Monthly Archives: January 2019

The Funny Papers: Patsy Kelly and Thelma Todd, The Slapstick Buddy Duo

The Funny Papers: Patsy Kelly and Thelma Todd, The Slapstick Buddy Duo Lately, I’ve been binge-watching an Amazon Prime show which has also garnered attention at the Golden Globes, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. It’s a hilarious delight that many classic … Continue reading

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Musical Interlude: Musicals of Hollywood’s Greatest Year

Musical Interlude: Musicals of Hollywood’s Greatest Year It’s known as Hollywood’s greatest year: 1939. As we celebrate films released 80 years ago, we think of some of the most obvious film achievements the storied year brought us: Gone with the … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: The Good, The Bad, And The Not-So-Bad Of Silent Era Acting

Silents are Golden: The Good, The Bad, And The Not-So-Bad Of Silent Era Acting So you’re thinking of taking the plunge and exploring the world of silent films! You’re intrigued by those flickery, black and white images from a time … Continue reading

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Western Roundup: Canyon Passage and The Autry

Western Roundup: Canyon Passage and The Autry Canyon Passage (1946) Movie Poster Classic film fans in Southern California are fortunate to have a wide variety of opportunities to see classic films, including Westerns, on a big screen. I recently had … Continue reading

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Vitaphone View: The View from the Vitaphone Projection Booth

Vitaphone View: The View from the Vitaphone Projection Booth The life of the early Vitaphone projectionist was a tough one. Although well compensated at an average $150/week (about $2158 in 2018 dollars), it was not an easy job. In the … Continue reading

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Win Tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: My Fair Lady” (Giveaway runs now through Feb 2)

Win tickets to see “My Fair Lady” on the Big Screen! In Select Cinemas Nationwide Sun Feb 17 and Wed Feb 20 “Aowh, wouldn’t it be lover-ly.” CMH continues with our 4th year of our partnership with Fathom Events - with the 2nd of … Continue reading

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Announcement: Fay Wray and Robert Riskin, The Blogathon

Fay Wray and Robert Riskin, The Blogathon February 26, 2019 marks the release of a must-read dual Hollywood biography and we are honoring it with a special blogathon. Commemorating the lives and careers of one of classic Hollywood’s greatest stars … Continue reading

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Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story – Book Giveaway (Facebook/Blog Nov/Dec)

Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story Book Giveaway via Facebook and this Blog Okay, now it’s time for the Facebook/Blog version of our Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story 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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Pre-Code Corner: Baby Face (1933) – Ten Steps to Perfectly Pre-Code

Pre-Code Corner: Baby Face (1933) Ten Steps to Perfectly Pre-Code In the era of Pre-Codes, there are a few films that stand out. When I think of Pre-Code films, sometimes it’s the violent nature, or perhaps a few nods to … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Quoteable Noir

Noir Nook: Quotable Noir As we enter a new year, I thought I’d ring in 2019 at the Noir Nook with 10 of my favorite noir quotes. Enjoy! And Happy Noir Year! Edward G. Robinson and Joan Bennett in The … Continue reading

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