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Alyssa posted photos
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Shane Sullivan commented on John Howard Reid's group Silent Films and Early Talkies
"That music adds a lot to the fragments. The video was transferred from a very incomplete 16mm print. I really don't know if it was a play-at-home print, a bootleg reduction print or something else. I was going to…"
3 hours ago
deedee commented on deedee's group TCM CLASSIC MOVIES...TCM WHERE THERE ARE MORE STARS THAN IN HEAVEN...
"[Of Note: I just noticed that 20th Century Fox...just released the film/musical "Footlights Serenade." Now, with that being said, I found a video over there on you-tube and you can watch it in its entirety on the play-list too ! ]"
5 hours ago
deedee commented on deedee's group TCM CLASSIC MOVIES...TCM WHERE THERE ARE MORE STARS THAN IN HEAVEN...
"Speaking Of, actor Robert Mitchum, his wife Dorothy Mitchum, Widow of Actor Robert Mitchum, Dies at 94 ... died 20 days short Of her 95th birthday. "The very soul Of film noir" actor Robert Mitchum wife Dorothy Clements Spence Mitchum, has…"
5 hours ago
Alyssa replied to Miss Kubelik's discussion Any classic dramas ever made you cry?
"I just recently cried over 'Stage Door' (1937) a beautifully acted drama with a talented cast of actresses lead by the wonderful Katharine Hepburn and Ginger Rogers. With great dialogue and a lot of heart, it's just perfect in…"
5 hours ago
deedee commented on deedee's group TCM CLASSIC MOVIES...TCM WHERE THERE ARE MORE STARS THAN IN HEAVEN...
"[TCM mid-month line-up...actor Robert Mitchum on TCM on April 28th 2014 ]"
5 hours ago
Alyssa replied to Patti's discussion "Connect the Stars" game
"5. The Battle of The Sexes / Robert Morley"
5 hours ago
Mike Duffy commented on Mike Duffy's photo
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"The stooges did some stuff for MGM before breaking away from Ted Healy, who was their "front" man and boss. As a group they made a couple of films at MGM before moving to Columbia Studios."
6 hours ago
Mike Duffy commented on Mike Duffy's photo
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"This film is very good. It's available thru ebay. Print quality is very good. I have a copy on dvd."
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Mike Duffy commented on Mike Duffy's photo
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Lois Wilson & Peggy Shannon

"I have a copy of Deluge from a vhs . The film is from an Italian master with hardcoded Italian subtitles. It's definitely a precode film. Not too bad."
6 hours ago
Alyssa replied to Patti's discussion Here's the Character, Name the Movie (a game)
"47. The Major and The Minor - Ginger Rogers 48. Tony Wendice"
8 hours ago
Patti replied to Patti's discussion "Connect the Stars" game
"3.  A Kiss Before Dying/Robert Wagner"
10 hours ago
diane commented on Mike Duffy's photo
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"Moe Howard - of the Three Stooges, was he going solo in this one?"
10 hours ago
diane commented on Mike Duffy's photo
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"Looks good."
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diane commented on Mike Duffy's photo
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Lois Wilson & Peggy Shannon

"I'd love to see this movie."
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diane commented on Mike Duffy's photo
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Peggy Shannon

"Pretty Peggy!!"
10 hours ago
Patti replied to Rosie Sayer's discussion A Game I Play
"We'll miss you, Rosie. "
12 hours ago
Patti replied to Miss Kubelik's discussion Any classic dramas ever made you cry?
"The Sin of Madelon Claudet  (1931)  Starring Helen Hayes, with Lewis Stone, Neil Hamilton, and Robert Young in support. It's one of those heart-tuggers that shows a mother's sacrificial love for her children."
12 hours ago
Patti replied to Ktrek's discussion What was the last "classic" movie you watched?
"I see you have been on a diet of Cary Grant, Nina.  Wonderful!!  I like all the ones you mentioned, except for Bringing up Baby.   Have you ever seen the 1937 version of A Star Is Born?  With Fredric March and Janet Gaynor?…"
12 hours ago
Patti replied to Ktrek's discussion What was the last "classic" movie you watched?
"I watch a movie while I exercise every morning, and this morning's movie was a terrific little pre-code tearjerker.  The Sin of Madelon Claudet, from 1931, starring Helen Hayes, with Lewis Stone, Neil Hamilton, and Robert Young taking…"
12 hours ago

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Any classic dramas ever made you cry?

Started by Miss Kubelik in Classic Dramas. Last reply by Alyssa 5 hours ago. 183 Replies

I don't cry at movies, as a rule, though I plead guilty to sobbing through the last 10 minutes of The Bridges of Madison County. I'm a hopeless romantic, what can I say?Have any of you ever choked up, even a little bit, at one of your favorite…Continue

"Connect the Stars" game

Started by Patti in Other Movie Topics. Last reply by Alyssa 5 hours ago. 3188 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

A Game I Play

Started by Rosie Sayer in Other Movie Topics. Last reply by MothGirl Wings 7 hours ago. 18403 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

Here's the Character, Name the Movie (a game)

Started by Patti in Other Movie Topics. Last reply by Alyssa 8 hours ago. 63 Replies

Let's see how well we classic film fans know the names of the characters of the films we watch.  It's easy to play.  Someone names a character (well-known or lesser known character, but the lesser knowns will, of course, be more challenging).  The…Continue

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What was the last "classic" movie you watched?

Started by Ktrek in Other Movie Topics. Last reply by Patti 12 hours ago. 299 Replies

I thought I would add a thread to discuss the last "classic"  movie you watched. As opposed to just any movie. I might start a thread for modern films later. I would prefer that you post more than just a title.KevinContinue

IF YOU COULD BE RE-INCARNATED...

Started by Catherine in Other Movie Topics. Last reply by Bob Forsyth Mar 18. 78 Replies

OK HERE'S ONE FOR OUR GANG : IF YOU COULD COME BACK AS A STAR FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF HOLLYWOOD, WHO WOULD IT BE? WHY?My first pick would have to be Marion Davies - even though Hearst kinda suffocated her, she really lived a charmed life at the San…Continue

Billy Wilder

Started by Erin in Great Directors. Last reply by Nina McFadden Mar 16. 92 Replies

I realized before I even started this discussion that choosing 3 favorite Billy Wilder films is a near-impossible feat. Make that impossible. But that's what I'm asking you to do.Here are my choices (narrowed down from about 11 of his films that I…Continue

Public Screenings of Classic Films

Started by M.T. Fisher in Other Movie Topics. Last reply by M.T. Fisher Mar 15. 45 Replies

Thought we started to start sharing any information on public screenings of classic movies. That way, if there's any screenings in our areas nearby, some of us might be willing to make a drive.Thursday, October 8, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art is…Continue

This or That!

Started by Tori Mentz in Classic Musicals. Last reply by Patti Mar 14. 32 Replies

I think you guys are all familiar with the game where you are given two choices.For Example:Coke or PepsiWell I was thinking we should do that, but make our own version. If you can think of more just add them.Black and White or ColorSilent or…Continue

Do you like the Golden Age of Hollywood Social Network?

Started by Ktrek in Social Club. Last reply by Patti Mar 13. 65 Replies

Over three years ago Derek McLellan started a message board group called The Golden Age of Hollywood on EZBoards but we had problems with the board losing files etc. I suggested that the board be moved to Invision Free, who I had already had…Continue

 

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EDITING SWEET- TCM FESTIVAL DAY 1 by Terry Sherwood

Posted by Terry Sherwood on April 13, 2014 at 1:17am 0 Comments

Things happen fast at a festival depending on pace that you set for yourself in the amount of films you wish to see. You can’t see everything.  The following are some first day rapid impressions from 2014 TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL

I write this at a Hollywood party of sorts near people waiting for the red carpet reception to happen and CLUB TCM to open up. It is the evening of the first day of the festival.  Many types of people here from those that wish to put on their personal version of the Ritz to people that don't.  It makes no difference yet for some  it is a necessary part of the experience if you enjoy a look of Hollywood glamour.

The Roosevelt Hotel has a history of hosting such events so what better place to have it happen then where the academy awards were first staged.

Next day.one of the fun things about film festival is sitting sleepy eyed in theatre about to watch the quintessential western John Ford’s STAGECOACH (1939) with John Wayne. Cool to…

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Dream Factory Podcast 59

Posted by Classic Movie Man on April 9, 2014 at 6:33am 0 Comments

For download / to play :

 

http://www.adrive.com/public/QVa3cn/DreamFactory59.mp3

 

Derek McLellan and Maria Ciaccia celebrate the centenary of one of the best known and most loved characters in film history Charlie Chaplin's Little Tramp.

Obituarie:Child Star, Teen-star all around renaissance actor Mickey Rooney dies at age 93 years old.

Posted by deedee on April 7, 2014 at 8:45pm 5 Comments

Mickey Rooney [pictured with friend actress Judy Garland] (born Joseph Yule, Jr.; September 23, 1920 – April 6, 2014) was an American film actor and entertainer whose film, television, and stage appearances spanned nearly his entire lifetime.

He received multiple awards, including a Juvenile Academy Award, an Honorary Academy Award, two Golden Globes and an Emmy Award. Working as a performer since he was a child, he was a superstar as a teenager for the films in which he played Andy Hardy, and he has had one of the longest careers of any actor, spanning…

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VISITING MARION by Terry Sherwood

Posted by Terry Sherwood on April 7, 2014 at 12:40am 0 Comments

STARDUST AND SHADOWS is lucky enough to be writing this entry from Santa Monica near the famous pier. It is still a number of days before the TCM FESTIVAL begins yet I still have time in this neck of the wood to find some film history.

First up , took a walk to the Annenberg Country beach house was once owned by Marian Davies who was connected pretty strongly with William Hearst.  This site is not it former splendour but a smaller version of itself much like  a way to many of these sites are today.   What is actually left is a section of the house reconstructed during the 30's from plans to give us the idea of what was there.

It was still a wonderful experience due to the our tour guide Phyllis Bernard.  She and most of the staff were members of the Annenburg  Conservatory Society that is interested preserving local history. Bernard also has worked in music and had office at Hollywood and Vine. She also had a friend would mix drinks for Spencer Tracey who…

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LEARNING FROM DREAMS by Terry Sherwood

Posted by Terry Sherwood on March 31, 2014 at 10:00pm 0 Comments

It goes without saying that people watch pictures from the Classic Hollywood era for sheer enjoyment. l have discussed at length in posts the nostalgia factor and will continue to do so as l am a romantic at heart.

I have been fortunate to attend the 2011 TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL, and while waiting for a screening to begin, an interesting event took place. We were in the theatre when a young university age fellow approached a group of people in front on us. He announced to them that he was going to film school to as a director. He was then asked who “his” directors were, to which he listed off Mike Curtiz, William Wellman, Billy Wilder, and David Lean. He then proceeded to list films and actors that he knew, and even moments in some films of the aforementioned directors. This little moment of eavesdropping got me thinking regarding the role of classic Hollywood in shaping future filmmakers.

First is the creation of the story. Film is telling a story with pictures –…

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2014 GAOH LUCKY WINNER

Posted by Ktrek on March 31, 2014 at 5:29pm 14 Comments

Let's Celebrate Tyrone Power's Centennial Birthday

Posted by Patti on March 29, 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments

Monday, May 5th, is the 100th anniversary of Hollywood mega-star Tyrone Power's birth, and since we all know 100th birthdays deserve parties and fanfare, I am joining with a fellow classic film blogger to host a blogathon in Mr. Power's honor.  Called Power-Mad, this one-day-only event will celebrate the actor's life and career.

Participants are invited to review Mr. Power's films (one blogger per film, please), post a photo spread or a biographical essay (you might cover his life in general or strictly his movie career, his military service during World War II or his post-war stage career, or...) - basically, feel free to get…

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A New Game

Posted by Patti on March 27, 2014 at 12:54pm 5 Comments

Hey, GAOH members, I've created a new game.  While all the beautiful photos posted here are great, it's also fun interacting with other members through games and discussions.  Since the game will soon be buried in the recent activity section on the main page, I decided to announce it this way as well.

It's easy to play.  Someone names a character (well-known or lesser known character, but the lesser knowns will, of course, be more challenging).  The next person names the film that character is in, then plays a character of his own.

 

Go HERE to start playing.

Warner Archive's 5 for $50.00 sale!

Posted by Ktrek on March 20, 2014 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

Once again Warner Archive has a 5 for $50 sale going on. So, if you have been thinking about guying some titles but unwilling to spend $17 or $18 a title then now's the time to stock up. They have some really good titles in their growing archive collection. I've been wanting to get the eight Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy films for quite a while (even though I have them all recorded off TCM), and so I just might bite the bullet this time. Also this isn't in the sale but I see they have another volume of Tim Holt films released.

Her's a link to their site:…

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