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The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Mar 23, 2021

 I've been a fan of Hammer horror films for a long time....but until recently I had never read any of the various novelizations based on the company's movies. These books were released in the 1960s and 70s, and some of the original paperback copies fetch a high price on the internet. A few read more

Old Hollywood Haunts: Charlie Farrell's Racquet Club in Palm Springs

Lady Eve's Reel Life Posted by The Lady Eve on Mar 22, 2021

Charlie Farrell, top center; Ava Gardner, bottom left; on the right, Marilyn Monroe and Spencer TracyMany years ago, Charlie Farrell was a movie star. He first gained fame as a leading man in the late 1920s when he was in his late 20s. He'd started out in Hollywood as an extra, appearing momentarily read more

Seven Things to Know About Julie Newmar

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Mar 22, 2021

1. Born as Julia Chalene Newmeyer in 1933, she was billed as Julie Newmeyer in her first major screen role in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954). She played Dorcas and was paired with Jeff Richards as one of the seven Pontipee brothers. Richards, a former professional baseball player, read more

Musical Monday: Her Majesty, Love (1931)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Mar 22, 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: Her Majesty, Love (1931) read more

The Irishness of a Princess: Exploring Grace Kelly’s Irish Heritage

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Mar 20, 2021

Three Enchanting Ladies When I published my article on Grace Kelly and Jean Simmons’s Olympic champion fathers last February, I discovered an interest in doing that kind of genealogy research. However, it implies a lot of time and organization. Via that article, we learned that Grace Kelly had read more


The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Mar 20, 2021

 This is a film that was new to me. It is one of Boris Karloff's most obscure films, and for good reason. In his fine book ENGLISH GOTHIC author Jonathan Rigby describes the movie as a "ho-hum melodrama", and he's right on the mark. Boris Karloff spent most of the year 1936 in his native E read more

I Love Lucy - Lucy's Night in Town

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 20, 2021

 A Shroud of Thoughts is hosting the 7th Annual Favourite TV Show Episode Blogathon and I thought I would undertake the impossible and choose an episode from the beloved 1950s sitcom I Love Lucy. This comedy classic ran for six seasons and then switched to an hour-long format where twelve addit read more


Caftan Woman Posted by on Mar 19, 2021

Terence Towles Canote at A Shroud of Thoughts is hosting his Seventh Annual Favourite TV Show Episode Blogathon. Click HERE to access this year's contributions.FOGSeason 6, Episode 22First aired May 8, 1980Directed by Noam PitlikStory by Mark Brull, Teleplay by Frank Dungan, Jeff Stein, Tony Sheehan read more

Movie Magazines & Memorabilia: TV Radio Mirror

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 19, 2021

Today we are launching a new series featuring short reviews of vintage movie magazines, books, and other memorabilia. My sister and I have been dealers in the movie memorabilia industry for nearly ten years now and we have discovered a lot of great magazines and other periodicals that are chock full read more

Watching 1939: Eternally Yours (1939)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Mar 18, 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 now, th read more


The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Mar 18, 2021

In Soul a middle aged substitute band teacher, Joe (voiced by Jamie Foxx)  finally gets his big chance to play jazz with a famed musician only to find himself suddenly dead. Feeling cheated and unwilling to accept his back luck, Joe tries to run from the great beyond. He escapes the path to the grea read more

New Podcast on Conspiracy Films!

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on Mar 18, 2021

Join my friends and me as we talk about conspiracy films in this conspiracy-laden moment in history! It’s such fun talking film with my witty partners, Michael Keenan Gutierrez and Brian Wilkins. And I think you’ll enjoy our strange journey–from an early Hitchcock to the present mo read more

Silents are Golden: The Makeup of Silent Clowns

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Lea Stans on Mar 18, 2021

Silents are Golden: The Makeup of Silent Clowns One of my 2019 articles for Classic Movie Hub concentrated on the distinct makeup that was used in silent films. Now let’s take a closer look at the era’s most distinct-looking makeup of all! So if you ask me, one of the best things about the read more

Les Cousins (1959): Chabrol Takes on Paris

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Mar 18, 2021

“A girl and an exam aren’t the end of the world.” Most anyone can probably tell you Les Cousins is a fine companion piece to follow-up Le Beau Serge, and it’s true. It features much the same cast — specifically Jean-Claude Brially and Gerard Blane, in a kind of role re read more

Carole Lombard and James Stewart are “Made for Each Other”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Mar 18, 2021

Carole Lombard and James Stewart are “Made for Each Other”  Made for Each Other (1939) is an American romantic comedy directed by John Cromwell and starring Carole Lombard, James Stewart, and Charles Coburn. The film was produced by David O. Selznick and the film was photo read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Mar 18, 2021

“I want to go on until they have to shoot me.” –Barbara Stanwyck Barbara Stanwyck is among some of the most revered stars of classic Hollywood. An actress, model, dancer, who made appearances on the stage, in films, on television, and on the radio, was a very gifted talent with a s read more

Classic Movie Stars on THE MUPPET SHOW

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Mar 17, 2021

Thanks to Disney Plus, viewers can finally enjoy all five seasons of The Muppet Show, and at my house we've been delighted to have access to the long-awaited fourth and fifth seasons, which were never available on DVD. The release has created some controversy about Disney's decision to include conte read more

Suspense (1913) and Lois Weber, America’s first female director

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Mar 16, 2021

Suspense (1913) and Lois Weber, America’s first female director On March 16, 2021 By CarolIn Uncategorized As everybody knows, March is Women’s History Month and with Best Director nominees Chloe Zhao and Emerald Fennell making history yester read more

Le Beau Serge (1959): The New Wave Goes Provincial

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Mar 16, 2021

Claude Chabrol was looking to shoot his first film in Paris but for budgetary reasons, he decided to set his first picture in the village of Sardent where his mother grew up. Le Beau Serge could not occur in any other place. True, the opening shots are universal. Francois (Jean-Claude Brialy) ridin read more

How Many Films did James Cagney and Pat O’Brien Star in Together?

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Mar 16, 2021

How Many Films did James Cagney and Pat O’Brien Star in Together? It’s a friendship that’s endured for 55 years. – Pat O’Brien, about his friendship with James Cagney James Cagney and Pat O’Brien were friends for almost 60 years, working together in nume read more