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German Expressionism 101 – Part One

  German Expressionism 101 Part One In case you haven’t noticed, Classic Movie Hub is having a giveaway contest this month. Thanks to our long-standing partnership with Kino Lorber, we are giving away eight horror-esque movies every Sunday throughout October. … Continue reading

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5 Things You May Not Know about Bela Lugosi

  5 Things You May Not Know about Bela Lugosi Like today is his birthday. Happy 135th Birthday to the legend Bela Lugosi! ..… 1) He was born to play Dracula For real tho… Bela Lugosi was born Bela Ferenc Dezso … Continue reading

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Breaking Barriers: Rita Moreno

Breaking Barriers Rita Moreno  To quote Barack Obama at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors, “[Rita Moreno] is still a leading lady of her era, a trailblazer with courage to break through barriers and forge new paths.” That’s not the only … Continue reading

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5 Things You May Not Know about Sterling Hayden

5 Things You May Not Know about Sterling Hayden   Like today is his birthday. Happy 101st Birthday to the legend Sterling Hayden! ….. He was a beauty So pretty. Sure, most stars during the classic era of Hollywood were beautiful … Continue reading

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Breaking Barriers: Hattie McDaniel

  Breaking Barriers Hattie McDaniel Hattie McDaniel has the distinct honor of being the first black actor in history to win an Academy Award. On February 29th, 1940, she defied the odds and beat four white actresses, including her own … Continue reading

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Breaking Barriers: Dorothy Dandrige

  Breaking Barriers Dorothy Dandridge Multi-talented, incredibly beautiful, and disciplined in the performing arts since childhood, Dorothy Dandridge could have been as big as Beyonce if she was just born 80 years later. Instead she was born in 1922. A … Continue reading

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Breaking Barriers: Lena Horne

  Breaking Barriers Lena Horne When Lena Horne signed a long-term contract with MGM it was a very big deal. The year was 1942 and prior to that no black actor had ever been privy to such a lucrative contract … Continue reading

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National Women’s History Month: Breaking Barriers

  Women’s History Month Breaking Barriers When it comes to being a person of color in Hollywood, it’s never been easy. Even today there is still a troubling lack of non-white faces on the silver screen as demonstrated by last … Continue reading

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5 Things You May Not Know about Harry Belafonte

5 Things You May Not Know about Harry Belafonte  Like today is his birthday. Happy 90th Birthday to the legend Harry Belafonte! ….. In the Navy… OK, so this may be a promotional picture of Belafonte from Carmen Jones (1954, director Otto … Continue reading

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5 Things You May Not Know About Sidney Poitier

  5 Things You May Not Know About Sidney Poitier Like that today is his birthday. Happy 90th Birthday to the legend Sidney Poitier. ….. 1.) He’s a Loyalist and a Patriot… Loyal to Both The States and The Crown Sidney … Continue reading

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