Monthly Archives: May 2022

Western RoundUp: Forty Guns (1957)

Western RoundUp: Forty Guns (1957) In last month’s column I took a look at Ambush at Cimarron Pass (1958), which I described as a “rather middling movie” which I nonetheless enjoyed. This time around I’ll discuss a film at the other end of the … Continue reading

Posted in Posts by Laura Grieve, Western RoundUp | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Silents are Golden: Silent Superstars – The Sparkling Marion Davies

Silents are Golden: Silent Superstars – The Sparkling Marion Davies One of the most well-known actresses of the 1920s screen, Marion Davies is one of the few silent stars whose personal life was not only inseperable from her career, but … Continue reading

Posted in Posts by Lea Stans, Silents are Golden | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Five Fun Facts: A Star is Born (1937)

Five Fun Facts: A Star is Born (1937) 1) Pick a number, four or five… So, how many versions of this movie are there, really? Well, most classic film fans would say a definite ‘four,’ end of story — which … Continue reading

Posted in Films, Five Fun Facts, Posts by Annmarie Gatti | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Monsters and Matinees: ‘Soylent Green’ came too close to predicting life in 2022

‘Soylent Green’ The year is 2022. Smokestacks spew thick, dark fumes. Fires burn out of control. People wear masks to shield themselves from dangers in the air. Garbage overflows. Hunger and unemployment are rampant. We understand all of that from … Continue reading

Posted in Horror, Monsters and Matinees, Posts by Toni Ruberto | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Noir Nook: Spring Trivia – Joan Bennett, Robert Mitchum, Ann Blyth, Robert Ryan, Jean Hagen, and Richard Widmark

Spring Trivia – Joan Bennett, Robert Mitchum, Ann Blyth, Robert Ryan, Jean Hagen, and Richard Widmark There aren’t many things I love in life more than classic movie trivia. In celebration of spring, this month’s Noir Nook is serving up … Continue reading

Posted in Noir Nook, Posts by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Silver Screen Standards: The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

Silver Screen Standards: The Most Dangerous Game (1932) The Most Dangerous Game (1932) has a lot in common with King Kong (1933): the same sets, the same producers, one of the same directors, and some of the same cast, but … Continue reading

Posted in Films, Posts by Jennifer Garlen, Silver Screen Standards | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Lives Behind the Legends: Greta Garbo – Social Butterfly

Lives Behind the Legends: Greta Garbo – Social Butterfly Greta Garbo’s most famous quote is undoubtedly ‘I want to be alone.’ But it wasn’t Garbo who said this, it was her character in Grand Hotel who uttered those famous words. … Continue reading

Posted in Lives Behind the Legends, Posts by Arancha van der Veen | Tagged , | 1 Comment

What’s Streaming on Best Classics Ever in May 2022

What’s Streaming on Best Classics Ever in May 2022John Wayne, Moms Love Mystery, and More! May is a big month for movies, as our friends at Best Classics Ever are debuting three all-new collections just in time for Memorial Day, … Continue reading

Posted in Best Classics Ever BCE, Classic Movie Hub Channel, Posts by Annmarie Gatti, Streaming Movies & TV Shows | Leave a comment

Classic Movie Travels: Virginia Dale

Classic Movie Travels: Virginia Dale Actress and dancer Virginia Dale was born Virginia Paxton in Charlotte, North Carolina, on July 1, 1917. Her parents were mechanic Joel Paxton and Lula Helms Paxton. Dale was one of six children: Jay, Frances, … Continue reading

Posted in Classic Movie Travels, Posts by Annette Bochenek | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment