Monthly Archives: July 2017

Kino Lorber Bob Hope DVD and Blu-Ray Classic Film Giveaway (August)

Celebrating Bob Hope this Month with a Special Giveaway! DVD/Blu-Ray Giveaway, Winner’s Choice of 5 Bob Hope Classics Yay! The Contest is over and the winners are: Renee P, Kim S, Karen C, Stuart C, Bill N, Bianca B, Ana … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Colleen Moore’s Fairy Castle

Colleen Moore’s Fairy Castle One of the most memorable flappers of the 1920s was actress Colleen Moore. In fact, beloved writer F. Scott Fitzgerald once wrote: “I was the spark that lit up Flaming Youth, Colleen Moore was the torch. What little things we … Continue reading

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Men in Drag: Exclusive Guest Post by Author Steve Massa (Slapstick Divas)

Men in Drag As if it weren’t enough that men dominated silent film comedy in general there were a few male comics who specialized in drag and often played female characters. Drag was a common and sure-fire laugh getter and … Continue reading

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Vitaphone View: Early Talkies Talk Again

Early Talkies Talk Again! The Vitaphone Project was formed in 1991 by several film buffs and 78rpm record collectors with the goal of seeking out the 16 inch diameter shellac soundtrack disks that provided the audio portion of 1926-30 early … Continue reading

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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.” Yay! The contest is over and the … 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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