Monthly Archives: October 2013

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! All Hallows Eve is upon us and you know what that mean: tricks, treats, scary ghouls and scary movies. However, if being terrified is not exactly your thing then fear not, for we here at CMH have the … Continue reading

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13 Favorite Halloween Flicks

13 Fun and Scary Classic Halloween Films Halloween is without a doubt my favorite holiday. It’s also my family’s favorite holiday, so I grew up watching a variety of scary movies around the month of October. Here’s my list of … Continue reading

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Texas honors Audie Murphy with Legislative Medal of Honor

  Audie Murphy awarded Texas Legislative Medal of Honor Governor Rick Perry will formally present the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor posthumously to Major Audie L. Murphy on October 29, 2PM in a public ceremony in Farmersville, Texas.  The award … Continue reading

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Preserving History: The Essanay Studios Indiegogo Campaign

Preserving History: The Restoration of Iconic Essanay Studios The Famous terracotta entrance to present-day Essanay Studios. History is such a beautiful thing. Like a giant puzzle with endless pieces, History provides us with context for concepts and events as infinite in … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Mark Sandrich at Work

Born October 26, 1901 (?) Director Mark Sandrich! Director Mark Sandrich began his film career working in the prop department, then moved on to directing shorts, and finally to directing feature length films.  During his 20-year film career, he directed … Continue reading

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All in the Family: Joan Bennett and Constance Bennett

Sisters Joan Bennett and Constance Bennett… Constance Bennett was born Constance Campbell Bennett on October 22, 1904 in New York City. Her elder sister, actress Joan Bennett, was born Joan Geraldine Bennett on February 27, 1910 in Palisades, New Jersey.  Middle sister, actress Barbara Bennett was a little-known silent … Continue reading

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All in the Family: Joan Fontaine and Olivia de Havilland

Sisters Joan Fontaine and Olivia de Havilland… Joan Fontaine was born Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland on October 22, 1917 to British parents Walter Augustus de Havilland (patent attorney) and Lilian Augusta (former stage actress). Olivia de Havilland, her elder sister,was born Olivia … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Coincidence: Bela Lugosi and Arlene Francis

Bela Lugosi and Arlene Francis share a birthday and a film: Both Bela Lugosi & Arlene Francis appeared in Murders in the Rue Morgue — and both were born today October 20 (25 yrs apart!).  Murders in the Rue Morgue … Continue reading

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TCM’s October Star of the Month: Vincent Price – Master of Horror

Vincent Price: Master of Horror The reasons to love Vincent Price are too plentiful to count. He was a master of acting and a collector of art, a gourmet chef and a published author, a lover of poetry and a … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Coincidence: Jean Arthur and Rita Hayworth

Jean Arthur and Rita Hayworth share a birthday and a film: Both Jean Arthur and Rita Hayworth starred in Only Angels Have Wings — and both were born today October 17 (18 years apart!). Rita Hayworth as Judy MacPherson (left) and Jean Arthur as Bonnie Lee (right) opposite … Continue reading

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