Monthly Archives: July 2014

Classic Movie Pictorials: Ginger Rogers and Friends… (Guest Post by Ron Fisher)

 A Pictorial Tribute: Ginger and Friends… Anyone who reads this blog certainly knows these two: ….. Of course!  It’s Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers!  I’m a huge fan of them both and have a large collection of pics and knowledge … Continue reading

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How Many Films did William Powell and Myrna Loy Star in Together (Asta too)?

How Many Films did Myrna Loy and William Powell Star in Together? William Powell, Myrna Loy, and Asta, The Thin Man Goes Home (photo: doctormarco.com) William Powell and Myrna Loy starred in 14 films together: Manhattan Melodrama (1934) (Warner Home Video as … Continue reading

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Book Giveaway! Enter to Win “Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations” (week of July 28)

A Sizzling Summer Read from CMH and Simon and Schuster! A Big Thank You to Simon and Schuster for providing CMH with THREE more Ava Gardner biographies to giveaway!  We’ll be giving away one book a week for the next … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Delmer Daves at Work

  Born July 24, 1904 Director Delmer Daves! Delmer Daves was a successful screenwriter in Hollywood, having co-penned Dames, The Petrified Forest, Love Affair and You Were Never Lovelier (among others), before making his directorial debut in 1943 with Destination Tokyo, for … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: James Whale at Work

  Born July 22, 1889 Director James Whale! James Whale directed over 20 feature films from 1930 through 1941, most notably three iconic horror classics: Frankenstein (1931), The Invisible Man (1933) and The Bride of Frankenstein (1935). He also directed the … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Verna Felton

  Born July 20, 1890 Verna Felton! Verna Felton was a veteran character actress on stage, radio, film and TV! On the big screen, Felton is probably best remembered for her voiceover work on some of Walt Disney’s most beloved … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Sam Wood at Work

  Born July 10, 1883 Director Sam Wood! Sam Wood directed over 80 films in his 30-year film career (1920-1950) including Goodbye Mr. Chips, Kitty Foyle, Kings Row, A Night at the Opera, A Day at the Races, For Whom … Continue reading

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Murder in the Windy City: The Story Behind “Chicago”: The Chicago Silent Era (Part 8)

  Murder in the Windy City: The Story Behind “Chicago” The story of Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly has been told time and time again in the form of musicals, Broadway shows and films, but it began as a play … Continue reading

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TCM Star of The Month: Maureen O’Hara

Maureen O’Hara: Technicolor’s Queen July: what a beautiful month. With the summer season finally in full swing, everything seems extra vibrant, extra lively, and full of color. It makes sense, then, that Turner Classic Movie would choose the vibrant and … Continue reading

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