Monthly Archives: July 2021

Western RoundUp: Western Film Book Library – Part 5

Western RoundUp: Western Film Book Library – Part 5 Once or twice a year I’ve enjoyed sharing some of my “Western Film Book Library” here at the Western RoundUp. I’ve had some wonderful responses as readers have let me know … Continue reading

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Cinemallennials: The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Cinemallennials: The Wizard of Oz (1939) For those of you who are unfamiliar with Cinemallennials, it is a bi-weekly podcast in which I, and another millennial, watch a classic film that we’ve never seen before, and discuss its significance and … Continue reading

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Film Noir Review: He Ran All the Way (1951)

“I wish I knew how you wanted me to be. If only you’d tell me.” Most fans who make their way through film noir will invariably stumble upon the tragedy of John Garfield. A remarkably naturalistic actor, Garfield was adept … Continue reading

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Lives Behind the Legends: Doris Day – Looking For Love

Lives Behind the Legends: Doris Day – Looking For Love When you think of the iconic Doris Day, you probably think of a picture-perfect blonde who had it all — the all-American girl, the perfect housewife, the happy-go-lucky sweetheart. Doris … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: Silent Superstars – The Eternally Glamorous Gloria Swanson

Silents are Golden: Silent Superstars – The Eternally Glamorous Gloria Swanson If you hear the words “glamour” and “movie star,” which famous name comes to mind? Chances are someone like Marilyn Monroe or Sophia Loren. Or perhaps – hopefully! – … Continue reading

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Silver Screen Standards: Dangerous When Wet (1953)

Silver Screen Standards: Dangerous When Wet (1953) In June, I was finally able to return to the retirement community where I present classic movie programs for the residents, and I knew that Esther Williams was the perfect star to celebrate … Continue reading

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Monster and Matinees: Georges Méliès and the Creation of the First Horror Film

Georges Méliès and the Creation of the First Horror Film It started with a bat. And what a perfect opening image it was for the world’s first horror film. After all, the bat has been one of the most iconic … Continue reading

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What’s Streaming in July on the CMH Channel at BCE? The Proud Rebel, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers and Captain Kidd

Our July Picks on the Classic Movie Hub ChannelJuly Birthdays and Fan Favorites! Here we go… This month’s free streaming picks for our Classic Movie Hub Channel at Best Classics Ever (BCE) – the mega streaming channel for classic movies and TV shows! These titles will … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Uncommon Ladies of Noir – Susan Hayward

Noir Nook: Uncommon Ladies of Noir – Susan Hayward Susan Hayward has long been one of my favorite actresses. When I was growing up, I thrilled with her performances in such films as Smash Up: The Story of a Woman … Continue reading

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Jayne Mansfield: The Girl Couldn’t Help It – Book Giveaway (July)

“Jayne Mansfield: The Girl Couldn’t Help It”We have Four Books to Giveaway this Month! CMH is happy to announce our next Classic Movie Book Giveaway as part of our partnership with University Press of Kentucky! This time, we’ll be giving away FOUR … Continue reading

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