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Musical Monday: In the Good Old Summertime (1949)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Dec 7, 2020

It’s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week’s musical: “Meet Me After the Show” read more

Summertime and the Livin’ Is Easy: The 2019 Summer Classic Film Book Challenge

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Sep 14, 2019

I can scarcely believe that this is my seventh year participating in the Summer Classic Movie Book Challenge, hosted by Raquel over at Out the Past. I’m telling you, time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana. (Thank you! I’ll be here all week! Tip o’ the hat to Groucho!) But seriously, read more

Hot Fun in the Summertime: The 2018 Summer Classic Film Book Challenge

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Sep 16, 2018

Outdoor concerts. Noir City Chicago. Cold lemonade on the back porch. And the Summer Reading Classic Film Book Challenge! I am delighted to share that I’ve been participating in this awesome event, the brainchild of Raquel over at Out of the Past, for six straight years now! And I’m here to tell read more

Summertime (1955)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 17, 2018

  It’s summertime and the living is easy. It makes me think of sultry summer days and cool summer nights and George Gershwin. But summertime also means travel. It did for my family when we were growing up as kids and it took us to many places near and far off. That’s what this film read more

Summertime (1955)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Feb 18, 2016

Summertime Directed by David Lean Written by Lean and H.E. Bates from a play by Arthur Laurents 1955/UK/USA London Film Productions Repeat viewing/Netflix rental David Lean gives us all a romantic holiday in Venice. Jane Hudson (Katharine Hepburn) is a secretary of a certain age.  She has saved up read more

In the Good Old Summertime (1949)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jun 6, 2015

In the Good Old Summertime Directed by Robert Z. Leonard Written by Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich, Ivan Tors and Samuel Raphaelson from the play “Parfumerie” by Miklós Lázló 1949/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer First viewing/Amazon Instant Long-time readers will know that The Shop Around read more

Summertime

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on May 9, 2015

My article for the Great Katharine Hepburn Blogathon is on her 1955 film, Summertime. Here's Kate  soaking in the beauty of Venice. The enchanting film Summertime (1955) is a bittersweet romance featuring one of Katharine Hepburn's best performances and stunning location shooting in Venic read more

IN THE GOOD OLD SUMMERTIME.

In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood Posted by Crystal Kalyana on Dec 28, 2014

  Next month on Monty and Desiree’s classic cinema website we will be featuring Christmas and holiday movies. Seeing as I will be away next month, I’m doing my Christmas movie reviews early, but they wont be exhibited on the website until December. For my first Christmas film, I’m read more

THE WAY WAY BACK Review: There IS a Cure for the Summertime Blues

ScribeHard on Film Posted by Michael Nazarewycz on Aug 5, 2013

I’ve had a lot of experiences in my life, but I don’t think I’ve ever – as they say in the movies – come of age. I’ve certainly experienced my share of historical events – those “Where were you when?” moments, like when MTV launched or when the read more

HMWYBS Summertime and Trains! (2)

We Recycle Movies Posted by Anne Marie on May 7, 2013

Anne is technically on hiatus through May to finish a writing project, but will contribute brief submissions to Hit Me With Your Best Shot because she’ll be damned if she doesn’t see the entire series through. It seems like every time I write for this series, I start by saying, “T read more

HMWYBS Summertime and Trains! (1)

We Recycle Movies Posted by Anne Marie on May 7, 2013

Anne is technically on hiatus through May to finish a writing project, but will contribute brief submissions to Hit Me With Your Best Shot because she’ll be damned if she doesn’t see the entire series through. It seems like every time I write for this series, I start by saying, “T read more

LIVE FROM THE TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL DAY 1: So You Think You Know Movies?, A Special Press Announcement, and Screenings of NINOTCHKA and SUMMERTIME

Backlots Posted by Lara on Apr 26, 2013

The TCM Classic Film Festival kicked off today with a flurry of events taking place in the Roosevelt Hotel, followed by an array of screenings in the evening hours. The first official event that I attended was a very difficult trivia quiz hosted by Bruce Goldstein entitled “So You Think You read more

Favorite things about… In the Good Old Summertime (1949)

The Motion Pictures Posted by Lindsey on Jan 26, 2013

(Image: moviegoods.com) The favorite film: In the Good Old Summertime, a 1949 musical/romance directed by Robert Z. Leonard for MGM. The synopsis: Andrew and Veronica are instant enemies from the day they meet. When Veronica is hired as a saleswoman at Oberkugen’s, a music store where Andrew read more

David Lean's SUMMERTIME (1955)

The Great Katharine Hepburn Posted by Margaret Perry on Jul 9, 2012

David Lean's SUMMERTIME (1955) Jane Hudson (Katharine Hepburn) has finally earned herself a personal holiday in Venice, Italy. An unmarried professional, she travels alone, hoping to discover she knows not what in this exotic new city. She meets handsome antique dealer Renato de Rossi (Ross read more

David Lean's SUMMERTIME (1955)

The Great Katharine Hepburn Posted by Margaret Perry on Jul 9, 2012

David Lean's SUMMERTIME (1955) Labels: Charlotte Chandler, David Lean, Me (autobiography), Rossano Brazzi, Summertime (1955), Venice, William J. Mann Jane Hudson (Katharine Hepburn) has finally earned herself a personal holiday in Venice, Italy. An unmarried professional, she tra read more

David Lean’s SUMMERTIME (1955)

Margaret Perry Posted by MargaretPerry on Jul 9, 2012

Jane Hudson (Katharine Hepburn) has finally earned herself a personal holiday in Venice, Italy. An unmarried professional, she travels alone, hoping to discover she knows not what in this exotic new city. She meets handsome antique dealer Renato de Rossi (Rossano Brazzi) and after a bit of a rocky s read more

Summertime (1955)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Oct 11, 2010

Jane Hudson (Katharine Hepburn, not to be confused with Bette Davis) is a middle-aged, unmarried secretary from Akron, Ohio.  After spending a few years saving up the money, she finally fulfills her lifelong dream of vacationing in Venice.  Even though she makes friends on the trip over and at the read more

Drama: Summertime(1955).

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn on Sep 16, 2010

Summertime(1955). American/British drama film directed by David Lean. The screenplay by Lean and H. E. Bates is based on the play The Time of the Cuckoo by Arthur Laurents. Cast: Katharine Hepburn, Rossano Brazzi, Isa Miranda and Darren McGavin. American Jane Hudson, a middle-aged, unwed secreta read more