Monthly Archives: November 2017

Hollywood at Play: The History and Use of Publicity Stills, Exclusive Guest Post by Author Mary Mallory

The History and Use of Publicity Stills In the early decades of the Twentieth Century before the invention of television and the internet, the Hollywood motion picture industry sold itself and its products to the general public through the use … Continue reading

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The Politics of Yankee Doodle Dandy – Exclusive Guest Post by Author Alan K. Rode (Michael Curtiz: A Life)

The Politics of Yankee Doodle Dandy The notion for a biographical film about legendary show business powerhouse George M. Cohan had been kicking around Hollywood since the late 1930s. The father of American musical comedy claimed to be born on … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: Paving The Way For The Movies–A Nod To Victorian Film Pioneers

Paving The Way For The Movies — A Nod To Victorian Film Pioneers When you study the origins of film, it almost seems to have begun by magic. For centuries there was painting and sculpture. By the 19th century there … Continue reading

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Vitaphone View: Finding Early Technicolor Films

  Finding Early Technicolor Films Most film buffs know how unstable nitrate film is, and how over 90% of black and white motion pictures made before 1930 have decomposed and no longer survive.  The survival rate of films made in … Continue reading

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Kino Lorber Film Noir (Facebook/Blog) Blu-Ray/DVD Giveaway Contest (November)

Celebrating Noirvember All-Month Long with Kino Lorber! DVD/Blu-Ray Giveaway, Winner’s Choice of 4 Classics Okay, now it’s time for the Facebook/Blog version of our Kino Lorber Classic Horror Giveaway Contest! This time we’ll be giving away two Film Noir Classics via Facebook and this blog, … Continue reading

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Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story, DVD Giveaway Facebook/Blog Book (November)

Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story DVD Giveaway #2 Okay, now it’s time for the Facebook/Blog version of our “Harold and Lillian” Giveaway Contest! This time we’ll be giving away one copy of the DVD via Facebook and this blog, courtesy of Kino Lorber. And, … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Two Fab Film Noirs

Noir Nook:  Two Fab Film Noirs In last month’s column, I offered up the first in a series of columns on low-budget, B-level films noir that nobody ever talks about. This time around, I’m taking a look at films that … Continue reading

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Film Noir Review: 10 Classic Film Noir-Horror Crossovers

10 Classic Film Noir-Horror Crossovers Horror and film noir have always been kindred spirits. The bleakest of movie genres, they’ve spent decades exploring the dirty crevices of humanity and projecting their findings on the big screen. They have their cosmetic … Continue reading

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Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story, DVD Giveaway (November)

Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story DVD Giveaway “Passionate and Beguiling” -Owen Gleiberman, Variety We are happy to announce another fun giveaway this month, courtesy of Kino Lorber. This time, we’ll be giving away FOUR copies of the delightful … Continue reading

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Kino Lorber Noirvember Blu-Ray/DVD Giveaway Promotion (via Twitter)

Celebrating Noirvember with Kino Lorber! DVD/Blu-Ray Giveaway, Winner’s Choice of 4 Classic Titles This month we celebrate Noirvember courtesy of our friends at Kino Lorber! We are happy to say that we have EIGHT classic noir DVD or Blu-Rays to giveaway … Continue reading

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