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Many thanks to the participants of the 2nd Marathon Stars Blogathon!

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Mar 17, 2019

I just want to thank you all those who participated to the 2nd Marathon Stars Blogathon that I’ve been hosting in the last few days with the wonderful Samantha from Musings of A Classic Film Addict and the great Crystal from in The Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood. It was a real pleasure to read more

The 2nd Marathon Stars Blogathon – Day 3

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Mar 16, 2019

We’ve finally reached the last day of the 2nd Marathon Stars Blogathon that I’m hosting with Crystal from In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood and Samantha from Musings of A Classic Film Addict. This blogathon is the perfect occasion for its participants to discover an actor or an a read more

THE MARATHON STARS BLOGATHON: DAY 2 RECAP

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Mar 15, 2019

In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood. The spectacular blogging event that provides us with the opportunity to delve into the filmography of a certain actor or actress who we are not that familiar with, has finally arrived. This fantastic idea was the brainchild of the wonderful Virginie from T read more

The Marathon Stars Blogathon is Here! — Day One Recap

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Mar 14, 2019

Musings of a Classic Film Addict I can hardly remember a time when I’ve been so thrilled about the arrival of a blogathon! I’ve had such a wonderful time discovering the work of the incredible Pier Angeli, and I really hope that all of our participants have had as much fun as I have watching movies read more

Tallulah Bankhead Film Marathon: Feedback

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Mar 14, 2019

Tallulah Bankhead is one of these actress that became and icon of classic Hollywood in her own rights. A fantastic woman, she also had a memorable presence on film and even if some titles are nowadays forgotten, Miss Bankhead isn’t. I first saw her in Lifeboat and, before I started this marat read more

The Friendship of Jennifer Jones and Ingrid Bergman

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Mar 2, 2019

Three Enchanting Ladies Jennifer Jones is not the first name that automatically pop-ups to people’s head when thinking about classic Hollywood. A name like Ingrid Bergman has more chances to. It is intriguing, as Mrs. Jones had quite a prolific career in Hollywood. We remember her four pairings alo read more

The Jean Harlow Blogathon is here!

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Mar 1, 2019

I’m glad to say that, today, we finally start to honour the sparkling Jean Harlow! I’m hosting the Jean Harlow Blogathon with my friend Samantha from Musings of A Classic Film Addict! This is the first blogathon we are hosting together and it is an honour for me! Her blog is fantastic! read more

When Jean Harlow Became a Star: ‘Hell’s Angels’ (Howard Hughes, 1930)

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Mar 1, 2019

I JUST watched Hell’s Angels. It was about time. Here, I’m not talking about a film on the motorcycle club, but about Howard Hughes film that involves a lot of planes, World War I and, blonde bombshell Jean Harlow. Because Jean is who we are honouring today, Samantha from Musings of A C read more

Learning more about ‘The Great Buster’ (Keaton)

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Feb 19, 2019

A few weeks ago, my dad told me they were going to screen a documentary on Buster Keaton at the Cinéma du Musée in Montreal. We watched the trailer and came to the conclusion it looked like an amazing film and that we had to go see it. Working myself in a movie theatre which has the same administra read more

The Great Arthur Kennedy

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Feb 17, 2019

My favourite character actor, Arthur Kennedy would have been 105 today and, for the occasion, I’m hosting the Arthur Kennedy’s Conquest of the Screen Blogathon. I was initially supposed to write about an episode from The Alfred Hitchcock Hour in which Kennedy starred but, instead, IR read more

The Arthur Kennedy’s Conquest of the Screen Blogathon is here!

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Feb 15, 2019

It has finally arrived! Today, we start celebrating my favourite character actor, the incomparable Arthur Kennedy, with the blogathon I’ve created in his honour! The festivities start today and will take an end of February 17 or, more precisely, on what would have been his 105th birthday! Art read more

Top of the World: Exploring some of my favourite Hitchcock film scenes!

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Feb 15, 2019

Oh, Hitchcock, good old Hitchcock. What would be The Wonderful World of Cinema without any discussions about his films? Well, it’s been a long time since we didn’t have one and Maddy’s Third Hitchcock Blogathon that she is hosting on her blog Maddy Loves Her Classic Films seems to read more

Announcing The 2nd Marathon Stars Blogathon!

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Feb 10, 2019

Hello everybody! I think it’s time for us to announce a new blogathon! Three years ago, I hosted The Marathon Star Blogathon with Crystal from In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood. We thought it would be nice to bring it back a second time! The first edition was a great success. This tim read more

Introduced to Esther Williams with ‘Dangerous When Wet’

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Feb 4, 2019

When Dubsism and Return to the 80s announced that they would be hosting the Box Office Jocks Blogathon, an event honouring actors who were athletes as well, I thought this would be the perfect occasion for me to finally see my first Esther Williams film. I remembered Michaela from Love Letters to O read more

12 Angry Men – Take 2 – Henry Fonda

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Feb 2, 2019

I had already written about 12 Angry Men (Sidney Lumet, 1957) on this blog when I wrote about Lee J. Cobb’s paternal roles in this film and in Golden Boy (Rouben Mamoulian, 1939). But there’s another 12 Angry Men’s actor that obviously deserves to be discussed: Henry Fonda, juror read more

British Elegance: A Tribute to Jean Simmons

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Jan 31, 2019

I don’t know if you ever saw a photo and then just became curious to know more about the person on it. It was someone you had never heard of before, but, now that you do, you have developed a devoted admiration for her. This is what happened to me and Jean Simmons. I saw two photos of her in read more

Book Review: Ingrid Bergman, My Story (1981)

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Jan 30, 2019

Three Enchanting Ladies I might have taken forever to read Ingrid Bergman’s biography, but that’s not because I didn’t like it. Oh no, ar from it! Actually, I don’t think I have anything bad to say about it. Reading it was pure delight. This book is GOLD. I finished this book last autumn. This read more

The 90 Years of Jean Simmons Blogathon is here!

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Jan 29, 2019

Oh joy! After months waiting for this blogging event to arrive, we can now celebrate the lovely Jean Simmons who would have been 90 years old next January 31. The blogathon honouring her starts today, January 29 and will end on the 31. To host, I’m joined by the wonderful Laura from Phyllis L read more

Announcing the Jean Harlow Blogathon!

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Jan 27, 2019

Some time ago, my friend blogger Samantha from Musings of a Classic Film Addict suggested we should host a blogathon together. I love her blog so, of course, the idea was highly appealing to me! After looking at some possible subjects (there are so many!), we finally made the choice to host a bloga read more

Tribute to “Missy” Barbara Stanwyck

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Jan 22, 2019

I remember vividly what was the first Marilyn Monroe film I saw or what was the first Grace Kelly film I saw, but if you ask me when exactly I discovered Barbara Stanwyck, I become hesitant. I have a far memory concerning that. I believe she was introduced to me with either Meet John Doe or Clash B read more
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