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FASCISM, NATIONALISM and the BANNED FILMS of MARLENE DIETRICH

Lady Eve's Reel Life Posted by The Lady Eve on Nov 15, 2017

This is my entry for the Classic Movie Blog Association's Fall 2017 blogathon, Banned and Blacklisted, for links to all contributions, click here. Marlene Dietrich in The Blue Angel In 1930, 29-year-old Marlene Dietrich created a sensation with her breakout performance as cabaret temptress Lola read more

"Mademoiselle" (1966) starring Jeanne Moreau, directed by Tony Richardson

Lady Eve's Reel Life Posted by The Lady Eve on Oct 31, 2017

MADEMOISELLE NOT TO BE MISSED AT SAN FRANCISCO'S 4TH FRENCH FILM NOIR FESTIVAL In Francois Truffaut’s The Bride Wore Black (1968), Jeanne Moreau portrayed a woman driven to kill by the reckless accidental shooting of her new husband. In that film, one of Truffaut’s Hitchcockian exerc read more

FRENCH NOIR RETURNS TO SAN FRANCISCO NOVEMBER 3

Lady Eve's Reel Life Posted by The Lady Eve on Oct 13, 2017

Jean Gabin and Jeanne Moreau in Gas-Oil, screening on "Rare Gabin Saturday," Nov. 4    4 DAYS/13 FILMS: "THE FRENCH HAD A NAME FOR IT 4" San Francisco's venerable Roxie Theater will host the 4th installment of THE FRENCH HAD A NAME FOR IT, a leading-edge festival of French film noir read more

One-of-a-Kind Celebrity Dolls, Pt. 3: More Creations from Amazing Artists

Lady Eve's Reel Life Posted by The Lady Eve on Jun 18, 2017

Lauren Bacall by Cyguy In this better-late-than-never third and final installment in our series on "OOAK" (One-of-a-Kind) celebrity dolls, we'll peruse the work of some highly accomplished and well-respected artists; Pt. 2 featured the work of prolific "repaint" artist Noel Cruz and Pt. 1 focused o read more

CASABLANCA at 75, Let the Celebrations Continue

Lady Eve's Reel Life Posted by The Lady Eve on May 24, 2017

Casablanca - winner of Best Picture, Best Director (Michael Curtiz) and Best Screenplay (Julius and Philip Epstein and Howard Koch) Oscars and possibly the film from Hollywood’s golden era that has aged better than any other “as time goes by” - turns 75 this year. Casablanca was ho read more

Underseen & Underrated: "Unfaithfully Yours" (1948), from the Madcap Mind of Preston Sturges

Lady Eve's Reel Life Posted by The Lady Eve on May 17, 2017

Preston Sturges’s final remarkable comedy, the deliriously dark Unfaithfully Yours (1948), screened twice at this year’s TCM Classic Film Festival, on April 7 and April 9. That it screened a second time speaks to the impact of this lesser known Struges gem the first time it was shown; ma read more

PANIQUE (PANIC), Timely French Noir from Julien Duvivier

Lady Eve's Reel Life Posted by The Lady Eve on May 4, 2017

  SCREENED TO SRO CROWD AT TCM FESTIVAL OPENS AT LAEMMLE'S ROYAL IN LOS ANGELES MAY 5 During TCM’s 8th annual Classic Film Festival in Hollywood last month more than 75 films were presented, all of them classics and almost all of them appealing to me. But there were two that I was ab read more

A Rare Noir is Good to Find 2, San Francisco's Second International Film Noir Festival - Coming in May

Lady Eve's Reel Life Posted by The Lady Eve on Apr 25, 2017

For four days in May, twelve mostly rare films noir from eleven countries around the world will screen at San Francisco's Roxie Theater in the heart of the city's Mission District. The event, A Rare Noir is Good to Find 2, is the second international film noir festival to be presented at the Roxie b read more

The Nitrate Experience, BLACK NARCISSUS at TCMFF 2017

Lady Eve's Reel Life Posted by The Lady Eve on Apr 11, 2017

Kathleen Byron and Deborah Kerr in Black Narcissus, a production of The Archers One of the truly sublime experiences (and there were many) of this year's TCM Classic Film Festival was the joy of viewing a nitrate print of The Archers' (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger) great masterpiece Bla read more

The Nitrate Experience, BLACK NARCISSUS at TCMFF 2017

Lady Eve's Reel Life Posted by The Lady Eve on Apr 11, 2017

Kathleen Byron and Deborah Kerr in Black Narcissus, a production of The Archers One of the truly sublime experiences (and there were many) of this year's TCM Classic Film Festival was the joy of viewing a nitrate print of The Archers' (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger) great masterpiece Bla read more

OOAK Dolls, Pt. 2: Repaint Artist Noel Cruz

Lady Eve's Reel Life Posted by The Lady Eve on Mar 23, 2017

  Noel Cruz is one of the most highly acclaimed among OOAK doll repaint artists on the scene. A Filipino-American based in Anaheim, California, Cruz’s reputation rests upon his talent for fashioning repainted dolls that bear amazing likeness to their subjects. His specialty is character read more

OOAK Dolls, Pt. 2: Repaint Artist Noel Cruz

Lady Eve's Reel Life Posted by The Lady Eve on Mar 23, 2017

  Noel Cruz is one of the most highly acclaimed among OOAK doll repaint artists on the scene. A Filipino-American based in Anaheim, California, Cruz’s reputation rests upon his talent for fashioning repainted dolls that bear amazing likeness to their subjects. His specialty is character read more

OOAK Dolls: So Real They're Unreal

Lady Eve's Reel Life Posted by The Lady Eve on Mar 8, 2017

Bette Davis by CyGuy Celebrity dolls, I discovered, have been around for a long, long time. According to Ellen Tsagaris of Dr. E's Doll Museum blog, the first commemorative doll is more than likely the Venus of Willendorf and other Venus figures discovered in Europe and said to be between 25 read more

OOAK Dolls: So Real It's Unreal

Lady Eve's Reel Life Posted by The Lady Eve on Mar 8, 2017

Bette Davis by CyGuy Celebrity dolls, I discovered, have been around for a long, long time.  According to Ellen Tsagaris of Dr. E's Doll Museum blog, the first commemorative doll is more than likely the Venus of Willendorf and other Venus figures discovered in Europe that are said to be read more

The End of An Era

Lady Eve's Reel Life Posted by The Lady Eve on Mar 6, 2017

I, we, had hoped he would return. Robert Osborne had gone on hiatus from his hosting duties at TCM before and had always come back. Surely he would return again. But now we are told that he is gone forever and the world, especially the world of classic film, seems to have tipped on its axis.   read more

The End of An Era

Lady Eve's Reel Life Posted by The Lady Eve on Mar 6, 2017

I, we, had hoped he would return. Robert Osborne had gone on hiatus from his hosting duties at TCM before and had always come back. Surely he would return again. But now we are told that he is gone forever and the world, especially the world of classic film, seems to have tipped on its axis. In his read more

TCM's 2017 Classic Film Festival

Lady Eve's Reel Life Posted by The Lady Eve on Feb 13, 2017

TCM's 8th annual Classic Film Festival is set for April 6 - 9 in Hollywood, and this year's central theme is Make 'Em Laugh: Comedy in the Movies...if there was ever a year we needed some laughs... Joel McCrea, Claudette Colbert and Rudy Vallee in The Palm Beach Story Among the comedy classics t read more

TCM's 2017 Classic Film Festival

Lady Eve's Reel Life Posted by The Lady Eve on Feb 13, 2017

TCM's 8th annual Classic Film Festival is set for April 6 - 9 in Hollywood, and this year's central theme is Make 'Em Laugh: Comedy in the Movies...if there was ever a year we needed some laughs... Joel McCrea, Claudette Colbert and Rudy Vallee in The Palm Beach Story Among the comedy classics t read more

Lady Gaga for "La La Land"

Lady Eve's Reel Life Posted by The Lady Eve on Jan 19, 2017

Or: Lady Eve Goes Gaga for La La Land I stepped up to the ticket window at the Century Regency 6 on a Wednesday morning earlier this month intending to purchase an early bird ticket to a film that was in the last days of its run at the multiplex. But Fate would have it otherwise; the movie had alr read more

Lady Gaga for "La La Land"

Lady Eve's Reel Life Posted by The Lady Eve on Jan 19, 2017

Or: Lady Eve Goes Gaga for La La Land I stepped up to the ticket window at the Century Regency 6 on a Wednesday morning earlier this month intending to purchase an early bird ticket to a film that was in the last days of its run at the multiplex. But Fate would have it otherwise; the movie had alr read more
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