Monthly Archives: April 2018

The Funny Papers: Make Love, Not War – The Sex Comedies of the Sixties

Make Love, Not War: The Sex Comedies of the Sixties Doris Day Wedged between the cookie-cutter conformities of the fifties and the Women’s Lib movement of the funky seventies, the swinging sixties exploded into history. The film world has a … Continue reading

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Win Tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: The Producers” (50th Anniversary) (Giveaway runs through May 19)

Win tickets to see “The Producers” on the big screen!  In Select Cinemas Nationwide Sun June 3 and Wed June 6! “How could this happen? I was so careful. I picked the wrong play, the wrong director, the wrong cast. … Continue reading

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Silents Are Golden: Silent Superstars, The Incomparable Mary Pickford

Silent Superstars, The Incomparable Mary Pickford You’ve all seen pictures of her, no doubt–of a girlish actress with long golden curls and a face like an Edwardian valentine. She was often photographed holding puppies and kittens, practically radiating purity and … Continue reading

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Vitaphone View: Where is “Convention City” Hiding?

Where is Convention City Hiding? Film mythology tells us that the 1933 Warner Brothers Vitaphone Pre-Code feature Convention City was so hot and so outrageous that after its initial run, Jack Warner recalled every print and burned them. To this … Continue reading

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Sophie Tucker Book Giveaway (Facebook/Blog)

“Red Hot Mama: The Life of Sophie Tucker” Book Giveaway via Facebook and this Blog Okay, now it’s time for the Facebook/Blog version of our of  of  “Red Hot Mama: The Life of Sophie Tucker” Giveaway Contest! This time we’ll be giving away one copy of the … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Glenda Farrell

Classic Movie Travels: Glenda Farrell – Wichita, San Diego and NY Glenda Farrell There are so many actresses to celebrate when it comes to Depression Era films, and Glenda Farrell is certainly one of them. Shining with snappy dialogue in … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Johnny O’Clock

YouTube Spotlight: Johnny O’Clock Back in the day, you had to rely on late-night TV or cable, or fork over your hard-owned dough for VHS tapes and DVDs in order to experience the shadowy world of film noir. But no … Continue reading

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Pre-Code Corner: The Censorship Woes of One More River

One More Hurdle to Cross: The Censorship Woes of One More River In between the credits and the opening shot of One More River, a certificate proclaims that the picture has been passed by the Production Code Administration (PCA), the … Continue reading

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Win Tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: Sunset Boulevard” (Giveaway runs through April 28)

Win tickets to see “Sunset Boulevard” on the big screen! In Select Cinemas Nationwide Sun May 13 and Wed May 16! “They took the idols and smashed them, the Fairbankses, the Gilberts, the Valentinos! And who’ve we got now? Some … Continue reading

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Sophie Tucker Book Giveaway (via Twitter in April)

“Red Hot Mama: The Life of Sophie Tucker” Book Giveaway via Twitter “an engrossing portrait of this oft-overlooked legend of early Broadway.” -Playbill It’s time for our next book giveaway! CMH is happy to say that we will be giving … Continue reading

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