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Neglected Clowns: Exclusive Guest Post by Author Steve Massa (Slapstick Divas)

Neglected Clowns The unsung ladies of slapstick comedy are a selection of mean landladies, vamps, spinsters, flirty fat girls, mother-in-laws, society snobs, dingbats, and busybodies who performed yeoman service making up the universe of the silent comedy films. Whether fierce, … Continue reading

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Women Comedy Directors: Exclusive Guest Post by Author Steve Massa (Slapstick Divas)

Women Comedy Directors More neglected than onscreen comediennes are the women who worked in silent comedy as directors – the number of whom can practically be counted on the fingers of one hand. Alice Guy-Blache is a bona-fide cinema pioneer, … Continue reading

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Two Eves of Film Comedy: Exclusive Guest Post by Author Steve Massa (Slapstick Divas)

Two Eves of Film Comedy Currently in American films there are two female comedy stars – Melissa McCarthy and Amy Schumer. That seems like a bounty as often there aren’t any acknowledged funny ladies, but the truth is they’re always … Continue reading

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Conversations with Classic Film Stars: about Bing Crosby and John Wayne – Exclusive Post by Authors James Bawden and Ron Miller

THE GOLDEN AGE OF GOSSIP What Legendary Movie Stars Said about Each Other Part Four of a Four-Part Series The dominant musical movie star of the “golden age” surely was Bing Crosby, but not all his co-stars were big fans, … Continue reading

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Conversations with Classic Film Stars: about Greta Garbo and Marilyn Monroe – Exclusive Post by Authors James Bawden and Ron Miller

THE GOLDEN AGE OF GOSSIP What Legendary Movie Stars Said about Each Other Part Three of a Four-Part Series Melvyn Douglas, who first co-starred with Greta Garbo in As You Desire Me [1932], remembered her as “icy and distant.” He … Continue reading

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Conversations with Classic Film Stars: about Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn – Exclusive Post by Authors James Bawden and Ron Miller

THE GOLDEN AGE OF GOSSIP What Legendary Movie Stars Said about Each Other Part Two of a Four-Part Series Though two-time Oscar winner Spencer Tracy is widely regarded as one of the acting greats of the “golden age,” not all … Continue reading

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Conversations with Classic Film Stars: about Joan Crawford – Exclusive Post by Authors James Bawden and Ron Miller

 CMH is thrilled to share the first in a special four-part series by James Bawden and Ron Miller, authors of “Conversations with Classic Film Stars: Interviews from Hollywood’s Golden Age”… And don’t forget, you can enter to win a copy … Continue reading

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The Other California Film History (Exclusive Guest Post by Author H. P. Oliver)

The Other California Film History Most vintage movie fans know about southern California’s motion picture heritage and the region’s outstanding museums dedicated to preserving film history. Relatively few of those fans, however, know about the unique role northern California played … Continue reading

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Reel to Real: 35 Years of Interviewing the Legends – Guest Post by Author David Fantle

  Reel to Real: 35 Years of Interviewing the Legends Thanks to Annmarie and Classic Movie Hub for giving me the opportunity to introduce myself, or rather my long-time love affair with classic movies. For me, like many others, I … Continue reading

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Hitchcock at the Box Office: Guest Post by Author Brian Hannan

  Hitchcock at the Box Office About eighteen months ago I was commissioned to write Darkness Visible, a short book of 15,000 words on my six favorite Hitchcock films. Delighted as I was to be asked, my first question to … Continue reading

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