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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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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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Silent Chicago: Murder in the Windy City: The Story Behind “Chicago”: The Chicago Silent Era (Part 8)

  Murder in the Windy City: The Story Behind “Chicago” The story of Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly has been told time and time again in the form of musicals, Broadway shows and films, but it began as a play … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Cecil B. DeMille

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Cecil B. DeMille, born on August 12th, 1881! Some directors are known for their nuanced touch, a subtle attention to detail that causes the viewer to pay the utmost attention in order to understand … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Countdown: Best Picture #’s 42 and 41 — Cimarron (1931) and The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)

42. Cimarron (1931) Other Nominated Films: East Lynne, The Front Page, Skippy, Trader Horn One of the first films to ever win an Oscar, it’s interesting watching it now, to say the least. It’s one of those films that, for the time … Continue reading

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