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Movie Memories: An Influential Mermaid

True Classics Posted by trueclassicsblogstaff on Jun 13, 2013

Today’s “Movie Memory” post comes courtesy of one of our favorite classic film fans, Jessica Pickens of the brilliant blog Comet Over Hollywood. Jessica recalls her very vivid memories of a particular Disney classic–the first movie she ever saw in a theater–and several read more

Movie Memories: Movies at Home

True Classics Posted by trueclassicsblogstaff on Jun 11, 2013

Today’s “Movie Memory” comes from the slightly twisted and utterly delightful mind of Jill Blake, headmistress of the essential classic film blog Sittin’ on a Backyard Fence. In her hilarious essay, Jill looks back at her childhood and reflects on the movies–both great read more

“The way they did movies was different back then.”

True Classics Posted by trueclassicsblogstaff on Jun 7, 2013

Buck Rogers, 1939 by Jack Schamel I was nine years old when I saw my first movie. It was 1939, and it was a Buck Rogers serial. I remember seeing the Lone Ranger serials, too, and a movie with The Three Musketeers that came out around that time. That was pretty popular. And I saw my first Western no read more

Movie Memories: Growing Up Scarlett

True Classics Posted by trueclassicsblogstaff on Jun 5, 2013

Today’s submission comes courtesy of the ever-lovely Carley, headmistress of the venerable Kitty Packard Pictorial! In her post, Carley has taken the concept of “movie memories” to new heights, painting a touching portrait of the ways in which she and her mother communicate through read more

Movie Memories: Another Little Piece of Time

True Classics Posted by trueclassicsblogstaff on Jun 3, 2013

We’re kicking off a month of movie memories today with a post by our good friend Michael Nazarewycz, the scintillating scribe behind the appropriately-named ScribeHard on Film. With loving detail and a cheeky humor that is truly entertaining, Michael looks back at three thrilling “event read more

State of the Blog: June 2013

True Classics Posted by trueclassicsblogstaff on Jun 1, 2013

Weeeeeeeee’re baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack! (Yes, for real.) There’s quite a bit of happenings going on ’round these parts and all over the classic movie blogging sphere, so let’s get right down to it. (Or … something like that.) Throughout the month of June, we will agai read more

Hiatus, part two.

True Classics Posted by Brandie on May 16, 2013

This is not the kind of post I ever wanted to write on this blog. Hell. This is not the kind of news I ever wanted to receive, or have to share with anyone. And I debated a long time about even writing this post, because it is a difficult subject. Scratch that–it’s a shitty, shitty, SHIT read more


True Classics Posted by Brandie on May 8, 2013

True Classics will remain on hiatus for the next two weeks as Brandie recovers from an unexpected emergency surgical procedure. As such, our Movie Memories event will now kick off in June. Thank you for your understanding and well-wishes at this time. We’ll return to our regularly-scheduled bl read more

State of the Blog: May 2013

True Classics Posted by Brandie on May 1, 2013

Is this month finally going to be the month in which True Classics returns to its regularly scheduled programming? Um … here’s hoping. We solemnly swear to be more diligent in our writing. Unless Clark Gable shows up. Then all bets are off.   –the TC crew Life seems to be moving al read more

To Kill a Mockingbird (3)

True Classics Posted by Carrie on Apr 7, 2013

It’s been a while since I’ve written… apologies! I’m back in school, etc. I hope to post more this summer. Fortunately, we have awesome (and much more disciplined!)  bloggers. From smushnoses.blogspot.com   However, I wanted to jump in and do one. You can say procrastina read more

State of the Blog: April 2013

True Classics Posted by Brandie on Apr 1, 2013

Hard to believe it’s April already. Life doesn’t appear to be slowing down for any of the True Classics crew anytime soon, but we will do our best to continue updating the site on a semi-regular basis until things calm down. In the meantime, here’s a few things to look forward to t read more

A truly classic new production.

True Classics Posted by Brandie on Mar 25, 2013

“If that don’t beat all. I never saw such a dog.”

True Classics Posted by Sarah on Mar 11, 2013

This week, I bring you an animal edition of Maudlin Monday. I can be deeply moved by films about wars or tragic romances, but few things disturb me greater than stories about innocent, loving animals that lose their lives. Animals have brought me so much joy in life, whether I’m running in the read more

“Madame has moments of melancholy.”

True Classics Posted by Sarah on Mar 4, 2013

“Yes, this is Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. It’s about five o’clock in the morning. That’s the Homicide Squad, complete with detectives and newspapermen. A murder has been reported from one of those great big houses in the ten-thousand block. You’ll read ab read more

I Totally F***ing Love … Ever After (1998)

True Classics Posted by Brandie on Feb 24, 2013

When Carley, headmistress of The Kitty Packard Pictorial, announced the “I Totally F***ing Love This Movie” blogathon, it occurred to me that I have several personal favorites that could fit this bill. Most of them are classics, to be sure (I mean, DUH–remember where you are, folks read more

Pioneers of Animation: Bray Productions

True Classics Posted by Brandie on Feb 9, 2013

We’ve talked previously on this blog about the influence of cartoonist/animation pioneer Winsor McCay, but I’m going to mention it again (and again and again and again), as it would be nearly impossible to overstate his importance in promoting animation as a viable artistic medium. Films read more

State of the Blog: February 2013

True Classics Posted by Brandie on Feb 1, 2013

February in the world of classic movie blogging looks to be a jam-packed month, what with the heaping handful of blogathons being hosted by some of our favorite film writers on the web (you can find out more about those upcoming events here). Needless to say, there’s gonna be a whole lotta wri read more

Dealing in Lead: The Magnificent Seven (1960)

True Classics Posted by Brandie on Jan 31, 2013

The strains of the main theme to The Magnificent Seven (1960), highlighted in the opening credits and woven into the score throughout the movie by its brilliant composer, Elmer Bernstein, are instantly recognizable, even if you have never seen the film. So iconic is the music that underscores this e read more

Blogathons? Yeah, we need some stinkin’ blogathons!

True Classics Posted by Brandie on Jan 21, 2013

Ask and ye shall receive. The classic film blogging community has several special events coming up in the next few months, and we’re rounding up some of them for you here. 31 Days of Oscar Blogathon, hosted by Outspoken & Freckled, Paula’s Cinema Club, & Once Upon a Screen Febru read more

New year, new beginnings.

True Classics Posted by Brandie on Jan 7, 2013

After a sporadic couple of months, we here at True Classics are (finally) ready to usher in the new year! 2012 was True Classics’ best year ever: we added a new member to our crew (the lovely Sarah), introduced new features, hosted some great contests and giveaways, watched the classic film bl read more