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The 'L.A. at Last!' Episode of I Love Lucy

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Apr 17, 2018

Lucille Ball and William Holden in the "L.A. at Last!" episode of I Love Lucy. This article is part of The Third Golden Boy Blogathon: A William Holden Centenary Celebration hosted by The Wonderful World of Cinema, The Flapper Dame, and Love Letters to Old Hollywood. The classic TV series I Lo read more

TCM Picks for the Week of April 16, 2018

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Apr 15, 2018

Casablanca (1942) is airing this Wednesday night on TCM as part of an all-day lineup of movies directed by Michael Curtiz. This week's Wednesday spotlight on the films of directors Michael Curtiz features some of his best movies, including all-time classic Casablanca (1942), film noir Mildred Pie read more

A TCM Viewer's Guide for the Week of April 9, 2018

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Apr 9, 2018

Olivia de Havilland and Errol Flynn in Dodge City (1939). This movie is airing Wednesday on TCM. It's another great week on TCM. There's three of star of the month William Holden's best movies airing Monday night, an Errolivia marathon on Wednesday night, and some of the best Randolph Scott-Budd read more

The Women of Old Hollywood: Doris Day in That Touch of Mink

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Apr 5, 2018

Doris Day and Cary Grant in a lobby card for That Touch of Mink (1962). This article is part of The Doris Day Blogathon hosted by Love Letters to Old Hollywood. It's also part of my series on Women in old Hollywood.  In the late 1950s and early 1960s, actor and singer Doris Day creat read more

TCM Picks for the Week of April 2, 2018

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Apr 2, 2018

TCM's April star of the month is William Holden. This week, my TCM picks feature star of the month William Holden, birthday lady Doris Day, and old Hollywood icon Bette Davis. Note: All times are ET and the highlighted text has links to full-length articles. Here's a link to the complete schedul read more

Tips on How to Survive the End of the World Based on Panic in Year Zero!

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Mar 30, 2018

A publicity still of Frankie Avalon, Mary Mitchel, Ray Milland, and Jean Hagen in the apocalyptic thriller Panic in Year Zero! (1962). This article is part of The End of the World Blogathon hosted by at MovieMovieBlogBlog and The Midnite Drive-In. A gentle warning that this article has spoiler read more

TCM Picks for the Week of March 26, 2018

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Mar 26, 2018

Easter Parade (1948), starring Judy Garland and Fred Astaire, is one of my TCM picks for this week. TCM is featuring Easter movies all weekend, including the musical Easter Parade (1948) and Biblical epics Quo Vadis (1951) and Ben-Hur (1959). Note: All times are ET and the highlighted text has li read more

TCM Picks for the Week of March 19, 2018

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Mar 19, 2018

Sunset Boulevard (1950), starring Gloria Swanson, is one of my TCM picks for this week.  This week's TCM lineup features five nights of films with great endings and a birthday tribute to Joan Crawford on Friday. Note: All times are ET and the highlighted text as links to full-length articles read more

Zulu (1964)

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Mar 17, 2018

Michael Caine as Lt. Gonville Bromhead in the war film Zulu (1964). This article is part of The Marvellous Michael Caine Blogathon hosted by RealWeegieMidget Reviews. Old Hollywood studios produced dozens of films about the British Empire from the 1930s through the 1960s. One of the last and b read more

TCM Picks for the Week of March 12, 2018

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Mar 12, 2018

Star of the month Elizabeth Taylor (photo above) is featured in this week's TCM picks. Highlights of this week's TCM lineup include five nights of films featuring star of the month Elizabeth Taylor and a Saturday St. Patrick's Day celebration. Note: All times are ET and the highlighted text has read more

Dr. Who and the Daleks and Daleks -- Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D.

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Mar 11, 2018

 Doctor Who (Peter Cushing) is menaced by a Dalek in this publicity still for Daleks -- Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. (1967). This article is part of the Time Travel Blogathon hosted by Wide Screen World and Silver Screenings. The BBC TV series Doctor Who has been going strong for more than 5 read more

1001 Classic Movies: Somebody Up There Likes Me

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Mar 9, 2018

The screenshot above shows Paul Newman as boxer Rocky Graziano in the biopic Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956). This week's 1001 classic movie you should see is the biopic Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956) about the early life and boxing career of famed middleweight champion Rocky Graziano (Paul read more

TCM Picks for the Week of March 5, 2018

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Mar 5, 2018

My TCM movie of the week is The Snake Pit (1948) starring Olivia de Havilland. This drama about mental illness airs at 10 pm ET Monday. Highlights of this week's TCM lineup include two nights of films about mental illness in the movies and a Saturday night of noir. Note: All times are ET and the read more

Ida Lupino at 100: The Hitch-Hiker

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Mar 3, 2018

A screenshot of the film noir The Hitch-Hiker (1953) featuring Frank Lovejoy (left), William Talman, and Edmond O'Brien. This article is part of The Free for All Classic Film Blogathon presented by Cinemaven's Essays From the Couch. The Free for All Blogathon gives bloggers the chance to write read more

Elizabeth Taylor and Jewelry

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Feb 28, 2018

Elizabeth Taylor wearing some of the sparkling gems in her large jewelry collection. This article is part of The Elizabeth Taylor Blogathon hosted by In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood.  Big girls need big diamonds," -- Elizabeth Taylor Elizabeth Taylor's tumultuous love life of read more

Janet Gaynor: The First Best Actress Winner

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Feb 24, 2018

First best actress winner Janet Gaynor with her Oscar for 7th Heaven (1927), Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927), and Street Angel (1928). This article is part of the 31 Days of Oscar blogathon hosted by Paula's Cinema Club, Outspoken & Freckled, and Once Upon a Screen. Janet Gaynor won t read more

Old Hollywood Top Five: Nelson Eddy-Jeanette MacDonald Musical Numbers

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Feb 22, 2018

Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald (photo above from Maytime) were known as The Singing Sweethearts to their legions of fans.  This article is part of The Singing Sweethearts Blogathon hosted by Pure Entertainment Preservation Society. Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald were a wildly popu read more

A TCM Viewer's Guide for the Week of Feb. 19, 2018

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Feb 18, 2018

The Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers musical Top Hat (1935) is airing at 10 a.m. Sunday on TCM. It is part of an all-day lineup of nominees and winners of the best picture Academy Award. This week's 31 Days of Oscar programming features nominees and winners from the acting and best picture categories. read more

Buster Keaton's Italian Villa

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Feb 15, 2018

Buster Keaton plays a game of catch outside his palatial Beverly Hills estate called the Italian Villa. This article is part of The Fourth Annual Buster Keaton Blogathon hosted by Silent-ology. There was nothing quite like being an old Hollywood movie star in the 1920s. Idols of the silver scr read more

A TCM Viewer's Guide for the Week of Feb. 12, 2018

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Feb 12, 2018

TCM is airing some great romances for Valentine's week, including the Doris Day-Rock Hudson rom-com Pillow Talk (1959) at 10:15 p.m. Thursday. This week's 31 Days of Oscar programming begins with director John Ford's Oscar-winning film The Informer (1935) at 6 a.m. Monday  and ends with Jose read more
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