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The Kissing Bandit (1949)

The Blonde At The Film Posted by Cameron on Sep 12, 2017

via: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/256/The-Kissing-Bandit/#tcmarcp-198424-198425  Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own. The Kissing Bandit (1949) follows the adventures of a timid young man who impersonates a big, bad bandit in colonial California. The poster proclaims that it’s R read more

Another Thin Man (1939)

The Blonde At The Film Posted by Cameron on Aug 9, 2017

via: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/1747/Another-Thin-Man/#tcmarcp-179212-179210   Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own. Nick and Nora are back in another charming, convoluted mystery-comedy. All the old hits are here: cocktails in every scene, a huge cast of suspects, highly specific clues read more

On An Island With You (1948)

The Blonde At The Film Posted by Cameron on Jul 26, 2017

via: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/2040/On-an-Island-with-You/#tcmarcp-148558   Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own. This movie is one big reunion! It marks the fourth Esther Williams movie (and third in a row) directed by Richard Thorpe. He’d helmed Thrill of a Romance (1945), Fies read more

Ball of Fire (1942)

The Blonde At The Film Posted by Cameron on Jul 12, 2017

via: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/68020/Ball-of-Fire/#tcmarcp-173765  Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own. This charming film was written by two of the best, Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder, and directed by a master of the genre, Howard Hawks. The talent onscreen is just as formidable read more

Romance on the High Seas (1948)

The Blonde At The Film Posted by Cameron on Jun 27, 2017

via: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/399/Romance-on-the-High-Seas/#tcmarcp-457612-457613  Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own. This musical at sea stars Doris Day in her first film role. It would catapult her to stardom, but her casting was almost purely by accident. Warner Bros. originally read more

Classic Movie Gift Guide

The Blonde At The Film Posted by Cameron on Jun 14, 2017

Do you need a mid-week treat? Are you hoping to flaunt your classic movie style at the beach this summer? Or perhaps you’d like to add some nostalgic glamour to your home? Then read on for my favorite Classic Hollywood-inspired goodies! And be sure to check out my first Classic Movie Gift Guid read more

Give a Girl a Break (1954)

The Blonde At The Film Posted by Cameron on May 31, 2017

via: http://laurasmiscmusings.blogspot.com/2011/12/tonights-movie-give-girl-break-1953.html  Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own. Give a Girl a Break is one of the many backstage musicals that Classic Hollywood churned out so regularly. It’s got all the usual elements: a “putti read more

Christmas in July (1940)

The Blonde At The Film Posted by Cameron on May 17, 2017

via: http://www.chicagofilmsociety.org/2012/07/06/xmas-in-july/  Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own. It’s not Christmas and it’s not July, but this movie isn’t about those either, so here we go! Christmas in July was written and directed by Preston Sturges, whose career is astonishing read more

Early Women Filmmakers Giveaway

The Blonde At The Film Posted by Cameron on May 8, 2017

I’m delighted to announce the May 9 release of Early Women Filmmakers: An International Anthology by Flicker Alley. The Dual-Format Edition Blu-ray/DVD showcases the work of 14 of early cinema’s most innovative and influential women directors, re-writing and celebrating their rightful pl read more

History Through Hollywood: 4th Edition

The Blonde At The Film Posted by Cameron on May 3, 2017

The History Through Hollywood series looks at old films as inadvertent time capsules packed with the norms and customs of a bygone era. Traditions change, cultural mores shift, and technology races on; what was once commonplace might now seem totally weird. When was the last time you used a typewrit read more

Kept Husbands (1931)

The Blonde At The Film Posted by Cameron on Apr 12, 2017

via: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kept_Husbands  Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own. If you’re looking for a deliciously scandalous movie with witty dialogue and delightful characters, this is not it. But if you’re on the hunt for a mediocre flick with flat characters and read more

I Love Melvin (1953)

The Blonde At The Film Posted by Cameron on Apr 1, 2017

via: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Love_Melvin Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own. I Love Melvin reunites Singin’ in the Rain stars Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds; in fact, this film began shooting about a month after Singin’ in the Rain premiered in the spring of read more

For the Love of Mary (1948)

The Blonde At The Film Posted by Cameron on Mar 22, 2017

via: http://www.omcm.com/tcmdb/title/75342/For-the-Love-of-Mary/#  Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own. This movie is mostly famous as Deanna Durbin‘s final film before she retired from show business at the age of 26. Her youth at retirement belies her busy career–she made 21 read more

Happy Go Lovely (1951)

The Blonde At The Film Posted by Cameron on Mar 13, 2017

via: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happy_Go_Lovely  Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own. Happy Go Lovely was the first musical made in Britain after WWII. It was produced by the Associated British Picture Corporation in partnership with RKO, who distributed the film in the US. Set in Edinb read more

The Sport Parade (1932)

The Blonde At The Film Posted by Cameron on Mar 1, 2017

via: https://www.cinematerial.com/movies/the-sport-parade-i22918  Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own. This is a pre-Code sports movie that’s mostly famous for a certain locker room scene, but it’s interesting to watch for the sports footage, the frequent appearance of Robert read more

Pillow Talk (1959)

The Blonde At The Film Posted by Cameron on Feb 20, 2017

via: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/4363/Pillow-Talk/#tcmarcp-1008398-1008399  Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own. Pillow Talk was the first of three films starring Rock Hudson, Doris Day, and Tony Randall. It was also one of the earliest “sex comedies,” a genre that would flo read more

It’s A Date (1940)

The Blonde At The Film Posted by Cameron on Feb 7, 2017

via: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Its_a_Date_poster.jpg Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own. Deanna Durbin (born Edna Mae Durbin) was a child star who made her first film appearance at the age of fourteen in the short film Every Sunday (1936) with Judy Garland, another child actor read more

History Through Hollywood: “The Cinema”

The Blonde At The Film Posted by Cameron on Jan 23, 2017

In this History Through Hollywood, I’m tackling one of my favorite essays on film, Virginia Woolf’s “The Cinema.” It was published in 1926 and encompasses an incredible breadth of film theory while beautifully capturing what makes movies different, special, and powerful. Wool read more

Skylark (1941)

The Blonde At The Film Posted by Cameron on Jan 12, 2017

via: http://laurasmiscmusings.blogspot.com/2010/09/tonights-movie-skylark-1941.html Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own. This movie gave me a recurring sense of déjà vu. But perhaps that’s just because I saw it after I’d watched other comedies of remarriage such as The Awful read more

Rich, Young and Pretty (1951)

The Blonde At The Film Posted by Cameron on Jan 2, 2017

via: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rich,_Young_and_Pretty   Unless otherwise noted, all images are own. This has one of the most obnoxious titles ever, but try to move past it. The film does concern a rich, young, and pretty girl–but so do a lot of movies! I think that “Pretty in Paris&# read more
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