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What Are You Watching?

Started by Ktrek in Other Movie Topics. Last reply by Rosie Sayer on Sunday. 119 Replies

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

A Game I Play

Started by Rosie Sayer in Other Movie Topics. Last reply by Rosie Sayer Jan 9. 19655 Replies

UPDATE:We've done many categories since this game started. I announce the current category in the game, but if you can't find the announcement, just ask any of the…Continue

Michael Curtiz

Started by M.T. Fisher in Great Directors. Last reply by M.T. Fisher Jan 1. 21 Replies

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

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If Classic Films Were Remade as Sci-Fi

Started by Rosie Sayer in Other Movie Topics. Last reply by Rosie Sayer Dec 30, 2016. 18 Replies

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

Looking for movie posters

Started by Ginny in Other Movie Topics. Last reply by Lucian Tomes Jr. Dec 25, 2016. 4 Replies

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

has anyone heard of this actor?

Started by Sunny in Classic Musicals. Last reply by STURTEWAGEN Nov 20, 2016. 1 Reply

Thomas B. Strunkborn abt 1895 and listed in 1930 census as an actor.Continue

How many can you name?

Started by Rosie Sayer in Other Movie Topics. Last reply by Rosie Sayer Aug 10, 2016. 4 Replies

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

Dorothy McGuire?

Started by Rodolfo (Rudy) Carreon in Great Performers. Last reply by Rodolfo (Rudy) Carreon Jul 27, 2016. 4 Replies

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

Happy Fourth!

Started by Rosie Sayer in Social Club. Last reply by kareng Jul 5, 2016. 3 Replies

To all my GAOH friends who are celebrating the American Independence Day this Monday, have a wonderful weekend, enjoy the fireworks, and let us hope it's not the last 4th of July for GAOH!Just to remind you players of The Game and let everyone else…Continue

"Connect the Stars" game

Started by Patti in Other Movie Topics. Last reply by kareng Jun 14, 2016. 3839 Replies

Let's connect the stars!  I saw this game on a classic film blog and thought it would be fun to play here.  This is not a closed group...any and all of you are welcome to jump in at any time.  The object is to connect two stars in as few "moves" as…Continue

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Copacabana (1947)

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Remembering Carole Lombard

Posted by Michael B. Druxman on January 16, 2017 at 8:23am 0 Comments

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.

https://www.amazon.com/Lombard-Michael-B-Druxman/dp/1461060869/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1303221554&sr=1-1

How I'm Surviving Without Cable TV (but not without TCM)

Posted by Rosie Sayer on January 10, 2017 at 4:55pm 3 Comments

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.

le nécrologie- French actress Michèle Morgan, dies at age 96 et TCM Remembers

Posted by B.G. on January 2, 2017 at 1:15pm 1 Comment

Michèle Morgan (French: [miʃɛl mɔʁɡan]; Michèle Morgan, a French Film Legend, Dies at 96 born Simone Renée Roussel;[1] 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.[2] Morgan was the inaugural winner of the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival.

In 1992, she was given an honorary César Award for her contributions to French cinema.Morgan was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, a wealthy suburb of Paris.[3][4] She grew up in…

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Vigilante Justice: The Big Heat (1953)

William P. McGivern created Harry Callaghan, better known as Dirty Harry. Not literally. He created the literary environment that made Harry Callaghan possible, as well as Paul Kersey, the vigilante at the center of Death Wish (1974). McGivern was the writer who gave us The Big Heat (1953) and Rogue Cop (1954), both made into movies in […]

There Are No Safe Spaces: An Arturo Ripstein Double Feature

Of late, I’ve been exploring the work of director Arturo Ripstein after coming across El castillo de la pureza aka The Castle of Purity (1972) and Foxtrot (1975) streaming on FilmStruck. Ripstein was brought up in Mexico’s thriving post-war film industry by his Polish-Mexican father, a prominent producer who cultivated his son’s cinematic interests. During […]

A Guide to Picking Daisies (1966)

Following up on my look at one of my favorite films of the Czech New Wave, Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970), it seems only appropriate to follow up with another astonishing film from that period told from the perspective of young women: Daisies (1966). However, this one’s a bit different as I’d also […]

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