Monthly Archives: October 2015

The Universal Pictures Blogathon: Dracula (1931)

“I never drink…wine” Bela Lugosi as Dracula, need I say more? I’d venture to guess that many classic movie fans have fond (or not so fond) memories of being scared out-of-their-wits when they were kids as they watched Frankenstein, Dracula, … Continue reading

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Val Lewton: His Brand of Fear

Val Lewton His Brand of Fear In the magical world of movie making, it’s the director that usually gets all the creative glory. Heck, there’s even a popular notion in film criticism called the auteur theory that rests on that … Continue reading

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Cleo from 5 to 7: Real Time with Agnes Varda

Cleo from 5 to 7 Real time with Agnes Varda Agnes Varda All this month Turner Classic Movies has been shining a spotlight on the trailblazing women of the global film industry. And while Classic Movie Hub is in the … Continue reading

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CMBA Blogathon: Planes, Trains and Automobiles Blogathon – A Hard Day’s Night

 ”A train and a room, and a car and a room, and a room and a room…”  A Hard Day’s Night has been touted by fans and critics alike as one of the most influential musical films of all time and … Continue reading

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Billie Burke: The Good Witch For Cats

Billie Burke: The Good Witch For Cats In common folklore and throughout history, witches and animals have been inextricably linked. Particularly ubiquitous are the images of a cackling hag stirring a brew with a black cat at her feet or … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Francis Farmer from Seattle to Indianapolis

Francis Farmer… A Turbulent Journey When I relayed the complicated tale of Frances Farmer’s life to a friend of mine, his response was, “Now, that would make an interesting movie.” I immediately pointed him to the 1982 film, Frances, starring Jessica … Continue reading

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Comic Legends Together: Chaplin, Keaton, Lloyd and More!

Just for Fun: When Comic Legends Gather, it makes for some awesome pictures… I can’t help but marvel at the comedic talent (understatement) that emerged during the Silent Era — Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd…  It’s really mind-boggling… That … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Leo McCarey at Work

 Born October 3, 1896 (or 1898?) Director Leo McCarey! In a 41 year film career that spanned 1921-1962, Leo McCarey directed over 100 films, most famously Duck Soup, The Awful Truth, Love Affair, Going My Way, The Bells of St. Mary’s, and An Affair To … Continue reading

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Five Timeless Andy-Barney Skits from The Andy Griffith Show (Exclusive Guest Post by Author Daniel de Vise)

55 years ago today, on October 3, 1960, The Andy Griffith Show debuted on CBS! In celebration of this wonderful Classic TV Anniversary, CMH is happy to welcome a very special Guest Blogger today — Daniel de Visé — Don Knott’s … Continue reading

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