Monthly Archives: June 2018

Vitaphone View: THANKS FOR COMING – NOW SCRAM!

Vitaphone View: THANKS FOR COMING – NOW SCRAM! It is hard for modern audiences, often sitting with just a few dozen other patrons in a multiplex, to realize that in the twenties and thirties 3,500 seat movie palaces filled their … Continue reading

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Celebrating Judy Garland’s Birthday with Her Friend and Confidante, Dottie Ponedel (Exclusive Guest Post by Author Danny Miller)

  Celebrating Judy Garland’s Birthday with Her Friend and Confidante, Dottie Ponedel Judy Garland and Dottie Ponedel always found time for laughs on set. Today marks the 96th anniversary of the birth of Judy Garland, by any measure one of … Continue reading

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Win Tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: Big” (30th Anniversary) (Giveaway runs through June 30)

Win tickets to see “Big” on the big screen! In Select Cinemas Nationwide Sun July 15 and Wed July 18! “Your wish is granted.” CMH continues into our 3rd year of our partnership with Fathom Events - with the 7th of our 13 … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Jeanette Loff

Classic Movie Travels: Jeanette Loff – from Idaho to Hollywood The beautiful Jeanette Loff poses in a fringe dress. When I watch early films, I often wonder what became of certain individuals and where their lives took them beyond their … Continue reading

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Looking at the Stars: The First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald

“Man, woman or child, Ella is the best.” – Bing Crosby It was in 1979 that President Jimmy Carter decreed June to be Black Music Month. President Obama later changed the official designation to African-American Music Appreciation Month. Although it … Continue reading

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“About Face: The Life and Times of Dottie Ponedel, Make-up Artist to the Stars” Book Giveaway (June 4 – July 7)

“About Face: The Life and Times of Dottie Ponedel, Make-up Artist to the Stars” We have TEN Copies to Give Away in July! It’s time for our next book giveaway! And, this is a very special one for me, as … Continue reading

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“Hollywood Heyday: 75 Candid Interviews with Golden Age Legends” Book Giveaway (June 4 – July 7)

“Hollywood Heyday: 75 Candid Interviews with Golden Age Legends”  We have TEN Copies to Give Away! “In-depth interviews – things that people really want to know — not gossip.” -Jane Powell Time for our next book giveaway! CMH is thrilled … Continue reading

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FilmStruck: We’re giving away EIGHT Annual Subscriptions in June and July!

It’s a Classic Movie Streaming Celebration! We’re giving away EIGHT Annual Subscriptions to FilmStruck! Now through July 28th! We are so VERY EXCITED to announce our longterm partnership with FilmStruck, the ultimate classic movie streaming service! To kick things off, … Continue reading

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Pre-Code Corner: Three Wise Girls All Mixed Up

Three Wise Girls All Mixed Up Three Wise Girls (1932) is a rather apt screen title for a book one reviewer for the Studio Relations Committee (SRC) termed: “An exceedingly tawdry and cheap piece of literature designed to thrill a … Continue reading

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