Monthly Archives: November 2018

Western RoundUp: Christmas in the West

  Christmas in the West In the 1951 Christmas standard “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,” composer Meredith Willson pays tribute to the popularity of Westerns in that era with the line “A pair of Hopalong boots and … Continue reading

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Musical Interlude: Singing and Dance Through the Holidays

Singing and Dancing Through the Holidays Christmas in Musicals Music can set the mood for the holidays. While tunes may blare out of our radios, some favorites originated in movie musicals, such as the songs “White Christmas” and “Have Yourself … Continue reading

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Clarence Brown, Hollywood’s Forgotten Master (Exclusive Guest Post by Author Gwenda Young)

Exclusive Guest Post by Gwenda Young, Author of Clarence Brown: Hollywood’s Forgotten Master “Garbo’s Favorite Director” was how many journalists chose to eulogize Clarence Brown when he died in 1987. By referring to Garbo — then alive, still elusive and … Continue reading

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Vitaphone View: Vitaphone’s Most Prolific Director

Vitaphone View: Vitaphone’s Most Prolific Director Joseph Henabery. Not a name even most seasoned film buffs know. Yet his career in motion pictures spanned the beginning of the teens to the television era, and he directed some of the biggest … Continue reading

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TCM Classic Film Tour NYC Ticket Giveaway (Nov/Dec)

The TCM Classic Film Tour NYC Ticket Giveaway We’re giving away THREE PAIRS of Tickets in Nov and Dec! “New York, New York, It’s a Wonderful Town” We are VERY EXCITED to announce our longterm partnership with NYC’s On Location Tours, the … Continue reading

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Kino Lorber “Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers” Giveaway

“Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers” DVD/Blu-Ray Giveaway! We’re giving away THREE  FIVE copies of this historic box set! “A thrilling look at the variety of films made by women, most before they won the right to vote.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York … Continue reading

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#Noirvember Continues with a Kino Classics Giveaway (Blog/Facebook)

Celebrating #Noirvember with Kino Lorber! DVD/Blu-Ray Giveaway, Winner’s Choice of 4 Classic Titles Now it’s time for the Facebook/Blog version of our contest! That said, there’s still two more chances to win our Kino Lorber #Noirvember giveaway, courtesy of Kino Lorber. Each of … Continue reading

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Clarence Brown: Hollywood’s Forgotten Master Book Giveaway (Facebook/Blog Nov/Dec)

Clarence Brown: Hollywood’s Forgotten Master Book Giveaway via Facebook and this Blog Okay, now it’s time for the Facebook/Blog version of our Clarence Brown: Hollywood’s Forgotten Master Giveaway Contest! This time we’ll be giving away one copy of the book via Facebook and this blog, … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: Silent Superstars – Colleen Moore, The Definitive Flapper

Silents are Golden: Silent Superstars – Colleen Moore, The Definitive Flapper During the silent era, there were thousands of young girls who dreamed of being movie stars. For most girls, of course, these were merely daydreams, and the intrepid few … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Elisha Cook Jr.

Noir Nook: Elisha Cook I recently appeared on a podcast hosted by Carl over at the Movie Palace; the topic was film noir, and one of the questions focused on actors who frequently appeared in the features from this era. … Continue reading

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