Monthly Archives: June 2016

TCM Star of the Month: Olivia de Havilland

  Turner Classic Movies: Star of the Month Olivia de Havilland  A lot can happen in a century. Between 1916 and 2016, there have been two world wars, the rise and fall of the Soviet Union, the advent of the … Continue reading

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“George Sanders: Memoirs of a Professional Cad” Book Giveaway Facebook/Blog Contest (July)

“George Sanders: Memoirs of a Professional Cad” Book Giveaway! Qualifying Entry Task for Facebook/Blog Contest Okay, now it’s time for the Facebook/Blog version of our “George Sanders: Memoirs of a Professional Cad” Giveaway contest! This time we’ll be giving away TWO copies of the book, courtesy of … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Moroni Olsen

Born June 27, 1889 Moroni Olsen Moroni Olsen made his professional acting debut on Broadway in 1920 portraying Jason in Medea. He worked on Broadway until 1935 (with an 11 year break between 1922-1933), and then made his feature film … Continue reading

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Max Fleischer Universe: Brother Dave Fleischer

Dave Fleischer, the Creative Soul of the Fleischer Studios…   In addressing the phenomenon of legendary Max Fleischer and his pioneering animation empire, it is hard not to give the biggest of props to Max’s younger brother Dave — the listed director … Continue reading

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Film Noir Review: Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

“Match me, Sidney…” Hollywood loved their exposés in the early 1950s. Films like Sunset Boulevard (1950), Ace in the Hole (1951), and The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) showed audiences the ugly side of show business with exacting clarity. It … Continue reading

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Enter to Win a Basket Full of Goodies! #WillyWonka

Your Golden Ticket to Scrumpdiddlyumptious Fun! Thanks to our friends at Fathom Events, CMH will be giving away one Basket Full of Scrumdiddlyumptious Sweets and a Copy of Roald Dahl’s beloved book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! In order to … Continue reading

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“George Sanders: Memoirs of a Professional Cad” Book Giveaway (via Twitter July)

“George Sanders: Memoirs of a Professional Cad” Book Giveaway! Entry Task for Twitter Contest “At number 6 Petroffski Ostroff, to Margaret and Henry Sanders, a son of dazzling beauty and infinite charm was being born. It was I.” – George Sanders … Continue reading

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Kino Lorber “Pioneers of African-American Cinema” DVD and Blu-Ray Giveaway (July)

“Pioneers of African-American Cinema” DVD/Blu-Ray Giveaway! Qualifying Entry Task “This very special collection illuminates one of the most fascinating and unjustly neglected corners of American movie history. Every film included in Pioneers of African-American Cinema has been lovingly restored, and every one is … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: The Music Box Steps

Walking in the Steps of Laurel and Hardy! The Music Box Steps have long been high on my list of must-see classic movie sites. But, even I was surprised by the overwhelming giddiness I felt when my doppelganger film-fan-friends* and I piled … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Mysterious Birth of Andy Griffith…

Andy Griffith was born in Mount Airy, NC… Of all the facts in a person’s life, the birthday is supposed to be an easy one. Yet, to this day, I’m not exactly sure of Andy Griffith’s birthday. I’m not even … Continue reading

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