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What’s on TCM: August 2012

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Jul 30, 2012

How is it already time for another round of Summer Under the Stars?!  As usual, TCM has done a great job of coming up with a nice blend of stars who are no strangers to the SUTS schedule and stars who have never been featured before.  The more I look at the schedule, the more excited I get to start read more

Recasting “Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day” (2008)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Jul 27, 2012

After being fired from her job as a governess, a very straight-laced Guinevere Pettigrew (Frances McDormand) finds herself deemed unemployable by her employment agency.  But when she hears about a job for a woman named Delysia LaFosse (Amy Adams), she jumps at the chance to get it.  When she arrives read more

Hollywood: A Celebration of the American Silent Film (1980)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Jul 24, 2012

If you have an interest in silent film, Kevin Brownlow and David Gill’s thirteen-part documentary series Hollywood: A Celebration of the American Silent Film is essential viewing.  This series truly is a treat for silent film fans.  It’s very insightful, has a great narration by James read more

Secret Cinema at the Maple Theater

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Jul 20, 2012

What would you say if you found out that, for a week, a theater near you would be playing one classic film a night?  Pretty great, right?  But wait, there’s more!  Not only will there be a classic film a night, but tickets are only $5 and popcorn is free!  And not some small token amount of read more

Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Jul 17, 2012

When advertising writer Rockwell P. Hunter (Tony Randall) finds his job on the line, he has one last chance to win over his agency’s biggest client, Stay-Put Lipstick.  When he sees actress Rita Marlowe (Jayne Mansfield) on television, he has a stroke of genius.  Rita is known for her “ read more

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1946)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Jul 12, 2012

After the death of her husband, Lucy Muir (Gene Tierney) spends a year living with her controlling mother-and-sister-in-law.  Eventually, Lucy decides it would be best if she found a place of her own to raise her daughter Anna (Natalie Wood as a child, Vanessa Brown as an adult).  Her family highly read more

Affair in Trinidad (1952)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Jul 9, 2012

For three years, Chris Emery (Rita Hayworth) has been living in Trinidad with her husband Neal.  He’s an artist, she’s a nightclub singer and dancer.  After one of her performances, she comes off stage to find Inspector Smythe (Torin Thatcher) waiting to break the news that her husband read more

What’s on TCM: July 2012

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Jun 28, 2012

Happy July, everyone!  Hard to believe that it’s already almost time for Summer Under the Stars, but TCM has lots of fun stuff going on in July to keep us busy until then.  Leslie Howard is the Star of the Month and his movies will be on every Tuesday night this month.  Every Monday in July read more

It’s Love I’m After (1937) (1)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Jun 25, 2012

Basil Underwood (Leslie Howard) and Joyce Arden (Bette Davis) are two actors known for their chemistry together on stage.  Off-stage, the two of them are in love with each other, but have quite a volatile relationship.  They’ve  been wanting to get married and have planned to do so plenty of read more

A Few Upcoming Events

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Jun 22, 2012

First of all, I would like to announce that I will be bringing back Blogging Under the Stars for a second year!  In case you missed it last year, Blogging Under the Stars is an event where I pick a movie from each day of TCM’s Summer Under the Stars line-up (preferably something I haven’ read more

A Florida Enchantment (1914)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Jun 20, 2012

When Lillian Travers (Edith Storey) begins to question her fiance Fred’s (Sidney Drew, who also directed) fidelity, she’s so upset about it that when she finds some seeds in an old trunk that supposedly turn women into men and men into women, she takes one.  Although she doesn’t ph read more

What do “Bullets or Ballots” and “Footlight Parade” Have in Common?

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Jun 12, 2012

1.  Both movies were made at Warner Brothers. 2.  Joan Blondell stars in both movies. 3.  Bullets or Ballots was directed by William Keighley, who is credited as being a dialogue director for Footlight Parade. William Keighley with Bette Davis and James Cagney. 4.  A few costumes.  If you look read more

The Testament of Judith Barton

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Jun 8, 2012

Vertigo is a movie I’ve seen plenty of times, but I can’t say that I ever really thought too deeply about the character of Judith Barton (played by Kim Novak).  I always got too engrossed with the story of Scottie’s obsession with Madeline to think very much about who the woman be read more

My Best Girl (1927)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Jun 1, 2012

At first, it might seem like Joe Merrill (Charles “Buddy” Rogers) has it all.  He’s handsome, he comes from a wealthy family, and he’s engaged to a beautiful woman named Millicent.  But there’s a catch.  In order to get his father’s blessing for their marriage, read more

2012 LAMMY Award Nominee

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on May 30, 2012

I am very proud to announce that The Hollywood Revue has been nominated for Best Classic Film Blog in the 2012 LAMMY Awards (hosted by the Large Association of Movie Blogs)!  I must say, the Classic Film Blog category is pretty amazing this year.  Also nominated in that category are Garbo Laughs, read more

What’s on TCM: June 2012

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on May 28, 2012

Hard to believe it’s already almost June!  June’s Star(s) of the Month are Teen Idols.  Every Thursday will be showcasing movies starring the likes of Elvis, Frankie and Annette, The Monkees, and Troy Donahue.  TCM will also be doing a series called The Immigrant Experience every Wednesd read more

The Trouble with Harry (1955)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on May 16, 2012

Usually, when a dead body turns up in the woods, people aren’t lining up to admit being responsible for that person’s demise. But when Harry Worp is found dead in the woods, three people believe they are each responsible for killing him. First there’s Harry’s wife, Jennif read more

For Your Consideration

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on May 10, 2012

It’s LAMMY Award season already!  I really don’t know what else to say other than, if you’re an eligible member of the Large Association of Movie Blogs, please consider nominating The Hollywood Revue for Best Classic Film Blog. Good luck to all my fellow movie bloggers this LAMMY read more

Social Networking Sites for Movie Fans

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Apr 30, 2012

Over the past few years, I’ve tried out a few different movie-centered social networking sites and for the most part, haven’t had much luck finding something I could stick with for long.  However, there are two that I’m quite fond of. First there’s iCheckMovies.  If you’ read more

What’s on TCM: May 2012

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Apr 27, 2012

Happy May, everyone!  It certainly looks like it’s going to be a busy month on TCM.  Joel McCrea is the star of the month, which is something I know a lot of people have been wanting to see for quite some time.  He’ll be featured every Wednesday night this month.  Every Thursday night read more