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Many Thanks to All the Participants of the 3rd Golden Boy Blogathon!

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Apr 20, 2018

This annual event is already over (boooo) and, as always, it has been a real treat to read all your entries honouring the wonderful actor that William Holden was! I shared them all individually on this Facebook group dedicated to the Golden Boy and the Holdeners enjoyed them very much! I also have read more

William Holden from A to Z

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Apr 18, 2018

For his centenary that we celebrated yesterday (but that I still continue to celebrate today), I wanted to do something new to hounour the fantastic William Holden! So, I thought I would explore his life and the man he was and the man he is to us through a fun ABC-Book (blog format). So here it is, read more

The 3rd Golden Boy Blogathon – Day 3

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Apr 18, 2018

We have finally arrived at the 3rd and last day of the 3rd Golden Boy Blogathon: A William Holden Centenary Celebration that I’m hosting with the fantasti Emily from The Flapper Dame and the sensational Michaela from Love Letters to Old Hollywood! But most of all, it’s today that, 100 y read more

3rd Golden Boy Blogathon- William Holden 100

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Apr 17, 2018

I forgot to reblog this yesterday, but here are the entries for the second day of the 3rd Golden Boy Blogathon! Please check Emily’s blog who was hosting this day to discover our participants’ tributes to the man of the moment, William Holden! The Flapper Dame Well it’s here- and it’s read more

William Holden as Erik Erichson in “The Counterfeit Traitor” (Guest Post by Juliet Campbell)

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Apr 15, 2018

The following article on The Counterfeit Traitor was written by Juliet Campbell, a huge William Holden fan! Erik Erichson was a reluctant spy…much like William Holden was a reluctant participant at first to take on the role. But the lure of visiting distant European countries was a magnet to h read more

Day 1: The 3rd Golden Boy Blogathon: A William Holden Centenary Celebration is finally here!

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Apr 15, 2018

Yes! We’re starting to celebrate the highly expected Centenary of the very appreciated Golden Boy, the one and only William Holden! As you know, Michaela from Love Letters to Old Hollywood and Emily from The Flapper Dame are joining me to host this edition of the event that starts today and wi read more

The Moon, the Stars and Bette Davis

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Apr 9, 2018

I always have difficulties to determine which film starring Bette Davis is my favourite one. But today, I think it’s Now, Voyager. Yeah, I might have given you another title in a past article, but you see, this is the type of choice that changes all the time for me. It doesn’t really do read more

Clash of Cultures: Bon Cop, Bad Cop

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Mar 30, 2018

When Eva from Coffee, Classics, & Craziness announced her Good Cop, Bad Cop Blogathon, the first film that immediately came to my mind was Érik Canuel’s Bon Cop, Bad Cop (2006), the most commercially successful Quebecois films of history… so far. “Bon” literary means  read more

An Enchanting Garden

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Mar 25, 2018

My latest Three Enchanting Ladies article: all about flowers named after Ingrid Bergman, Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn! Enjoy! Three Enchanting Ladies Have you ever wondered how a garden worthy of Ingrid Bergman, Audrey Hepburn and/or Grace Kelly’s would look like? Are you an avid botanist who read more

Breakdown: An Immobile Nightmare

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Mar 24, 2018

I’m very happy to participate, for the 3rd time, in the Favourite TV Show Episode Blogathon hosted by the great Terence from A Shroud of Thoughts! This time, I’ve decided to go with my favourite Alfred Hitchcock Presents episode: Breakdown (1955). This is the first episode of this tv sh read more

How Classic Films Influence my Life

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Mar 4, 2018

Theresa over at CineMaven’s Essays from the Couch is hosting the highly anticipated Free For All Blogathon where the participants have the occasion to write about…anything! Anything related to films of course. I’ve always wanted to write a piece on what it is to be a classic film read more

Amy March: Elizabeth Taylor vs. Joan Bennett

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Feb 28, 2018

Yesterday, February 27, marked the birthday of two excellent classic actresses: the glamorous Elizabeth Taylor and the enigmatic Joan Bennett. But this is not the only common point these two ladies share. Indeed, they starred together in today’s birthday boy, Vincente Minnelli’s classic read more

My Family on Television: Les Filles de Caleb (1990-1991)

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Feb 21, 2018

Ok, we’ll talk a bit about my family. Shall we? When Maddy from Maddy Loves Her Classic Films announced that she’ll be hosting a blogathon dedicated to the world of television, I had the idea to discuss one of Quebec’s most famous tv show: Les Filles de Caleb. The direct translatio read more

Ageism and Classic Films

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Feb 17, 2018

I’m angry… And I have to empty my bag. You know, to love classic films is a thing, but to love classic films as a Millennial is another. It’s a situation that has both its bright and dark sides, the brightest one being that you feel unique with your distinct passion that only a few read more

A Gag Every Minute: Buster Keaton in The Blacksmith (1922)

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Feb 14, 2018

We have a smithy at our country house. Yes, yes. We don’t use it anymore as no one alive in my family is a graduated blacksmith (!) but the woman who gave us this house (my grandfather’s cousin) was the daughter of the village’s blacksmith. She was quite a character and would put read more

We’re crazy about C.R.A.Z.Y.

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Feb 12, 2018

8 years before he made his debut in Hollywood with Dallas Buyers Club and 12 years before he won an Emmy Award for Big Little Lies, Jean-Marc Vallée released what is, for me, one of the best French-Canadian films ever made: C.R.A.Z.Y. Dallas Buyers Club, The Young Victoria, and Wild were great but, read more

Top of the World: My Ultimate Top 100 Favourite Actresses

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Feb 10, 2018

Here it is! Finally! Almost two years after having published my top 100 favourite actors (which already has to be updated, I’ve finally decided to do the same with my favourite actresses! This was not an easy task! These choices are VERY subjective, so I’ll ask you to respect them. It read more

Announcing the Third Golden Boy Blogathon: A William Holden Centenary Celebration

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Feb 7, 2018

Next April, we will celebrate the wonderful William Holden’s centenary. And, as you know, I’m a big fan of him and want to make things big for the occasion. So, I invite you all to participate The Third Golden Boy Blogathon: A William Holden Centenary Celebration! This year, things will read more

Cain and Mabel: Davies and Gable’s Clash

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Feb 2, 2018

Yesterday, the one who was known as The King of Hollywood, Clark Gable, would have turned 117 years old. For the occasion, my friend Michaela over at Love Letters to Old Hollywood is hosting the Clark Gable Blogathon. The charismatic actor played in a load of great movies that are today known as im read more

Dancin’ with Busby

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Jan 29, 2018

Something special is happening at Hometowns to Hollywood as Annette is hosting a blogathon for the very first time! The classic film enthusiast has chosen to honour the world of musicals with an event dedicated to the golden age of Hollywood choreographer Busby Berkeley. For those like me who like t read more
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