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“Buttons: A Christmas Tale” DVD Giveaway (now through Dec 7)

“Buttons: A Christmas Tale”We have TWO DVDs to Give Away!“ CMH is thrilled to announce this very special giveaway – just in time for the holidays! Over the next few weeks, we’ll be giving away TWO COPIES of the DVD … Continue reading

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Classic Conversations: Two Award-Winning Costume Designers Re-Imagine ‘Rebecca’ and ‘West Side Story’

Costume Designers Julian Day and Paul Tazewell Re-Imagine ‘Rebecca’ and ‘West Side Story’ As classic movie lovers, we can be a very sensitive group when it comes to messing with our favorites. Even movies that seem to get a new … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Top Five Reasons Why I Love Phyllis Dietrichson

Noir Nook: Top Five Reasons Why I Love Phyllis Dietrichson If you know me at all, you’ll know that my favorite noir, hands-down, no question, is Double Indemnity (1944), which tells the story of an insurance salesman who teams with … Continue reading

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“Smile: How Young Charlie Chaplin Taught the World to Laugh (and Cry)” – Children’s Book Giveaway (now through May 4)

Charlie Chaplin Picture Book Giveaway We have Ten Books to Giveaway This Month! “Children meet Chaplin in this intimate biography of the iconic silent-film comedian… ” – Publisher’s Weekly And now for something a little different… This month, we are … Continue reading

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Part Two: Exclusive Interview with Victoria Riskin, author of “Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir”

  Part Two of our Exclusive Interview with Victoria Riskin, author of “Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir” Today we’re sharing Part Two of our Exclusive Interview with Victoria Riskin (daughter of Fay Wray and Robert Riskin) about … Continue reading

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Fay Wray and Robert Riskin, The Blogathon – Day Two

Day Two of Fay Wray and Robert Riskin, The Blogathon WINNERS ANNOUNCED! Aurora and I chose a name at random from each of the two days of the Wray and Riskin Blogathon. Each winner will receive a signed copy of … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: 8 Forgotten Hit Films of the Silent Era

Eight Forgotten Hit Films of the Silent Era Much like today, silent era audiences flocked to big-budget spectacles, witty comedies and other crowd pleasers (well, maybe “witty comedies” are a rarity nowadays). If you found a list of the top … Continue reading

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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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