Tag Archives: Michael Curtiz

Pre-Code Corner: Doctor X and Mystery of the Wax Museum

Warner Brothers Horror, In Living (Two) Color: Doctor X and Mystery of the Wax Museum As part of their career retrospective Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film, the UCLA Film and Television Archive recently screened a superb pre-Code triple feature: … Continue reading

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The Politics of Yankee Doodle Dandy – Exclusive Guest Post by Author Alan K. Rode (Michael Curtiz: A Life)

The Politics of Yankee Doodle Dandy The notion for a biographical film about legendary show business powerhouse George M. Cohan had been kicking around Hollywood since the late 1930s. The father of American musical comedy claimed to be born on … Continue reading

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Majestic Hollywood: Interview with Mark A. Viera

  Majestic Hollywood: The Greatest Films of 1939 (Running Press)  An Interview with author Mark A.Vieira As pretty much every classic movie fan knows, the year 1939 is considered special, well, extraordinary really. Film historians refer to it as the greatest … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Paul Henreid

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Paul Henreid, born January 10, 1908! For me, one of the factors that creates the “Classic Hollywood Mythos” is its time period. With an evolution that ranges in time from the Roaring Twenties, … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Butterfly McQueen

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Butterfly McQueen, born January 7, 1911!  Some legends represent the very best classic Hollywood has to offer. They are the very embodiment of that unobtainable glamour, a lifestyle seemingly built on quick-witted dialog, … 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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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Humphrey Bogart

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Humphrey Bogart, born December 25, 1899! The balance of stoicism and passion is a character trait I’ve always admired. The ability to hide a burning passion behind a well maintained veneer of a cool, … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Michael Curtiz

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Michael Curtiz, born December 24, 1886! Some directors are remembered for a specific reason. Hitchcock will be forever known as the master of suspense, Cuckor earned the moniker of “womans director,” and Ed Wood … 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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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: James Cagney

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, James Cagney, born July 17 in 1899! Triple threat: Singer. Dancer. Actor. Once a staple in the Hollywood lexicon of classic stars — the ability to sing, dance, and act is sadly no longer … Continue reading

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