Monthly Archives: December 2019

Western RoundUp: Noir-Tinged Westerns

Noir-Tinged Westerns Around this time last year, in a column titled Christmas in the West, I took a look at a pair of Christmas-themed films starring Gene Autry and Roy Rogers. Alas, there are very few Westerns with a Christmas theme, … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Not So Christmas Noir

Noir Nook: Not So Christmas Noir In watching the opening of Lady in the Lake (1947), if you didn’t know any better, you’d think that you’re about to take in a lightweight Christmas movie along the lines of It’s a … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: Six Important Flappers Of The Silent Screen

Silents are Golden: 6 Important Flappers Of The Silent Screen Earlier this year I wrote a column about how youthful “flapper” trends influenced silent films and vice versa. I briefly went over the notable screen flappers, just so you’d get … Continue reading

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Exclusive Interview with Claude Jarman Jr. Part One: The Yearling and Clarence Brown

Claude Jarman Jr. Child Star of The Yearling Talks about The Yearling, Director Clarence Brown and More CMH is thrilled to say that we’re kicking off a series of exclusive video interviews and articles with Claude Jarman Jr. today. Claude … Continue reading

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The Funny Papers: A Christmas Miracle Comes for Trudy Kockenlocker

The Funny Papers: A Christmas Miracle Comes for Trudy Kockenlocker Many a cinephile enjoy debating what films merit the definition for a holiday movie. Ever since Preston Sturges directed The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek (1944), the controversy surrounding the film … Continue reading

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Monsters and Matinees: B-Movie or Kids’ Film? ‘Santa Claus Conquers the Martians’ is Both

B Movie or Kids’ Film? Santa Claus Conquers the Martians is Both This is tough to admit, but sometimes horror and sci-fi B-movies don’t have a particularly scary monster. Sometimes, they are just … bizarre. That’s true in Santa Claus … Continue reading

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The Bridge on the River Kwai: Honor, Duty, and Madness

The Bridge on the River Kwai: Honor, Duty and Madness – an Unforgettable Film even 62 Years Later… In honor of the anniversary of the US theatrical release of The Bridge on the River Kwai on December 14, 1957, a … Continue reading

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Silver Screen Standards: The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)

Silver Screen Standards: The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) Our new house got a surprise addition last month when a neighbor showed up with a little stray kitten in her arms. Mojo Jinx Mephisto is now an official member … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Burl Ives

Classic Movie Travels: Burl Ives – Illinois, Los Angeles and Valley Forge In reflecting upon the many stars who entertained audiences throughout the Golden Age of Hollywood, it is easy to notice that the vast majority of these individuals were … Continue reading

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Cooking with the Stars: Lucille Ball’s Apple John

Cooking with the Stars: Lucille Ball’s Apple John It’s the most wonderful time of the year! As the temperature drops, I’ve begun thinking about where Cooking with the Stars was at this time last year. I had decided to turn … Continue reading

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