Monthly Archives: June 2014

Five Facts about Cinematographer Gregg Toland

  Five Facts about Cinematographer Gregg Toland Hello, dear readers. I thank you for joining me on this most joyous of days. No, I am not just talking about this lovely lazy Sunday. I am talking about June 29th: National … Continue reading

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The MGM Blogathon – All Aboard The Band Wagon

  The MGM Blogathon  All Aboard The Band Wagon Nothing in this world fills me with more unadulterated joy than a well made musical. Every since I was a wee-little lady I wanted nothing more than to live in a … Continue reading

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In Celebration of Summer — and the Stars!

  Just for Fun: Summer and The Stars It’s finally here! Yes, June 21st has arrived and with it the first official day of summer. So get out your bathing suits, fishing poles and get ready to run for the … Continue reading

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The Diamond from the Sky: American’s Crown Jewel: The Chicago Silent Era (Part 7)

  The Diamond from the Sky: American’s Crown Jewel The serial film was nothing new when the American Film Manufacturing Company released “The Diamond from the Sky” in 1915. In fact, just months before, the Thanhouser Film Corporation had wrapped … Continue reading

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All in the Family: Character Actor Grant Mitchell, Civil War General John Grant Mitchell and President Rutherford B. Hayes

Grant Mitchell’s Family: a Quick American History Lesson Veteran Character Actor Grant Mitchell appeared in over 120 films throughout the 1930s and 1940s playing his share of husbands, dads, businessmen, bank clerks and school principals. Some of his most memorable … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Quotables: In Celebration of Dads on Father’s Day

  In Celebration of Dads on this Wonderful Day… For many of us that grew up in traditional households, our Moms may have been the hearts of our home, but our Dads were our heroes — working all day long … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day: A Celebration of Classic Movie Father’s

  A Celebration of Classic Movie Fathers In terms of days dedicated to parents, Father’s Day is the one that pretty much gets the shaft. With Mother’s Day we are consistently inundated with content on our TVs, laptops, tablets, smart … Continue reading

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Flying High With Flying A in the Windy City: The American Film Manufacturing Company: The Chicago Silent Era (Part 6)

  Flying High With Flying A in the Windy City: The American Film Manufacturing Company Formed by Samuel Hutchinson and Charles Hite, the American Film Manufacturing Company was incorporated in 1910 and held the distinction of being the only independent … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Sessue Hayakawa

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Sessue Hayakawa, born on June 10th, 1889! Some stars, long after they are gone, manage to stay front and center in the scope of pop-culture. People like Audrey Hepburn, James Dean, and Marlon … Continue reading

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In Celebration of National Best Friends Day! BFFs: The Best Friends of Classic Hollywood

  BFFs: The Best Friends (Forever) of Classic Hollywood Everybody needs a friend. It’s true, where would we be without our friends, especially our Best ones? BFFs (or Best Friends Forever) are so important, so necessary to life that they … Continue reading

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