Monthly Archives: May 2016

TCM Classic Film Festival 2016: Films, Friends and Lots of Fun…

Recovering and Recapping the 2016 TCMFF… Well, another TCM Classic Film Festival has come and gone, and I’ve just about ‘recovered’ from my post-film-fest-blues (albeit not completely)… And, although I’m already counting the days until next year’s Festival (yes, it’s … Continue reading

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The Animals in Film Blogathon: The Cheshire Cat in Alice In Wonderland (1951)

“Well, some go this way, and some go that way. But as for me, myself, personally, I prefer the short-cut.” I have always been a huge fan of Alice in Wonderland. I have distinct memories of reading the book as … Continue reading

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Citizen Knotts

Don Knotts and the Great Orson Welles… On television and in the movies, comedic actor Don Knotts generally played second banana, deputizing himself — literally or figuratively — to someone else. Off screen, the reality of his theatrical relationships was … Continue reading

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TCM Honors Francis Ford Coppola with Handprint and Footprint Ceremony #TCMFF #TCMFFSP

Francis Ford Coppola Immortalized at Imprint Ceremony… I was thrilled to be able to cover the Francis Ford Coppola Handprint and Footprint Ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre (formerly Grauman’s) on April 29th as part of the 2016 TCM Classic … Continue reading

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TCM Classic Film Festival 2016: The “Pre-Show”

 2016 Turner Classic Movies Film Festival The “Pre-Show” On Tuesday, April 27th, at approximately 4:15am (EST) I stepped out of my apartment, wide-eyed and bushy-tailed, and stepped into the backseat of an awaiting taxi. Now, I’m sure you’re wondering not … Continue reading

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Opera: Just as Fun as Swing!

Opera: Just as Fun as Swing! If you’ve watched enough musicals from the 1930s and 1940s, you’ll find the issue of opera vs. swing popping up quite often. In Judy Garland’s first short film, Every Sunday (1935), MGM paired her … Continue reading

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National Classic Movie Day: 5 Movies on an Island Blogathon

If you were stranded on a deserted island and could only watch five movies over and over, what would they be??? When Rick from Classic Film and TV Cafe announced the ’5 Movies on an Island’ Blogathon, I was elated. … Continue reading

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Danny Aiello Book Giveaway Facebook/Blog Contest

“I Only Know Who I Am When I Am Somebody Else” Danny Aiello Book Giveaway via Facebook and this Blog Okay, now it’s time for the Facebook/Blog version of our I Only Know Who I Am When I Am Somebody Else: My Life on … Continue reading

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Danny Aiello Book Giveaway Contest (via Twitter in May)

“I Only Know Who I Am When I Am Somebody Else” Danny Aiello Book Giveaway via Twitter Let’s try this again!  It seems that there was something wrong with the comment section on the first blog post announcement… It’s time for … Continue reading

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Max Fleischer Universe: Betty Boop’s “Little Pal”

  Max Fleischer Universe: Betty Boop’s “Little Pal” (1934, d. Dave Fleischer) I am here to sing the praises of Max Fleischer’s September 1934 animation gem “Betty Boop’s Little Pal”, which introduced the character of Pudgy the Pup. Pudgy, like … Continue reading

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