Monthly Archives: August 2017

Saddle Up with Anne Bancroft: Exclusive Guest Post by Author Douglass K. Daniel

Saddle Up with Anne Bancroft When I think of actress Anne Bancroft, I picture the sexy, seductive Mrs. Robinson of The Graduate (1967) or the determined Annie Sullivan of The Miracle Worker (1962). Or a feisty New Yorker, whether she’s the woman … Continue reading

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Film Noir Review: His Kind of Woman (1951)

“This place is dangerous. The time right deadly. The drinks are on me, my bucko!” There’s an old saying that all films are made at least three times: once, when the screenwriter commits the story to paper; again, when the … Continue reading

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Vitaphone View: Early Talkie Restorations and the Theory of Relativity

Early Talkie Restorations and the Theory of Relativity When The Vitaphone Project began in 1991, its primary goal was to seek out, mainly in private collectors’ hands, long-lost 16-inch soundtrack disks for early talkies. When a match with a surviving … Continue reading

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Hollywood at Play Book Giveaway (September)

“Hollywood at Play: The Lives of the Stars Between Takes” September Book Giveaway “If you share my affection for candid shots of the stars you’ll love Hollywood at Play: The Lives of the Stars Between Takes…” -Leonard Maltin, Indiewire.com And, … Continue reading

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The Lost World (1925) Blu-Ray Giveaway Contest (via Twitter in September)

“The Lost World” Deluxe Blu-Ray Giveaway Contest  1925 Silent starring Wallace Beery, Bessie Love and Lewis Stone Wow, this is an exciting one! Thanks to our fine friends at Flickr Alley, CMH will be giving away FIVE COPIES via Twitter of the world-premiere … Continue reading

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Anne Bancroft: A Life Book Giveaway (via Twitter in September)

“Anne Bancroft: A Life” Book Giveaway via Twitter Time for our next book giveaway! This time, CMH will be giving away FIVE COPIES of “Anne Bancroft: A Life” by Douglass K. Daniel, courtesy of University Press of Kentucky, from Aug 28 through Sept … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Jane Powell, Portland Oregon

Classic Movie Travels Hometowns to Hollywood: Jane Powell, Portland Oregon “I didn’t quit movies. They quit me.” – Jane Powell Hollywood has certainly had its fair share of child stars, and Jane Powell is no exception. Thanks to many studio … Continue reading

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Win Tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (35th Anniversary)” (Giveaway runs August 11 – September 2)

Win Tickets to see “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” on the Big Screen! In Select Cinemas Nationwide Sunday, September 17 & Wednesday, September 20! “E.T. phone home.” CMH is thrilled to announce the 11th of our 14 movie ticket giveaways this year, … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Am-noir-sia: The Amnesia Motif in Film Noir

Am-noir-sia: The Amnesia Motif in Film Noir Along with rain-swept streets, voiceover narration, and shadows neatly sliced by venetian blinds, one of film noir’s common features is the character suffering from memory loss. This month’s column takes a look at … Continue reading

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Pre-Code Corner: It’s Tough to Be Famous, but It’s Easy to Be Naughty

It’s Tough to Be Famous, but It’s Easy to Be Naughty Without a doubt, part of the lure of pre-Code pictures are those racy bits of dialogue that surprisingly retain the ability to shock or even make audiences blush over … Continue reading

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