Monthly Archives: April 2020

Western RoundUp: Streaming “B” Westerns at Home, Vol. 2

Western RoundUp: Streaming “B” Westerns at Home, Vol. 2 As everyone continues to wait out the ongoing epidemic at home this month, I’m returning with another round of streaming recommendations! This month we’ll take a look at some “B” Westerns … Continue reading

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The Funny Papers: Disney+ Retro Style: That Darn Cat! (1965)

Disney+ Retro Style: That Darn Cat! (1965) “While the city sleeps, ev’ry night he creeps Just surveyin’ his domain He roams around like he owns the town He’s the King, he makes that plainHe knows ev’ry trick, doesn’t miss a … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: Silent Superstars – Remembering Diana Serra Cary, Or “Baby Peggy”

Silents are Golden: Silent Superstars – Remembering Diana Serra Cary, Or “Baby Peggy” On February 24, 2020, the world lost its last bona fide silent film star – Diana Serra Cary, who had passed away at age 101. While there … Continue reading

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The Directors’ Chair: Vertigo

The Directors’ Chair: Vertigo (1958) ….. VERTIGO” ( 1958 ) ~ YOU STEPPED OUT OF MY DREAMS…AND INTO THE NIGHTMARE I CREATED VERTIGO is my favorite movie. Hands down, this is my favorite Alfred Hitchcock movie. In fact, caveat emptor…if … Continue reading

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Silver Screen Standards: Casablanca (1942)

Silver Screen Standards: Casablanca (1942) Very few classic films enjoy the iconic status of Casablanca (1942), the wartime romance that helped humanize the crisis in Europe and completed Humphrey Bogart’s rise to true stardom. The Best Picture winner would come … Continue reading

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Exclusive Interview with Claude Jarman Jr. Part Four: MGM 25th Anniversary Photo (1949)

Claude Jarman Jr, Child Star of The Yearling Talks about the Iconic MGM 25th Anniversary Silver Jubilee Photo In our 4th interview with Claude Jarman Jr, Claude tells us about his participation in one of the most famous classic movie … Continue reading

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Monsters and Matinees: Universal’s True Original Monster and Other She-Wolves

Universal’s True Original Monster and Other She-Wolves We love our Universal Monsters. Frankenstein, Dracula, the Mummy and The Wolfman – these guys are legends for a reason. But it’s time to ask the guys to move over and make room … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Favorite Noir Gents

Noir Nook: Favorite Noir Gents Whenever I think and talk and write about film noir, I have a tendency to focus on the distaff characters: the Phyllis Dietrichsons, the Kathie Moffats, the Gildas and the Lauras and the Mildreds. For … Continue reading

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Exclusive Interview with Claude Jarman Jr. Part Three: Roughshod

Claude Jarman Jr. Child Star of The YearlingTalks about his First Western, Roughshod (1949) In our 3rd interview with Charles Jarman Jr, he talks about starring in his first western, Roughshod (1949), opposite Robert Sterling and Gloria Grahame. Claude talks … Continue reading

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“Daring Darleen, Queen of the Screen” – Children’s Book Giveaway (now through May 23)

Daring Darleen, Queen of the Screen Children’s Book GiveawayFor ages 8-12, grades 3-7 We have 14 Books to Giveaway Now through May 23! Lights! Camera! Kidnapping? When a publicity stunt goes terribly wrong, twelve-year-old Darleen Darling, star of the silent film … Continue reading

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