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The Hollywood Revue is Going Hollywood!

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Mar 11, 2014

I am very excited to announce that I will be making my way to Los Angeles next month to cover this year’s Turner Classic Movie Film Festival!  So stay tuned for lots of details on all the festival happenings; I have a feeling it’s going to be incredible! read more

Some Like it Hot: Marilyn’s Finest Role

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Mar 7, 2014

Despite being such an enormous pop culture icon, Marilyn Monroe is often very misunderstood and underestimated.  Many people claim to adore Marilyn, but would be hard pressed to even name one her movies.  Others only know Marilyn from that image of her standing over a subway grate in The Seven Year read more

What’s on TCM: March 2014

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Feb 27, 2014

Happy March!  31 Days of Oscar may be coming to an end, but there are still plenty of other great things to look forward to in the upcoming month.  What I’m most excited to see returning to TCM is Carson on TCM!  You may remember that back in July 2013, TCM aired a number of classic Johnny read more

Pam Grier and Foxy Brown at the Redford

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Feb 24, 2014

In the early 1970s, Pam Grier came to Detroit to promote her movie The Big Doll House, in which she had first starring role.  While she was here, the vibe of the city left a lasting impression on her.  As much as Pam loves Detroit, Detroit loves Pam right back.  The Big Doll House was such a success read more

Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Feb 18, 2014

When James Dean, Elizabeth Taylor, and Rock Hudson come to Marfa, Texas to film the movie Giant in 1955, it’s the chance of a lifetime for teenaged James Dean fan Mona (Sandy Dennis).  Mona lives in McCarthy, Texas, not too far from Marfa, and is the head of the Disciples of James Dean, the lo read more

The Power of an Original Song

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Feb 10, 2014

How many of you had “Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head” pop into your head just by looking at this picture? For me, one of the most exciting Academy Award categories is Best Original Song.  The union of film and music can be a truly magical thing.  Few things can take an already great read more

The Hollywood Revue Turns 4!

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Feb 1, 2014

Four years ago today, The Hollywood Revue was launched!  It feels like I was just working on a post for my first blogaversary, it’s hard to believe I’m already writing my fourth post like this. Over the past year, I had a wonderful time with my annual events like 30 Days of Pre-Codes and read more

What’s on TCM: February 2014

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Jan 28, 2014

Happy February, everyone!  I hope you have plenty of room on your DVRs because it’s almost time for this year’s round of 31 Days of Oscar. This year, TCM has organized their schedule for 31 Days based on which categories the movies were nominated for.  Saturdays and Sundays are both dedi read more

DVD Review: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920) Blu-Ray

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Jan 20, 2014

When it comes to silent horror films, John Barrymore’s performance in 1920′s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is one of the best of the genre; it easily ranks up there with Max Schreck’s in Nosferatu and Lon Chaney’s in The Phantom of the Opera.  The story of Dr. Jekyll has been adapt read more

The Pink Panther, Silent Films, and Me

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Jan 8, 2014

Like so very many people, I spent a good amount of my childhood watching cartoons.  I remember being fond of Bugs Bunny and Woody Woodpecker, but my favorite was definitely the Pink Panther.  Oh, did I ever love the Pink Panther!  In my book, he was the funniest of the cartoon characters I watched read more

What’s on TCM: January 2014

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Dec 30, 2013

Happy new year!  I hope you all had a very happy holiday season. I had a lot of fun revisiting all my favorite holiday movies in December, but now it’s time to get back to watching more regular movies and luckily, TCM is going to make that transition very easy for me. Break out the shoulder pa read more

Dead Ringer (1964)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Dec 22, 2013

In their youth, twin sisters Edith and Margaret (Bette Davis in a dual role) were both in love with Frank DeLorca.  Even though Frank had been pursing Edith first, Edith’s relationship with Frank comes to an end when Margaret announces that she’s pregnant with Frank’s baby and they read more

Majestic Hollywood: The Greatest Films of 1939

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Dec 17, 2013

1939 is widely regarded as being Hollywood’s greatest year.  It was the year that gave us Gone With the Wind and The Wizard of Oz and those two movies alone would have been enough for it to be remembered as being a good year for movies.  But 1939 was the year other classics such as Stagecoach, read more

The Sign of the Cross (1932) (1)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Nov 30, 2013

As Nero (Charles Laughton) watches Rome burn, he blames Christians for starting the whole thing rather than admit he started it.  Nero’s accusation places all Christians in Rome in great danger.  When Titus (Arthur Hohl) and Flavius (Harry Beresford) publicly admit to being Christians, they read more

Blonde Crazy (1931) (2)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Nov 29, 2013

When Anne Roberts (Joan Blondell) tries to get a job as a hotel housekeeper, bellhop Bert Harris (James Cagney) takes one look at her and knows he wants her to work at the hotel.  The position has already been filled, but Bert fixes it so that Anne gets the job.  Even though Bert is a bellhop by day read more

What’s on TCM: December 2013

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Nov 29, 2013

2013 is drawing to a close and TCM is ending the year in style!  If you like musicals, this is your kind of month.  First of all, Fred Astaire is December’s Star of the Month!  So put on your dancing shoes every Wednesday night and get ready for lots of fabulous dance scenes.  On December read more

The Match King (1932)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Nov 28, 2013

Paul Kroll (Warren William) left his home in Sweden to make a name for himself in America.  When he settles in Chicago, he gets a job sweeping the sidewalks outside of a baseball stadium.  He still dreams of making something of himself though and isn’t above breaking the rules to make it happe read more

The Wet Parade (1932)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Nov 27, 2013

File this one under “misleading posters.” It really isn’t much of a romance. In 1916, the Chilcote family is known for their wealth.  But all of that is lost when family patriarch Roger (Lewis Stone) goes on a bender and gambles away the family fortune.  Distraught over what he has read more

Ten Cents a Dance (1931) (2)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Nov 26, 2013

Barbara O’Neill (Barbara Stanwyck) is one of the best dancers in the dime dance joint she works in.  But lately, her personal life has been distracting her at work.  She’s fallen in love with her friend Eddie Miller (Monroe Owsley), but she’s also being pursued by the wealthy Bradl read more

My Dinner With Zuzu

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Nov 26, 2013

For me, no holiday season is complete without a trip (or two) to Detroit’s Redford Theatre.  Going there to see Christmas classics like White Christmas and Miracle on 34th Street never fails to get me in the holiday spirit.  Not only is it a treat see my favorite holiday movies on the big scre read more