Classic Movie Hub (CMH)
Welcome to BlogHub: the Best in Veteran and Emerging Classic Movie Blogs
You can rate and share your favorite classic movie posts here.
45678910111213

A Star Is Born (1937), won a special Academy Award for its Technicolor cinematography for W. Howard Greene.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Feb 26, 2013

A Star Is Born(1937). A romantic/drama directed by William A. Wellman. Cast: Janet Gaynor, Fredric March, Adolphe Menjou, May Robson, Andy Devine, Lionel Stander and Carole Landis. The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards, winning the award for Best Story. It was also nominated for Best P read more

Have you ever wondered if a stuntman ever won an Oscar?

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Feb 25, 2013

Have you ever wondered if a stuntman ever won an Oscar? Well.. Hollywood stuntman Hal Needham, who has cracked ribs, punctured his lung and broken his back while making more than 300 movies. Has won an Oscar. Hal Brett Needham (born March 6, 1931), stuntman and film director, was a paratrooper read more

Director Leo McCarey received an Academy Award for Best Director: The Awful Truth(1937).

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Feb 24, 2013

Thomas Leo McCarey (October 3, 1898 – July 5, 1969), was a film director, who seemed to understand people better than any other Hollywood director. Born in Los Angeles, California, he graduated from the University of Southern California law school and began in the movie business as an ass read more

Fabulous Films of the 1940's Blogathon: Laura (1944).

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Feb 22, 2013

Laura (1944). A film noir directed by Otto Preminger. Cast: Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb and Vincent Price. The screenplay by Jay Dratler, Samuel Hoffenstein, and Elizabeth Reinhardt is based on the 1943 novel of the same title by Vera Caspary. Gene Tierney, is one of my favorite ac read more

My list of film Noir's that I wished would have won an Oscar.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Feb 21, 2013

Sunset Boulevard was the only film noir to win a Oscar. Classic film Noirs, usually did not win "Best Picture" mostly because they were considered "B" movies. With the exception of one of my favorite films, Sunset Boulevard.. which was the only film noir to win a Oscar. I thought it wo read more

Newsreel footage of the premiere of "Grand Hotel".

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Feb 20, 2013

Newsreel footage of the premiere of "Grand Hotel" showing many of the stars arriving, being interviewed, and signing the famous lobby book. Grand Hotel is a 1932 drama film directed by Edmund Goulding. The screenplay by William A. Drake and Bela Balazs is based on the 1930 play of the same read more

The first Academy Award Winner for Best Picture at the first annual AMPAS award ceremony in 1929.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Feb 19, 2013

On May 16, 1929, the first Academy Award ceremony was held at the Hotel Roosevelt in Hollywood to honor outstanding film achievements of 1927 and 1928. The winners were announced after a banquet in the Blossom room. After dinner Douglas Fairbanks, the president of the Academy of Motion Picture A read more

Classic TV blog association post: Charlie's Angels.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Feb 18, 2013

Charlie's Angels, first season.. is one of my favorite crime drama television shows of the 70's. The Charlie's Angels series debuted on September 22, 1976. A story about three women who work for a private investigation agency and is one of the first shows to showcase women, who were independent, read more

King Soloman's Mines(1950) won Academy Awards for Best Cinematography, Colour and Best Film Editing and was nominated for Best Picture.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Feb 17, 2013

King Solomon's Mines (1950). Won Academy Awards for Best Cinematography, Color and Best Film Editing and was nominated for Best Picture. On March 29,1950 at the RKO Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, California, Hosted by, Fred Astaire. King Solomon's Mines (1950). A Adventure, loosely based o read more

"Gigi" won a record-breaking 9 Academy Awards (at the 1959 Awards ceremony).

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Feb 16, 2013

Gigi won a record-breaking 9 Academy Awards (at the 1959 Awards ceremony). In tribute to Gigi's domination of the Oscars, the MGM switchboard answered calls the following day with "M-Gigi-M". To honor 1958's best films, the 31st Academy Awards ceremony was held on April 6, 1959. The show's prod read more

31 Days of Oscar: Blood and Sand (1941) . An oil painting that looks like it came to life.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Feb 15, 2013

This post is part of the 31 Days of Oscar Blogathon, hosted by Once Upon a Screen, Outspoken and Freckled and Paula’s Cinema Club. It runs Feb. 1 – Mar. 3, in conjunction with Turner Classic Movies’ 31 Days of Oscar. Please click on envelope on the side bar to learn more. read more

Happy Valentine's Day from: Clara Bow.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Feb 14, 2013

I hope that you found a little love this Valentine Day. I also, hope that you enjoyed Noir and Chick Flicks Valentines 14 day celebration. I was very surprised to see how many classic actor's/actress found their forever Valentine on their first trip down the isle. I hope you will also enjoy No read more

Love Hollywood Style: Ray Milland.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Feb 13, 2013

Ray Milland, stayed out of the Hollywood party scene, instead staying at home with his wife of 54 years, Malvina Webber. They married on September 30, 1932, and remained together until his death. Together, they raised a son, Daniel and adopted daughter, Victoria. Milland, died in California on M read more

Love Hollywood Style: Robert Taylor.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Feb 13, 2013

After three years of dating, Taylor married actress Barbara Stanwyck on May 14, 1939 in San Diego. Zeppo Marx's wife Marion was Stanwyck's matron of honor and her godfather, actor Buck Mack, was Taylor's best man. Stanwyck divorced Taylor (reportedly at his request) in February 1951. The couple read more

Love Hollywood Style: Joan Blondell.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Feb 12, 2013

Blondell was married three times, first to cinematographer George Barnes in a private wedding ceremony on 4 January 1933 at the First Presbyterian Church in Phoenix, Arizona. They had one child, Norman S. Powell, (who became an accomplished producer, director, and television executive) and divor read more

Love Hollywood Style: Harold Lloyd.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Feb 11, 2013

Harold Lloyd married his leading lady, Mildred Davis(d.1969), on Saturday, February 10, 1923. Together, they had two children: Gloria Lloyd (1924–2012), and Harold Clayton Lloyd, Jr., (1931–1971). They also adopted Gloria Freeman (1924–1986) in September 1930, whom they rename read more

Love Hollywood Style: Gregory Peck.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Feb 10, 2013

In October 1942 Peck married Finnish-born Greta Kukkonen (1911–2008), with whom he had three sons, Jonathan (1944–75), Stephen (b. 1946), and Carey Paul (b. 1949). They were divorced on December 30, 1955, but maintained a very good relationship. On December 31, 1955, the day afte read more

Gary Cooper: Super Duper Style.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Feb 9, 2013

In 1946, when Irving Berlin wrote the lyrics to his 1928 song “Puttin’ on the Ritz” he added the line: “Dressed up like a million-dollar trouper/Tryin’ hard to look like Gary Cooper/Super Duper.” In an interview, his daughter Janis told The Hollywood Repo read more

Love Hollywood Style: Gary Cooper.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Feb 9, 2013

My favorite actor, Gary Cooper, had been one of Hollywood's favorite leading men for over 30 years and had several high-profile relationships with actresses: Starting with in 1927 Gary was chosen by the silent movie star Clara Bow, to play a reporter in her film, "IT"(1927). Clara, fell in lov read more
45678910111213

error