Monthly Archives: September 2013

National Coffee Day: A Classic Movie Tribute

Happy National Coffee Day! Well, well, well today, September 29, is National Coffee Day. Who would have ever dunk it — I mean thunk it!  And what better way to celebrate my love of coffee AND my love of classic … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Arnold Stang

Born September 28, 1918 Character Actor Arnold Stang With thick black glasses and inimitable squawky voice, Arnold Stang‘s career spans radio, Broadway, television and film. His film and TV appearances include My Sister Eileen (uncredited debut role), The Man with the … Continue reading

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Calling all Classic Movie Fans: 2014 TCM Film Festival Dates Announced

It’s that time of year again! TCM summons Classic Movie Fandom to Hollywood for its Annual Cinematic Celebration.. Well, what can I say — except that I can hardly contain my excitement! Not a minute after arriving home from the … Continue reading

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Guest Post: The Birth of a Classic Film Buff

The Birth of a Classic Film Buff Classic films have been a big part of my life for many years. They have been my friend when I have had a bad day, my companion when it was storming outside, and … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Paul Petersen

Born September 23, 1945 Child Actor Paul Petersen Child star Paul Petersen started his acting career at age 10 as a Mouseketeer on the Mickey Mouse Club. His most notable film roles include playing Cary Grant’s son David in Houseboat (1958) … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: June Foray

Born September 18, 1917 ‘Cartoon Queen’ June Foray! You may not recognize her face, but you will undoubtedly be familiar with her work! Voice actress June Foray has ‘voiced’ her share of little girls, grannies, dowagers, witches and animals — … Continue reading

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How Many Films did Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart Star in Together?

How Many Films did Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart Star in Together? Despite their iconic on-screen and off-screen chemistry Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart only made FOUR films together — all currently available on DVD on Warner Home Video: To Have … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Coincidence: Lauren Bacall and Jerry Wald

Lauren Bacall & Producer Jerry Wald share a birthday and three films: Both Lauren Bacall and Producer Jerry Wald were born today September 16 (13 years apart!).  Wald produced both Dark Passage (1947) and Key Largo (1948) in which Lauren Bacall … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Penny Singleton

Born September 15, 1908 Penny Singleton! Singleton appeared in a number of films during the 1930s including After the Thin Man and The Mad Miss Manton – but she hit it ‘big’ when she starred in the Blondie film series, 28 … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Jackie Cooper

  Born September 15, 1922 Child Star Jackie Cooper! Jackie Cooper started out as a child star in silent shorts back in 1929, transitioning nicely into ‘sound’ films, and later into ‘adult’ roles and TV producing/directing. Jackie Cooper, young and … Continue reading

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