This is a place to connect with fans of classic movies and the stars that made them.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
SWING HIGH, SWING LOW (1937)
Carol Lombard, Fred MacMurray
I unfortunately got bad news from Ning this week. It seems that Ning is going to raise the rates on hosting our site. Not just raising it a little but actually almost double what we were paying effective in October. Fortunately we pay our bill annually and so it will not affect us until next July, but it will affect us. I don't see how I can ask the membership for $600 every year to keep the site going. $300 was manageable but $600 is a little steep. I'm not sure what options are left to keep GAOH alive. Maybe a bi-annual drive where we try and raise half the funds around Christmas time and the rest in July? Post a permanent donation button on the front page and hope we have enough resources come July? Move to another site if we could find one? That would probably mean losing most of what we have archived here though. I don't know the answer at this point but I'm willing to have some input. If anyone has some viable options let me know.
as TCM looked at a film Star every day for a month in August-I hope that you watched et enjoyed each Star films the month Of August - Coming up >September TCM Schedule too !
Let's get together in the perfect place for all fans to gather and share the magic of movies more >Continue
Historian and film preservationist Eric Grayson has been spearheading a massive Kickstarter campaign this month in an effort to restore, and score Colleen Moore's first Starring feature film. LITTLE ORPHANT' ANNIE (1918). Based on the famous James Whitcomb Riley poem, and the only film in which he himself actually appeared. Making it unnique in that respect.
This film has only been available in incomplete poor quality dupes of dupes for decades with several scenes out of the proper order. Grayson has access to four prints from the LOC and it is like a jigsaw puzzle putting the best materials together, and in the proper sequence once again. Anyone who helps back this project with a donation of $25.00 or more will receive a free DVD and a postcard. For a $50.00 donation you will get a free DVD and Blu-ray edition once ready, providing the goal is met. If the project does not fund you lose nothing so there are no risks involved.
Already over $8,000 has been pledged, but that leaves us well shy of the goal of $10,000 with just less then 5 full days remaining. If the specified goal is not reached no one's pledge will be charged. We could use your help. Time is running very short. If you are able to pledge and have not yet done so, please consider it. The film will be cleaned up frame by frame so this will be a top notch quality restoration with several professional involved in processing. It will be restored on both film and digital. Noted Silent film musician Ben Model has offered to score the picture. Colleen Moore Biographer Jeff Codori will provide an alternate commentary track on the DVD and Blu-ray editions.
Eric Grayson has put together a fascinating video concerning the pending project. I have linked that here, as well as a fascinating thread from Nitraville.com discussing the project. Your donation would be greatly appreciated. With your considerate help, maybe we can enjoy seeing this film on TCM sometime in the future. Thank…Continue