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Words, Words, Words! The CMBA Spring Blogathon: Robert Riskin

 The Wonderful Words of Robert Riskin “Behold the walls of Jericho! Maybe not as thick as the ones that Joshua blew down with his trumpet, but a lot safer. You see, I have no trumpet.” – Clark Gable in It … Continue reading

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CMBA Blogathon: Fabulous Films of the 50s – A Hole in the Head (1959)

Fabulous Films of the 50′s: Frank Capra’s A Hole in the Head “Today I may not have a thing at all except for a dream or two, but I’ve got lots of plans for tomorrow, and all my tomorrows belong … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Thomas Mitchell

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Character Actor Thomas Mitchell, born July 11, 1892! Veteran Character Actor Thomas Mitchell has appeared in such a wonderful array of iconic films — and has portrayed such a diverse palette of characters — … Continue reading

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Happy Tax Day!

Just for Fun! In honor of everyone scrambling for ‘tax day’ today…  One of my favorite scenes from You Can’t Take It With You: Lionel Barrymore (as Grandpa Vanderhoff) and Charles Lane (as Wilbur G. Henderson from the IRS) in … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Edward Arnold

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Edward Arnold, born February 18th, 1890! Isn’t this just the most adorable picture you’ve ever seen of Edward Arnold? The answer is yes. Yes it is. Beyond being a very smart actor, Edward … 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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Classic Movie Magnet Madness Contest: GUESS the MAGNET!

Entry Task for today…  GUESS THE MAGNET! In order to win today’s SURPRISE Classic Movie Magnet, be the FIRST person to correctly TWEET the NAME of the SURPRISE MAGNET (FILM)! (US and Canada entries only please, sorry) Tweet the Answer: … Continue reading

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From Corn Flakes to Snow Flakes: How Frank Capra revolutionized ‘snow’ in It’s a Wonderful Life!

How Frank Capra revolutionized ‘snow-making’ in It’s a Wonderful Life! I just wanted to share this fabulous article from life.time.com that explains how Frank Capra revolutionized the onscreen snow-making process while filming It’s a Wonderful Life. The article explains the … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Jean Arthur

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Jean Arthur, born October 17, 1900. How do you do it, Jean Arthur? How do make comedy look so effortless? This is what I think every time I watch a Jean Arthur movie. … 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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