Monthly Archives: February 2014

Classic Movie Coincidence: Elizabeth Taylor and Joan Bennett

  Elizabeth Taylor and Joan Bennett share a birthday and two films: Elizabeth Taylor and Joan Bennett starred in Father of the Bride and Father’s Little Dividend — and both were born today February 27 (22 yrs apart!). Elizabeth Taylor … Continue reading

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TCM’s 31 Days of Oscar: CMH Picks for Week Four (Feb 22)

  Turner Classic Movies: 31 Days of Oscar CMH Picks: Week Four Saturday February 22: The Red Shoes at 8:00PM 2 Wins: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration Color, Best Music-Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture; 3 Nominations: Best Picture, Best Writing-Motion Picture Story, Best … Continue reading

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All in the Family: Marni Nixon and Andrew Gold

A Musical Connection: Mother and Son, Marni Nixon and Andrew Gold Soprano Marni Nixon, who dubbed the singing voices for some of the most iconic songs in musical film history — including My Fair Lady, West Side Story and The … Continue reading

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TCM’s 31 Days of Oscar: CMH Picks for Week Three (Feb 15)

  Turner Classic Movies: 31 Days of Oscar CMH Picks: Week Two Saturday February 15:  Talk of the Town at 8:00AM 7 Nominations: Best Picture, Best Writing Original Story, Best Writing Screenplay, Best Cinematography Black-and-White, Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration Black-and-White, Best Film Editing, Best … Continue reading

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How Many Movies did Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn Star in Together?

How Many Movies Did Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn Star in Together? Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant in Bringing Up Baby (1938, Howard Hawks) I have to admit that I was quite surprised at the answer myself because (as I never … Continue reading

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Happy Valentines Day!

  Just for Fun: a little Valentine’s Day Classic Movie Tribute! Rita Hayworth ….. Fred Astaire and Marjorie Reynolds ….. Yes, Elizabeth Taylor’s Whitman’s Sampler Valentines Day Ad! ….. Lucille Ball ….. Cyd Charisse ….. Marilyn Monroe ….. And a … Continue reading

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Reel to Real: 35 Years of Interviewing the Legends – Guest Post by Author David Fantle

  Reel to Real: 35 Years of Interviewing the Legends Thanks to Annmarie and Classic Movie Hub for giving me the opportunity to introduce myself, or rather my long-time love affair with classic movies. For me, like many others, I … Continue reading

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TCM’s 31 Days of Oscar: CMH Picks for Week Two (Feb 8)

Turner Classic Movies: 31 Days of Oscar CMH Picks: Week Two Saturday February 8: Auntie Mame at 5:30PM EST 6 Nominations: Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Cinematography Color, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Film Editing 1959 “Life is a banquet and most … Continue reading

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31 Days of Oscar Blogathon: Gregg Toland – The second Genius of Citizen Kane

  Gregg Toland: The Second Genius of Citizen Kane There is a basic theory in film criticism called the auteur theory. It was developed in the early 1950’s by French critics and was presented in the famed film periodical Cahiers … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Trivia: Barry Fitzgerald and the Oscar

Did you know? Barry Fitzgerald was the only actor to ever be nominated for BOTH a Best Actor and a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for the same performance — as Father Fitzgibbon in Going My Way.  He ultimately won for Best … Continue reading

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