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Too Many Husbands (1940) (2)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 8, 2013

When Bill Cardew (Fred MacMurray) is lost at sea, he is presumed to be dead.  Bill’s wife Vicky (Jean Arthur) takes comfort in the arms of Bill’s friend and business partner Henry Lowndes (Melvyn Douglas) and they get married six months after Bill’s disappearance.  The only problem read more

The Bigamist (1953) (1)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 7, 2013

After eight years of marriage, Eve (Joan Fontaine) and Harry (Edmond O’Brien) Graham decide to start the process of adopting a child.  They go to see adoption agent Mr. Jordan (Edmund Gwenn), who insists on conducting thorough background checks on his applicants.  Eve isn’t bothered at read more

Ruby Gentry (1952)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 6, 2013

In the town of Braddock, North Carolina, social status is everything.  This is a harsh reality Ruby Corey (Jennifer Jones) knows all too well.  Ruby has long been in love with Boake Tackman (Charlton Heston), but since Boake comes from a prominent family and Ruby does not, it becomes diffi read more

Ruggles of Red Gap (1935) (2)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 5, 2013

When Texas ranchers Egbert (Charlie Ruggles) and Effie Floud (Mary Boland) take a trip to Paris, they end up returning with butler Marmaduke Ruggles (Charles Laughton) in tow.  Egbert had won Ruggles from the Earl of Burnstead (Roland Young) in a poker game and the status-seeking Effie hopes having read more

The Ladykillers (1955)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 4, 2013

Louisa Wilberforce (Katie Johnson) is a lonely, old woman.  She lives alone with her parrots and passes her time by watching her neighbors and concocting wild stories about them to report to the police.  The police politely listen to her tales, but realize they’re just nonsense and don’ read more

It Happened to Jane (1959)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 3, 2013

After the death of her husband, Jane Osgood (Doris Day) decides to start raising and selling lobsters to support her two children.  She’s thrilled to get her first big order from the Marshalltown Country Club, but when she ships the live lobsters by the E&P Railroad, they die because of t read more

Tokyo Joe (1949)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Aug 2, 2013

Before World War II, American Joe Barrett (Humphrey Bogart) adopted Tokyo as his hometown.  He ran a gambling joint called Tokyo Joe’s and was married to Trina (Florence Marly), but when the war broke out, he fought with the Americans.  After the war, Joe returns to Tokyo to re-open his club read more

What’s on TCM: August 2013

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Jul 29, 2013

Happy August, everybody!  Who’s ready for another round of Summer Under the Stars?  I know I am!  I can’t wait to get started with this year’s round of Blogging Under the Stars and see what new-to-me movies I’ve been missing out on.  I’m a big fan of a lot of the stars read more

Dynamic Duos: Greta Garbo and John Gilbert

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Jul 14, 2013

In 1926, Greta Garbo was just a Hollywood newcomer.  She had signed with MGM and made two movies for them, audiences were liking her, but the studio didn’t quite know what to do with her.  They just couldn’t pin-point her type. She wasn’t a “sweetheart” type like Mary read more

Coming in August…

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Jul 3, 2013

Blogging Under the Stars will be returning for its third year!   read more

DVD Review – Alfred Hitchcock: The Essentials Collection

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Jun 25, 2013

Since I’m just starting to get into blu-rays, one thing I really had my eye on was the huge, 15-disc “Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection” blu-ray set.  That collection has so many excellent films and I thought something like that would be a nice way to help start my blu-r read more

What’s on TCM: June 2013

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on May 29, 2013

Happy June!  Eleanor Parker is this month’s Star of the Month so her movies will be highlighted every Tuesday night.  This month’s edition of Friday Night Spotlight will be hosted by Eddie Muller, the founder of the Film Noir Foundation, and all of his selections are film noir classics read more

Living in the Shadow of Baby Peggy

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on May 26, 2013

Baby Peggy began her career in film at an age when most of her peers were more concerned with learning their shapes and colors.  She was a full-fledged movie star by the age of 5, ranking alongside the likes of Mary Pickford and Rudolph Valentino in terms of box-office appeal. Baby Peggy was making read more

DVD Review: Ultimate Gangsters Collection – Classics

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on May 23, 2013

2013 marks the 90th anniversary of Warner Brothers studios.  Warner Brothers has produced a lot of movies over those 90 years, but the genre they are most strongly associated with is gangster films.  Just in time for this milestone, four of Warner Brothers’ most iconic gangster hits have been read more

What Would Grace Do?

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on May 20, 2013

It’s safe to say that Grace Kelly is one of the biggest icons of all time when it comes to timeless style.  It’s been over sixty years since Grace Kelly first appeared on the silver screen and women around the world still want to emulate her effortless-yet-glamorous style.  Not only do read more

What’s on TCM: May 2013

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Apr 25, 2013

Happy May, everyone! Rather than have just one Star of the Month for may, there will actually be several.  Every Tuesday night this month, TCM will be spotlighting some of cinema’s greatest tough guys, so that includes people like Bogart, Cagney, McQueen, and Robinson, just to name a few. Frid read more

The Dark Side of the Rainbow

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Apr 10, 2013

One of the most pervasive rumors about The Wizard of Oz is that if you play Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon album while watching the movie, the music synchronizes with the action of the film.  Members of Pink Floyd have always insisted that any connections between Dark Side of the Moon and read more

Fashion in Film Blogathon Wrap-Up

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Apr 1, 2013

I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part in the Fashion in Film Blogathon!  Over two days, nineteen bloggers contributed some excellent and very insightful posts.  I thoroughly enjoyed reading every single one of your posts and I’ve learned a lot from you all this weeken read more

Fashion in Film Blogathon: Day 2

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Mar 30, 2013

Kellee from Outspoken and Freckled takes a look at the costumes of two of her favorite 1950s movies, Rear Window and Pillow Talk. Marlene Dietrich’s costumes never failed to make a splash on screen, but her wardrobe in Shanghai Express is truly unforgettable.  Head on over to The Lady EveR read more

Fashion in Film Blogathon: Day 1

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Mar 29, 2013

A great hat can really make a statement and nobody understood that more than Lilly Daché. Lily’s hats graced the heads of everyone from Marion Davies to Carmen Miranda.  Kay from Movie Star Makeover is here to kick off the blogathon  by telling us a bit about the legendary hat designer to read more