The Golden Age of Hollywood

Stephen Butler's Groups (9)

  • Movie of the Week

    19 members Latest Activity: Jul 11

    This is a group to discuss and also archive the Movie of the Week.

  • Silent Films and Early Talkies

    123 members Latest Activity: Jan 1 I'm currently working on a book describing silent films and early talkies that are currently available on DVD. This seems to be a good way to get…

  • The Eighth Wonder of the World

    10 members Latest Activity: Jan 1 This group is dedicated to the film that saved the crippled film studio RKO during the early years of the depression, "King Kong".

  • Classic Movie Composers

    15 members Latest Activity: Jan 1

    Is there anyone out there who would like to join me in discussing the film composers of classic cinema?  Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Max Steiner,…

  • Hollywood Sound Tracks

    27 members Latest Activity: Jan 1

    This is the place to hear the classic, and not so classic, film scores that enhance some of our favorite movies. I hope this will be a suitable…

  • Coming to Blu-Ray!

    15 members Latest Activity: Jan 1

    This is a group to discuss classic movies on Blu-Ray. Discussions and comments can be about release announcements, Blu-Ray reviews, special…

TCM Blog

Ralph Barton and Charlie Chaplin in the Jazz Age

Charlie Chaplin—an icon of cinema—flirted with the fine arts. He sketched on occasion, and he could converse about art and music in social situations, but his strongest connection to the world of art was his friendship with illustrator Ralph Barton. During the 1920s, Barton was a highly successful caricaturist and cartoonist, whose work was elevated […]

Who Has The Last Laugh (1924)?

To view The Last Laugh click here. Nowadays when I talk with my friends about F.W. Murnau (1888 – 1931) they are usually familiar with Nosferatu (1922) or Sunrise (1927). Between those two classics is another masterpiece released in 1924 that is usually overlooked, and one that Georges Sadoul, in his Dictionary of Film Makers […]

A Mother’s Sacrifice in Stella Dallas (’37)

To view Stella Dallas click here. Children rarely understand the sacrifices their parents make for them. Nor should they. The difficult decisions and problems that parents often have to deal with aren’t ones that should be the concerns of a child. In my own life, my parents made sacrifices that I didn’t fully realize or […]

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