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Classic Movie Travels: Hoagy Carmichael

Classic Movie Travels: Hoagy Carmichael Hoagy Carmichael was a beloved American composer, songwriter, actor, and lawyer. In addition to appearing in films and on television, he composed numerous hit songs, including “Stardust,” “Georgia on My Mind,” “The Nearness of You,” … Continue reading

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Five Fun Facts about His Girl Friday (1940)

Five Fun Facts about His Girl Friday ….. 1) Hildy was originally a man His Girl Friday was adapted from the 1928 Broadway play, The Front Page, which, in turn, was adapted into the 1931 film The Front Page. All … Continue reading

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Silver Screen Standards: Sylvia Scarlett (1935)

Silver Screen Standards: Sylvia Scarlett (1935) Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant starred in four movies together, two of which, Bringing Up Baby (1938) and The Philadelphia Story (1940), are now widely celebrated classics, but their first pairing went so badly … Continue reading

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Lives Behind the Legends: Cary Grant – Finding Happiness

Lives Behind the Legends: Cary Grant – Finding Happiness If there ever was a quintessential classic Hollywood gentleman, it was Cary Grant. Sure, he was handsome, but it was his charm and sophistication that set him apart from the rest. … Continue reading

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Silver Screen Standards: Eliza’s Voice in My Fair Lady (1964)

Silver Screen Standards: Eliza’s Voice in My Fair Lady (1964) The socio-economic and geographical markers of dialect loom large in George Bernard Shaw’s influential play, Pygmalion, its 1938 film adaptation, and the splashy musical version that stars Audrey Hepburn as … Continue reading

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How many Hitchcock Films did Cary Grant Star in?

How many Alfred Hitchcock Films did Cary Grant Star in? “the only actor I ever loved in my whole life”-Alfred Hitchcock about Cary Grant, from the book Cary Grant: A Class Apart Cary Grant starred in FOUR films directed by … Continue reading

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The Funny Papers: Operation Petticoat (1959)

The Funny Papers: Operation Petticoat (1959) There are classic comedies that capture the perfect blend of superior direction, cast, writing, and appealing aesthetics. You can tell that it works well when we find ourselves forming nostalgic bonds to such films. … Continue reading

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The Funny Papers: In Praise of Hildy and His Girl Friday

In Praise of Hildy and HIS GIRL FRIDAY A raven-haired beauty. She’s a tall drink of water and commands the room with her confidence and radiance, with a wit as sharp as her perfectly slanted hat and Kalloch suit. Only … Continue reading

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Silver Screen Standards: Bringing Up Baby (1938)

Silver Screen Standards: Bringing Up Baby (1938) Katharine Hepburn was one of my earliest classic movie star idols, and I love all of her films, but the chaotic, eccentric, funny Kate of Bringing Up Baby (1938) remains my absolute favorite. … Continue reading

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The Directors’ Chair: North by Northwest

The Directors’ Chair: North by Northwest (1959) ….. NORTH BY NORTHWEST ( 1959 ) ~ TO BE or NOT TO BE THE SPY WHO LOVED ME A case of mistaken identity takes a dull Madison Avenue advertising exec on a … Continue reading

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