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Dead Man's Treasure - The Avengers ( 1967 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 25, 2017

The Avengers has long been one of my favorite television series, so, when A Shroud of Thoughts announced the 3nd annual Favorite TV Show Episode Blogathon, I naturally chose to write about a classic from the 1965-1967 "Emma Peel Era" of The Avengers - "Dead Man's Treasure".  This episode feat read more

The Halfway House ( 1944 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 23, 2017

Ealing Studios, one of England's major film companies, made some exceptionally entertaining films during the 1940s-1960s such as The Lavender Hill Mob, The Blue Lamp, Mandy, Kind Hearts and Coronets, and Scott of the Antarctic. Early in their history they released a charming drama that came to repre read more

The Impossible Difficult Name that Movie Game

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 19, 2017

Twenty singing school girls all in a row, featured in a scene from a film you all know. Tell us the title of this film and you'll win a prize! Simply, isn't it? Or perhaps not....... As always, if you are not familiar with the rules to The Impossibly Difficult Name that Movie game or the prize, cli read more

The Art of the Hollywood Backdrop - Book Review

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 17, 2017

In November 2016, Regan Arts released "The Art of the Hollywood Backdrop" by Richard M. Isackes and Karen L. Maness. This beautiful 11 x 14" hardcover coffee table book is fully illustrated with behind-the-scenes photographs of the impressive set backdrops that were created for the major Hollywood s read more

The English Village Setting of the 1940s

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 13, 2017

Films are by far the most marvelous means of personal escapism and during the 1940s, a time of war, anxiety, and sorrow, the American people certainly needed a place to escape to. Hollywood, being a most benevolent servant of the Arts, created and then delivered us to our destination. They gave us t read more

The White Cliffs of Dover ( 1944 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 10, 2017

  I have loved England dearly and deeply, since that first morning, shining and pure,    The White Cliffs of Dover, I saw rising steeply, Out of the sea that once made her secure.   I had no thought then of husband or lover, I was a traveler, the guest of a week.   Yet when read more

Cinderella ( 1947 ) aka Zolushka

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 8, 2017

Classic foreign films are often presented as being moody, atmospheric dramas or visual voyages into surrealism, but anyone who has enjoyed a classic Russian film knows how beautiful and how colorful their films truly were. They definitely did not follow the brooding European noir-style trend of the read more

From the Archives : Michael Redgrave Arrives in Hollywood

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 4, 2017

In this 1947 publicity photo, Michael Redgrave is seen disembarking a train in Los Angeles. The actor, one of England's top ranking box-office favorites at the time, had just arrived in Hollywood for his first American film production Secret Beyond the Door, released by Universal Pictures. Little di read more

Carl Jules Weyl - Art Director

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Feb 28, 2017

During the Oscars ceremonies, the awards given for Best Picture and Best Actor/Best Actress are often the most anticipated moment, while the categories of Best Sound, Best Set Design, and the like, are usually rushed through to make way for a commercial break. But I always find categories like these read more

Alan Hale's Lobster Barrel Restaurant

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Feb 25, 2017

"The first thing I'll do when I get back is sink my teeth into a nice juicy steak." Skipper - 1965 After Gilligan's Island was canceled in 1966, Alan Hale Jr. ( "Skipper" ) continued guest starring on numerous television series ( he even starred with Bob Denver in the short-lived series "The Good G read more

The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters ( 1963 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Feb 21, 2017

"By riverboat and wagon train, Old Doc McPheeters crossed the plains,  And told his son, keep moving on there's gold in old California,  Go westward ho, young Jaimie-O, and you'll find fortune and fame."  With these words began The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters, a short-lived, but ver read more

Nugget Reviews - 22

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Feb 16, 2017

Follow the Boys! ( 1963 )  Elct.  Three women follow their Navy husbands and boyfriends to their next port of call in the French Riveria where romantic entanglements ensue. Connie Francis, Janis Paige, Dany Robin, Russ Tamblyn, Richard Long. MGM Pictures. Directed by Richard Thorpe. read more

Condorman ( 1981 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Feb 11, 2017

Cartoonist Woody Wilkins ( Michael Crawford ) strives for realism when creating his comic books and would never write an adventure that he, himself, did not experience. So, when his friend Harry ( James Hampton ) gives him the opportunity to act as a courier for a CIA assignment, Woody jumps at the read more

From the Archives : The Men in Her Life ( 1941 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Feb 10, 2017

Loretta Young and a handsome John Shepperd catch a moment to discuss matters, whatever those matters be, before their morning ride in this scene from The Men in Her Life ( 1941 ). For a few years Shepperd Strudwick was being promoted as "John Shepperd", but he quickly ditched that moniker and kept h read more

In Memoriam : Sara Brideson

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Feb 8, 2017

Sara Brideson ( February 4, 1990 - January 23, 2017 )  On January 23rd, 2017, Sara Brideson, a very dear friend of mine and an extremely talented author, passed away suddenly. Sara was a sensitive and sweet-natured young woman who was graced with the gift of writing. Along with her twin sister read more

Henry Mancini - Composer

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Feb 3, 2017

Henry Mancini ( April 16, 1924 - June 14, 1994 ) Henry Mancini was one of the most prolific film composers - and certainly the most famous - in Hollywood throughout the 1960s and 1970s. His popularity outside of the film community was due in no small part to the numerous albums he released as an in read more

The Desperadoes ( 1943 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jan 27, 2017

Columbia Pictures, being a poverty-row film studio for many years, was a little bit behind its rival studios throughout the 1930s and 1940s. They did not really make it into the big league until the mid-1930s when they began outputting some truly entertaining screwballs such as It Happened One Night read more

TV/Movie Set : Father Goose ( 1964 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jan 24, 2017

It is easy to praise the art directors who create visually stunning sets, those that are opulent ( Anastasia, The King and I, The Sound of Music ) or creative and modern ( Top Hat, Grand Hotel, The Thief of Bagdad ).....but the work put into designing a set that perfectly complements the film's stor read more

The Impossibly Difficult Name that Movie Game

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jan 20, 2017

Ahhh.....c'est amour! They make a handsome couple don't they? And the background locale couldn't be more moodily picturesque. Now, we'll leave you to enjoy this scene and ponder just who these two lovebirds are and from what film this screenshot was taken from. But since this is a difficult one we'l read more

Nikki, Wild Dog of the North ( 1961 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jan 15, 2017

During the 1950s and 1960s, Walt Disney Studios produced a number of excellent documentary-story films centered around wildlife, the majority of them being released under James Algar's True-Life Adventure series banner. One film, however, was released as a feature film independently....Nikki, Wild D read more
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