Monthly Archives: January 2016

An Invitation to Mayberry

An Invitation to Mayberry… Woody Allen once said 80 percent of success is showing up. Had Art Spelman followed that advice half a century ago, it’s just possible we might be honoring him today as a celebrated alumnus of Mayberry. … Continue reading

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Five Facts About Fred MacMurray

  Five Facts About Fred MacMurray Other than that he was beautiful… ….. 1) He was a super hero Can you see it? Fred MacMurray has the power of superhuman strength/speed, flight as well as a genius level intellect. OK, … Continue reading

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The Other California Film History (Exclusive Guest Post by Author H. P. Oliver)

The Other California Film History Most vintage movie fans know about southern California’s motion picture heritage and the region’s outstanding museums dedicated to preserving film history. Relatively few of those fans, however, know about the unique role northern California played … Continue reading

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My Fair Ernest T. Bass

  My Fair Ernest T. Bass The woman at the book signing sounded more dismayed than angry. Why, she asked, hadn’t I devoted a single sentence of Andy & Don to Ernest T. Bass? Ernest T. was the Tasmanian devil of … Continue reading

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Debbie Reynolds “Make ‘Em Laugh” Book Giveaway (via Facebook January)

Debbie Reynolds “Make ‘Em Laugh” Book Giveaway! Qualifying Entry Task for Facebook/Blog Contest Okay, now it’s time for the Facebook/Blog version of our Make ‘Em Laugh: Short-Term Memories of Longtime Friends giveaway. This time we’ll be giving away TWO copies of the book courtesy of Harper Collins and authors Debbie Reynolds and Dorian … Continue reading

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The “Hollywood – Mystery in History” H.P. Oliver Book Giveaway (January Facebook and Blog Contest)

“Winging IT” and “Silents!” H. P. Oliver Book Giveaway Qualifying Entry Task for Facebook/Blog Contest Okay, now it’s time for the Facebook/Blog version of our H. P. Oliver Winging IT and Silents! Classic Movie Book Giveaway.  This time we’ll be giving away ONE COPY of EACH book courtesy of the … Continue reading

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Top Ten Songs You Didn’t Know Came From Ziegfeld Shows

Top Ten Songs You Didn’t Know Came From Ziegfeld Shows You’ve probably heard certain songs a million times without knowing they are a lot older than you think! A large portion of American standards originated in one producer’s shows: Florenz … Continue reading

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The “Hollywood – Mystery in History” H.P. Oliver Book Giveaway (January Twitter Contest)

“Winging IT” and “Silents!” H. P. Oliver Book Giveaway Qualifying Entry Task for Twitter Contest Well, it’s time for our next contest! This time we’ll be giving away TWO COPIES EACH of H. P. Olivers’s Winging IT and Silents! via Twitter – courtesy of the author himself, … Continue reading

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Happy National Spaghetti Day!

Just for Fun… Yes the incredibly gorgeous Sophia Loren is a great believer in the power of pasta… So, to celebrate today, National Spaghetti Day, (as they say in Italian) ‘mangia’… ….. –Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub    

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Debbie Reynolds “Make ‘Em Laugh” Book Giveaway (via Twitter January 4 through January 30)

Debbie Reynolds “Make ‘Em Laugh” Book Giveaway! Qualifying Entry Task for TWITTER Contest Happy to say  it’s time for our next giveaway! CMH will be giving away EIGHT copies of  Make ‘Em Laugh: Short-Term Memories of Longtime Friends via TWITTER, courtesy of  Harper Collins and authors Debbie … Continue reading

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