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A Paramount Centennial Montage

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Sep 25, 2012

When you’re hosting a blogathon to celebrate a movie studio’s hundredth anniversary, it’s hard to know where to begin when you try to plan your contributions to your own blogathon.  There have been so many great stars who worked at Paramount over the years, it would have been hard read more

Paramount in the 1950′s

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Sep 24, 2012

Paramount in the 50′s just wouldn’t have been the same without Billy Wilder.  He made two of his most, in my opinion, under-appreciated movies at Paramount: 1953′s Stalag 17 and 1951′s Ace in the Hole.  But in 1950, he released a movie that defined not only his career, but read more

What’s on TCM: October 2012

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Sep 21, 2012

October is upon us and that can only mean one thing — classic horror movies!  TCM certainly doesn’t disappoint in that department; every Wednesday night in October will be full of great horror movies to help you get into the Halloween spirit.  In addition to the great horror movies, ther read more

Paramount in the 1930′s

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Sep 19, 2012

Times were tough for just about everyone during the 1930′s, including Paramount Studios.  In the early 1930′s, Paramount was on the brink of financial disaster and with the Great Depression, audiences needed darn good reasons to spend what money they had on movie tickets.  Paramount was read more

Paramount Centennial Blogathon Update

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Sep 16, 2012

Hi, everyone!  Just thought I’d make a friendly reminder that The Paramount Centennial blogathon is a little less than two weeks away!  So far, twenty-seven blogs have signed up to participate.  If you haven’t already signed up, it’s not too late to join the party!  Just leave read more

I’ve Been (Very) Liebstered!

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Sep 14, 2012

I’ve been meaning to catch up on this for a while! Lately, the Liebster award has been making its way through the blogosphere and I’ve been given it four times! Thank you Anna from Defiant Success, Natalie from In the Mood, Kellee from Outspoken and Freckled, and Nikki from All Things Cl read more

The Hollywood Revue’s Guide to Surviving a Film Theory Class

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Sep 3, 2012

Late August/early September can only mean one thing — back to school season.  If you’re still in school, I’m sure you’ve either already had your first day back or it’s coming up very soon.  I’m sure plenty of people out there are taking their first film theory cl read more

Rollerball (1975)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Sep 1, 2012

What do you get when you combine roller derby, motocross, and basketball?  You get rollerball, and in the year 2018, it’s all the rage.  What Babe Ruth was to baseball, Jonathan E. (James Cann) is to rollerball.  It’s a brutal, often deadly, game that Jonathan has managed to be on top read more

The Mind Reader (1933)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 31, 2012

Chandra (Warren William) and his friend Frank (Allen Jenkins) have tried their hands at just about every carnival scam there is and haven’t had much luck with any of them.  But then they realize where the real money is — fortune telling.  Chandra becomes Chandra the Great, and while he&# read more

Adam Had Four Sons (1941)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 30, 2012

Things couldn’t be better for Adam (Warner Baxter) and Molly (Fay Wray) Stoddard at the turn of the 20th century.  Adam’s business is doing well, they have a beautiful home, and they have four wonderful sons: Jack (Richard Denning), David (Johnny Downs), Chris (Robert Shaw), and Phillip read more

What’s on TCM: September 2012

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 29, 2012

Happy September, everyone!  I hope you all enjoyed this year’s edition of Summer Under the Stars.  One good thing may be coming to an end, but fear not, there are some very, very cool things to look forward to in September. Silent film fans, rejoice!  Every Thursday night this month, TCM will read more

East Side, West Side (1949)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 29, 2012

Brandon (James Mason) and Jessie Bourne (Barbara Stanwyck) are a very happily married couple and part of Manhattan’s elite.  Things weren’t always so happy for them, though.  Brandon has a history of infidelity, but Jessie is the only woman he loves and he’s determined to leave th read more

Rose-Marie (1936) (1)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 28, 2012

Marie de Flor (Jeanette MacDonald) is one of the most renowned opera singers in the world.  She’s on top of the world, and although she has plenty of wealthy men throwing themselves at her, she doesn’t feel the need to accept any of their advances.  The only man she’s concerned wit read more

Along Came Jones (1945)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 27, 2012

When Melody Jones (Gary Cooper) and his friend George Fury (William Demarest) ride into the town of Payneville, Melody is confused and kind of amused when everyone in town seems to be afraid of him.  Melody’s a completely harmless guy, so imagine his surprise when Cherry de Longpre (Loretta Yo read more

Johnny Apollo (1940)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 26, 2012

Bob Cain (Tyrone Power) and his father Robert Cain, Sr. (Edward Arnold) had been very close for a long time, but when Robert is sent to jail for embezzlement, Bob is very deeply hurt.  Not so much by the jail sentence, but because he thought his father was above doing such things.  Not wanting to read more

Theodora Goes Wild (1936) (1)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 25, 2012

When their local newspaper begins running excerpts from Caroline Adams’ risqué book “The Sinner,” the town of Lynnfield, Connecticut is scandalized.  The paper’s editor gets lots of complaints from the town’s literary circle, particularly Theodora Lynn (Irene Dunn), her read more

Cover Girl (1944) (1)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 24, 2012

While working as a dancer in a nightclub, Rusty Parker (Rita Hayworth) hears about a contest being run by Vanity magazine to find a new face for their big fiftieth anniversary issue.  She goes to audition for Cornelia Jackson (Eve Arden), who isn’t impressed by her, but she does catch the eye read more

Mister Roberts (1955) (1)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 23, 2012

Captain Morton (James Cagney) may officially be the captain of the USS Reluctant, but as far as the crew is concerned, Lieutenant Doug Roberts (Henry Fonda) is the man in charge.  Captain Morton is very strict and routinely denies the crew their small rewards over very minor infractions.  Doug, on read more

One Way Passage (1932)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 22, 2012

When Dan (William Powell) meets Joan (Kay Francis) in a bar in Hong Kong, it’s love at first sight.  They have a drink together, but end up going their separate ways. What neither of them realizes is that the other doesn’t have much time to live.  You wouldn’t know it by looking read more

Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 21, 2012

After seventeen years in the ring, Louis “Mountain” Rivera’s (Anthony Quinn) career as a boxer comes to an end after being knocked out by Cassius Clay.  Rivera has reached a point where he could go blind if he continues to fight so he’s left with no other option but to find read more
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