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“Ain’t she sweet?” Kim Novak in Picnic (Joshua Logan, 1955)

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Feb 27, 2022

We sometimes forget that Kim Novak is one of those classic actresses still with us today. I’m not sure why that is, except maybe that she’s not so much in the public eye anymore. Et pourtant… She was pretty much an icon of her time, maybe not like Marilyn Monroe or Grace Kelly read more

Strangers When We Meet (1960): Kim Novak and Kirk Douglas

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 1, 2021

Richard Quine’s Strangers When We Meet proves to be a Technicolor feast on par with much of what Nicholas Ray, Douglas Sirk, and Vincente Minnelli were putting out at the same time. A lot of the immediate joy comes with getting a feel for life at the time. Certainly, it’s done up and mad read more

Classic Movie Beginner’s Guide: Kim Novak

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on May 29, 2021

In our ongoing series of guides for up-and-coming classic movie fans, we turn our attention to one of the most alluring and iconic actresses from the Classic Hollywood period. Kim Novak, who is still alive and well today, started out in her early 20s as an answer to Marilyn Monroe, while soon develo read more

The Art of Kim Novak

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jan 16, 2020

Last Sunday, the CBS Sunday Morning show aired a segment about Kim Novak and her rarely publicized hobby: painting. The beautiful actress - who is best known for her roles in Picnic ( 1955 ) and Vertigo ( 1958 ) - uses art to relax and to express herself. As she writes on her website, “I read more

Kim Novak lures us in as... The Notorious Landlady (1962)

Love Letters to Old Hollywood Posted by Michaela on Jun 8, 2016

Back in February of 2015, I wrote a post on The Notorious Landlady, an underrated comedy from Kim Novak and Jack Lemmon in celebration of their birthdays. I was relatively pleased with the post and it seemed to get a good amount of page views, but then, just a few days over the one-year mark, I noti read more

The Notorious Landlady (1962) with Jack Lemmon and Kim Novak

Classic Film Freak Posted by Greg Orypeck on Apr 16, 2015

Share This! “Are you sure this country isn’t on fire somewhere?” —— “Bill” Gridley (Jack Lemmon) inquiring about the thickness of a London fog Jack Lemmon.  Kim Novak.  Fred Astaire.  And the British, too.  Lionel Jeffries.  Estelle Winwood.  Henry Daniell.  A London setting.  read more

The Notorious Landlady (1962) with Jack Lemmon and Kim Novak

Classic Film Freak Posted by Greg Orypeck on Apr 16, 2015

Share This! “Are you sure this country isn’t on fire somewhere?” —— “Bill” Gridley (Jack Lemmon) inquiring about the thickness of a London fog Jack Lemmon.  Kim Novak.  Fred Astaire.  And the British, too.  Lionel Jeffries.  Estelle Winwood.  Henry Daniell.  A London setting.  read more

Kim Novak is... The Notorious Landlady (1962)

Love Letters to Old Hollywood Posted by Michaela on Feb 13, 2015

Today marks the 82nd birthday of the gorgeous Kim Novak, a woman who is luckily still with us. I’m crazy about Ms. Novak, but rather than blabber on and on her, I thought it’d be nice to write up a little post about one of my favorite Novak films, The Notorious Landlady. As I wrote earli read more

Robert Osborne interviews Kim Novak at the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival

Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog Posted by Raquel Stecher on Apr 28, 2014

Press Photo Press Photo A screening of Bell, Book and Candle (1958) was held at the historic Grauman’s Egyptian theatre as part of the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival. This was a real treat because actress Kim Novak was in attendance. When the event started, Robert Osborne introduced Nov read more

Kim Novak: Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival (2013)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by Kristen on Mar 14, 2013

She “wasn’t cut out for a Hollywood life;”  those are the words of screen legend Kim Novak, who sat down for an intimate interview with TCM host Robert Osborne.  Kim Novak: Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival  is a fifty minute documentary, filmed last year at the fest, that read more

Kim Novak (2)

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day Jr. on Mar 6, 2013

Tonight Turner Classic Movies will be airing an interview filmed last year with TCM host Robert Osbourne and Kim Novak. TCM will also be showing a selection of Novak's movies after the interview. I've always been a fan of Novak's, mostly because she was the leading lady in one of my favorite films read more

Kim Novak: LIVE FROM THE TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL (2013).

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Mar 6, 2013

Kim Novak: Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival, speaks about her personal life. Interviewed by Robert Osborne, who asks her, "Do you believe in fate," she says that she not only believes in it but believes if you have to knock hard on a door to open it, it wasn't meant for you to go through read more

Kim Novak

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day Jr. on Mar 6, 2013

Tonight Turner Classic Movies will be airing an interview filmed last year with TCM host Robert Osbourne and Kim Novak. TCM will also be showing a selection of Novak's movies after the interview. I've always been a fan of Novak's, mostly because she was the leading lady in one of my favorite films read more

At The Beach: KIM NOVAK

All Good Things Posted by monty on Aug 1, 2012

Breath-taking Kim Novak! read more

TCM Classic Film Festival 2012--Friday Interviews and Kim Novak in VERTIGO

GlamAmor Posted by on Apr 26, 2012

Adrenaline continued to surge on the second day of the TCM Classic Film Festival, which just happened to be Friday the 13th.  As if on cue, down came a deluge of rain that hit Hollywood and Highland hard throughout the day.  But nothing could disappoint me...it was also my birthday an read more

Kim Novak – A Pictorial

Classic Cinema Gold Posted by Art on Feb 13, 2012

“I don’t feel that I was a Hollywood-created star.” ~ Kim Novak “I loved acting, which was never about money, the fame. It was about a search for meaning. It was painful.” ~ Kim Novak “If you’re wanting glamorous or really beautiful or really sex read more

Kim Novak in VERTIGO: A Hypnotic Presence

Lady Eve's Reel Life Posted by The Lady Eve on Jan 10, 2012

by guest contributor Brandie Ashe Scratch the surface of the prototypical “Hitchcock blonde”—a cool, reserved exterior masking a fiery and determinedly passionate woman—and the subtle differences in their characterizations become more evident.  In her three films for th read more

Kim Novak in VERTIGO: A Hypnotic Presence

Lady Eve's Reel Life Posted by The Lady Eve on Jan 10, 2012

by guest contributor Brandie Ashe Scratch the surface of the prototypical “Hitchcock blonde”—a cool, reserved exterior masking a fiery and determinedly passionate woman—and the subtle differences in their characterizations become more evident.  In her three films for th read more

Kim Novak in VERTIGO: A Hypnotic Presence

Lady Eve's Reel Life Posted by The Lady Eve on Jan 10, 2012

by guest contributor Brandie Ashe Scratch the surface of the prototypical “Hitchcock blonde”—a cool, reserved exterior masking a fiery and determinedly passionate woman—and the subtle differences in their characterizations become more evident.  In her three films for th read more
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