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Noir Nook: Top Films Noirs – Part 2

Noir Nook: Top Films Noirs – Part 2 Earlier this year, I decided to take a look at my favorite films noirs – a task that I periodically love to tackle because, depending on the season, my mood, or even … 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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Noir Nook: New-to-Me Noir – The House on Telegraph Hill (1951)

Noir Nook: New-to-Me Noir – The House on Telegraph Hill (1951) One of the many things that helped sustain me throughout the more-than-year-long COVID-19 shutdown was participating in a weekly classic movie Meetup. Each week, we were assigned a classic … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: Silent Superstars – The Eternally Glamorous Gloria Swanson

Silents are Golden: Silent Superstars – The Eternally Glamorous Gloria Swanson If you hear the words “glamour” and “movie star,” which famous name comes to mind? Chances are someone like Marilyn Monroe or Sophia Loren. Or perhaps – hopefully! – … Continue reading

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Cinemallennials: Some Like It Hot (1959)

Cinemallennials: Some Like It Hot (1959) For those of you who are unfamiliar with Cinemallennials, it is a bi-weekly podcast in which I, and another millennial, watch a classic film that we’ve never seen before, and discuss its significance and … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Gilda (1946) Trivia

Noir Nook: Gilda (1946) Trivia One of noir’s most twisted love affairs is depicted in Columbia’s Gilda (1946), which stars Rita Hayworth in the title role and Glenn Ford as her former lover. In celebration of the season of love, … Continue reading

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Marilyn: Behind the Icon – How to Marry a Millionaire

Marilyn Monroe Launches Cinemascope inHow to Marry A Millionaire (1953) “People will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night,” 20th Century-Fox Studio mogul Darryl Zanuck predicted of television. He could not have been more wrong. By … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: 10 Things About The Asphalt Jungle (1950) That You May Not Know

Noir Nook: 10 Things About The Asphalt Jungle (1950) That You May Not Know Of all of the noirs I’ve seen in my lifetime, one of the absolute best, in my estimation, is The Asphalt Jungle (1950). It has so … 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 – Ladies of the Chorus

Marilyn Monroe Steps Out of the Chorus Line in her First Starring Role: Ladies of the Chorus (1948) “It was really dreadful.” This was Marilyn Monroe’s confession to French journalist Georges Belmont in 1960 of her first starring film, Ladies … Continue reading

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