Monthly Archives: November 2021

Silents are Golden: A Closer Look at – Greed (1924)

Silents are Golden: A Closer Look at – Greed (1924) With its deeply, grittily realistic story and grand, almost operatic themes, Frank Norris’s 1899 novel McTeague is one of the great American books of the late 19th century. While many … Continue reading

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Monsters and Matinees: The A-Men of a B-movie Trilogy

The A-Men of a B-movie Trilogy “When was the last atomic test in Vegas?” That question is never a good sign for people in a horror/sci-fi film from the 1950s, but it is for the viewers who know that this … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: 75th Anniversary Noir

Noir Nook: 75th Anniversary Noir There are so many noirs out there – some are good, some are not so good. Some are great. And some are legendary. This month, the Noir Nook is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the … Continue reading

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Silver Screen Standards: Vincent Price

Silver Screen Standards: Vincent Price During the Halloween season we naturally think of Vincent Price, that undisputed icon of horror whose many roles in the genre put him in the exalted company of Lon Chaney, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, and … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Lone Pine Film Locations

Western RoundUp: Lone Pine Film Locations In past Western RoundUp columns, I’ve written on multiple occasions about Westerns filmed in Lone Pine, California. Countless Westerns were filmed in Lone Pine’s Alabama Hills and other nearby areas. Past columns include a … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Agnes Ayres

Classic Movie Travels: Agnes Ayres While many women worked alongside the great Rudolph Valentino, Agnes Ayres was able to do so alongside him in the notable silent classic The Sheik (1921). Though known for this role, she appeared in many … Continue reading

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