Monthly Archives: July 2015

Bengals on the Big Screen – Bringing the Zoo to the Silent Screen

Bengals on the Big Screen – Bringing the Zoo to the Silent Screen Founded in 1868, the Lincoln Park Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in the United States, and remains a special place for Chicagoans. Its history and … Continue reading

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Classic TV and the Golden Age of Hollywood (Part One): I Love Lucy and the Birth of Sitcoms (1950s)

 Lucille Ball, TV’s First Sitcom Star… Even in its early days, movie stars were no strangers to television. Many made guest appearances on various shows in the Fifties and Sixties. Bette Davis guest starred on Wagon Train (three episodes, nonetheless), … Continue reading

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“Ziegfeld and His Follies: A Biography of Broadway’s Greatest Producer” – Exclusive Interview with Authors Cynthia and Sara Brideson

  “Ziegfeld and His Follies” CMH Exclusive Interview with Authors Cynthia & Sara Brideson  Cynthia and Sara Brideson’s latest book, “Ziegfeld and His Follies,” offers a comprehensive look at both the life and legacy of legendary impresario Florenz Ziegfeld. Meticulously … Continue reading

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The “Forgotten Hollywood” Book Giveaway (July Facebook and Blog Contest)

The “Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History” and “Son of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History” Book Giveaway Qualifying Entry Task for Facebook/Blog Contest Okay, now it’s time for the Facebook/Blog version of our Forgotten Hollywood contest! This time we’ll be giving away ONE COPY EACH of Manny Pacheco’s  “Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: The Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy

The Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy Red Skelton is probably one of the most endearing American comics. Maintaining a simple brand of patriotic comedy, stemming from the clowning tradition, Skelton charmed audiences through live performance, radio, and television broadcasts. … Continue reading

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The “Forgotten Hollywood” Book Giveaway (July Twitter Contest)

The “Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History” and “Son of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History”Book Giveaway Qualifying Entry Task for Twitter Contest Okay, it’s time for our next Twitter contest! This time we’ll be giving away TWO COPIES EACH of Manny Pacheco’s  “Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History” and “Son of Forgotten Hollywood … Continue reading

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“Television: Rare and Well Done” Book Giveaway (via Twitter July 6 through August 1)

“Television: Rare and Well Done” Book Giveaway Qualifying Entry Task for TWITTER Contest As many of us Classic Movie and TV Fans know, Terence Towles Canote runs a fabulous Pop Culture blog called A Shroud of Thoughts – and he also tweets ‘classic’ information … Continue reading

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Marilyn Miller: The Jazz Age’s Forgotten Heroine

Marilyn Miller: The Jazz Age’s Forgotten Heroine In the 1920s there were two types of girls in the movies. First, there were the angelic waifs. Second, there were the flapper girls brimming with ‘It.’ One diminutive, blonde actress embodied both … Continue reading

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