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TCM Summer Under the Stars: Day Two — Rock Hudson

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Aug 1, 2020

Rock Hudson was a star. Rock Quarry, too. Day Two of Summer Under the Stars features one of Hollywood’s most recognizable performers – Rock Hudson. He was so handsome and so famous that he was more than an actor. If you have any doubt, just take a look at such pop culture staples as the musical read more

Man’s Favorite Sport? (1964) Starring Rock Hudson and Paula Prentiss

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 8, 2019

Man’s Favorite Sport was meant to be a Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn reunion that never materialized. Because, of course, put together with Howard Hawks that only means one film — the most outrageous, cockamamie, frenzied escapade ever captured on celluloid — Bringing up Baby (1 read more

Rock Hudson Gets Caught in an Avalanche!

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Dec 26, 2018

Rock Hudson makes a call! A 3.7 rating (out of 10) on the IMDb and a 7% (out of 100%) audience score on Rotten Tomatoes might lead one to believe that a movie may be a turkey. Yet, there's always that "may" and, besides, I'm a Rock Hudson fan and have a bit of a soft spot for disaster movies. read more

Dynamic Duos in Classic Film: Doris Day and Rock Hudson

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on May 19, 2018

Doris Day and Rock Hudson: Always Good for a Smile I’m not exactly sure when I first ‘discovered’ the Doris Day/Rock Hudson romantic comedies, but I do remember that it was at some point in my childhood when my parents shared them with me. And, as many classic movie fans will attes read more

Rock Hudson in Pillow Talk (1959) and Lover Come Back (1961)

Love Letters to Old Hollywood Posted by Michaela on Sep 28, 2016

As much as I wanted to be scholarly while writing this piece, I soon discovered that it was pretty hard to do, strictly on a personal level. You see, talking about Rock Hudson is something I love to do, but it can be difficult to leave his personal life out of the discussion. Because I adore Hudson, read more

Stars Over Hollywood: Rock Hudson on OTR

Once Upon a Screen Posted by Aurora on Jun 2, 2014

By now I’m sure you’ve heard TCM has named Rock Hudson its Star of the Month for June.  The network will air 22 films in which the “most popular star on the planet in the late ’50s and early ’60s,” as described by Robert Osborne, appeared in.  Among the films sche read more

TCM Star of the Month: Rock Hudson

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by minooallen on Jun 1, 2014

  Rock Hudson: The Tale of Two Legacies  As I’m sure you are well aware, every month Turner Classic Movies celebrates a certain star from the classic era. For an entire month TCM dedicates their Thursday prime-time slot to one deserving star — and this month the honor goes to Rock Hudson. read more

Dating Tips from Rock Hudson

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on May 22, 2013

Here are some "rock" solid dating tips from lover boy himself...Mr. Rock Hudson! In this modern age it is hard to find good advice on dating so we decided to see what can be learned from one of the most debonair men of the 1950s and 60s. Who said you can't learn valuable lessons on life from the mov read more

Dating Tips from Rock Hudson

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on May 22, 2013

Here are some "rock" solid dating tips from lover boy himself...Mr. Rock Hudson! In this modern age it is hard to find good advice on dating so we decided to see what can be learned from one of the most debonair men of the 1950s and 60s. Who said you can't learn valuable lessons on life from the mov read more

Dating Tips from Rock Hudson

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on May 22, 2013

Here are some "rock" solid dating tips from lover boy himself...Mr. Rock Hudson! In this modern age it is hard to find good advice on dating so we decided to see what can be learned from one of the most debonair men of the 1950s and 60s. Who said you can't learn valuable lessons on life from the mov read more

Dating Tips from Rock Hudson

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on May 22, 2013

Here are some "rock" solid dating tips from lover boy himself...Mr. Rock Hudson! In this modern age it is hard to find good advice on dating so we decided to see what can be learned from one of the most debonair men of the 1950s and 60s. Who said you can't learn valuable lessons on life from the mov read more

News From the Lake: The Making of Rock Hudson, More TCM Film Fest News, Universal Release Dates

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Mar 26, 2013

A lot of news in this installment of News From the Lake.  We’ll discuss an upcoming Hollywood biopic, some TCM news, a few Universal films to be on the watch for, and FOX revealing some more manufactured on demand DVDs. Rock Hudson is set to receive the red carpet treatment with a Hollywood read more

The Five Best Rock Hudson Performances

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jan 28, 2013

Following a recent less-than-flattering review of Magnificent Obsession (1954), someone on Twitter asked why I didn't like Rock Hudson. Nothing could be further from the truth! Over the last decade, I have become a Rock Hudson fan, which prompted the following list of what I consider his five best p read more

Great On Screen Couples: Doris Day and Rock Hudson

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by monty on Feb 8, 2012

Believe it or not, we missed one of the biggest on screen couples of all time for our first year of posting about great screen couples last year. Don't know how we missed Doris Day and Rock Hudson but we did. Well better later than never as this year I will talk about a really terrific couple who read more

Behind the scenes: “Giant” (1956) Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, and James Dean

Classic Cinema Gold Posted by Art on Nov 18, 2011

Behind the scenes of “Giant”, a 1956 epic drama produced and directed by George Stevens and starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Carroll Baker. Mercedes McCambridge, and Dennis Hopper. Giant won the Academy Award for Best Director and was nominated nine other times, twic read more

Happy Birthday: Rock Hudson!

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn on Nov 17, 2010

Rock Hudson( November 17, 1925 – October 2, 1985). In 1959 playboy, Rock Hudson and girl next door Doris Day, were first paired for their trilogy of movies: Pillow Talk(1959), Lover Come Back(1961) and Send me No Flowers(1964). Perfect comedies with great performances by Hudson and Day. Th read more

Monday Serenade: Bea Arthur and Rock Hudson Sniff, Swig and Puff

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Apr 26, 2010

It has been a year since Bea Arthur left us. Let's remember the great lady with a song about drugs and alcohol! Arthur may not have been a big movie star, but she had her moments (she's the only thing in Mame (1974) that I found remotely entertaining). Rock Hudson adds Holly read more

TV Tuesday: Grouch Marx and Rock Hudson for DeSoto

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Oct 13, 2009

I felt almost uncomfortable watching Groucho "Mr. Anarchy" Marx making such an earnest pitch in this DeSoto commercial. I kept waiting for the punchline. However, it did make me realize how much I like to hear him speak, no matter what he is saying. On the other hand, while Rock Hudson ha read more

Monday Serenade: Mae West and Rock Hudson

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Aug 17, 2009

In celebration of Mae West's birthday, here's her famous performance of Baby It's Cold Outside with Rock Hudson at the 1958 Academy Awards ceremony. They make a great pair: West is still getting mileage out of her decades-old sex schtick and Hudson plays along with that trademark sly demeano read more