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Silver Screen Standards: Celebrating Screwball

Silver Screen Standards: Celebrating Screwball The world can be a sad, scary place much of the time, and when I feel overwhelmed by bad news there are certain kinds of classic movies that ease my anxiety and remind me to … Continue reading

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Silver Screen Standards: The Egg and I (1947)

Silver Screen Standards: The Egg and I (1947) Adapted from the 1945 bestseller by Betty MacDonald, The Egg and I (1947) depicts the misadventures of newlywed couple Betty and Bob (Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray) as they struggle to transform … Continue reading

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The Funny Papers: Cinematic Fascination with The Big (and Sometimes Blended) Family

The Funny Papers: Cinematic Fascination with The Big (and Sometimes Blended) Family When my husband and I married a dozen years ago, we were each going to the altar for the second time. We became a blended family, bringing with … Continue reading

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Silver Screen Standards: The More the Merrier (1943)

Silver Screen Standards: The More the Merrier (1943) Lately, I’ve only been interested in comedies and musicals, the kinds of pictures that make the viewer feel happy in spite of whatever madness is at work in the world outside. Depression … Continue reading

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Cooking With the Stars: Claudette Colbert’s Cheese and Olive Puffs

Cooking With the Stars: Claudette Colbert’s Cheese and Olive Puffs If you’re a Cooking with the Stars devotee, you might have noticed that I attempt to curate the recipes and honorees with a specific theme or date in mind each … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Claudette Colbert

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Claudette Colbert, born on September 13th, 1903! The realm of Classic Hollywood sometimes gets a bad rap for being a place rife with misogyny. And, of course, these criticisms are not without merit. … Continue reading

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Just for Fun! A Classic Hollywood July 4th Pictorial

Just for Fun: Celebrating the 4th of July in Classic Hollywood Style… Marilyn Monroe Ava Gardner (times two) Cyd Charisse Betty Hutton Claudette Colbert Ann Miller (times two) Mae West Ann Sheridan Debbie Reynolds Elizabeth Taylor Bette Davis Andy Griffith … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Clark Gable

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Clark Gable, born February 1st, 1901! Clark Gable is the type of man you don’t want to bring home to mother. Not because she wouldn’t approve – how could she not approve of all … Continue reading

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What a Character! Blogathon: Erik Rhodes and Alan Hale

Erik Rhodes and Alan Hale: Two of my Favorite Character Actors! I am so excited to be participating in my very first Blogathon! And what makes this even more special for me, is that this Blogathon celebrates Character Actors — … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Character Actor Roscoe Karns

Born September 7, 1891, Character Actor Roscoe Karns! Roscoe Karns appeared in over 145 roles, many times as a street-wise, wisecracking fellow. My favorite Roscoe Karns role??? Well, that would have to be Shapely in It Happened One Night! You … Continue reading

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