Monthly Archives: July 2017

Uncommon Ladies of Noir: Rosemary DeCamp

Uncommon Ladies of Noir: Rosemary DeCamp Quick – think of an actress associated with film noir. Who’d you come up with? Barbara Stanwyck? Audrey Totter? Jane Greer? Claire Trevor? There’s a whole list of dames that would fit the bill, … Continue reading

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Buster’s Girls: Exclusive Guest Post by Author Steve Massa (Slapstick Divas)

Buster’s Girls The most often seen silent comediennes are probably Sybil Seely and Virginia Fox, the leading ladies of Buster Keaton, as his popular shorts, such as One Week (1920), The Playhouse (1921), and Cops (1922), are still viewed and … Continue reading

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Pre-Code Corner: Setting Sail on The Sin Ship

Setting Sail on The Sin Ship For years The Sin Ship‘s frequent appearances on TCM’s monthly lineup repeatedly caught my eye. Besides the saucy title and potential for pre-Code shenanigans with a 1931 release date, I was drawn to the … Continue reading

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Neglected Clowns: Exclusive Guest Post by Author Steve Massa (Slapstick Divas)

Neglected Clowns The unsung ladies of slapstick comedy are a selection of mean landladies, vamps, spinsters, flirty fat girls, mother-in-laws, society snobs, dingbats, and busybodies who performed yeoman service making up the universe of the silent comedy films. Whether fierce, … Continue reading

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Win Tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: Bonnie and Clyde (50th Anniversary)” (Giveaway runs July 14 – July 29)

Win Tickets to see “Bonnie and Clyde” on the Big Screen! In Select Cinemas Nationwide Sunday, August 13 & Wednesday, August 16! “This here’s Miss Bonnie Parker. I’m Clyde Barrow. We rob banks.” CMH is thrilled to announce the 10th … Continue reading

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Harry Langdon: King of Silent Comedy: Facebook/Blog Book Giveaway Contest (July)

“Harry Langdon: King of Silent Comedy” Book Giveaway via Facebook and this Blog Okay, now it’s time for the Facebook/Blog version of our “Harry Langdon: King of Silent Comedy” Giveaway Contest! This time we’ll be giving away one copy of the book via Facebook and … Continue reading

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Women Comedy Directors: Exclusive Guest Post by Author Steve Massa (Slapstick Divas)

Women Comedy Directors More neglected than onscreen comediennes are the women who worked in silent comedy as directors – the number of whom can practically be counted on the fingers of one hand. Alice Guy-Blache is a bona-fide cinema pioneer, … Continue reading

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Harry Langdon: King of Silent Comedy Book Giveaway (via Twitter in July)

“Harry Langdon: King of Silent Comedy” Book Giveaway via Twitter Time for our next book giveaway! This time, CMH will be giving away FIVE COPIES of “Harry Langdon: King of Silent Comedy” by authors by Gabriella Oldham and Mabel Langdon, courtesy of University Press of … Continue reading

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