Monthly Archives: November 2017

A Big Thank You from CMH: “Give a Gift, Get a Gift” Holiday Contest Promotion…

  A Special Holiday Contest… Give A Gift, Get a Gift. Greetings CMH Fans and Followers!  THANKS to everyone for their wonderful participation. I personally appreciate it, and so do our Contributors!!! The contest is over and the winners are:  … Continue reading

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From Heavies to Heroes – Exclusive Post by Authors James Bawden and Ron Miller (You Ain’t Heard Nothin’ Yet)

From Heavies to Heroes Interviews with Classic Stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood Ever since Humphrey Bogart went from being a gangster-type heavy in the 1930s to being a tough guy anti-hero in the 1940s, actors have been able … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Garson Kanin at work

Born November 24, in 1912, Director/Writer Garson Kanin Garson Kanin started his show biz career as a musician, comedian and stage actor, making his Broadway debut in 1933 in the drama Little Ol’Boy. He became assistant to Broadway director George … Continue reading

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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 Yay! The contest is over and the winners are: Joi and David W! Congratulations! Okay, now it’s time for the Facebook/Blog version of our Kino Lorber Classic Horror Giveaway … 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 Yay! The contest is over and the winner is: Bill N! Congratulations! Okay, now it’s time for the Facebook/Blog version of our “Harold and Lillian” Giveaway Contest! This time we’ll be giving … 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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