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Great Entertainers

They were more than movie actors, they also conquered the stage, the airwaves and the jukeboxes. They were all round musical performers like Sinatra, Jolson, Garland, Crosby, Astaire, Armstrong, Fitzgerald : they were the Great Entertainers.
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They were more than movie actors, they also conquered the stage, the airwaves and the jukeboxes. They were all round musical performers like Sinatra, Jolson, Garland, Crosby, Astaire, Armstrong, Fitzgerald : they were the Great Entertainers.
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What are your favorite movies?
Imtolerance, The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, Safety Last!, Greed, The Big Parade,The Gold Rush, The General, The Kid Brother, Napoleon, All Quiet on the Western Front, City Lights, Frankenstein,M, Trouble In Paradise, Love Me Tonight, 42nd Street, Sons of the Desert, King Kong (1933), Duck Soup, It Happened One Night, It's A Gift, The 39 Steps, San Francisco, Modern Times, La Grande Illusion, Way Out West, Bringing Up Baby, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Stagecoach, Gone with the Wind, Mr Smith Goes To Washington, The Roaring Twenties, The Grapes of Wrath, Citizen Kane, Sullivan's Travels, The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, To Be or Not To Be, Double Indemnity, Meet Me In St Louis, The Jolson Story, It's A Wonderful Life, The Best Years of Our Lives, Great Expectations, A Matter of Life and Death, The Third Man, On the Town, Sunset Boulevard, All About Eve, The African Queen, High Noon, Singin' In the Rain, The Band Wagon, Shane, A Star Is Born (1954), Rear Window,Night of the Hunter, The Searchers, Paths of Glory, Vertigo, Some Like It Hot, North by Northwest, many others
Who are your favorite stars?
Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy, Harold Lloyd, Buster Keaton, W.C. Fields, The Marx Brothers,Douglas Fairbanks Snr, Mary Pickford, Lillian Gish, Clara Bow, Marion Davies, John Gilbert, Rudolph Valentino, Gary Cooper, John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Errol Flynn, Burt Lancaster, Lon Chaney Snr, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Charles Laughton, Edward G Robinson, James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, Katharine Hepburn, Jean Harlow, Marilyn Monroe, James Stewart, Spencer Tracy, Cary Grant, Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Alice Faye, Al Jolson, many others
Who are your favorite directors?
Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton, D.W. Griffith, King Vidor, F.W. Murnau, Fritiz Lang, Cecil B DeMille, Michael Curtiz, Frank Capra, Alfred Hitchcock, Howard Hawks, John Ford, George Cukor, Abel Gance, Jean Renoir, Marcel Carne, Henri Georges Clouzot, Akira Kurosawa, Federico Fellini, Francois Truffaut, others
About Me: Tell us about yourself/or your love for classic movies
Hi everyone. I founded the Golden Age of Hollywood messageboard a few years ago and I'm delighted to support this great idea for a social network.

I'm 36 and have been a fan of classic movies for about a quarter of a century. My fave genres are comedies and musicals though I like most films (to varying degrees) made before 1960, some after that date too.

When I have time I would love to chat away about movies. Thanks Kevin for setting this up.

Take care,

Derek
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Dream Factory Podcast 99

Posted on November 25, 2015 at 11:22am 0 Comments

Derek McLellan is joined by film historian Maria Ciaccia

to discuss classic movies.



Episode 99



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Matt's Classic Movies - The Philadelphia Story (1940) / High Society (1956)

Posted on November 25, 2015 at 11:20am 0 Comments

Derek McLellan and film historian, author and lecturer Matthew Kennedy discuss some of the greatest movies ever…

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Dream Factory Podcast 98

Posted on October 18, 2015 at 6:32am 0 Comments

Derek McLellan is joined by film historian Maria Ciaccia

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Matt's Classic Movies : Arise My Love (1940)

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Derek McLellan and film historian, author and lecturer …
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Matt's Classic Movies - Autumn Sonata (1978)

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At 4:33pm on November 18, 2012, The Giant said…

 

"Seasons Greetings!"

 

 

At 11:31am on March 16, 2012, Al Pearce said…

Classic Movie Man: you couldn't have picked a better name for yourself! regarding the recent audio file you posted, THE SEA HAWK is one of my favorite movies, let alone favorite Errol Flynn pictures. a darn good swashbuckler with a darn good score by Erich Wolfgang Korngold!

At 7:19pm on March 1, 2010, Dan Day, Jr. said…
Happy Birthday!
At 7:50am on March 1, 2010, MothGirl Wings said…


I hope you get lots of cake! x
At 1:02am on March 1, 2010, Ktrek said…


Here's a nice birthday present for ya Derek! She can't really sing but it's the effort that counts! Happy Birthday!

Kevin
At 7:40pm on February 28, 2010, Christopher said…
Happy Birthday!! all the best to you amigo!

At 1:48pm on February 28, 2010, Abdullah aka Chuck said…
Have a great birthday!!

At 10:32pm on February 23, 2010, MothGirl Wings said…


Thanks for joining the Buster Keaton Group - I'm sure your input will be super! =)
At 10:47pm on December 22, 2009, MothGirl Wings said…


Joyful and Happy Holidays to you!
At 5:52pm on November 27, 2009, AnaLaura said…
Hi Mr. Classic Movie Man.....hope you have a splendid and delightful day!

 
 
 

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To view The Southerner click here. Jean Renoir considered The Southerner (1945) to be his “only work of a personal nature carried out in Hollywood.” Adapted from the National Book Award winning novel Hold Autumn in Your Hand, by George Sessions Perry, it follows a year in the life of a struggling Texas tenant farmer and his family. A lyrical portrait of do-it-yourself […]

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To view Shoot First, Die Later click here. Here’s how I’d pitch Fernando Di Leo’s Shoot First, Die Later (1974) to any of my friends: If you’d like to see a gritty Italian crime movie that evokes The French Connection (1971) and surely influenced Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino, look no further than this grim […]

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