Tag Archives: behind the scenes

Silents are Golden: A Closer Look at – Greed (1924)

Silents are Golden: A Closer Look at – Greed (1924) With its deeply, grittily realistic story and grand, almost operatic themes, Frank Norris’s 1899 novel McTeague is one of the great American books of the late 19th century. While many … Continue reading

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Silver Screen Standards: Mary Poppins (1964), Prop Culture and You

Silver Screen Standards: Mary Poppins (1964), Prop Culture and You This spring, the streaming service Disney+ launched a new series called Prop Culture, in which host Dan Lanigan brings together props and people from some of Disney’s most memorable live-action … Continue reading

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Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story – Exclusive Interview with Director Daniel Raim

Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story Interview with Director Daniel Raim Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story What comes to mind when you think of the word Hollywood? Glamour? Yup. Scandal? Sure. Stardom? Of course. But film maker … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Leo McCarey at Work

 Born October 3, 1896 (or 1898?) Director Leo McCarey! In a 41 year film career that spanned 1921-1962, Leo McCarey directed over 100 films, most famously Duck Soup, The Awful Truth, Love Affair, Going My Way, The Bells of St. Mary’s, and An Affair To … Continue reading

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The Chaney Blogathon: Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein

“You don’t understand. Every night when the moon is full, I turn into a wolf.” -Larry Talbot “You and twenty million other guys.” -Wilbur Grey Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) — the perfect mix of horror, pathos, … Continue reading

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