Contributors

A Big Thank You to our very talented, knowledgable and passionate Classic Movie Hub Columnists and Contributors :)

…..

Annmarie Gatti: CMH Founder
That’s me…  See all my Articles Here 

Minoo Allen: Writer and Blog Editor
Minoo does it all! In addition to writing numerous articles for the CMH Blog on a regular basis (over 200 now!), she also oversees and edits contributor blog posts. In addition, Minoo writes comprehensive actor and actress biographies for the Classic Movie Hub website.  See all of Minoo’s Articles Here

…..

Monthly Columnists

Annette Bochenek: Classic Movie Travels
Annette Bochenek of Chicago, Illinois, is a PhD student at Dominican University and an independent scholar of Hollywood’s Golden Age. She manages the Hometowns to Hollywood blog, in which she writes about her trips exploring the legacies and hometowns of Golden Age stars. Annette also hosts the “Hometowns to Hollywood” film series throughout the Chicago area. She has been featured on Turner Classic Movies and is the president of TCM Backlot’s Chicago chapter. In addition to writing for Classic Movie Hub, she also writes for Silent Film Quarterly, Nostalgia Digest, and Chicago Art Deco Society MagazineSee all of Annette’s CMH Articles Here

Danilo Castro: Film Noir Review
Danilo Castro is a film noir enthusiast and Contributing Writer for Classic Movie Hub. You can read more of Danilo’s articles and reviews at the Film Noir Archive, or you can follow Danilo on Twitter @DaniloSCastro.  See all of Danilo’s CMH Articles Here

Karen Burroughs Hannsberry: Noir Nook 
Karen Burroughs Hannsberry is the author of the Shadows and Satin blog, which focuses on movies and performers from the film noir and pre-Code eras, and the editor-in-chief of The Dark Pages, a bimonthly newsletter devoted to all things film noir. Karen is also the author of two books on film noir – Femme Noir: The Bad Girls of Film and Bad Boys: The Actors of Film Noir. She is a member of the Classic Movie Blogs Association, the Large Association of Movie Blogs, and the Vintage Association of Motion Picture Blogs. She is the mother of two daughters, both raised on a steady diet of classic films. You can read more of Karen’s articles at Shadows and Satin, The Dark Pages Newsletter on Facebook or by following her on twitter at @TheDarkPagesSee all of Karen’s CMH Articles Here

Kim Luperi: Pre-Code Corner 
Kim Luperi is a New Jersey transplant living in sunny Los Angeles. Bitten by the pre-Code bug early, she wrote her undergraduate thesis on the censorship battle of Baby Face (1933) and the two resulting film versions. Kim counts her weekly research in the Academy’s Production Code Administration files as a hobby and has written for TCM, AFI Fest, the Pre-Code Companion, MovieMaker Magazine and the American Cinematheque. You can read more of Kim’s articles at I See A Dark Theater or by following her on twitter at @Kimbo3200 or Facebook at I See A Dark TheaterSee all of Kim’s CMH Articles Here

Kellee Pratt: The Funny Papers 
When not performing marketing and social media as her day gig, Kellee Pratt writes for her own classic film blog, Outspoken & Freckled (kelleepratt.com). Kellee teaches classic film courses in her college town in Kansas (Screwball Comedy this Fall). Unapologetic social butterfly, she’s an active tweetaholic/original alum for #TCMParty, member of the CMBA, Social Producer for TCM (2015, 2016), and busy mom of four kids and 3 fur babies.  You can follow Kellee on twitter at @IrishJayHawk66.  See all of Kellee’s CMH Articles Here

Lea Stans: Silents are Golden
Lea Stans is a born-and-raised Minnesotan with a degree in English and an obsessive interest in the silent film era (which she largely blames on Buster Keaton). In addition to blogging about her passion at her site Silent-ology, she is a columnist for the Silent Film Quarterly and has also written for The Keaton Chronicle.  See all of Lea’s CMH Articles Here

Ron Hutchinson: Vitaphone View 
Ron is widely recognized as one of the country’s foremost film historians, with special emphasis on the period covering the transition to sound (1925-30) and early attempts to add sound to film. As the founder of The Vitaphone Project, which seeks missing soundtrack discs and picture elements for early talkie shorts and features, he has worked with Warner Brothers, UCLA, LOC and private collectors worldwide to find previously lost soundtrack discs and restore early sound shorts, including rare jazz films of the twenties and thirties. Ron’s unique knowledge has  been sourced in over 25 books, documentaries for PBS and TCM, commentary for the DVD boxed set “The Jazz Singer,” and as presenter of rare Vitaphone shorts at the 2016 TCM Film Festival. Ron was awarded the National Society of Film Critics “Film Heritage Honor” for his work in film preservation and discoveries. You can read more about The Vitaphone Project at the website or Facebook GroupSee all of Ron’s CMH Articles Here

…..

Contributing Writers

Daniel de Visé: Contributing Writer (and Book Author)
Daniel de Visé is Don Knotts’ brother-in-law and author of Andy and Don, a lively and revealing biography, and the definitive work on the legacy of The Andy Griffith Show and two of America’s most enduring stars. The book features extensive unpublished interviews with those closest to both men. De Visé shares a wealth of new information about what really went on behind the scenes, including personal struggles and quarrels. Click below to purchase the book on Amazon. See all of Daniel’s CMH Articles Here

Gary Lucas: Max Fleischer Contributing Writer
Dubbed “one of the best and most original guitarists in America” (Rolling Stone), Gary Lucas is a Grammy-nominated songwriter and composer, and an international recording artist with over 25 solo albums to date. As a fan of classic cinema, Gary tours extensively, playing live accompaniments to legendary horror films including Dracula, Frankenstein, and Vampyr among others. He has also recently released two classic-related albums: “Gary Lucas’ FLEISCHEREI: Music from Max Fleischer Cartoons” featuring 2015 Tony nominee Sarah Stiles as Betty Boop, and “Cinefantastique,” a collection of themes and incidental music from classic films, ranging from South Pacific to Psycho! You can learn more about Gary at GaryLucas.com or by following him on twitter @lucasgary.  See all of Gary’s CMH Articles Here

Janelle Vreeland: Silent Film Contributing Writer
Janelle Vreeland is a Silent Film Fan and Contributing Writer for Classic Movie Hub.  You can read more of Janelle’s articles about Silent Film and Chicago history-related topics at Chicago Nitrate or Curtains, or you can follow Janelle on Twitter at  @SpookyJanelleSee all of Janelle’s CMH Articles Here

James Bawden and Ron Miller: Contributing Writers (and Book Authors)
Retired journalists James Bawden and Ron Miller are the authors of Conversations with Classic Film Starsan astonishing collection of rare interviews with the greatest celebrities of Hollywood’s golden age. Conducted over the course of more than fifty years, they recount intimate conversations with some of the most famous leading men and women of the era, including Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Joseph Cotten, Cary Grant, Gloria Swanson, Joan Fontaine, Loretta Young, Kirk Douglas, and many more.  See all of James’ and Ron’s CMH Articles Here

Sara and Cynthia Brideson: Contributing Writers (and Book Authors)
Sara and Cynthia Brideson are avid classic movie fans, and twin authors of Ziegfeld and His Follies: A Biography of Broadway’s Greatest Producer and Also Starring: Forty Biographical Essays on the Greatest Character Actors of Hollywood’s Golden Era, 1930-1965. They also are currently working on comprehensive biographies of Gene Kelly and Margaret Sullavan. You can follow them on twitter at @saraandcynthia or like them on Facebook at Cynthia and Sara Brideson.  See all of Sara and Cynthia’s CMH Articles Here

Steve Massa: Contributing Writer (and Book Author)
Steve Massa is the author of Slapstick Divas: The Women of Silent ComedyLame Brains and Lunatics: The Good, The Bad, and The Forgotten of Silent Comedy and Marcel Perez: The International Mirth-Maker. He has organized and curated comedy film programs for the Museum of Modern Art, The Library of Congress, The Museum of the Moving Image, The Smithsonian Institution, and The Pordenone Silent Film Festival.  See all of Steve’s CMH Articles Here

Josh Kaye (2012): Contributing Writer
Josh Kaye was a Contributing Writer for Classic Movie Hub in 2012.  See all of Josh’s CMH Articles Here 

And, last but not least, here are links to our Guest Bloggers and their articles:

If you’d like to contribute to Classic Movie Hub, either as a Guest Blogger or as a Regular Contributor, please email us at clas...@gmail.com (hover ‘dots’ to see email address) or contact us via twitter DM @classicmoviehub