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FAVORITE ANGRY MAN #6: Juror 1 (Martin Balsam)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Jul 30, 2020

FAVORITE ANGRY MAN #6: Juror 1 (Martin Balsam) On July 30, 2020 By CarolIn Uncategorized As the foreman, Juror 1 (Martin Balsam) tries his best to keep the peace and remain unbiased. He is also the only one who doesn’t ever explain his reasoning read more

SCREENPLAY BY: Howard Koch

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Jul 22, 2020

SCREENPLAY BY: Howard Koch On July 22, 2020 By CarolIn Uncategorized If terrorizing the nation behind the scenes with one of the most iconic radio broadcasts of all time wasn’t enough to put Howard Koch on the map, then turning an obscure play in read more

Classic Hollywood stars react to the summer

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Jul 13, 2020

Classic Hollywood stars react to the summer On July 13, 2020July 13, 2020 By CarolIn Uncategorized If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you’ll be familiar with Classic Hollywood Stars React and more recently, 31 Days of Summer Movies. A read more

FAVORITE ANGRY MAN #7: Juror 6 (Edward Binns)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Jun 27, 2020

FAVORITE ANGRY MAN #7: Juror 6 (Edward Binns) On June 27, 2020 By CarolIn Uncategorized Though he is perhaps, along with Juror 2, the most unassuming member of the panel, his emotional intelligence sets him apart. His quiet, unremarkable nature is a we read more

Theresa Harris’ Hollywood

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Jun 19, 2020

Theresa Harris’ Hollywood On June 19, 2020June 19, 2020 By CarolIn Uncategorized Ryan Murphy’s new Netflix show, Hollywood, is not only a guilty pleasure for classic film afficionados, but it is also a reminder of how far Hollywood has come and read more

SCREENPLAY BY: DeWitt Bodeen

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Jun 9, 2020

SCREENPLAY BY: DeWitt Bodeen On June 9, 2020June 9, 2020 By CarolIn Uncategorized It’s Pride Month and we are celebrating it here at the Garden! This year, the June edition of SCREENPLAY BY is dedicated to one of the many LGBTQ+ storytellers from read more

FAVORITE ANGRY MAN #8: Juror 11 (George Voskovec)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on May 25, 2020

FAVORITE ANGRY MAN #8: Juror 11 (George Voskovec) On May 25, 2020May 25, 2020 By CarolIn Uncategorized One of the fairest members of the panel, Juror 11 is the only one who was born outside of the United States. His ‘foreignness’ makes him read more

Happy Kate Day!

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on May 12, 2020

Happy Kate Day! On May 12, 2020May 12, 2020 By CarolIn Uncategorized It’s Katharine Hepburn’s birthday! And we are all in quarantine! Woo! If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you will have seen my ‘Classic Hollywood stars reac read more

SCREENPLAY BY: Donald Ogden Stewart

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on May 8, 2020

SCREENPLAY BY: Donald Ogden Stewart On May 8, 2020May 8, 2020 By CarolIn Uncategorized American society was a hot topic in 1930s and 40s soph-coms (yes, I’m still trying to coin that) and none was more deliciously scathing than The Philadelphia S read more

FAVORITE ANGRY MAN #9: Juror 10 (Ed Begley)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Apr 25, 2020

FAVORITE ANGRY MAN #9: Juror 10 (Ed Begley) On April 25, 2020 By CarolIn Uncategorized Bigoted, close-minded and irrational, Juror 10  (Ed Begley) bases his vote on his personal opinions about ‘those people’, of which ‘the boy’ read more

SCREENPLAY BY Daniel Taradash

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Apr 15, 2020

SCREENPLAY BY Daniel Taradash On April 15, 2020 By CarolIn Uncategorized Adapting James Jones’ gigantic novel From Here to Eternity into the 1953 classic may have been one of the most laborious jobs in Hollywood, but not only did Daniel Taradash read more

Classic Literature on Film blogathon – Crimes at the Dark House (Wilkie Collins’ The Woman in White)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Apr 4, 2020

Classic Literature on Film blogathon – Crimes at the Dark House (Wilkie Collins’ The Woman in White) On April 4, 2020 By CarolIn Uncategorized The stupendously hammy Crimes at the Dark House (1940, dir. George King) follows a plot not too d read more

FAVORITE ANGRY MAN #10: Juror 12 (Robert Webber)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Mar 23, 2020

FAVORITE ANGRY MAN #10: Juror 12 (Robert Webber) On March 23, 2020March 23, 2020 By CarolIn Uncategorized Like Juror 7, Juror 12 is much more interested in his life outside of that room than in the case. He’s an adversiting executive and his cons read more

SCREENPLAY BY: Virginia Kellogg

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Mar 8, 2020

SCREENPLAY BY: Virginia Kellogg On March 8, 2020 By CarolIn Uncategorized There isn’t a whole lot of information about Virginia Kellogg out there, but the information I got was enough for me to want to include her in the SCREENPLAY BY series. She read more

FAVORITE ANGRY MAN #11: Juror 7 (Jack Warden)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Feb 23, 2020

FAVORITE ANGRY MAN #11: Juror 7 (Jack Warden) On February 23, 2020 By CarolIn Uncategorized My 11th favorite Angry Man is arguably the most obnoxious of them all. Right from the off, Juror 7 (Jack Warden) makes his position known: he is not happy about read more

Six classics, zero Oscar nominations

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Feb 13, 2020

Six classics, zero Oscar nominations On February 13, 2020February 13, 2020 By CarolIn Uncategorized It’s Oscar season! For the past four years during the month of February, I’ve talked about Oscar races – Best Actress of 1942/43 and Best Su read more

SCREENPLAY BY: Carl Foreman

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Feb 6, 2020

SCREENPLAY BY: Carl Foreman On February 6, 2020 By CarolIn Uncategorized The absolute omnishambles that was Carl Foreman’s career in Hollywood should be a lesson in decency, morals and how not to treat people and his blacklisting, along with that read more

Bernard Herrmann and Vertigo (1958)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Jan 27, 2020

Bernard Herrmann and Vertigo (1958) On January 27, 2020 By CarolIn Uncategorized If pressed, I would have to say that Bernard Herrmann’s score for Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo (1958) is my all-time favorite movie score. I’ve mentioned t read more

FAVORITE ANGRY MAN #12: Juror 2 (John Fiedler)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Jan 16, 2020

FAVORITE ANGRY MAN #12: Juror 2 (John Fiedler) On January 16, 2020 By CarolIn Uncategorized The Old Hollywood Garden is proud to present a brand new series of posts: my top twelve favorite jurors from 12 Angry Men (1957, dir. Sidney Lumet)! Starting in read more

SCREENPLAY BY: Frank S. Nugent

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Jan 5, 2020

SCREENPLAY BY: Frank S. Nugent On January 5, 2020January 5, 2020 By CarolIn Uncategorized Having the screenplay of the greatest Western of all time as your magnum opus is pretty grand as it is, but to claim a further ten scripts written for John Ford is read more
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