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My Picks for the 6 Films - 6 Decades Blogathon

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on May 15, 2021

For my entry in the 6 Films - 6 Decades Blogathon, I chose a favorite film from each decade from the 1920s through the 1970s. My criterion was a simple one: These are classics I can watch over and over again! If I join one of them in progress while channel surfing, you can bet I will be watching the read more

Celebrate National Classic Movie Day with the 6 Films - 6 Decades Blogathon!

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on May 15, 2021

Tomorrow marks the celebration of National Classic Movie Day and, as is tradition, we're hosting a blogathon to highlight this annual May 16th event. This year, we're asking classic movie bloggers to list one favorite film from each decade from the 1920s through the 1970s (or, one film per decade fr read more

National Classic Movie Day: 6 Decades/6 Double Features

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on May 15, 2021

This is my entry into The Classic Film and TV Cafe's annual National Classic Movie Day blogathon. This year's theme is 6 films - 6 decades. Click here to see more personal choices by some awesome movie lovers.If you're like me, you have a list of favorites. And, because they are favorites, I've writ read more

The Impossibly Difficult Name that Movie Game

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on May 15, 2021

SPLAT! These two fellows got a load of mud sprayed in their face. Most of you can surmise that this is from a comedy, but which comedy is the question! Put on your thinking caps or give a wild guess and see if you can name the film this screenshot is from. As always, if you are not familiar with the read more

Watching 1939: 6,000 Enemies (1939)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on May 14, 2021

In 2011, I announced I was trying to see every film released in 1939. This new series chronicles films released in 1939 as I watch them. As we start out this blog feature, this section may become more concrete as I search for a common thread that runs throughout each film of the year. Right no read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on May 14, 2021

Without question, Terry is the most known dog in movie history. Born in Alta Dena, California, Terry was a female Cairn Terrier performer who appeared in many different movies, most famously as Toto in The Wizard of Oz (1939). In this film, however, she was credited as Toto, not as Terry. She read more

ARIZONA

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on May 14, 2021

 ARIZONA is a 1940 Western, produced by Columbia, and starring one of my favorites, Jean Arthur. During the Civil War era, a tough, independent-minded woman named Phoebe Titus (Jean Arthur) starts a freight company in the growing community of Tucson. Phoebe is an ambitious woman who goes a read more

Magnificent Obsession (1935): Stahl Vs. Sirk Again

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on May 13, 2021

As I continue my mini odyssey considering the differences between the melodrama of John M. Stahl and Douglas Sirk, one of the finest exhibit pieces is an early scene in Magnificent Obsession. The beloved Dr. Hudson has died because the life-saving pulmotor he needed was being used on someone else. read more

The Hidden

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on May 13, 2021

(1987) Directed by Jack Sholder; Written by Jim Kouf (as Bob Hunt); Starring: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Nouri, Claudia Christian, Clu Gulager, Ed Ross and William Boyett; Available on Blu-ray and DVD Rating: ***½  “In a span of 12 hours, I’ve got five bodies, not counting Mill read more

Glenn Ford and Gene Tierney discover “The Secret of Convict Lake”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on May 13, 2021

Glenn Ford and Gene Tierney discover “The Secret of Convict Lake” The Secret of Convict Lake (1951) is an American Western film directed by Michael Gordon and starring Glenn Ford, Gene Tierney, Ethel Barrymore, and Zachery Scott. The cinematography was by Leo Tover (The Snake P read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on May 13, 2021

Pal was a male Rough Collie performer and the first in a line of such dogs to portray the fictional female collie Lassie in film, on radio, and on television. Pal was born at Cherry Osborne’s Glamis Kennes in North Hollywood, California, in 1940 and eventually brought read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on May 12, 2021

Skippy, also known as Asta, was a beloved Wire Fox Terrier best known for portraying Asta in The Thin Man (1934), among many other roles. Born in Van Nuys, California, he was trained by Frank and Rudd Weatherwax as well as by his owners, Henry and Gale East. Skippy could execute tricks on command th read more

Katharine Hepburn on The Dick Cavett Show, October 1973

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on May 12, 2021

Katharine Hepburn on The Dick Cavett Show, October 1973 On May 12, 2021 By CarolIn Uncategorized I’m not saying Katharine Hepburn’s once in a lifetime appearance on The Dick Cavett Show is one of my favorite things that’s ever hap read more

Imitation of Life (1934): Stahl Vs. Sirk

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on May 11, 2021

The opening shot of Imitation of Life is memorable for its sheer novelty and the very simplicity of the space. It’s not an establishing shot of a place or a person. Instead, it’s of a rubber duck bobbing in the bathwater as a little girl whines about wanting her “Quack Quack” read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on May 11, 2021

Born in Los Angeles, California, in 1925, Pal the Wonder Dog would become best known for originating the role of Pete the Pup in Hal Roach’s Our Gang comedies. Appearing with a natural trademark ring around his eye (sometimes enhanced with dye during filming), this UKC-registered American Pit Bull read more

Silver Screen Standards: The Gay Divorcee (1934)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Jennifer Garlen on May 11, 2021

Silver Screen Standards: The Gay Divorcee (1934) The Gay Divorcee (1934) I knew I wanted to write about Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers for this month’s column, but with ten movies to choose from the hard part was deciding which one I particularly wanted to watch again. Top Hat (1935) and Swing read more

THE PASSAGE (1979)

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on May 11, 2021

 THE PASSAGE is another one of those 1970s international productions that have a action-war element to the storyline and a star-studded cast. It was directed by J. Lee Thompson, who had made two excellent WWII films--ICE COLD IN ALEX and THE GUNS OF NAVARONE. THE PASSAGE is a far cry from those read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on May 10, 2021

Rin Tin Tin was a male German Shepherd born in Flirey, France, who became an international star in motion pictures. A beloved canine hero of the screen, Rin Tin Tin actually owed his life to American soldier, Lee Duncan, who rescued him from a World War I battlefield. While in France, read more

Watch FASHION IN FILM OF TCMFF 2021 on Vimeo!

GlamAmor Posted by on May 10, 2021

Last Wednesday, attendees of the virtual TCM Classic Film Festival (TCMFF) came together online to celebrate the Fashion in Film of TCMFF 2021! The 5th annual event delved into the stories behind the style of both the actors and actresses starring in 7 films featured in the festival's programm read more

Love, Hogs, and Mincemeat at the State Fair!

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on May 10, 2021

Ann-Margret and Pat Boone.This bright 1962 remake of the Rodgers-Hammerstein musical State Fair (1945) was clearly intended to attract the young adult audience. Top-billed Pat Boone had scored a #1 hit song with "Moody River" the previous year. Co-star Bobby Darin was still churning out hit singles read more
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