Monthly Archives: August 2014

Who did Abbott and Costello Meet?

  Who did Abbott and Costello Meet? No, it’s not a trick question. And believe it or not it has nothing to do with baseball. Starting in 1948, the comedy team of Abbott and Costello began to take their proven … Continue reading

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Just For Fun! The Voices behind The Flintstones

  Just for Fun! The Fabulous Voices behind the Fabulous Flintstones!  I’m sure you’d recognize their voices anywhere, but here they are ‘in person’… the wonderful character actors that voiced Fred, Wilma, Barney and Betty… Alan Reed as Fred Flintstone, … Continue reading

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All in the Family: Cecil Kellaway and Edmund Gwenn

Cousins Cecil Kellaway and Edmund Gwenn… Yes, Hollywood’s favorite Leprechaun, Cecil Kellaway, was Santa Claus’ (Edmund Gwenn’s) cousin! Cecil and his elder cousin Edmund Cecil Kellaway was born Cecil Lauriston Kellaway on August 22, 1890 (or 1893?) in Cape Town, South … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Pictorials: Ginger Rogers on the Set… (Guest Post by Ron Fisher)

 A Pictorial Tribute: ”Miss Rogers…..to the set, please!” I love set photos, and I love them from Hollywood’s past even more!  I have a few from Ginger to share with you today!  Hmm…not exactly Bringing Up Baby, but here’s Ginger walking … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Child Actor Ted Donaldson

  Born August 20, 1933, Child Actor Ted Donaldson! Child actor Ted Donaldson made his screen debut in 1944, at age 11, opposite Cary Grant in the wonderful fantasy film, Once Upon a Time, about a boy, his dancing caterpillar … Continue reading

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Just For Fun! A Video Compilation of ‘Every Alfred Hitchcock Cameo’

Just for Fun! A Compilation of Every Alfred Hitchcock Cameo… A Big Thank You to @alexisbaseball  who shared this with us on Twitter today… As we all know, master-of-suspense Alfred Hitchcock also had a ‘fun’ side — treating us to ‘ever-so-brief-can-you-spot-him’ … Continue reading

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Book Giveaway! Enter to Win “Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations” (week of Aug 13)

One More Chance to Win “Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations” from CMH and Simon and Schuster! Okay, here we are with the 3rd (of 3) Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations book giveaway this month, courtesy of Simon and Schuster! In … Continue reading

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From the Page to the Screen: Six Favorite Books and their Screen Adaptations

  From the Page to the Screen: The Final Stretch of Summer Reading Good books and good moves: the two things I couldn’t possibly live without. All right, so food, water, and shelter may rank a little higher in terms … Continue reading

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Book Giveaway! Enter to Win “Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations” (week of Aug 4)

Another Chance to Win “Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations” from CMH and Simon and Schuster! Okay, here we are with the 2nd (of 3) Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations book giveaway this month, courtesy of Simon and Schuster! In the … Continue reading

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Turner Classic Movies: Summer Under the Stars

  TCM: Summer Under The Stars August should be a time of outdoor fun. With only one month left of summer, trips to the beach, the park, or the country should be as frequent and as they are carefree. Then … Continue reading

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