Monthly Archives: August 2018

The Funny Papers: Celebrate Marie Dressler 150! Hometown Hosts Her Birthday in Style

Celebrate Marie Dressler 150! Hometown Hosts Her Birthday in Style “By the time we hit fifty, we have learned our hardest lessons. We have found out that only a few things are really important. We have learned to take life … Continue reading

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Western Roundup: Snowy Westerns and Day of the Outlaw

Western Roundup: Snowy Westerns and Day of the Outlaw Within the Western genre, there are some frequently recurring themes, including range wars, cattle drives, wagon trains, town takeovers, and travelers banding together against a common enemy. While some viewers might … Continue reading

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To Kill a Mockingbird: The Casting of Scout and Jem

The Filming of To Kill a Mockingbird: The Casting of Scout & Jem Exclusive Excerpt from “Why to Kill a Mockingbird Matters” Another Big Thank You to author Tom Santopietro for hand-picking another excerpt for us – this time about … Continue reading

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Musical Interlude: The Singing Voices Behind the Stars

The Singing Voices Behind the Stars Lucy Ricardo always tried to get in on Ricky’s act, despite her less than pleasant singing voice on the show I Love Lucy. Lucy would sing in a shouting, off-key manner. And when I … Continue reading

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Grace Kelly: Dress to Impress, Exclusive Guest Post by Author Mary Mallory

Grace Kelly: Dress to Impress Exclusive Post by Mary Mallory, Author of Living with Grace Grace Kelly resembled and acted like a Princess long before she actually married Prince Rainier of Monaco. Serene, elegant, and so unforgettable, she is the epitome … Continue reading

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Vitaphone View: This is Not a Musical!

Vitaphone View: THIS IS NOT A MUSICAL! From Edison’s earliest experiments to add sound to film, the overwhelming majority of pre-1920 talkie efforts included musical performances. In 1894, barely one year after Thomas Edison built his Black Maria studio at … Continue reading

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To Kill a Mockingbird: The Casting of Atticus Finch

  The Filming of To Kill a Mockingbird: The Casting of Atticus Finch Exclusive Excerpt from “Why to Kill a Mockingbird Matters” A Big Thank You to author Tom Santopietro for hand-picking this excerpt about the casting of Atticus, from … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Billie Burke

Classic Movie Travels: Billie Burke – New York The beautiful Billie Burke. While best remembered for her portrayal of Glinda the Good Witch of the North in The Wizard of Oz (1939), Billie Burke led a fascinating life and career … Continue reading

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Win Tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: Rebel Without A Cause” (Giveaway runs through September 8)

Win tickets to see “Rebel Without a Cause” on the big screen! In Select Cinemas Nationwide Sun Sep 23 and Wed Sep 26! “You can wake up now, the universe has ended.” CMH continues into our 3rd year of our partnership … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: A Brief Look at Obscure Silent Film Comedians

A Brief Look at Obscure Silent Film Comedians Since I touched upon the history of silent comedy a couple months ago, I thought I’d do a follow-up post exploring that history in a little more detail. Hope you enjoy! If … Continue reading

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