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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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The Funny Papers: A Christmas Miracle Comes for Trudy Kockenlocker

The Funny Papers: A Christmas Miracle Comes for Trudy Kockenlocker Many a cinephile enjoy debating what films merit the definition for a holiday movie. Ever since Preston Sturges directed The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek (1944), the controversy surrounding the film … Continue reading

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The Funny Papers: Christmas in Connecticut – Holiday Classic or Feminist Screwball?

Christmas in Connecticut: Holiday Classic or Feminist Screwball? For classic film fans, the holiday season represents a time to wax nostalgic over those classic films that pop up this time of year. Everyone has his or her own must-see favorites. … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Jean Arthur

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Jean Arthur, born October 17, 1900. How do you do it, Jean Arthur? How do make comedy look so effortless? This is what I think every time I watch a Jean Arthur movie. … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Leo McCarey

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Leo McCarey, born on October 3rd, 1898! Some directors are remembered for their style. While watching an Orson Welles film, it’s easy to pick up that Welles liked wide-angle lenses and rather long takes. … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Billie Burke

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Billie Burke, born on August 7th in 1884! Birthday girl Billie Burke has an especially coveted role, not only in film history, but in global pop culture, as well. The actress herself may … Continue reading

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