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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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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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