Monthly Archives: January 2014

Musicals 101 (Part Seven): The Freed Unit

  The Freed Unit: MGM Musicals, the Evolution of Integration. There’s a saying you might know – it’s pretty popular among classic film buffs, and it goes a little something like this  “MGM has more stars than there are in heaven.” Well, I’m … Continue reading

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Just Announced: TCM Classic Film Festival to Honor Jerry Lewis

Just Announced: Turner Classic Movies to Honor Legend Jerry Lewis at 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival! The 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival will honor legendary actor, filmmaker and humanitarian Jerry Lewis with a multi-tiered celebration of his remarkable career. Highlighting the … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Character Actor Harry Davenport

Born January 19, 1866 Character Actor Harry Davenport! A veteran stage actor, Harry Davenport made his film debut at age 48. In his 37-year film career, he appeared in over 160 films and shorts, playing his share of grandfathers, judges and doctors. His … Continue reading

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Hitchcock at the Box Office: Guest Post by Author Brian Hannan

  Hitchcock at the Box Office About eighteen months ago I was commissioned to write Darkness Visible, a short book of 15,000 words on my six favorite Hitchcock films. Delighted as I was to be asked, my first question to … Continue reading

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How Many Films did Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland Star in Together?

How Many Films did Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland Star in Together? Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938, directors Michael Curtiz and William Keighley) Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland starred in EIGHT films … Continue reading

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Musicals 101 (Part Six): Fred and Ginger

  Musical 101: Fred and Ginger, The Reigning Royalty of Dance Without a doubt, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers are the king and queen of the movie musical. Although absolutely wonderful on their own, together the two add up to … Continue reading

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TCM Star of the Month: Joan Crawford

  TCM Star of the Month Joan Crawford As a relatively young fan of classic movies, my introduction to Hollywood stars is not always through their films. More than once, I have encountered the myth of a movie star before … Continue reading

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