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Fashion in Film Blogathon Update (2)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Mar 27, 2013

We’re just a couple of days away from the big Fashion in Film Blogathon!  Are you ready? If you’re participating, here’s how it’s going to work:  On Friday and Saturday, a post will go live at about 9:00 AM Eastern for that day’s contributions.  Just leave a comment read more

What’s on TCM: April 2013

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Mar 25, 2013

Looks like we’re in for another busy month on TCM!  TCM has finally broken their long streak of making actresses the Star of the Month by giving the honor to Laurence Olivier in April. Starting this month, every Friday night will be dedicated to a new series called Friday Night Spotlight.  Eac read more

Fashion in Film: Berets

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Mar 22, 2013

If you’re like me, you often find yourself watching films and seeing tons of fashion styles you would love to wear in real life.  I watch movies from so many decades and from so many different genres, if I actually did copy all the styles I like, I’d have one diverse wardrobe.  But if read more

Fashion in Film: Saturday Night Fever

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Mar 15, 2013

We’re already just two weeks away from the second (not quite annual) Fashion in Film Blogathon! If you would like to join in, just let me know. There’s still plenty of time to think of a topic if you haven’t already decided! I thought it would be fun to start the festivities a litt read more

What’s on TCM: March 2013

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Feb 27, 2013

Happy March, everyone!  Hopefully you’ve all been enjoying 31 Days of Oscars, I know I have.  But we already have just a few days left of that before it’s back to the standard TCM schedule.  Greer Garson will be the Star of the Month for March and her movies can be seen every Monday nigh read more

Rock ‘n’ Roll High School (1979)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Feb 22, 2013

All the students at Vince Lombardi High love rock music, but none of them loves it more than Riff Randell (P.J. Soles) does.  Riff’s favorite band in the whole world is the Ramones; she calls Joey Ramone the man of her dreams and her greatest ambition in life is to write songs for the Ramones read more

Hollywood Sketchbook: A Century of Costume Illustration

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Feb 20, 2013

While many movie fans may admire the costumes they see characters wearing in their favorite films, not as many of them may know much about the costume design process.  Renowned costume designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis seeks to remedy that with her new book Hollywood Sketchbook: A Century of Costume read more

1928-1929: Oscar’s Most Awkward Year

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Feb 13, 2013

Mary Pickford with her Oscar. As popular as the Academy Awards are, they can be a very controversial topic amongst movie lovers.  I think virtually every cinephile has their own list of movies that they think got robbed at the Oscars.  Some may even have their favorite and least favorite Academy Awa read more

Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Feb 8, 2013

If you’ve ever wondered what Mary Pickford did to deserve the title of “Queen of the Movies,” the book Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies (edited by Mary Pickford expert Christel Schmidt) will tell you everything you need to know and then some. Rather than being a traditional biogr read more

The Hollywood Revue Turns 3!

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Feb 1, 2013

Three years ago today, The Hollywood Revue was launched!  It’s hard to believe that it’s already been three years since I started blogging.  I have so much fun writing things, it’s easy for the time to fly by. This past year, I participated in some awesome blogathons such as Comet read more

What’s on TCM: February 2013

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Jan 28, 2013

We’re already just a few days away from the start of the 2013 edition of 31 Days of Oscar!  This year, the theme for 31 Days of Oscar will be movie studios.  All of the movies are grouped together based on which studio produced them.  A total of twenty-five studios will be showcased throughou read more

The Many Criss-Crosses of Strangers on a Train

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Jan 7, 2013

The plot of Alfred Hitchock’s Strangers on a Train hinges on the idea of two people swapping murders, a “criss-cross.”  However, the whole “criss-cross” theme doesn’t just apply to the story, it’s also constantly echoed in the sets, costumes, and props. Yo read more

Coming in March…

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Jan 4, 2013

It was too much fun to only do it once!  That’s right, the Fashion in Film Blogathon will be returning to The Hollywood Revue on March 29 and 30.  If you’re in the mood to write about costume designers, style icons, trendsetting movies, the costumes in a particular movie, or anything el read more

Sweet Charity (1969) (2)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Jan 3, 2013

When Charity (Shirley MacLaine) isn’t dancing at the Fandango Ballroom, she’s desperately on the search for love.  When we first meet Charity, she’s positively elated over the fact that she thinks she’s finally found the love of her life.  But when they meet up on a bridge read more

What’s on TCM: January 2013

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Dec 28, 2012

Happy new year, everyone!  With winter officially underway, it’s very tempting to spend every night at home watching movies with a cup of hot chocolate, and TCM has plenty of reasons to do just that. Loretta Young is January’s Star of the Month, in honor of her 100th birthday, and will read more

Merry Christmas! (4)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Dec 24, 2012

I just wanted to wish all of you a very merry Christmas!  Stay safe and watch lots of your favorite holiday movies! read more

Dueling Divas: Joan Crawford vs. Norma Shearer

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Dec 22, 2012

Bette Davis may be Joan Crawford’s most notorious rival, but personally, I don’t think Bette posed half the threat to Joan that Norma Shearer did.  One thing you have to remember is that Bette and Joan only spent six years working together at the same studio, so for most of their careers read more

Holiday Inn (1942) (1)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Dec 19, 2012

Jim Hardy (Bing Crosby) and Ted Hanover (Fred Astaire), along with Lila Dixon (Virginia Dale), are a successful song-and-dance act, but Jim has had just about enough of the showbiz lifestyle.  He plans to do one last performance on Christmas Eve, then marry Lila, move to a farm in Connecticut, and read more

The Mouthpiece (1932)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Nov 30, 2012

As a prosecuting attorney, it’s Vincent Day’s (Warren William) job to see that guilty parties get the punishments they deserve.  But when Vincent mistakenly sends an innocent man to the electric chair, the guilt is too much for him to bear and he vows to never prosecute again and become read more

Jewel Robbery (1932)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Nov 29, 2012

Baroness Teri (Kay Francis) has a life that many would envy.  She’s married to Baron Franz (Henry Kolker), who can easily afford to buy her all the furs and jewelery she could ever want.  There’s just one problem — he’s incredibly boring.  Teri desperately needs some excitem read more
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