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Monsters and Matinees: How Roger Corman’s ingenuity created a film legacy

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Toni Ruberto on Jun 8, 2024

It started, appropriately, with Monster from the Ocean Floor in 1954. That was Roger Corman’s first film and everything about it, including that fun title, was a taste of what he would give us during his 60-plus years of filmmaking. When Corman died May 9 at the age of 98, he left behin read more

Western RoundUp: High Noon

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Laura Grieve on May 28, 2024

High Noon I’ve seen High Noon (1952) multiple times over the years, including a memorable theatrical screening at the FilmEx festival when I was in my teens. The FilmEx screening, which took place in Century City, California, was part of a 50-hour movie marathon honoring the 50th read more

Silents are Golden: A Closer Look At: Metropolis (1927)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Lea Stans on May 23, 2024

A Closer Look At: Metropolis (1927) By the mid-1920s, cinema had reached incredible heights. Lighting and cinematography had evolved into fine art. The camera itself was liberated from the stagnant wooden tripods, made to float along elaborate tracks and swing from ceilings. The screen captur read more

Noir Nook: Spring Trivia – Laraine Day, Van Heflin, Robert Taylor and More

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry on May 16, 2024

Spring Trivia – Laraine Day, Van Heflin, Robert Taylor and More Classic movie trivia and the budding of spring – two things that go great together . . . at least, they do here at the Noir Nook! This month’s Nook celebrates the new season with some tasty tidbits about six great performers read more

Silver Screen Standards: Transformative Drag in Some Like It Hot (1959)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Jennifer Garlen on May 9, 2024

Transformative Drag in Some Like It Hot (1959) Some Like It Hot (1959) is widely celebrated as one of classic Hollywood’s greatest comedies, even though its cross-dressing plot roused conservative ire and caused the movie to be released without Hays Code approval in 1959. Thanks to the brilliant read more

Classic Movie Travels: Beverly Bayne

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annette Bochenek on May 6, 2024

Classic Movie Travels: Beverly Bayne Beverly Gayne Pearl Beverly Bain was born on November 11, 1893, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Augustus and Jessie Bain. When she was six years old, her family moved briefly to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, before settling in Chicago, Illinois. There, she atte read more

Robot Monster: Movie Monster Legend 3D Graphic Novel

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Apr 28, 2024

Returning Robot Monsterto its Comics-Inspired Roots I’m very happy to share that there is a Kickstarter Campaign to help return sci-fi cult classic, Robot Monster, to its comics-inspired roots, spearheaded by film historian Bob Furmanek of the 3D Film Archive. The campaign is ending in abou read more

Western RoundUp: Western Film Book Library – Part 8

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Laura Grieve on Apr 26, 2024

Western Film Book Library – Part 8 It’s been just about a year since my last column on books on the Western movie genre, so it’s time for a look at some more interesting books in my collection! The books featured in this post range from one of the earliest books in my collection read more

Silents are Golden: Silent Superstars: The “It” Girl Clara Bow

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Lea Stans on Apr 23, 2024

Silent Superstars: The “It” Girl Clara Bow Clara Bow, the ‘It’ Girl When novelist, screenwriter, and supreme arbiter of taste Elinor Glyn declared in 1927 that Clara Bow had “It”–her term for a rare type of magnetism–the public must have heartily agreed. After all, read more

Noir Nook: Five Things I Love About New York Confidential (1955)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry on Apr 18, 2024

Five Things I Love About New York Confidential (1955) I can’t recall how or when I first came across New York Confidential (1955), but I clearly remember being sucked into the film from practically the opening scene and counting it among my noir favorites by the last. Directed by Russell Rous read more

Classic Conversations: TCM’s Genevieve McGillicuddy Previews This Week’s 15th Classic Film Festival

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Danny Miller on Apr 15, 2024

I am counting the seconds until this Thursday when TCM’s Classic Film Festival begins in Hollywood.  The annual festival is sheer nirvana for classic movie fans. Over the years we’ve gotten to see so many amazing movies and people at the four-day festival. The list of special guests who have read more

Monsters and Matinees: Sun Block can’t Help The Hideous Sun Demon

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Toni Ruberto on Apr 13, 2024

Sun Block can’t Help The Hideous Sun Demon The Hideous Sun Demon is a fantastic film title. It screams Beware! Danger! Turn back! I’m hideous and I’m a demon! It’s such a robust title, that it deserves an exclamation point in the hallowed tradition of Them! Dinosaurus! Scooby Doo: read more

Silver Screen Standards: The Ghost Goes West (1935)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Apr 11, 2024

Silver Screen Standards: The Ghost Goes West (1935) Supernatural romance and comedy are unique but often overlapping subgenres with some truly outstanding movies among their ranks, from Topper (1937), Blithe Spirit (1945), and The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947) to the more recent blockbuster, Ghost ( read more

Classic Movie Travels: Dorothy DeBorba

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annette Bochenek on Apr 4, 2024

Classic Movie Travels: Dorothy DeBorba Dorothy DeBorba Dorothy Adelle DeBorba was born on March 28, 1925, in Los Angeles, California, to Raymond and Lillian DeBorba. Her mother had a background as a singer, dancer, and actress, while her father played the drums in Paul Whiteman’s orchestra. read more

Silents are Golden: 7 Remarkable Lillian Gish Films

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Lea Stans on Mar 30, 2024

7 Remarkable Lillian Gish Films You may have heard about the great actress Lillian Gish, whose film career lasted from the early days of film in the 1910s all the way to her final movie appearance in The Whales of August (1987). But if you haven’t seen much of her work, you might be wondering whe read more

Noir Noir: Oscar Omission – Barbara Stanwyck

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry on Mar 26, 2024

Noir Noir: Oscar Omission – Barbara Stanwyck It’s about that time again – awards season! My favorite time of year. As I write this, I’m in the midst of my annual quest to see as many Oscar-nominated films and peformances as possible. (Luckily, with streaming, I’m now able to see all of read more

Western RoundUp: Final Resting Places, More Western Filmmakers

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Laura Grieve on Mar 23, 2024

Final Resting Places: More Western Filmmakers This month we’ll be taking another of our unique tours through Western film history, paying tribute to a variety of actors as we visit their final resting places. We begin with longtime “B” Western star Johnny Mack Brown. I was gl read more

Silver Screen Standards: Heaven Can Wait (1943)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Mar 14, 2024

Silver Screen Standards: Heaven Can Wait (1943) While you might expect a movie about the balance of a man’s life being judged at the gates of Hell to be heavy existential stuff, Ernst Lubitsch’s Heaven Can Wait (1943) serves it up as a sparkling romantic comedy in the director’s quintessential read more

Classic Movie Travels: Bobby Hutchins

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annette Bochenek on Mar 10, 2024

Classic Movie Travels: Bobby Hutchins Bobby Hutchins Robert Eugene Hutchins was born on March 29, 1925, in Tacoma, Washington, to James and Olga Constance Hutchins. As a child, Hutchins was extremely outgoing and family friends persuaded his parents to take him to Hollywood to be photographed. read more

Monsters and Matinees: Meeting The Ghost of Sierra de Cobre

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Toni Ruberto on Mar 9, 2024

Louise Mandore was just a child when she wandered off during a family funeral and accidentally locked herself in a burial chamber. The experience left her haunted by nightmares and with a lifelong fear of being buried alive. She made sure that would never happen. Her will mandated the followin read more
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