Monthly Archives: December 2014

Cheers and a Very Merry Christmas to All!

  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of our CMH readers. And to help keep the merriment alive, we offer you the gift of joy – in the form of our favorite classic film stars. Enjoy! ….. Shirley Temple having what … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Coincidence: Harry Guardino and Charles Herbert

Harry Guardino and Charles Herbert share a birthday and a film: Both Harry Guardino and Charles Herbert appeared in Houseboat — and both were born today December 23 (23 years apart!). Charles Herbert (child in the middle with the blonde … Continue reading

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getTV: Your Christmas and New Years Escape

  getTV: Your Christmas and New Years Escape The Holidays. They say it’s a time for friends, family, and celebrating tradition. When we light up the house, decorate the tree and drink approximately 10 pounds of eggnog in the span … Continue reading

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Two Orphans, Three Studios, Four Films (Remakes and the Early Days of Film, 3)

  Two Orphans, Three Studios, Four Films: A Brief History of The Two Orphans From the time it was translated into English in 1874, “The Two Orphans” was a successful, well-known play in the United States. The story of orphaned … Continue reading

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“Charlie Chaplin: A Brief Life” Book Giveaway Twitter Contest (December 15 – January 2)

Book Giveaway: “Charlie Chaplin: A Brief Life” by Peter Ackroyd Well, we had six lucky winners so far, so that means we still have THREE MORE BOOKS to give away via our Twitter contest. That said, we’re going to try … Continue reading

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“Tyrone Power: Man, Myth and Movie Idol” Exhibit at The Hollywood Museum – Another Giveaway

Win Tickets to see “Tyrone Power: Man, Myth and Movie Idol” at The Hollywood Museum I am happy to say that we have TWO MORE PAIRs of tickets to give away for the fabulous Tyrone Power Exhibit at The Hollywood … Continue reading

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“The Original Christmas Classics” DVD Giveaway Twitter Contest (Week of December 9)

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, you’ll go down in history… “The Original Christmas Classics” DVD Giveaway! A big week for giveaways… There’s been a change of plans! In order to ensure winners receive their prizes before Christmas, we’ve moved up the contest! … Continue reading

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“Charlie Chaplin: A Brief Life” Book Giveaway Twitter Contest (Week of December 8)

Book Giveaway: “Charlie Chaplin: A Brief Life” by Peter Ackroyd Well, we had two lucky winners last week and two more winners the week before, but we’ve still got lots more books to giveaway! That said, we’re giving away TWO more … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Batman Villains: Mr. Freeze

The Three Faces of Mr. Freeze… I must admit, I’ve been wanting to do a Batman blog series for quite some time… I’ve just always had such a soft spot for the colorful cast of campy ‘classic movie’ villains that … Continue reading

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Nevermore! Eclair and Essanay Pursue ‘The Raven’ (Remakes and the Early Days of Film, 2)

  Nevermore! Eclair and Essanay Pursue ‘The Raven’ As recent as 2012, Edgar Allan Poe has been portrayed in a medium which he never lived to see. His works and his life have provided ample material for film. In fact, … Continue reading

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