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COMEDY GOLD #15: Doris Day in Pillow Talk (1959)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on May 17, 2019

COMEDY GOLD #15: Doris Day in Pillow Talk (1959) On May 17, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized We sadly lost the great Doris Day on Monday, so I’ve decided to talk about one of my favourite performances of hers, and the only Oscar nomination she recei read more

SCREENPLAY BY: Garson Kanin and Ruth Gordon

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on May 12, 2019

SCREENPLAY BY: Garson Kanin and Ruth Gordon On May 12, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized Today is Katharine Hepburn’s birthday, and because I’ve talked about her ad nauseam here on The Garden, I thought I’d focus on something else this ye read more

The Joan Crawford Blogathon – Humoresque (1946)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on May 9, 2019

The Joan Crawford Blogathon – Humoresque (1946) On May 9, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized John Garfield’s ultimely death at age 39 in 1952 may have robbed him and us of a long and prolific career, but the performances and movies he left behin read more

COMEDY GOLD #14: Make ‘Em Laugh from Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Apr 23, 2019

COMEDY GOLD #14: Make ‘Em Laugh from Singin’ in the Rain (1952) On April 23, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized One of the world’s most beloved movies, Singin’ in The Rain (1952, dir. Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen) ticks all the boxes read more

Steve Cochran in Private Hell 36 (1954): homme fatale?

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Apr 16, 2019

Steve Cochran in Private Hell 36 (1954): homme fatale? On April 16, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized Don Siegel’s criminally underrated Private Hell 36 (1954) can never seem to make its way onto any worthy ‘top noir’ list, perhaps justly read more

SCREENPLAY BY: Dudley Nichols

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Apr 7, 2019

SCREENPLAY BY: Dudley Nichols On April 7, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized Everybody knows George C. Scott was the first actor to refuse an Oscar, but not many people know that screenwriter Dudley Nichols was the very first person to do so. Not only that, read more

Leave Her to Heaven (1945) and that chilling scene…

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Mar 26, 2019

Leave Her to Heaven (1945) and that chilling scene… On March 26, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized Leon Shamroy’s stunning, ethereal Oscar-winning cinematography in Leave Her to Heaven (dir. John M. Stahl, 1945) is the perfect backdrop for one read more

COMEDY GOLD #13: The morning routine from The More The Merrier (1943)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Mar 18, 2019

COMEDY GOLD #13: The morning routine from The More The Merrier (1943) On March 18, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized One of the most endearing rom-coms of all time, the premise of The More the Merrier (dir. George Stevens, 1943) is full of comedic potentia read more

SCREENPLAY BY: Frances Marion

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Mar 8, 2019

SCREENPLAY BY: Frances Marion On March 8, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized Sometimes it’s easy to forget that the 1920s and 30s were, actually, surprisingly kind to female screenwriters – as kind as the Hollywood studio system could be anyway. And n read more

The Jean Harlow Blogathon – The subversive message of Wife vs. Secretary (1936)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Mar 2, 2019

The Jean Harlow Blogathon – The subversive message of Wife vs. Secretary (1936) On March 2, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized The silly title of Wife vs. Secretary (dir. Clarence Brown, 1936) could easily fool you. And the plot could very well make y read more

31 Days of Oscar Blogathon – Best Supporting Actress nominees of 1952/53

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Feb 23, 2019

31 Days of Oscar Blogathon – Best Supporting Actress nominees of 1952/53 On February 23, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized I’ll be honest with you, out of the four acting categories at the Oscars, Best Supporting Actress is probably my least fa read more

COMEDY GOLD #12: The telephone conversation from Midnight (1939)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Feb 15, 2019

COMEDY GOLD #12: The telephone conversation from Midnight (1939) On February 15, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized Midnight (dir. Mitchell Leisen, 1939) is one of the many, many gems that came out in Hollywood’s greatest ever year. Not only that, but read more

Alfred Hitchcock Blogathon – The brilliance of the MacGuffin

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Feb 8, 2019

Alfred Hitchcock Blogathon – The brilliance of the MacGuffin On February 8, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized Yeah, yeah, we all love Alfred Hitchcock and the world is full of movie lovers bending over backwards trying to over-analyze Vertigo (1958), read more

SCREENPLAY BY John C. Higgins

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Feb 3, 2019

SCREENPLAY BY John C. Higgins On February 3, 2019February 3, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized A few months ago, I participated in the Dynamic Duos blogathon, with an article about director Anthony Mann and cinematographer John Alton, who are one of my fav read more

Gilda (1946) and my greatest love affair

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Jan 28, 2019

Gilda (1946) and my greatest love affair On January 28, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized I created The Old Hollywood Garden because I wanted to express my love for the classics. I wanted to make people want to watch them, and I wanted to share my undying read more

COMEDY GOLD #11: The conga from Ball of Fire (1941)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Jan 16, 2019

COMEDY GOLD #11: The conga from Ball of Fire (1941) On January 16, 2019January 16, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized Ball of Fire (dir. Howard Hawks, 1941) seems to be one of those movies that everybody loves. And why wouldn’t it be? It’s sweet read more

Pre-Code Perfection: Three on a Match (1932)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Jan 8, 2019

Pre-Code Perfection: Three on a Match (1932) On January 8, 2019January 8, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized Three on a Match (dir. Mervyn LeRoy, 1932) might just be my favorite movie from what is possibly my favorite year in cinema, 1932. A Pre-Code master read more

SCREENPLAY BY: Morrie Ryskind

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Jan 4, 2019

SCREENPLAY BY: Morrie Ryskind On January 4, 2019January 4, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized 2019 is here and The Old Hollywood Garden is starting it off with the first installment of a new series of posts, SCREENPLAY BY. As a screenwriter and playwright m read more

Goodbye 2018

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Dec 31, 2018

Goodbye 2018 On December 31, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized As we approach 2019, The Old Hollywood Garden enters its fourth year (!) and I, for one, cannot believe it. Four years! A lot of stuff has happened, and I feel like 2018 has been the best year so far read more

5 reasons why Meet me in St. Louis (1944) is my favorite musical

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Dec 24, 2018

5 reasons why Meet me in St. Louis (1944) is my favorite musical On December 24, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized I thought I’d kick off the Christmas festivities this year with my favorite musical of all time and a great Christmas movie in its own read more
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