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Silver Screen Standards: The Lady from Shanghai (1947)

Silver Screen Standards: The Lady from Shanghai (1947) Despite the icy cold shade of Rita Hayworth’s hair, The Lady from Shanghai (1947) plays like a fever dream, confusing and sweat-soaked, long before it reaches its famous funhouse climax. It’s a … Continue reading

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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

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What Ever Happened to Orson Welles – Book Giveaway (Jan)

“What Ever Happened to Orson Welles?: A Portrait of an Independent Career”We have Four Books to Giveaway this Month! CMH is happy to announce our first 2022 Classic Movie Book Giveaway as part of our partnership with University Press of … Continue reading

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Film Noir Review: Touch of Evil (1958)

“Your future’s all used up.” Orson Welles was an architect of film noir before the style had even been identified. His debut release, Citizen Kane (1941), was revolutionary for the artform as a whole, but the film’s shadowy visuals and … Continue reading

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Classic Conversations: Ben Mankiewicz on His Grandfather’s Oscar-Winning ‘Citizen Kane’ Coming to Theaters

Among classic movie lovers, the topic of the greatest film of all time is one that always leads to a lot of controversy. I tend to be an outlier when I read such lists. I’m shocked by all the people … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Noir Femmes in the Fan Mags

Noir Nook: Noir Femmes in the Fan Mags At last year’s Turner Classic Movies Film Festival, one of the special presentations was entitled “Celebrity Culture and Hollywood Love Stories.” Hosted by David Pierce, Assistant Chief of the National Audio-Visual Conservation … Continue reading

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Cooking with the Stars: Loretta Young’s Chicken Curry

Cooking with the Stars: Loretta Young’s Chicken Curry It’s a new year, which means it’s time for more stars and more delectable recipes! I feel like Loretta Young has been on my ever-growing list of stars that I’ve wanted to … Continue reading

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TCM Star of The Month: Janet Leigh

  Janet Leigh: Not just Psycho  Janet Leigh Turner Classic Movie’s Star of the Month, Janet Leigh, has a very interesting place in the lexicon of film history. Although she never truly reached the highest echelons of Hollywood stardom, her … Continue reading

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Five Facts about Cinematographer Gregg Toland

  Five Facts about Cinematographer Gregg Toland Hello, dear readers. I thank you for joining me on this most joyous of days. No, I am not just talking about this lovely lazy Sunday. I am talking about June 29th: National … Continue reading

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31 Days of Oscar Blogathon: Gregg Toland – The second Genius of Citizen Kane

  Gregg Toland: The Second Genius of Citizen Kane There is a basic theory in film criticism called the auteur theory. It was developed in the early 1950’s by French critics and was presented in the famed film periodical Cahiers … Continue reading

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