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Win Tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: Sunset Boulevard” (Giveaway runs through April 28)

Win tickets to see “Sunset Boulevard” on the big screen! In Select Cinemas Nationwide Sun May 13 and Wed May 16! “They took the idols and smashed them, the Fairbankses, the Gilberts, the Valentinos! And who’ve we got now? Some … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Essanay Studios Chicago

Before Hollywood, there was Chicago… As a Chicago native, I’ve always been fascinated by my town’s place in early cinema. After all, this was the place for moviemaking. The filmmaking industry had not yet been localized to sunny California just yet. As … Continue reading

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A Star is Born – Gloria Swanson at Essanay

  A Star is Born – Gloria Swanson at Essanay “You ought to screen wonderfully, if you don’t screen terribly,” the director challenged the young woman touring the studio. The petite young girl was not intimidated. “Try me,” she fired … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Billy Wilder at Work

Born June 22, 1906 Legendary Director Billy Wilder! There’s really nothing ‘mini’ about this Tribute except for a lack of ‘written’ content — but, really, anything I could say here would be a gross understatement anyway. So, here is a … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Gloria Swanson

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Gloria Swanson, born March 27th, 1899! There is a common myth in classic movie folklore. Well, there’s many myths in classic movie folklore actually, but I plan to focus on just one for … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Erich Von Stroheim

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Erich Von Stroheim, born September 22, 1885! To quote Sunset Blvd, “There were three young directors who showed promise in those days: D. W. Griffith, Cecil B. DeMille, and Max Von Mayerling.” If … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Billy Wilder

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Billy Wilder, born June 22 in 1906! The dictionary describes a hero as follows: A person who is admired for courage or noble qualities. And of course, every child has a hero growing … Continue reading

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Hollywood’s Greatest: Then and Now – Tippi Hedren Part 3

Where Is She Now? I’m going to be completely honest here, I only knew Tippi Hedren from her work with Hitchcock, so when I started looking into her most recent film appearances, I was surprised to see that she hadn’t … Continue reading

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