Monthly Archives: September 2017

Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft: Exclusive Guest Post by Author Douglass K. Daniel

 Mel and Anne, Hollywood’s best matched opposites… Was one of entertainment’s oddest couples – the dramatic actress Anne Bancroft and the wacky comic genius Mel Brooks – all that much a mismatch? That’s a question I pondered at times when … Continue reading

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Vitaphone View: How Talkies Changed Movie Snacks

How Talkies Changed Movie Snacks It has long been recognized that the transition from silent films to talkies was truly a massive revolution, and occurred over a very short period.  In early 1926 every Hollywood film was silent.  By the … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Barbara Hale, Chicago Illinois

Classic Movie Travels: Barbara Hale, Chicago Area Barbara Hale “It hit every paper the next day: the Cinderella story. Of course they said it was a starring role. I had one line, but you know about those things.” -Barbara Hale Actress … Continue reading

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Hollywood at Play: Photo Favorites Exclusive Guest Post by Author Mary Mallory

Hollywood at Play: Photo Favorites Before the advent of television and the internet, motion picture studios relied on publicity stills published in magazines and newspapers to sell entertainment to filmgoers. The studios shot millions of photographs to fit any kind … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: “But They’re So Primitive!”– Some Common Misconceptions About Silent Films

“But They’re So Primitive!” Some Common Misconceptions About Silent Films It’s a conversation that fans of silent film are all very familiar with. You tell someone you love watching silents. They laugh. Then it dawns on them that you aren’t … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Noir Talk

Noir Talk One of my favorite aspects about film noir is the words. They’re not just your garden-variety lines; noir serves up the kind of dialogue that makes you laugh out loud in sheer delight and complete appreciation. And sometimes … Continue reading

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Anne Bancroft’s ‘Noir’ Side: Exclusive Guest Post by Author Douglass K. Daniel

Anne Bancroft’s ‘Noir Side’ In her twenties actress Anne Bancroft had just what a film noir needed, the kind of smoky beauty a guy would take a bullet for. She turned up in a handful of movies in the 1950s … Continue reading

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Pre-Code Corner: The Puzzling Case of Phyllis Barry

The Puzzling Case of Phyllis Barry In March 1933, Film Weekly reported on Samuel Goldwyn‘s newest discovery, Phyllis Barry, the British newcomer who “achieves the next best thing to actual stardom (a leading ladyship to Ronald Colman)” in Cynara (1932). … Continue reading

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Kino Lorber ‘Western Round-Up’ Blu-Ray/DVD Facebook/Blog Book Giveaway Contest (September)

Celebrating Westerns All-Month Long with Kino Lorber! DVD/Blu-Ray Giveaway, Winner’s Choice of 5 Western Classics Okay, now it’s time for the Facebook/Blog version of our Kino Lorber Classic Westerns Giveaway Contest! This time we’ll be giving away two Kino Classic Westerns via Facebook and … Continue reading

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Anne Bancroft: A Life: Facebook/Blog Book Giveaway Contest (September)

“Anne Bancroft: A Life” Book Giveaway via Facebook and this Blog Okay, now it’s time for the Facebook/Blog version of our “Anne Bancroft: A Life”  Giveaway Contest! This time we’ll be giving away one copy of the book via Facebook and this blog, courtesy … Continue reading

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