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Colleen and Keswick await Austin After Dark

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Sep 6, 2019

Carole Lombard never wrote a screenplay, but if she had, she could've consulted with such heavyweights as Oscar-winner Robert Riskin, whom she dated for some time in the mid-1930s. Many writers at the time used Lombard as a sounding board, respecting her innate feel for what makes a good script. Ris read more

A haiku for Carole (and Colleen)

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jun 25, 2019

What does the very real Carole Lombard have in common with the fictional Colleen Cossitt? Both are obliquely referenced in a recent haiku. It happened as part of the recent inaugural Rom Com Fest.Before explaining further, some reflections on the event -- it was well run and a good time was had by a read more

Classic Movie Travels: Colleen Moore’s Fairy Castle

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Jul 29, 2017

Colleen Moore’s Fairy Castle One of the most memorable flappers of the 1920s was actress Colleen Moore. In fact, beloved writer F. Scott Fitzgerald once wrote: “I was the spark that lit up Flaming Youth, Colleen Moore was the torch. What little things we are to have caused all that trouble. read more

Irish Film Studies: The Colleen Bawn

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Mar 29, 2017

This semester, I’m attending a course on Irish cinema. Each week, we are expected to write a blog-like journal about the film we watched in class and/or our class discussion about the film. I’ve decided to include those entries to my blog, so it would be more agreeable to read than a Wor read more

Colleen Moore's Fairy Tale Dollhouse

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Oct 11, 2016

Effervescent silent screen actress Colleen Moore, star of Flaming Youth ( 1923 ) and The Perfect Flapper ( 1924 ), had a lifelong love for dollhouses and miniatures which led her to create the "Fairy Castle".  Based on a design by her father and painstakingly built by more than one hundred tal read more

Colleen Gray: We will always enjoy her work.

Caftan Woman Posted by Caftan Woman on Aug 4, 2015

Colleen Gray October 23, 1922 - August 3, 2015 Film fans are mourning the loss of lovely Colleen Gray, star of classic film-noir such as Nightmare Alley, Kiss of Death, Kansas City Confidential and The Killing.  Westerns like the revered Red River, and the less revered Town Tamer, Black Whi read more

Colleen Moore- Silent Film Star: What a Doll.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn on Mar 30, 2010

Colleen Moore, studied piano at the Detroit Conservatory. D.W. Griffith brought her to Hollywood in 1917, returning a favor to her uncle, 'Walter C. Howey , the Chicago Examiner editor who helped him with The Birth of a Nation (1915) and Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916) t read more