Monthly Archives: August 2020

Marilyn: Behind the Icon – Ladies of the Chorus

Marilyn Monroe Steps Out of the Chorus Line in her First Starring Role: Ladies of the Chorus (1948) “It was really dreadful.” This was Marilyn Monroe’s confession to French journalist Georges Belmont in 1960 of her first starring film, Ladies … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Frontier Gambler (1956)

Western RoundUp: Frontier Gambler (1956) Last December I wrote about Noir-Tinged Westerns, frontier films such as Blood on the Moon (1948) and Pursued (1948) which have a distinctly dark film noir vibe. This month I’m taking a look at Frontier Gambler (1956), a film that actually … Continue reading

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The Directors’ Chair: Rear Window

The Directors’ Chair: Rear Window (Hitchcock, 1954) “REAR WINDOW” (1954) – CURIOSITY KILLED THE… Holed up in his apartment with a broken leg, a photo journalist played by James Stewart, whiles away his recuperative time watching his neighbors in the … Continue reading

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Marilyn: Behind the Icon – River of No Return

Monroe’s Dynamism Vies with the Majestic Canadian Rockies in River of No Return, An Odyssey of Redemption “I’m really eager to do something else,” Monroe announced in 1953. “Squeezing yourself to ooze out the last ounce of sex allure is … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: Silent Superstars – Francis X. Bushman, Early Screen Idol

Silents are Golden: Silent Superstars – Francis X. Bushman, Early Screen Idol If you were to name a silent film actor famed for being a sex symbol, who would you pick? “Rudolph Valentino” jumps to mind immediately, of course–as is … Continue reading

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Best Classics Ever: We’re giving away EIGHT Annual Subscriptions so fans can enjoy classic streaming all-year long!

It’s a Classic Movie Hub Streaming Celebration!We’re giving away 8 Annual Subscriptions to Best Classics Ever! BCE – Where the best of TV/Film past is present! We are so VERY EXCITED to announce this giveaway! As part of our longterm … Continue reading

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Marilyn: Behind the Icon – Something’s Got To Give

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Noir Nook: Noir Femmes in the Fan Mags

Noir Nook: Noir Femmes in the Fan Mags At last year’s Turner Classic Movies Film Festival, one of the special presentations was entitled “Celebrity Culture and Hollywood Love Stories.” Hosted by David Pierce, Assistant Chief of the National Audio-Visual Conservation … Continue reading

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Silver Screen Standards: The Invisible Man (1933)

Silver Screen Standards: The Invisible Man (1933) With a new film inspired by the H.G. Wells story having arrived earlier this year, it seems like a great time to revisit the original movie adaptation of The Invisible Man, which made … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Hugh Herbert

Classic Movie Travels: Hugh Herbert – NYC and Los Angeles Hugh Herbert is remembered for his many appearances in a variety of Pre Code films. With his iconic “woo-woo” laugh and eccentric characters, Herbert’s film roles delighted audiences across the … Continue reading

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