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Check It Out! - The Definitive Guide to "Murder, She Wrote" Website

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on May 8, 2021

Are you a "Murder, She Wrote" fan? If you're not yet, then a visit to the website The Definitive Guide to "Murder, She Wrote" will make you one! The highly addictive mystery series premiered in 1984 with a star-studded pilot episode and went on to become one of the longest-running drama series read more

From the Archives: Nancy Goes to Rio ( 1950 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on May 4, 2021

The lovely Ann Sothern had completed her 10-film run as the tough-talking Maisie and was cast as Frances in Nancy Goes to Rio, MGM's colorful remake of the 1940 Universal Deanna Durbin film It's a Date. Here she is seen posing within a giant lifebuoy. From the Archives is our latest series read more

The Black Rider ( 1954 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 27, 2021

In the village of Swanhaven, a recent newspaper story about the mysterious Black Rider is sending a chill down the backs of the local townsfolk. After leaving the town pub one moonlit night, a drunk reported seeing the cloaked figure of the Black Rider while he was taking a shortcut through the old read more

Name that Voice - Actors Who Sing!

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 18, 2021

There are a lot of actors who are equally well known as singers ( e.g. Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Marlene Dietrich ), but there are also a surprising number of actors who it would astonish you to find out recorded an album... or at least a single ( e.g. Rock Hudson, Cheryl Ladd ). Over the years, m read more

Spring Reunion ( 1957 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 15, 2021

Maggie Brewster ( Betty Hutton ) has been looking forward to the fifteenth reunion of her high school class for weeks. It is the day of the big event and Maggie has a full schedule of things to do, one of which is going to the beauty parlor with her best friend Barnie ( Jean Hagen ), but before she read more

The Impossibly Difficult Name that Movie Game

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 11, 2021

This fellow looks like he is dancing an Irish jig on the pavement but he is actually hurrying to catch a yellow cab. Who he is and where he is going is your job to remember!As always, if you are not familiar with the rules of the game or the prize, simply click here. read more

Mary Brian - It's Hard to Grow Up in Hollywood

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 11, 2021

Mary Brian was one of the most beautiful actresses of the 1930s. She often played charming ingenues in college-themed romances, but it seems these roles were not her cup of tea. Evelyn Warmoll shares with us in this 1938 article from Hollywood magazine, that Mary Brian was looking for more dramatic read more

From the Archives: April Love ( 1957 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 9, 2021

 Shirley Jones is about to enjoy a kiss from Pat Boone in this scene from April Love ( 1957 ), a delightful musical remake of the 1944 film Home in Indiana. It was a big hit at the box office and the title song was nominated for an Academy Award. It is also one of Pat Boone's personal favorites read more

The Bishop Murder Case ( 1930 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 26, 2021

Before Basil Rathbone donned the deerstalker to play Sherlock Holmes in 14 films, he portrayed the dapper sleuth Philo Vance in The Bishop Murder Case ( 1930 ), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's first film to feature S.S. Van Dine's famous detective hero. Paramount Pictures brought novelist Dine's characte read more

The Impossibly Difficult Name that Movie Game

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 25, 2021

 Something is happening on The Cyclone Racer, but what is it? One woman is obviously pointing it out. But what that something is is not so obvious. Time to put your thinking caps on and see if you can remember which film this screenshot came from!As always, if you are not familiar with the rule read more

I Love Lucy - Lucy's Night in Town

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 20, 2021

 A Shroud of Thoughts is hosting the 7th Annual Favourite TV Show Episode Blogathon and I thought I would undertake the impossible and choose an episode from the beloved 1950s sitcom I Love Lucy. This comedy classic ran for six seasons and then switched to an hour-long format where twelve addit read more

Movie Magazines & Memorabilia: TV Radio Mirror

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 19, 2021

Today we are launching a new series featuring short reviews of vintage movie magazines, books, and other memorabilia. My sister and I have been dealers in the movie memorabilia industry for nearly ten years now and we have discovered a lot of great magazines and other periodicals that are chock full read more

Mysterious Island ( 1961 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 14, 2021

A world beyond imagination! Adventure beyond belief! A band of Union Army prisoners, a Confederate soldier, and a journalist escape in a hot air balloon during the Civil War and are carried off by a storm to an uncharted island populated with giant creatures. This same storm blows in two ladies read more

From the Archives: The World of Henry Orient ( 1964 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 13, 2021

 In this publicity photo for The World of Henry Orient ( 1964 ), pianist Henry Orient ( Peter Sellars ) is surrounded by his two greatest fans Val and Gil ( Tippy Walker and Marrie Spaeth ) and is not pleased at all about it! Especially since he thinks they are agents sent by his mistress's hus read more

British Pathé: Ship Spotters Club ( 1958 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 11, 2021

This entry in our British Pathe series is about a group of boys from Margate who are all members of The Warpole Bay Ship Spotters Club. These nautical-minded youngsters have access to a keen telescope that they use to spot incoming ships...although oddly enough, none seem to be holding a ship's iden read more

The Impossibly Difficult Name that Movie Game

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Feb 28, 2021

Isn't this a great shot? The light hit this man's eyeglasses just as he looked up, making him all the more difficult to identify. Hee-hee-hee! And take a peek at the figure behind him...reminds one of Mr. Mystery, does it not? If you are not familiar with the rules of The Impossibly Difficult N read more

Against All Flags ( 1952 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Feb 25, 2021

On the coast of Madagascar lies a pirate's hideaway - Diego Suarez - a fortress for thieves. A narrow harbor is the only entrance to the city and this is heavily defended by cannons. The British Royal Navy wants to destroy this base and capture every pirate on it but they cannot find a way to enter read more

Rich Little's Impersonation of Cary Grant

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Feb 23, 2021

Rich Little ranks as the best impersonator of Hollywood actors and deservedly so....he can not only mimick their voices but their body language and facial expressions, too. Mr. Little was a frequent guest star on evening programs like The Perry Como Show, The Mike Douglas Show, The Tonight Show, The read more

The Solitaire Man ( 1933 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Feb 19, 2021

Herbert Marshall made his MGM debut in 1933 with a quickie called The Solitaire Man where he played the titular character, a jewel smuggler who decides to go straight. Oliver Lane aka "The Solitaire Man" wants to settle down and live the life of an honest nobleman. He just purchased a farm in E read more

British Pathé: St. Valentine's Cards ( 1961 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Feb 14, 2021

L'amore, l'amore....all the world is filled with love on Valentine's Day. Or, at least, it should be! If you have a difficult time expressing your love for that certain special someone in your life, then you'll probably use a Valentine's card to get your message across. For generations, the young an read more
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