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Film noir’s seven hottest couples!

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Nov 5, 2019

Film noir’s seven hottest couples! On November 5, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized ‘From the moment they met, it was murder!’, goes the tagline of Double Indemnity (1944). And to be fair, that could be the tagline for any of them! Lust, a read more

The sad reality of Cat People (1942)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Oct 22, 2019

The sad reality of Cat People (1942) On October 22, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized Last year’s Horror Month DOUBLE BILL focused on the similarities between The Invisible Man (1933, dir. James Whale) and The Wolfman (1941, dir. George Waggner). If read more

SCREENPLAY BY: Curt Siodmak

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

SCREENPLAY BY: Curt Siodmak On October 12, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized When I covered The Spiral Staircase (1946, dir. Robert Siodmak) a few days ago, it dawned on me just how versatile Robert Siodmak was. In fact, he was so prolific, he may have ove read more

The Spiral Staircase (1946)

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

The Spiral Staircase (1946) On October 4, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized After last year’s takes on Nosferatu, Freaks, The Most Dangerous Game, The Invisible Man and The Wolfman, I thought this year’s Classic Horror Month should focus on the read more

COMEDY GOLD #19: Greta Garbo in Ninotchka (1939)

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

COMEDY GOLD #19: Greta Garbo in Ninotchka (1939) On September 17, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized Earlier this year, I had an idea for a Top 10 article and, as a result, I’ve been watching and re-watching films in order to prepare myself for it – i read more

SCREENPLAY BY: Ernest Lehman

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Sep 6, 2019

SCREENPLAY BY: Ernest Lehman On September 6, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized One of the most prolific and respected screenwriters in Hollywood history, Ernest Lehman was described by Dictionary of Literary Biography’s Nick Roddick as a ‘champ read more

Vive la France! Blogathon – Les Diaboliques (1955)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Aug 25, 2019

Vive la France! Blogathon – Les Diaboliques (1955) On August 25, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized Not only is Les Diaboliques (1955, dir. Henri-Georges Clouzot) one of the greatest psychological thrillers of all time, it is also one of the most unse read more

COMEDY GOLD #18: The picnic from To Catch a Thief (1955)

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

COMEDY GOLD #18: The picnic from To Catch a Thief (1955) On August 16, 2019August 16, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized To Catch a Thief (1955, dir. Alfred Hitchcock) boasts not only two of the most beautiful people who have ever lived as its leads, but al read more

SCREENPLAY BY: June Mathis

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

SCREENPLAY BY: June Mathis On August 7, 2019August 7, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized June Mathis’ legendary eye for detail and sense of plot and theme are second only to her perseverance and determination. Her accomplishments in the early to mid-1 read more

Film Noir and Friendship – Noirathon

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Jul 27, 2019

Film Noir and Friendship – Noirathon On July 27, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized In a world where nothing is what it seems and human emotions get tossed aside for the sake of greed, power and money, it’s perhaps not surprising that relationshi read more

COMEDY GOLD #17: The horse from The Lady Eve (1941)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Jul 20, 2019

COMEDY GOLD #17: The horse from The Lady Eve (1941) On July 20, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized Just when you thought Preston Sturges’ iconic screwball comedy The Lady Eve (1941) couldn’t get any better, in comes the horse that somehow managed read more

Four dialogue-free scenes in classic movies

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

Four dialogue-free scenes in classic movies On July 12, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized In the words of Norma Desmond, ‘We didn’t need dialogue, we had faces’. Sometimes that’s all you need. Sometimes you don’t need dialogue read more

SCREENPLAY BY: Sidney Howard

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Jul 1, 2019

SCREENPLAY BY: Sidney Howard On July 1, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized Sidney Howard’s horrific death at the age of 48 in 1939 made him the first person to win a posthumous Oscar, when he won for the adapted screenplay of Gone with the Wind (1939, read more

COMEDY GOLD #16: Animal and Shapiro from Stalag 17 (1953)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Jun 22, 2019

COMEDY GOLD #16: Animal and Shapiro from Stalag 17 (1953) On June 22, 2019June 22, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized Birthday boy Billy Wilder’s flair for balacing comedy and drama in the same movie is legendary and revered. And, barring The Apartmen read more

Why you should be talking about Lauren Bacall in Young Man With a Horn (1950)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Jun 14, 2019

Why you should be talking about Lauren Bacall in Young Man With a Horn (1950) On June 14, 2019June 14, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized At first, Young Man With a Horn (1950, dir. Michael Curtiz) may seem like a less melodramatic Humoresque (1947, dir. Je read more

SCREENPLAY BY: I. A. L. Diamond

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Jun 6, 2019

SCREENPLAY BY: I. A. L. Diamond On June 6, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized Billy Wilder may be everyone’s favorite screenwriter, but one could argue that some of his best screenplays are the ones he wrote with the often overlooked I. A. L. Diamond. read more

Bette Davis in Of Human Bondage (1934) – a star is born

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on May 24, 2019

Bette Davis in Of Human Bondage (1934) – a star is born On May 24, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized Sometimes it’s hard to believe there was a time when Bette Davis was not a star. Yet, between 1930 and 1933 she was mostly a supporting player read more

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
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