Welcome to BlogHub: the Best in Veteran and Emerging Classic Movie Blogs
You can rate and share your favorite classic movie posts here.
12345678910

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jun 17, 2021

“I was this punk kid from Nebraska who had an awful lot of the world’s good things tossed in his lap.” –Robert Taylor Among many matinee idols of Hollywood’s Golden Age was Robert Taylor, a well-known film and television actor who took on leading roles on several memora read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jun 7, 2021

“If I had to give up either acting or dancing, I’d choose to keep dancing.” –Cyd Charisse Among the many wonderful dancers of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Cyd Charisse shines as a gifted actress and dancer who shared the screen with many other memorable talents. She was born Tula read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jun 4, 2021

The horror genre is one that has fascinated audiences all over the world for over a century. Depicted in various forms of art and expression, it is no surprise that horror has also been explored in films through many creative and innovative ways. These macabre tales, memorable characters, and haunti read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jun 4, 2021

During wartime, much art and culture is developed both in response to and as a commentary on events of the day. The American theater, with special emphasis on Broadway, was no exception. Numerous plays centered around World War II or at least referred to the war in some capacity through their charac read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on May 18, 2021

Joan Bradford: Mother’s run my life long enough! I’m 21, I’m white, and I’ve a right to be free! Henry Bradford: What are you going to do about it… sit here and mope? —Happiness Ahead (1934) Among the many popular early musicals distributed by Warner Brothers, Hap read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on May 14, 2021

Without question, Terry is the most known dog in movie history. Born in Alta Dena, California, Terry was a female Cairn Terrier performer who appeared in many different movies, most famously as Toto in The Wizard of Oz (1939). In this film, however, she was credited as Toto, not as Terry. She read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on May 13, 2021

Pal was a male Rough Collie performer and the first in a line of such dogs to portray the fictional female collie Lassie in film, on radio, and on television. Pal was born at Cherry Osborne’s Glamis Kennes in North Hollywood, California, in 1940 and eventually brought read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on May 12, 2021

Skippy, also known as Asta, was a beloved Wire Fox Terrier best known for portraying Asta in The Thin Man (1934), among many other roles. Born in Van Nuys, California, he was trained by Frank and Rudd Weatherwax as well as by his owners, Henry and Gale East. Skippy could execute tricks on command th read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on May 11, 2021

Born in Los Angeles, California, in 1925, Pal the Wonder Dog would become best known for originating the role of Pete the Pup in Hal Roach’s Our Gang comedies. Appearing with a natural trademark ring around his eye (sometimes enhanced with dye during filming), this UKC-registered American Pit Bull read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on May 10, 2021

Rin Tin Tin was a male German Shepherd born in Flirey, France, who became an international star in motion pictures. A beloved canine hero of the screen, Rin Tin Tin actually owed his life to American soldier, Lee Duncan, who rescued him from a World War I battlefield. While in France, read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on May 4, 2021

While there is much to praise in Hollywood history, the filmmaking industry certainly has a variety of problematic issues. Among them is the issue of ageism, with individuals’ career opportunities being limited because of one’s age. Women, more often than men, tend to face this issue as read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on May 4, 2021

Dr. Annette Bochenek loves to take Hometowns to Hollywood on the road in order to offer fun and engaging presentations about Hollywood’s Golden Age. Her presentations range from focusing on various subjects related to Golden Age Hollywood, in addition to presentations that profile individual p read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on May 4, 2021

Among many patriotic musicals of the day, The Singing Marine (1937) is a lighthearted tale of a likable Everyman whose identity is reshaped through fame and fortune. While Dick Powell was a multitalented star established himself as a fine dramatic actor and talented director, his initial image was t read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on May 4, 2021

In preparation for the Academy Awards ceremony honoring the films of 2020, I was excited to be invited back on to a very special episode of Karie Bible’s Hollywood Kitchen. This time, she coordinated an Oscar Cook-Along, featuring a variety of guests and recipes from Hollywood stars with a tie read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on May 1, 2021

Jean Porter was one of Hollywood’s many ingénues, appearing in roles both on television and in films. Though her film career was short-lived in comparison to some of her peers, she remains a cheery and energetic presence in several classic films. Bennie Jean Porter was born on December 8, 1922, in read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Apr 28, 2021

In anticipation of the 2021 Virtual TCM Film Festival, I was delighted to interview pianist Richard Glazier about his upcoming From Broadway to Hollywood (2015) program that is part of this year’s exciting lineup. An expert interpreter of the Great American Songbook, Glazier has both personal read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Apr 25, 2021

As TCM prepares for its second virtual film festival, classic film fans are eagerly anticipating another excellent lineup for enjoyment from the comfort of their homes. With one virtual film festival under their belt, there are marked differences between the first virtual fest and this next iteratio read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Apr 1, 2021

Lucille Rita Bremer (pronounced “Bray-mer”) was a film actress and dancer, particularly remembered for her work in MGM musical films. Born in Amsterdam, New York, to Richard Bremer and Sarah E. Nichols on February 21, 1917, and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Bremer’s father was of German read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Mar 18, 2021

“I want to go on until they have to shoot me.” –Barbara Stanwyck Barbara Stanwyck is among some of the most revered stars of classic Hollywood. An actress, model, dancer, who made appearances on the stage, in films, on television, and on the radio, was a very gifted talent with a s read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Mar 15, 2021

Dr. Annette Bochenek loves to take Hometowns to Hollywood on the road in order to offer fun and engaging presentations about Hollywood’s Golden Age. Her presentations range from focusing on various subjects related to Golden Age Hollywood, in addition to presentations that profile individual p read more
12345678910