Monthly Archives: December 2018

Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story – Book Giveaway (January)

Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story We have Five Books to Give Away via Twitter or this Blog “The legacy of stuntwomen in the film industry is finally getting a comprehensive telling“” — Los Angeles Magazine And now for our first … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Posts by Annmarie Gatti | Tagged , , , | 24 Comments

Musical Interlude: Musical Remakes

  Musical Remakes Remakes are nothing new. Since films began, they were remade. Stories are revised, plot lines are shifted and new actors are cast in roles someone else made their own years before. Other times, the story, scenes and … Continue reading

Posted in Musical Interlude, Posts by Jessica Pickens | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Jarmila Novotna: My Life in Song Book Giveaway (Facebook/Blog Nov/Dec)

Jarmila Novotna: My Life in Song Book Giveaway via Facebook and this Blog Okay, now it’s time for the Facebook/Blog version of our Jarmila Novotna: My Life in Song Giveaway Contest! This time we’ll be giving away one copy of the book via Facebook and … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Contests & Giveaways, Posts by Annmarie Gatti | Tagged | 5 Comments

Vitaphone View: The Talkies – How Could They Be So Wrong?

Vitaphone View: The Talkies How Could They Be So Wrong? They all laughed at Christopher Columbus When he said, the world was round They all laughed when Edison recorded sound They all laughed at Wilbur and his brother When they … Continue reading

Posted in Posts by Ron Hutchinson, Vitaphone View | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Western RoundUp: A Trio of Wyatt Earp Westerns

Western RoundUp: A Trio of Wyatt Earp Westerns Real-life Western lawman Wyatt Earp (1848-1929) has been portrayed in countless films over the years. The stories always take a fair amount of dramatic license, but Earp’s legend was such that his … Continue reading

Posted in Posts by Laura Grieve, Western RoundUp | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

Film Noir Review: 10 (More) Classic Films Noir for the Holidays

10 More Classic Film Noirs for the Holidays Novelist Douglas Coupland once said that “Christmas makes everything twice as sad.” His quote may have stemmed from a place of tender melancholy, but here at CMH’s Film Noir section, we’d like … Continue reading

Posted in Film Noir Review, Posts by Danilo Castro | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Classic Movie Travels: Danny Thomas – Toledo and Memphis

 Classic Movie Travels: Danny Thomas Actor and philanthropist, Danny Thomas. Many remember Danny Thomas as an individual who made his mark upon the entertainment industry as a nightclub comedian, singer, actor, and producer. His lengthy career included a starring role … Continue reading

Posted in Classic Movie Travels, Posts by Annette Bochenek | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Noir Nook: Five Things You Need to Know About Christmas Holiday (1944)

Noir Nook: Five Things You Need to Know About Christmas Holiday (1944) Christmas Holiday is a 1944 noir starring Deanna Durbin as a devoted young bride who slowly comes to realize that her husband, played by Gene Kelly, is a … Continue reading

Posted in Noir Nook, Posts by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

Jarmila Novotna: My Life in Song – Book Giveaway (Dec 8 through Jan 12)

“Jarmila Novotna: My Life in Song” We have Five Books to Give Away via Twitter or this Blog It’s time for our next book giveaway! CMH is happy to say that we will be giving away FIVE COPIES of  Jarmila Novotna: My Life … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Contests & Giveaways, Posts by Annmarie Gatti | Tagged , | 12 Comments

This World Needs Its Dreamers: Clarence Brown’s National Velvet (Exclusive Guest Post by Author Gwenda Young)

“This World Needs Its Dreamers” Clarence Brown’s National Velvet (1944) Exclusive Guest Post by Author Gwenda Young In a reappraisal of National Velvet written in the 1960s, Pauline Kael observed that “it touches areas in our experience that movies rarely … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Guest Posts | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments