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Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jul 1, 2021

Dr. Annette Bochenek loves to take Hometowns to Hollywood on the road in order to offer fun and engaging presentations about Hollywood’s Golden Age. Her presentations range from focusing on various subjects related to Golden Age Hollywood, in addition to presentations that profile individual p read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jul 1, 2021

To this day, the name Cecil B. DeMille is nothing short of legendary. An accomplished director, producer, and actor, DeMille’s epic films remain major achievements in cinema with much to unpack and discuss. In Cecil B. DeMille’s Hollywood, Robert S. Birchard takes readers through a chro read more

Book Review: Vitagraph: America's First Great Motion Picture Studio

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jun 30, 2021

 I love the stories about the great movie pioneers, you know -L.B. Mayer, Adolph Zukor, the Warner Brothers. But, before the usual and more famous pioneers, there were the earliest pioneers, the dreamers who served as the scouts who cleared the path and laid the foundation for a road that lead read more

Cryptid Month Quick Picks and Pans

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Jun 30, 2021

The Secret of Roan Inish (1994) Writer/director John Sayles brings us this gentle tall tale, steeped in Irish folklore (based on the children’s book, Secret of the Ron Mor Skerry, by Rosalie K. Fry). After losing her mother, Fiona (Jeni Courtney), is sent to live with her grandparents in a qui read more

Claire Trevor and John Wayne head the cast of “Stagecoach”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Jun 30, 2021

Claire Trevor and John Wayne head the cast of “Stagecoach” Stagecoach (1939) is an American Western classic directed by John Ford and starring Claire Trevor and John Wayne. The film was produced by Walter Wanger Productions and the cinematography was by Bert Glennon (Young Mr. read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jun 30, 2021

In her brief life, comedienne and actress Kay Kendall made her mark upon films and took on a memorable role in Genevieve (1953). She would go on to appear in films like The Constant Husband (1955) with soon-to-be husband Rex Harrison in addition to Les Girls (1957). Her role in Les Girls led her to read more

Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife (1938): Coop and Colbert

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 29, 2021

The whole glorious entangled mess of the story feels like an obvious antecedent to Billy Wilder’s Love in the Afternoon (1957), which is one of his lesser films (even with the redeeming presence of both Hepburn and Chevalier). It seems like a fairly obvious observation to make because Wilder read more

Western RoundUp: Kanab, Utah

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Laura Grieve on Jun 29, 2021

Western RoundUp: Kanab, Utah In past columns, I’ve taken a look at Western movie locations in Lone Pine and Corriganville. This month my focus is a popular Western location further afield from Hollywood: Kanab, Utah. Kanab is in the southern part of the state, not far from the Arizona read more

Musical Monday: Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Jun 28, 2021

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 600. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week’s musical: Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) read more

The Alternate TV Series Title Game (Volume 4)

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jun 28, 2021

Here are the rules: We will provide an "alternate title" for a classic television series and ask you to name the actual show. Most of these are pretty easy. Please answer no more than three questions per day so others can play. You may have an answer other than the intended one--just be able to defe read more


The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Jun 27, 2021

 LISBON is a 1956 feature made by Republic Pictures, and filmed in Portugal. I bought the Kino DVD of it for a very low price from Edward R. Hamilton Booksellers, mainly because it stars two of my favorites, Claude Rains and Maureen O'Hara. An American smuggler based in Lisbon named Robert read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jun 27, 2021

In cinema’s nascent years, the art of filmmaking was being pioneered and many new and exciting developments would occur in conjunction with this new form of storytelling. Among the many facets of filmmaking history is the history of motion picture studios, working to create and distribute thei read more

Two Guys from Texas ( 1948 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jun 27, 2021

Dennis Morgan and Jack Carson were great pals off-screen and they had the good fortune to play together on-screen in 11 films released throughout the 1940s. Most of these were simple comedies in the vein of the popular Bob Hope and Bing Crosby Road pictures that Paramount was issuing. In 1946, Morga read more

Lives Behind the Legends: Mae West – Spiritual Vixen

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Arancha van der Veen on Jun 27, 2021

Lives Behind the Legends: Mae West – Spiritual Vixen Mae West Mae West has gone down in history as a larger-than-life character. Ballsy, confident, funny and sexy; she was a trailblazer in the conventional 1930’s. Nothing could stop this street smart vixen. Still, there was a surprising side read more

CHALLENGE THE DEVIL On Blu-ray From Severin

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Jun 26, 2021

 Perhaps the strangest entry in Severin's THE EUROCRYPT OF CHRISTOPHER LEE Blu-ray box set is CHALLENGE THE DEVIL, a 1963 Italian film so obscure that most Lee fans have never heard of it, let alone seen it. The movie is a bizarre concoction, with a first act that has something to do with read more

Film Noir Review: The Killers (1964)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Danilo Castro on Jun 25, 2021

“If I knew you were coming, I would’ve set fire to the place.” Remakes are a difficult undertaking, especially in the world of film noir. There have been countless instances of remakes coasting on the iconography of its predecessor, without carrying over the emotion and angst th read more

WORLD CINEMA: Victim (1961)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Jun 25, 2021

WORLD CINEMA: Victim (1961) On June 25, 2021 By CarolIn Uncategorized Pride celebrations continue here at the Garden and this month’s WORLD CINEMA is all about Victim (1961, dir. Basil Dearden), the iconic British thriller highly believed to read more

Hands Across The Table (1935): MacMurray and Lombard

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 24, 2021

Regi Allen (the inimitable Carole Lombard) is a manicurist schlubbing along, working away at people’s cuticles, and jamming away on the subway two times a day. She’s looking for a major catch to grab hold of. Ralph Bellamy is a charming man with money, albeit resigned to a wheelchair. T read more

Watching 1939: Calling Dr. Kildare (1939)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Jun 24, 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

Gregory Peck tops the cast in Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Paradine Case”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Jun 23, 2021

Gregory Peck tops the cast in Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Paradine Case” The Paradine Case (1947) is an American courtroom drama directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Gregory Peck, Ann Todd, Charles Laughton, Charles Coburn, and Ethel Barrymore. The film introduced Alida Valli read more