Monthly Archives: February 2016

J.M. Harrison ‘Watchable Movie’ Book Giveaway (March)

“Pass the Popcorn Please” and “When Is That Bald-Headed #$%^&* Going To Call Lunch?” Book Giveaway Qualifying Entry Task Yes, it’s time for our 2nd contest this month! This time we’ll be giving away TWO COPIES EACH of J. M. Harrison’s Pass the … Continue reading

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“Fleischerei: Music From Max Fleischer Cartoons” Gary Lucas CD Giveaway (March)!

“FLEISCHEREI: Music From Max Fleischer Cartoons” CD Giveaway Qualifying Entry Task Time for our next contest! That said, CMH is happy to announce that we’ll be giving away FOUR copies of FLEISCHEREI: Music From Max Fleischer Cartoons by, and courtesy of, Gary Lucas. In … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Andy and Don Take Manhattan

Andy Griffith and Don Knotts: A Manhattan Walking Tour Though Andy Griffith and Don Knotts were creatures of Hollywood, best remembered as stars of The Andy Griffith Show, both men spent their formative years in New York. Don first journeyed … Continue reading

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Classic Movies and More Premiere!

Lights… Camera… Action… A few months ago I mentioned that I was working on a project with friends and fellow film fans Aurora Bugallo of Once Upon a Screen and Rob Medaska of Rob Medaska.com. Well, I am happy to say that we are … Continue reading

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Opie, Cam and the Morality of Mayberry

Not Just a Story, but a Lesson…  Families sit down to watch The Andy Griffith Show expecting not just a story but a lesson. The best Griffith episodes teach something – – about family, or friendship, or loyalty, or living … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Joseph L. Mankiewicz at Work

Born February 11, in 1909, Director/Producer/Screenwriter Joseph L. Mankiewicz! During his long Hollywood career, Joseph L. Mankiewicz directed, produced and/or wrote screenplays for some of the most beloved classic movies, among them The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (producer), A Letter to … Continue reading

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“Print the Legend: The Life and Times of John Ford” Book Giveaway (February via Facebook and Blog)!

“Print the Legend: The Life and Times of John Ford” Book Giveaway – Qualifying Entry Task for Facebook/Blog Contest “My name is John Ford and I make Westerns.” To continue our celebration of John Ford’s birthday this month (born February … Continue reading

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Some Credit, Please, for Aunt Bee

Some Credit, Please, for Aunt Bee… A reader named Larry posed an interesting question by e-mail the other day: Why wasn’t Frances Bavier‘s name listed on the opening credits of The Andy Griffith Show? Why not, indeed? Frances was one … Continue reading

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The Oscars: A Time to Talk

  The Oscars: A Time to Talk ….. Finally it’s here! February always seems to be us movies lovers’ favorite time of year. And why? Well, it’s simple:  The Oscars. Yes, it’s the time of year when Hollywood votes on … Continue reading

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“Print the Legend: The Life and Times of John Ford” Book Giveaway (via Twitter February 1 through February 27)!

“Print the Legend: The Life and Times of John Ford” Book Giveaway – Qualifying Entry Task for TWITTER Contest “When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.” In celebration of John Ford’s birthday, today, February 1 (born in 1894), CMH … Continue reading

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