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At 12:05pm on October 16, 2010, Ktrek said…
Greetings and welcome to The Golden Age of Hollywood! I hope you enjoy the site!


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What are your favorite movies?
Gone with the Wind (1939)
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Rebecca (1940)
Laura (1944)
Mildred Pierce (1945)
Summer Stock (1950)
Sunset Boulevard (1950)
Roman Holiday (1953)
A Star is Born (1954)
I Could Go On Singing (1963)
Autumn Sonata (1978)
Who are your favorite stars?
Judy Garland
Audrey Hepburn
Bette Davis
Gregory Peck
Ingrid Bergman
Gene Tierney
Barbara Stanwyck
Olivia de Havilland
Fred Astaire
Clark Gable
Marilyn Monroe
Who are your favorite directors?
Alfred Hitchcock
James Whale
Orson Wells
William Wyler
and others
About Me: Tell us about yourself/or your love for classic movies
I honestly grew up watching Classic Hollywood, particularly MGM musicals with Judy Garland, and my interest has only grown, and expanded, since then to include almost all of the Classic period.
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Authentic Slippers: The Smithsonian Shoes

Posted on November 19, 2010 at 5:56am 0 Comments

The pair of ruby slippers on perpetual display in the Popular Culture wing of the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, sometimes referred to as ‘The People’s Shoes’, bear a plaque which reads simply:…


Authentic Slippers: The Arabian Test Pair

Posted on November 4, 2010 at 6:02pm 0 Comments

For those interested, I would like to begin reviewing the histories of the various pairs of authentic ruby slippers known to exist today. There are five pairs which have publicly surfaced which are known to have been used in the production of the film, the first of which I will review here.…


The Shoes, Yes the Shoes!

Posted on October 31, 2010 at 3:42am 2 Comments

The first step in creating a pair of replica ruby slippers is, of course, the shoes! But, as anyone knows who’s looked for them knows, it’s much harder than one would expect. Shoes today are nothing like the Innes…

The Most Recognizable Shoes in All Hollywood History…

Posted on October 30, 2010 at 4:18pm 2 Comments

They need no explanation. Everyone knows what they are, who wore them, what they need. They are the indelible icon of a uniquely American fairy tale, an enduring symbol of the power of belief. They’re also worth a fortune, which is power in itself. But, even more, they are objects of obsession. The Wicked Witch of the West was certainly obsessed by them, and possessed by the…



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StreamLine Has Moved to Tumblr!

On November 1, 2017 FilmStruck’s blog, StreamLine, moved to Tumblr. This archive will remain active for anyone looking to access older content, but going forward our daily posts dedicated to cinema will appear on FilmStruck’s Tumblr page. See the the link below to be redirected to our new location.  

Affairs of the Heart: The Wedding Night (1935)

To view The Wedding Night click here. The Wedding Night was doomed from the start. It was producer Samuel Goldwyn’s final attempt at making the Ukrainian actress Anna Sten into a Garbo-level star, and his persistence had become something of a Hollywood joke. The Wedding Night became known around town as “Goldwyn’s Last Sten,” but […]

Murnau and the Phantoms of Germany

To view Phantom click here. It’s that time of year when Nosferatu (1922), F.W. Murnau’s interpretation of Dracula, appears on lists of recommended horror films. The oldest, existing film version of Bram Stoker’s novel, Nosferatu is likely Murnau’s most watched title. It’s eerie Expressionist style was a major influence on the American horror genre, but […]

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