This is a place to connect with fans of classic movies and the stars that made them.
I was watching a movie called Three Blind Mice, starring Loretta Young, and I thought, "Wait, I've run across this plot before."The basic plot is that 3 girls team up and pretend to be rich to try to land a rich husband for at least one of them.…Continue
A companion thread to my "What's the Last DVD You Purchased?" thread. I thought it might be fun to discuss what we all are watching or have recently watched. Below will be my first post in this thread.KevinContinue
He was tyrannical, yet intelligent, speaking five languages - all of them badly. His English was mangled to when he wanted a puddle on the set, someone brought him a dog. But he knew how to make films. Ten performers were nominated for their…Continue
The other day a friend and I started this list, and maybe it was just my mood at the time, but I was laughing my head off, so I thought I would share this with my GAOH friends.I think it's fairly self-explanatory. Feel free to add your own ideas!The…Continue
A few years back, I got these two movie posters while shopping at Ross. They're really nice posters. Not your usual paper posters, but more of composition board.The Gone with the Wind one has TM Turner Entertainment Co. & The Stephens Mitchell…Continue
Just for fun, I made up a new quiz. The theme is professions. Some of these are easy and some are harder. See how many you can name.In what film wasBarbara Stanwyck a mail-order bride?Clark Gable a safari guide?Mary Astor a concert pianist?James…Continue
I ran a search for discussions of Dorothy McGuire. Amazingly, I only found four mentions of her back in 2008 and 2009. That's it? What a great actress she was. How can anyone forget "Gentleman's Agreement"? Of course, she has previous stellar…Continue
Groucho Marx and Carmen Miranda
I am pleased to announce (one day before I post it on FB) the latest play (with music) in THE HOLLYWOOD LEGENDS collection.
It's called AVA & HER GUYS.
There are 4 characters: Ava Gardner, Frank Sinatra, Mickey Rooney and Artie Shaw.
It's available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle editions, so please take a look.
Monday, January 16th, marks the 75th anniversary of the death of Carole Lombard in a plane crash outside of Las Vegas.
Monday also marks the 25th anniversary of the debut of my one-woman stage play, LOMBARD.
It opened, under my direction, in the Greater Los Angeles area on January 16, 1992 with Taylor Leigh playing the title role.
I finally got thoroughly fed up with my provider and canceled not only my cable but also my land line. I now have only Internet.
The thing I was most concerned about was losing TCM. It's really the only channel I care about. But because of another account with a different provider, I am able to log into Watch TCM, which is live streaming of the channel over the Internet. This is the most amazing thing. Here I am in my quiet house, without TV or telemarketers calling all the time, and I'm still able to watch TCM. Not only that, but I found an HDMI cable I must have bought at some point, and I hooked up my laptop to the 42" TV screen, and now I can watch TCM on my TV without actually having a TV subscription.
If I get tired of TCM, I can dig into my own collection of some 800 classic movies, or I can watch stuff I've never seen on Archive.org. I am loving this! I should have done this long ago.
I do not miss at all the "infotainment" news shows that report on innuendo and rumors as if they are facts and interview people who should not even be taken seriously as if they have something important to say. I didn't watch those anyway. I also do not miss the endless commercials on every channel except TCM. I don't even miss the weather channel. I have an app for that on my cell phone.
I'm happy that I finally pulled the plug on the cable and the land line.
Michèle Morgan (French: [miʃɛl mɔʁɡan]; Michèle Morgan, a French Film Legend, Dies at 96 born Simone Renée Roussel; 29 February 1920 – 20 December 2016) was a French actress. She was a leading lady for three decades in both French cinema and Hollywood.
She is considered to have been one of the great French actresses of the 20th century. Morgan was the inaugural winner of the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival.