Tag Archives: George Cukor

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: Sylvia Scarlett (1935)

Silver Screen Standards: Sylvia Scarlett (1935) Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant starred in four movies together, two of which, Bringing Up Baby (1938) and The Philadelphia Story (1940), are now widely celebrated classics, but their first pairing went so badly … Continue reading

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Silver Screen Standards: Eliza’s Voice in My Fair Lady (1964)

Silver Screen Standards: Eliza’s Voice in My Fair Lady (1964) The socio-economic and geographical markers of dialect loom large in George Bernard Shaw’s influential play, Pygmalion, its 1938 film adaptation, and the splashy musical version that stars Audrey Hepburn as … Continue reading

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Marilyn: Behind the Icon – Let’s Make Love

Monroe’s Last Completed Musical-Comedy:Let’s Make Love (1960) “Marilyn Monroe is the greatest farceuse in the business,” Fox film producer Jerry Wald asserted. “A female Chaplin.” In the summer of 1959, Wald approached Monroe with The Billionaire, a musical comedy by … Continue reading

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Marilyn: Behind the Icon – Something’s Got To Give

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Election Day is Here! Classic Films about American Politics…

  Election Day is Here! GET OUT AND VOTE! After a year and half stuck in a sea of seemingly non-stop political inundation, the day of reckoning has finally arrived: Election Day. Well, at least for our American readers anyway… … Continue reading

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TCM’s 31 Days of Oscar: CMH Picks for Week One (Feb 1)

  Turner Classic Movies: 31 Days of Oscar CMH Picks: Week One ‘Tis the season to be jolly.  No, I am not talking about the Holidays… I’m talking about every movie lover’s favorite time of the year: Awards Season. Yes, … Continue reading

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TCM Star of the Month for December: Cary Grant

Turner Classic Movies’ December Star of the Month: Cary Grant Cary Grant Charming, athletic with dashing good looks and an effortlessly carefree attitude, Cary Grant remains the ultimate Hollywood star. From his breakout-leading role in the George Cukor flop Sylvia … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Katharine Hepburn

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legends, Katharine Hepburn, born May 12, 1907! The Great Katharine Hepburn While growing up, pretty much every teenager looks for an idol – that unobtainable being that serves as both mentor and deity. For some … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Shelley Winters

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Shelley Winters, born on August 18, 1920! Some actors make a career by playing it safe. They find a niche; make it work, and stick with it. It’s a respectable, perfectly stable way … Continue reading

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