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Top 1970’s Movies (see all)

  1. The Godfather Part II (1974)
  2. Family Plot (1976)
  3. A Little Romance (1979)
  4. Night Moves (1975)

Fan Top Western Movies (see all)

  1. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
  2. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
  3. The Gold Rush (1925)
  4. Annie Oakley (1935)
  5. The Searchers (1956)
  6. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
  7. Calamity Jane (1953)
  8. Annie Get Your Gun (1950)
  9. Stagecoach (1939)
  10. Destry Rides Again (1939)

Fan Top French Revolution Movies (see all)

  1. The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934)
  2. A Tale of Two Cities (1935)
  3. Scaramouche (1923)
  4. Scaramouche (1952)
  5. A Tale of Two Cities (1958)

Film Noir Review

“I wish I knew how you wanted me to be. If only you’d tell me.” Most fans who make their way through film noir will invariably stumble upon the tragedy of John Garfield. A remarkably naturalistic actor, Garfield was adept at taking hateable characters and humanizing them so much......
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Silents are Golden

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! ? you thought of Gloria Swanson. Heck, her name even s......
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Silver Screen Standards

Silver Screen Standards: Dangerous When Wet (1953) Williams was at the height of her career as the star of MGM?s ?aqua musicals? when she made Dangerous When Wet in 1953. In June, I was finally able to return to the retirement community where I present classic movie programs for the residents,......
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Noir Nook

Noir Nook: Uncommon Ladies of Noir ? Susan Hayward Susan Hayward Susan Hayward has long been one of my favorite actresses. When I was growing up, I thrilled with her performances in such films as Smash Up: The Story of a Woman (1947), for which she earned her first of five Oscar nominations; I......
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Classic Conversations

Debbie Wileman as the incomparable Judy Garland The COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for the entire planet, to say the least, but it has also produced some unexpected gifts. If not for the pandemic, a British woman named Debbie Wileman, who hadn?t sung professionally in years, would never h......
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Legend Tribute: William Powell

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie?Legend, William Powell, born today, July 29 in 1892! William Powell: Master of the Screwball Comedy. More so than Cary Grant, more so than Clark Gable, more so than James Stewart; in my humble opinion, Powell?represents?the best and the brightest that the genre has to...  Read more...

Mini Tribute Theda Bara and Fort Lee NJ, Classic M...

Born July 29, 1885 Theda Bara “I have the face of a vampire, but the heart of a feminist.” Silent Screen Siren, Theda Bara, made over 40 films from 1914 through 1926 (all but three from 1914-1919),?becoming one of cinema’s earliest sex symbols. With her exotic looks and femme fatale...  Read more...

Cinemallennials: The Wizard of Oz (1939)?

Cinemallennials: The Wizard of Oz (1939) 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 relevance in today?s world. In this epi......Read more

Lives Behind the Legends: Doris Day Looking For Love

Lives Behind the Legends: Doris Day ? Looking For Love Doris Day When you think of the iconic Doris Day, you probably think of a picture-perfect blonde who had it all — the all-American girl, the perfect housewife, the happy-go-lucky sweetheart. Doris almost seemed to personify the ideal......Read more

Monster and Matinees: Georges Mlis and the creation of the first horror film

It started with a bat. And what a perfect opening image it was for the world?s first horror film. After all, the bat has been one of the most iconic images in movies for more than century thanks to Bram Stoker?s Dracula. Yet Le Manoir du Diable – also known as The Haunted Castle (U.S.), ......Read more

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Did you know that there is a Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, NY?

The Museum of the Moving Image maintains the nation's largest and most comprehensive collection of a... ..  read more

National Film Registry

In 1991, Poor Little Rich Girl starring the legendary Shirley Temple, was inducted into The National Film Registry, 55 years after its initial release (1936).
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Grauman's Chinese Theater

Cary Grant's, Footprints & Handprints were "set in stone" in Grauman's famous forecourt in 1951. So were Susan Hayward, Hildegard Knef, Oskar Werner...  see more