a very short period.  In early 1926 every Hollywood film was silent.  By the end of 1929, every short and feature talked. The revolution req read more

Classic Movie Travels: Barbara Hale, Chicago Illinois

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annette Bochenek on Sep 24, 2017

Classic Movie Travels: Barbara Hale, Chicago Area Barbara Hale “It hit every paper the next day: the Cinderella story. Of course they said it was a starring role. I had one line, but you know about those things.” -Barbara Hale Actress Barbara Hale was one who performed on many different read more

Hollywood at Play: Photo Favorites Exclusive Guest Post by Author Mary Mallory

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Guest Post on Sep 21, 2017

Hollywood at Play: Photo Favorites Before the advent of television and the internet, motion picture studios relied on publicity stills published in magazines and newspapers to sell entertainment to filmgoers. The studios shot millions of photographs to fit any kind of topic or story journals could c read more

Silents are Golden: “But They’re So Primitive!”– Some Common Misconceptions About Silent Films

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Lea Stans on Sep 18, 2017

“But They’re So Primitive!” Some Common Misconceptions About Silent Films It’s a conversation that fans of silent film are all very familiar with. You tell someone you love watching silents. They laugh. Then it dawns on them that you aren’t kidding, and they put on a serious expression read more

Noir Nook: Noir Talk

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry on Sep 15, 2017

Noir Talk One of my favorite aspects about film noir is the words. They’re not just your garden-variety lines; noir serves up the kind of dialogue that makes you laugh out loud in sheer delight and complete appreciation. And sometimes it even makes you think. There are many quotes from noir that are read more

Anne Bancroft’s ‘Noir’ Side: Exclusive Guest Post by Author Douglass K. Daniel

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Guest Post on Sep 14, 2017

Anne Bancroft’s ‘Noir Side’ In her twenties actress Anne Bancroft had just what a film noir needed, the kind of smoky beauty a guy would take a bullet for. She turned up in a handful of movies in the 1950s that might qualify as “dark films,” usually nifty little crime pictures read more

Pre-Code Corner: The Puzzling Case of Phyllis Barry

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Kim Luperi on Sep 13, 2017

The Puzzling Case of Phyllis Barry In March 1933, Film Weekly reported on Samuel Goldwyn‘s newest discovery, Phyllis Barry, the British newcomer who “achieves the next best thing to actual stardom (a leading ladyship to Ronald Colman)” in Cynara (1932). The publication went on to w read more

Anne Bancroft: A Life: Facebook/Blog Book Giveaway Contest (September)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Sep 10, 2017

“Anne Bancroft: A Life” Book Giveaway via Facebook and this Blog Okay, now it’s time for the Facebook/Blog version of our “Anne Bancroft: A Life”  Giveaway Contest! This time we’ll be giving away one copy of the book via Facebook and this blog, courtesy of University Press of Kentucky. read more
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