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Western RoundUp: Final Resting Places, A Tribute to Western Filmmakers

Final Resting Places, A Tribute to Western Filmmakers This month we’ll be again paying tribute to Western filmmakers as we visit their Southern California gravesites. We’ll begin by honoring several Western directors. The prolific George Sherman began his career in … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: What Were the Top Box Office Hits Of 1923?

Silents are Golden: What Were the Top Box Office Hits Of 1923? Recently I attended the Kansas Silent Film Festival (and yes, that is my plug for that delightful–and free–event!) where the theme was the silent films of 1923. It … Continue reading

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Monsters and Matinees: A century later, Chaney’s ‘Hunchback’ still amazes

A century later, Chaney’s ‘Hunchback’ still amazes If you were a moviegoer 100 years ago in 1923, you would have been treated to laughs courtesy of comedy greats Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. You might have held your breath as … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: Silent Superstars – The Early Heartthrob Sessue Hayakawa

Silents are Golden: Silent Superstars – The Early Heartthrob Sessue Hayakawa The typical handsome leading man of silent films was a strong, dependable, clean-cut type, with names like Harold Lockwood or Earle Williams. Rudolph Valentino’s popularity in the ‘20s also … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: A Closer Look At – The King of Kings (1927)

Silents are Golden: A Closer Look At – The King of Kings (1927) In the mid-1920s, after being known primarily for melodramas and light comedies with battle-of-the-sexes themes, famed director Cecil B. DeMille was starting to move in a more … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Evelyn Keyes

Classic Movie Travels: Evelyn Keyes Best known for portraying Scarlett O’Hara’s little sister, Evelyn Keyes had a lengthy career that extended far beyond her time in Gone with the Wind (1939). Born Evelyn Louise Keyes on November 20, 1916, in … Continue reading

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Cecil B. DeMille’s Hollywood – Book Giveaway (Sept)

“Cecil B. DeMille’s Hollywood”We have Four Books to Giveaway this Month! CMH is happy to announce our next Classic Movie Book Giveaway as part of our partnership with University Press of Kentucky! This time, we’ll be giving away FOUR COPIES of “Cecil … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: Silent Superstars – The Eternally Glamorous Gloria Swanson

Silents are Golden: Silent Superstars – The Eternally Glamorous Gloria Swanson If you hear the words “glamour” and “movie star,” which famous name comes to mind? Chances are someone like Marilyn Monroe or Sophia Loren. Or perhaps – hopefully! – … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: The Silent Films of Cecil B. DeMille

Silents are Golden: The Silent Films of Cecil B. DeMille Well known for beloved classics like The Ten Commandments (1956), Cecil B. DeMille is indisputably one of Hollywood’s great directors. While he is perhaps not considered as “artsy” as some … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: Four Fearless Movie Stuntmen Of The 1920s

Silents are Golden: 4 Fearless Movie Stuntmen Of The 1920s One of my recent columns talked about the dangers early studios often faced to capture “authentic” weather and hair-raising stunts. That inspired this month’s piece, which takes a closer look … Continue reading

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