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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: Bacall Beyond Bogart

Silver Screen Standards: Bacall Beyond Bogart From the moment you see them together on screen in To Have and Have Not (1944), you know there’s something special about Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. They embody that magical idea of “chemistry” … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Rio Bravo (1959)

Western RoundUp: Rio Bravo (1959) This month I’m taking a look at Rio Bravo (1959), which is not only one of my favorite Westerns, it’s one of my all-time favorite movies. My history with this film goes back to May of 1977 … Continue reading

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Marilyn: Behind the Icon – Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Marilyn: Behind the Icon — Monroe Catapults to Global Fame in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Gentlemen Prefer Blondes signified an ideal pairing of star & role, catapulting Marilyn Monroe into global superstardom, endearing her to the public, and cementing her comedic … Continue reading

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Silver Screen Standards: Bringing Up Baby (1938)

Silver Screen Standards: Bringing Up Baby (1938) Katharine Hepburn was one of my earliest classic movie star idols, and I love all of her films, but the chaotic, eccentric, funny Kate of Bringing Up Baby (1938) remains my absolute favorite. … Continue reading

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5 Things You May Not Know About Cary Grant

  5 Things You May Not Know About Cary Grant Like that today is his birthday. Happy 111th Birthday to the legend Cary Grant. ….. 1) He wasn’t actually Cary Grant… Cary Grant or Archibald Leach? You decide. Cary Grant. … 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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Mini Tribute: Gene Lockhart

Born July 18, 1891 Character Actor Gene Lockhart! Gene Lockhart appeared in over 145 film and TV roles, some of his most memorable being the Judge that ‘tries’ Santa Claus in Miracle on 34th Street (1947), Bob Cratchit in A … 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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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Gary Cooper

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Gary Cooper, Born May 7th, 1901! In an episode of the Sopranos, Mob Boss Tony Soprano asks “What ever happened to Gary Cooper?” Of course he’s not actually talking about the actual Gary … Continue reading

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