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Did You Know? - Lynda Carter Has Other Wonders

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Aug 1, 2020

American actress Lynda Carter is best known for playing the beautiful Diana Prince, an Amazonian princess, on the television series Wonder Woman ( 1975-1979 ). For four years she entertained television audiences with her superhuman powers, deflecting bullets with her golden bracelet and capturing cr read more

Once to Every Woman ( 1934 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jul 23, 2020

Grey's Anatomy 1934. Well, not quite. But if you want to see what a 1930s style version of a hospital melodrama looks like ( they really haven't changed much over the years ) then it is well worth checking out Once To Every Woman. This Columbia Pictures quickie is quite entertaining and features two read more

The Impossibly Difficult Name that Movie Game

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jul 18, 2020

Look at all those bicyclists! The young and old alike are enjoying a good pedal around town. Can you remember which film this screenshot is taken from? If you can, then drop the title in the comment box below and, if you guess correctly, you win a prize!  Want to read more rules to the game? J read more

Magic Couples of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jul 11, 2020

Movies have always reflected the hopes and dreams of the public, especially in terms of romance. Since almost every movie genre - from mysteries to swashbucklers, from war to love stories - features a leading man and a woman, it is not surprising that thousands of different screen couples exist on f read more

From the Archives: The Treasure of Lost Canyon ( 1952 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jul 9, 2020

Catch that chicken, Mr. Powell!! The Treasure of Lost Canyon is one of those films that get lost among all of the other features that came out in the early 1950s, but it really is quite a treasure in itself. Its a sweet family film about a country doctor who adopts an orphan boy and their quest for read more

Book Review: Harryhausen - The Lost Movies

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jul 4, 2020

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of stop-motion special effects maestro Ray Harryhausen. I've been enjoying re-watching many of his films throughout the year but doubly entertaining is discovering all the wonderful books written about Harryhausen and his work.  A recent f read more

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea ( 1961 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jun 20, 2020

"Dive! Dive!" Film producer/director Irwin Allen let audiences dive deep into the waters of adventure with Voyage of the Bottom of the Sea, his second of three feature films that he made at 20th Century Fox studios in the early 1960s. Prior to gaining a reputation as "The Master of Disaster" becaus read more

From the Archives: Gun for a Coward ( 1956 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jun 19, 2020

Janice Rule is clinging to her newly-found boyfriend Jeffrey Hunter in this publicity photo for "Gun for a Coward" ( 1956 ), an entertaining western from Universal Pictures. Fred MacMurray was the star of the film but this handsome young couple provided all of the romantic interest.  From the read more

The Impossibly Difficult Name that Movie Game

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jun 12, 2020

This seems like a photo of two rather stuffy but industrious looking gentlemen - or are they not what they seem? Are they crooks? I'll let you figure that one out as you ponder which film this screenshot was taken from.  If you have no idea what this game is about, simply click on this li read more

British Pathe - Bottle Gardens ( 1965 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on May 31, 2020

Live in an apartment? Don't have room for a garden? Start a bottle garden! That's what the chap in this 1965 British Pathé newsreel did.  All you need is a large bottle, dirt, plants, and a teaspoon on a stick, and you'll be growing a tropical garden in no time at all. You'll probably ne read more

Nugget Reviews - 26

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on May 28, 2020

It is has been long, long time since we have shared some nugget reviews, so we are starting up that series once again with a motley assortment of American and British classics.  Chasing Yesterday ( 1935 ) 14k Sylvestre Bonnard, a Parisian bibliophile, is in search of an old and rare bo read more

From the Archives: Flight from Ashiya ( 1964 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on May 27, 2020

Yul Brynner was such a good actor and he made a number of great films. He gave an especially good performance in this picture - Flight from Ashiya ( 1964 ) - as the pilot of a U.S Air Force Rescue Service helicopter who, in the midst of a storm, must rescue survivors from a shipwreck.  I read t read more

Classics for Comfort - Five Favorite Comfort Films

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on May 20, 2020

Comfort Films was the chosen theme for this year's Classic Movie Blog Association spring blogathon and what a perfect choice it is! With most people confined to their homes because of Covid-19, we are turning to our favorite old films for some comfort.  A whole bunch of titles popped into my m read more

The Impossibly Difficult Name that Movie Game

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on May 19, 2020

Don't you love films that feature telephone booths? Fortunately, there were heaps of them made, Unfortunately, that makes solving this puzzle mighty tricky.....but that's the reason I included the shot with the man in it. If you recognize him, you might recognize the movie. :-)  If you have no read more

6 From the '60s - Favorite Films of the 1960s

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on May 16, 2020

Back in March, Rick of the Classic Film and TV Cafe announced the subject for the annual National Classic Movie Day blogathon - 6 From the '60s - and what fun it has been trying to narrow down the choices to only six favorites. My sister and I were first introduced to classic movies through the fil read more

From the Archives: The Kentuckian ( 1955 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 30, 2020

Lovely Diana Lynn poses as Susie Spann in this publicity photo from the MGM western drama The Kentuckian ( 1955 ) starring Burt Lancaster.  From the Archives is our latest series of posts where we share photos from the Silverbanks Pictures collection. Some of these may have been sold in t read more

Eddie Albert and Earth Day

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 22, 2020

Oliver Wendell Douglas, the hapless gentleman farmer of the television sitcom Green Acres ( 1965-1971 ), loved the Earth dearly and never grew tired of talking about the miracle of how little tiny seeds planted in the ground would begin to grow stretching their arms toward the sun, eventually shooti read more

The Price of Fear - BBC Radio Serial

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 19, 2020

In July 1973, BBC Radio aired "Remains to be Seen", the first episode of The Price of Fear, a newly written radio series that featured the voice of the master of macabre - Vincent Price.  This late-night horror anthology serial featured 30-minute tales of spine-tingling drama penned by some of read more

The Bat ( 1959 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 17, 2020

"When it flies, someone dies!"  Mystery writer Cornelia Van Gorder ( Agnes Moorehead ) has just rented a secluded country estate known as "the Oaks" and finds herself involved in a real-life mystery when she learns that one million dollars has been stolen from the local bank and the loot is be read more

The Impossibly Difficult Name that Movie Game

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 16, 2020

An old pinball machine, a store setting, the full-face of a man, and the back of another man....lots of hints that will give you absolutely no clue to what this movie is about. But you're clever and I trust you'll be able to figure out the title of this film regardless. :-)  Unfamiliar with th read more
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