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Silents are Golden: 5 Flapper-Themed Films From The 1920s

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Lea Stans on Aug 25, 2021

Silents are Golden: 5 Flapper-Themed Films From The 1920s In the mood for a film about the Roaring Twenties? Something lighthearted with plenty of bobbed hair, short skirts, hip flasks, and jazz? (Personally, my answer is always “yes.”) Save your modern takes like The Great Gatsby (2013) or Midni read more

Noir Nook: New-to-Me Noir – The House on Telegraph Hill (1951)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry on Aug 23, 2021

Noir Nook: New-to-Me Noir – The House on Telegraph Hill (1951) One of the many things that helped sustain me throughout the more-than-year-long COVID-19 shutdown was participating in a weekly classic movie Meetup. Each week, we were assigned a classic film to watch, and then we gathered via Zoom read more

Monsters and Matinees: With Beauty and Brains, Mara Corday Battled the Beasts

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Toni Ruberto on Aug 14, 2021

My lifelong obsession with the horror classic Tarantula is well known among my family and friends. The second column I wrote for Classic Movie Hub detailed my love for the film even though it still gives me nightmares. There is just so much to enjoy: a cool monster, a scientist dabbling in ill read more

Silver Screen Standards: Eliza’s Voice in My Fair Lady (1964)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Aug 10, 2021

Silver Screen Standards: Eliza’s Voice in My Fair Lady (1964) The socio-economic and geographical markers of dialect loom large in George Bernard Shaw’s influential play, Pygmalion, its 1938 film adaptation, and the splashy musical version that stars Audrey Hepburn as the fair lady of its title. read more

Robert Taylor: Male Beauty, Masculinity and Stardom in Hollywood – Exclusive Guest Post by Author Gillian Kelly

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Guest Post on Aug 4, 2021

Celebrating Robert Taylor with Author Gillian Kelly After dedicating 10 years to researching and writing about Robert Taylor, I was delighted to be asked to be a guest speaker at Gage County Classic Film Institute’s 110th birthday celebration for the actor taking place in his home state of Nebras read more

Classic Movie Travels: Guy Kibbee

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annette Bochenek on Aug 2, 2021

Classic Movie Travels: Guy Kibbee Guy Kibbee Guy Kibbee was a beloved character actor, appearing frequently in Warner Bros. films and Pre-Code musicals. He was born Guy Bridges Kibbee in El Paso, Texas, on March 6, 1882, or 1886, to James and Adaline Kibbee. Though his obituary and gravestone read more

Crane: Sex, Celebrity, and My Father’s Unsolved Murder – Book Giveaway (August)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Aug 1, 2021

“Crane: Sex, Celebrity, and My Father’s Unsolved Murder”We have Four Books to Giveaway this Month! CMH is happy to announce our next Classic Movie Book Giveaway as part of our partnership with University Press of Kentucky! This time, we’ll be giving away FOUR COPIES read more

Western RoundUp: Western Film Book Library – Part 5

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

Western RoundUp: Western Film Book Library – Part 5 Once or twice a year I’ve enjoyed sharing some of my “Western Film Book Library” here at the Western RoundUp. I’ve had some wonderful responses as readers have let me know that these columns helped inspire them to trac read more

Cinemallennials: The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Dave Lewis on Jul 27, 2021

Cinemallennials: The Wizard of Oz (1939) For those of you who are unfamiliar with Cinemallennials, it is a bi-weekly podcast in which I, and another millennial, watch a classic film that we’ve never seen before, and discuss its significance and relevance in today’s world. In this read more

Film Noir Review: He Ran All the Way (1951)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Danilo Castro on Jul 22, 2021

“I wish I knew how you wanted me to be. If only you’d tell me.” Most fans who make their way through film noir will invariably stumble upon the tragedy of John Garfield. A remarkably naturalistic actor, Garfield was adept at taking hateable characters and humanizing them so much read more

Lives Behind the Legends: Doris Day – Looking For Love

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Arancha van der Veen on Jul 20, 2021

Lives Behind the Legends: Doris Day – Looking For Love Doris Day When you think of the iconic Doris Day, you probably think of a picture-perfect blonde who had it all — the all-American girl, the perfect housewife, the happy-go-lucky sweetheart. Doris almost seemed to personify the ideal read more

Silents are Golden: Silent Superstars – The Eternally Glamorous Gloria Swanson

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Lea Stans on Jul 15, 2021

Silents are Golden: Silent Superstars – The Eternally Glamorous Gloria Swanson If you hear the words “glamour” and “movie star,” which famous name comes to mind? Chances are someone like Marilyn Monroe or Sophia Loren. Or perhaps – hopefully! – you thought of Gloria Swanson. Heck, her read more

Silver Screen Standards: Dangerous When Wet (1953)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Jul 13, 2021

Silver Screen Standards: Dangerous When Wet (1953) Williams was at the height of her career as the star of MGM’s “aqua musicals” when she made Dangerous When Wet in 1953. In June, I was finally able to return to the retirement community where I present classic movie programs for the residents, read more

Monster and Matinees: Georges Méliès and the creation of the first horror film

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Toni Ruberto on Jul 10, 2021

It started with a bat. And what a perfect opening image it was for the world’s first horror film. After all, the bat has been one of the most iconic images in movies for more than century thanks to Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Yet Le Manoir du Diable – also known as The Haunted Castle (U.S.), read more

What’s Streaming in July on the CMH Channel at BCE? The Proud Rebel, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers and Captain Kidd

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Jul 9, 2021

Our July Picks on the Classic Movie Hub ChannelJuly Birthdays and Fan Favorites! Here we go… This month’s free streaming picks for our Classic Movie Hub Channel at Best Classics Ever (BCE) – the mega streaming channel for classic movies and TV shows! These titles read more

Noir Nook: Uncommon Ladies of Noir – Susan Hayward

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry on Jul 6, 2021

Noir Nook: Uncommon Ladies of Noir – Susan Hayward Susan Hayward Susan Hayward has long been one of my favorite actresses. When I was growing up, I thrilled with her performances in such films as Smash Up: The Story of a Woman (1947), for which she earned her first of five Oscar nominations; read more

Jayne Mansfield: The Girl Couldn’t Help It – Book Giveaway (July)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Jul 6, 2021

“Jayne Mansfield: The Girl Couldn’t Help It”We have Four Books to Giveaway this Month! CMH is happy to announce our next Classic Movie Book Giveaway as part of our partnership with University Press of Kentucky! This time, we’ll be giving away FOUR COPIES of “Jayne read more

Classic Conversations: Debbie Wileman Channels Judy Garland Like No One Else

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Danny Miller on Jul 5, 2021

Debbie Wileman as the incomparable Judy Garland The COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for the entire planet, to say the least, but it has also produced some unexpected gifts. If not for the pandemic, a British woman named Debbie Wileman, who hadn’t sung professionally in years, would never read more

Classic Movie Travels: Vernon & Irene Castle

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jul 1, 2021

Classic Movie Travels: Vernon & Irene Castle Vernon & Irene Castle Long before Fred and Ginger, Vernon and Irene Castle were lauded as an exceptionally talented dancing duo. Though a tragedy ended their partnership, their influence as dancers as well as Irene’s activism continues to 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
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