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The Funny Papers: Patsy Kelly and Thelma Todd, The Slapstick Buddy Duo

The Funny Papers: Patsy Kelly and Thelma Todd, The Slapstick Buddy Duo Lately, I’ve been binge-watching an Amazon Prime show which has also garnered attention at the Golden Globes, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. It’s a hilarious delight that many classic … Continue reading

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Pre-Code Corner: Baby Face (1933) – Ten Steps to Perfectly Pre-Code

Pre-Code Corner: Baby Face (1933) Ten Steps to Perfectly Pre-Code In the era of Pre-Codes, there are a few films that stand out. When I think of Pre-Code films, sometimes it’s the violent nature, or perhaps a few nods to … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Toby Wing

Classic Movie Travels: Toby Wing Martha Virginia “Toby” Wing. When thinking of some of the top stars of the 30s, Toby Wing’s name does not immediately come to mind. A chorus girl that went unbilled often, Wing was never a big … Continue reading

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What’s Happening in Classics: October 2018

The CMH Guide for October 2018: Movie Screenings, TV Schedules, Contests and More! Welcome to our monthly ‘CMH Guide’ for Classics! And welcome October! We’re hoping this classic movie and TV guide will help you plan some classic viewing fun… If we’re missing a classic channel, just let … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Ripped from the Headlines – Ace in the Hole (1951)

Noir Nook: Ripped from the Headlines – Ace in the Hole (1951) For this month’s Noir Nook, I’m starting a new series, taking a look at several films noirs that are based on real-life events. I confess that I’ve always … Continue reading

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“About Face: The Life and Times of Dottie Ponedel, Make-up Artist to the Stars” Book Giveaway (June 4 – July 7)

“About Face: The Life and Times of Dottie Ponedel, Make-up Artist to the Stars” We have TEN Copies to Give Away in July! It’s time for our next book giveaway! And, this is a very special one for me, as … Continue reading

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Gene Coon: From Beatrice Nebraska to Star Trek and Beyond

Gene Coon: From Beatrice Nebraska to Star Trek and Beyond Interview with Local Historian Jeanelle Kleveland, Gage County Classic Film Institute “To me, in many ways, Gene L. Coon was the heart and soul of Star Trek.” -David Gerrold, screenwriter, … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Garson Kanin at work

Born November 24, in 1912, Director/Writer Garson Kanin Garson Kanin started his show biz career as a musician, comedian and stage actor, making his Broadway debut in 1933 in the drama Little Ol’Boy. He became assistant to Broadway director George … Continue reading

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Buster Keaton Blu-Ray/DVD Giveaway (via Twitter March 6-April 1)

Buster Keaton Celebration! Blu-Ray/DVD Giveaway Yay! The Contest is over and the winners are: Tim, Kevy, David H and Chris.  And, now for a back-to-back Blu-Ray/DVD Giveaway! If the contest I announced just minutes ago wasn’t enough, we’ll also be giving … 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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