Category Archives: Classic Movie Travels

Classic Movie Travels: Jane Powell, Portland Oregon

Classic Movie Travels Hometowns to Hollywood: Jane Powell, Portland Oregon “I didn’t quit movies. They quit me.” – Jane Powell Hollywood has certainly had its fair share of child stars, and Jane Powell is no exception. Thanks to many studio … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Colleen Moore’s Fairy Castle

Colleen Moore’s Fairy Castle One of the most memorable flappers of the 1920s was actress Colleen Moore. In fact, beloved writer F. Scott Fitzgerald once wrote: “I was the spark that lit up Flaming Youth, Colleen Moore was the torch. What little things we … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Nova Scotia, Canada – The King and I, and Titanic

Classic Movie Travel Sites in Halifax, Nova Scotia I had the pleasure of visiting Nova Scotia over the summer, and as any true-blue Classic Movie Fan would do, I just had to find some classic-movie-related sites to make my trip … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Theda Bara and Fort Lee NJ, Classic Movie Travels

Born July 29, 1885 Theda Bara “I have the face of a vampire, but the heart of a feminist.” Silent Screen Siren, Theda Bara, made over 40 films from 1914 through 1926 (all but three from 1914-1919), becoming one of cinema’s … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: The Music Box Steps

Walking in the Steps of Laurel and Hardy! The Music Box Steps have long been high on my list of must-see classic movie sites. But, even I was surprised by the overwhelming giddiness I felt when my doppelganger film-fan-friends* and I piled … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Andy and Don Take Manhattan

Andy Griffith and Don Knotts: A Manhattan Walking Tour Though Andy Griffith and Don Knotts were creatures of Hollywood, best remembered as stars of The Andy Griffith Show, both men spent their formative years in New York. Don first journeyed … 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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Classic Movie Travels: Lana Turner from Wallace Idaho to Hollywood California

Born Julia Jean Mildred Frances Turner… When I think of the genesis of some of the most glamorous movie queens, I think of Lana Turner sipping a Coke at the Top Hat Cafe. Though the story of her discovery is … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Francis Farmer from Seattle to Indianapolis

Francis Farmer… A Turbulent Journey When I relayed the complicated tale of Frances Farmer’s life to a friend of mine, his response was, “Now, that would make an interesting movie.” I immediately pointed him to the 1982 film, Frances, starring Jessica … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: The Great Katharine Hepburn of Fenwick, Connecticut

“I am Katharine Hepburn of Fenwick, Connecticut.” Sharp-witted and sophisticated, Katharine Hepburn was a pivotal figure in Golden Age cinema. Her independent life and strong-willed movie characters cemented her as a role model for multiple generations of women. She maintained … Continue reading

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