Monthly Archives: November 2020

Exclusive Offer for our UK fans: Discount Code for BFI Southbank’s “Marlene Dietrich: Falling in Love Again”

BFI Southbank’s “Marlene Dietrich: Falling in Love Again”From Europe to Hollywood and back again, the screen’s most enduring love goddess still smolders. CMH is very happy to announce our partnership with the BFI, the UK’s lead organization for film, television … Continue reading

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Exclusive Interview with Claude Jarman Jr. Part Five: The Sun Comes Up – AND Special Autographed Book Offer

Claude Jarman Jr. Child Star of The YearlingTalks about his film The Sun Comes Up (1949)AND offers Autographed Copies of His Book“My Life and the Final Days of Hollywood” for Purchase In our 5th interview with Charles Jarman Jr, he … Continue reading

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Music by Max Steiner: The Epic Life of Hollywood’s Most Influential Composer – Book Giveaway (Dec)

Music by Max Steiner: The Epic Life of Hollywood’s Most Influential ComposerWe have 8 Books to Giveaway this Month! “Gracefully written, this sympathetic portrait captures the prodigious composer’s personality and documents his many milestone achievements, from King Kong to Casablanca. I loved reading … Continue reading

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“Hollywood is a Four Letter Town” Book Giveaway (Dec)

“Hollywood is a Four Letter Town”We have FIVE Books to Give Away this month! “Frank and Spicy!” – The New York Times It’s time for our next book giveaway contest! CMH will be giving away FIVE COPIES of Hollywood is a … Continue reading

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“La Marseillaise” Plays, as Rick, Ilsa and Refugees Find Their Footing in Casablanca (Guest Post)

“La Marseillaise” Even more than the famous “Here’s Looking at You” scene, the “La Marseillaise” scene in Casablanca is the one scene in the film that evokes more emotion from audiences than any other, as it propels the narration in … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Hidden Gems, Vol. 2

Western RoundUp: Hidden Gems, Vol. 2 At the beginning of this year, I wrote a column on three Westerns I consider “Hidden Gems,” lesser-known yet very entertaining movies. Here’s a trio of three more Westerns I’ve really enjoyed which aren’t widely … Continue reading

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The Directors’ Chair: The Wrong Man and I Confess

The Directors’ Chair: The Wrong Man and I Confess CAUGHT IN A TRAP…AND I CAN’T WALK OUT This month’s foray into director Alfred Hitchcock explores him putting characters into such black holes not even light can escape. I’ll give you … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: “For the Sake of the Picture” – The Dangerous Era of Silent Filmmaking

Silents are Golden: “For the Sake of the Picture” – The Dangerous Era of Silent Filmmaking Most of us are familiar with the incredible stuntwork done for the 1910s and 1920s films – often by the main stars themselves, such … Continue reading

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Monsters and Matinees: The Vampire through the Artistry of Mario Bava

The Vampire through the Artistry of Mario Bava As much as we love Bela Lugosi and our other iconic film Dracula, Christopher Lee, there’s a range of vampire films that go beyond these actors and The Count. Some aren’t memorable … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Dame Name Noirs – Mildred Pierce (1945)

Noir Nook: Dame Name Noirs – Mildred Pierce (1945) If you know anything about me, you know I love my noir dames. Everything about them fascinates me – from their fearless approach to life to their mercenary ways – and … Continue reading

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