Category Archives: Noir Nook

Noir Nook: Bad Guy Burr

Noir Nook: Bad Guy Burr Raymond Burr Raymond Burr may be beloved to millions as the wily defense attorney in Perry Mason or the indefatigable, wheelchair-bound detective in Ironside – but to me, he was behind some of noir’s most … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Uncommon Ladies of Noir – Shelley Winters

Noir Nook: Uncommon Ladies of Noir – Shelley Winters Shelley Winters may be best known for her role as an overweight, but heroic, former championship swimmer in 1972’s The Poseidon Adventure, or perhaps her Oscar-winning turns in The Diary of … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: The Ends of Noir

Noir Nook: The Ends of Noir In my first several Noir Nook posts of this year, I focused on beginnings – how some of our favorite noir actors and actresses got their big breaks in Hollywood. This month, I’m looking … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Johnny O’Clock

YouTube Spotlight: Johnny O’Clock Back in the day, you had to rely on late-night TV or cable, or fork over your hard-owned dough for VHS tapes and DVDs in order to experience the shadowy world of film noir. But no … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: The Luck of the Irish (and not so Irish)

  The Luck of the Irish (and not so Irish) The month of March is known for many things – the beginning of spring, the start of Daylight Savings Time…and St. Patrick’s Day! Where I’m from, in Chicago, we dye … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Four Noir Fellas: Show Biz Beginnings

Four Noir Fellas: Show Biz Beginnings Last month’s Noir Nook focused on the opening scenes from some of my favorite noir features. In a further nod to the start of the new year, this month I’m taking a look at … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Noirish Beginnings

Noirish Beginnings  Happy Noir Year – I mean, Happy New Year! The new year is always a great time for beginnings, isn’t it? The beginning of fulfilling resolutions, the beginning of big plans, the beginning of promising relationships. It’s simply … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Christmas Holiday

Noir Nook: Christmas Holiday  It’s called Christmas Holiday. It stars famed hoofer Gene Kelly and popular singer Deanna Durbin. This is noir? You bet your rain-swept streets it is. Christmas Holiday, 1944, stars Deanna Durbin and Gene Kelly Released in … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Two Fab Film Noirs

Noir Nook:  Two Fab Film Noirs In last month’s column, I offered up the first in a series of columns on low-budget, B-level films noir that nobody ever talks about. This time around, I’m taking a look at films that … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Little-Known Gems – Wicked Woman (1953)

Little-Known Gems: Wicked Woman (1953) Even classic film lovers who aren’t film noir aficionados have heard of such classics as Double Indemnity, Laura, and Out of the Past, am I right? But what of those low-budget Bs that no one … Continue reading

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