Tag Archives: Classic Movies

Monsters and Matinees: A British Village is Pulled into Space and Everyone Drinks Tea

Once in a New Moon What makes us watch a movie for the first time? Often it’s because of our favorite stars. Perhaps a notable director. It can be from the recommendation of a friend. But sometimes all I need … Continue reading

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Monsters and Matinees: Tiny Terrors Bring Big Thrills

Monsters and Matinees: Tiny Terrors Bring Big Thrills Have you ever felt a weird sensation on your leg and reached down to bat it away? Or thought you saw something on the floor and jerked your leg thinking it was … Continue reading

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Monsters and Matinees: B-Movie or Kids’ Film? ‘Santa Claus Conquers the Martians’ is Both

B Movie or Kids’ Film? Santa Claus Conquers the Martians is Both This is tough to admit, but sometimes horror and sci-fi B-movies don’t have a particularly scary monster. Sometimes, they are just … bizarre. That’s true in Santa Claus … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Vivian Blaine

Classic Movie Travels: Vivian Blaine – New Jersey, New York The beautiful, talented Vivian Blaine. Whether in her days as a glamorous cherry redhead or a zany blonde, Vivian Blaine was an enthusiastic delight in many films. Harboring musical talents … Continue reading

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5 Things You May Not Know about Ernest Borgnine

  5 Things You May Not Know about Ernest Borgnine   Like today is his birthday. Happy 101st Birthday to the legend Ernest Borgnine! ….. In the Navy Borgnine donning his Cheif Petty Officer hat Borgnine enlisted in the Navy … Continue reading

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5 Things You May Not Know about Betty Grable

  5 Things You May Not Know about Betty Grable   Like that today would have been her birthday. Happy 101th Birthday to the legend Betty Grable! ….. 1.) That Stage Mother Tho I couldn’t find a photo of Grable … Continue reading

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Breaking Barriers: Dorothy Dandrige

  Breaking Barriers Dorothy Dandridge Multi-talented, incredibly beautiful, and disciplined in the performing arts since childhood, Dorothy Dandridge could have been as big as Beyonce if she was just born 80 years later. Instead she was born in 1922. A … Continue reading

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National Women’s History Month: Breaking Barriers

  Women’s History Month Breaking Barriers When it comes to being a person of color in Hollywood, it’s never been easy. Even today there is still a troubling lack of non-white faces on the silver screen as demonstrated by last … Continue reading

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5 Things You May Not Know about Harry Belafonte

5 Things You May Not Know about Harry Belafonte  Like today is his birthday. Happy 90th Birthday to the legend Harry Belafonte! ….. In the Navy… OK, so this may be a promotional picture of Belafonte from Carmen Jones (1954, director Otto … Continue reading

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5 Things You May Not Know About Sidney Poitier

  5 Things You May Not Know About Sidney Poitier Like that today is his birthday. Happy 90th Birthday to the legend Sidney Poitier. ….. 1.) He’s a Loyalist and a Patriot… Loyal to Both The States and The Crown Sidney … Continue reading

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