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Breaking Barriers: Rita Moreno

Breaking Barriers Rita Moreno  To quote Barack Obama at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors, “[Rita Moreno] is still a leading lady of her era, a trailblazer with courage to break through barriers and forge new paths.” That’s not the only … Continue reading

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Breaking Barriers: Hattie McDaniel

  Breaking Barriers Hattie McDaniel Hattie McDaniel has the distinct honor of being the first black actor in history to win an Academy Award. On February 29th, 1940, she defied the odds and beat four white actresses, including her own … Continue reading

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5 Things You May Not Know about Merle Oberon

5 Things You May Not Know about Merle Oberon   Like that today would have been her birthday. Happy 106th Birthday to the legend Merle Oberon! ….. She was not always who she said she was…. The face of deception We … Continue reading

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Val Lewton: His Brand of Fear

Val Lewton His Brand of Fear In the magical world of movie making, it’s the director that usually gets all the creative glory. Heck, there’s even a popular notion in film criticism called the auteur theory that rests on that … Continue reading

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5 Things You May Not Know About Cary Grant

  5 Things You May Not Know About Cary Grant Like that today is his birthday. Happy 111th Birthday to the legend Cary Grant. ….. 1) He wasn’t actually Cary Grant… Cary Grant or Archibald Leach? You decide. Cary Grant. … Continue reading

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Cheers and a Very Merry Christmas to All!

  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of our CMH readers. And to help keep the merriment alive, we offer you the gift of joy – in the form of our favorite classic film stars. Enjoy! ….. Shirley Temple having what … Continue reading

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getTV: Your Christmas and New Years Escape

  getTV: Your Christmas and New Years Escape The Holidays. They say it’s a time for friends, family, and celebrating tradition. When we light up the house, decorate the tree and drink approximately 10 pounds of eggnog in the span … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Joan Crawford

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Joan Crawford, born March 23rd, 1905! So, I’m going to honest with you all – my first impression of Joan Crawford was not actually Joan Crawford. Like many young children with a taste … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Butterfly McQueen

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Butterfly McQueen, born January 7, 1911!  Some legends represent the very best classic Hollywood has to offer. They are the very embodiment of that unobtainable glamour, a lifestyle seemingly built on quick-witted dialog, … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Marlene Dietrich

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Marlene Dietrich, Born December 27, 1901! Glamour. Defined in the dictionary as: an air of compelling charm, romance, and excitement, especially when delusively alluring. For me, and I am assuming for many of … Continue reading

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