Category Archives: Posts by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry

Noir Nook: Top Films Noir – Part 1

Noir Nook: Top Films Noir – Part 1 Every film noir lover has their best-loved features from this shadowy era of filmmaking. As we begin another year, I’m taking a look at my favorite films noirs. One of the reasons … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Iconic Moments in Film Noir

Noir Nook: Iconic Moments in Film Noir As another holiday season rolls around, this month’s Noir Nook is devoted to gift-giving. If you like to visit this website, you’re obviously a classic film lover, and one of the many great … 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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Noir Nook: YouTube Bs – Highway Dragnet (1954)

Noir Nook: YouTube Bs – Highway Dragnet (1954) YouTube is a treasure trove of film noir classics – on it, for free, you can find gems like Scarlet Street (1945), The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946), House of Strangers … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: “Killer” Noir

Noir Nook: “Killer” Noir Film noir is not easy to define. Sometimes, it’s not even easy to determine whether a film is noir or not. Whenever I’m asked to describe film noir, I respond that generally speaking, noir films portray … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: New-to-Me Noir – The House on Telegraph Hill (1951)

Noir Nook: New-to-Me Noir – The House on Telegraph Hill (1951) One of the many things that helped sustain me throughout the more-than-year-long COVID-19 shutdown was participating in a weekly classic movie Meetup. Each week, we were assigned a classic … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Uncommon Ladies of Noir – Susan Hayward

Noir Nook: Uncommon Ladies of Noir – Susan Hayward Susan Hayward has long been one of my favorite actresses. When I was growing up, I thrilled with her performances in such films as Smash Up: The Story of a Woman … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Ripped from the Headlines – The Hitch-Hiker (1953)

Noir Nook: Ripped from the Headlines – The Hitch-Hiker (1953) Ever seen an episode of the classic TV show Perry Mason? Remember Mason’s weekly nemesis, Hamilton Burger, played by William Talman? Well, you should check out Talman’s character in the … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Joan McCracken

Classic Movie Travels: Joan McCracken While the name Joan McCracken may not be familiar to many these days, in her heyday, she was a renowned actor, dancer, and comedian, notable for originating the role of Sylvie in Oklahoma!, taking on … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Top 10 Noirs I Adore

Noir Nook: Top 10 Noirs I Adore I love a good list. And some of my favorite lists have to do with film noir.  I’m always fascinated by the favorite noirs of other fans of this era – they vary so … Continue reading

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