Monthly Archives: July 2020

The Directors’ Chair: The Man Who Knew Too Much

“THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH” ( 1956 ) ~ QUE SERA SERA Why? Because you’re the affable, all-American James Stewart, that’s why. I’ve no real clue why Stewart’s picked, other than he’s a great foil to get pushed around … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Yvonne De Carlo

Western RoundUp: Yvonne De Carlo Canadian-born actress Yvonne De Carlo is remembered by many classic film fans as one of Hollywood’s most glamorous women. Born Margaret “Peggy” Yvonne Middleton in Vancouver in 1922, De Carlo began her film career in … Continue reading

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Marilyn: Behind the Icon – Some Like It Hot

Marilyn: Behind the Icon –A Comedic and Pregnant Monroe Triumphs inSome Like It Hot and Wins the Golden Globe In 2000, the American Film Institute honored Some Like It Hot as the “Best Comedy of All Time.” In the six … Continue reading

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Marilyn: Behind the Icon – The Prince and the Showgirl

Marilyn: Behind the IconAs Producer and Star, Monroe Dazzles inThe Prince and the Showgirl Director Joshua Logan considered the collaboration of Marilyn Monroe and Sir Laurence Olivier “the best combination since black & white.” After renegotiating her contract with 20th … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: Beyond “The Big Three”: Some Silent Comedy Suggestions

Silents are Golden: Beyond “The Big Three”: Some Silent Comedy Suggestions If you’re a fan of silent comedy, I’m willing to bet you fell for it one of three ways: by watching Buster Keaton’s films, by watching Charlie Chaplin’s films, … Continue reading

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Silver Screen Standards: Mary Poppins (1964), Prop Culture and You

Silver Screen Standards: Mary Poppins (1964), Prop Culture and You This spring, the streaming service Disney+ launched a new series called Prop Culture, in which host Dan Lanigan brings together props and people from some of Disney’s most memorable live-action … Continue reading

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Marilyn: Behind the Icon – Bus Stop

Marilyn Monroe Triumphs in Bus Stop “Hold on to your chairs, everybody, and get set for a rattling surprise,” announced crusty New York Times critic Bosely Crowther, “Marilyn Monroe has finally proved herself an actress in Bus Stop. She and … Continue reading

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Monsters and Matinees: ‘The Blob’ is based on a what?!

‘The Blob’ is based on a what?! “Do you know the movie The Blob, Aunt Toni?” I’ve never heard a sweeter question than that one recently asked by my 11-year-old niece, Grace. As classic movie fans, we all hope to … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Noir Vets on Mystery Science Theater 3000

Noir Nook: Noir Vets on Mystery Science Theater 3000 I don’t know about you, but I have a tendency to get into cinematic obsessions. One week, I won’t want to watch anything but William Holden movies, another week, nothing but … Continue reading

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Marilyn: Behind the Icon – Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Marilyn: Behind the Icon — Monroe Catapults to Global Fame in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Gentlemen Prefer Blondes signified an ideal pairing of star & role, catapulting Marilyn Monroe into global superstardom, endearing her to the public, and cementing her comedic … Continue reading

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