I just wanted to let everyone know about a neat documentary on Chasen's, that I just saw. It's specifically about the last days of this great Hollywood watering hole. If anyone has an interest in…Continue
The Thin Man, Pat & Mike, North By Northwest, Swing Time...Too many to name!
Who are your favorite stars?
Myrna Loy, Humphry Bogart, Cary Grant, Bette Davis...again too many to name.
Who are your favorite directors?
Ernst Lubitsch, Alfred Hitchcock, Frank Capra, Cecil B. DeMille, Billy Wilder
About Me: Tell us about yourself/or your love for classic movies
Well, I love old movies, but then you have probably guessed that! I would like to get to know others who feel the same way. I love them all from Cagney to Laurel & Hardy! I have also been a teacher, and I have a small acting studio here. I love to read biographies & autobiographies such as Bob Hope's, George Burns', Audrey Meadows', Esther Williams', Gene Wilder's, Charles Grodin's, Merv's, and Mike Douglas'.
Regarding Without Love, you're thinking of the right movie, but they were testing an oxygen helmet for pilots flying at high altitudes--part of the war effort.
I LOVE The Old Dark House, and I LOVE The Cat and the Canary. Have you ever seen The Ghost Breakers, also starring Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard? It's very similar to The Cat and the Canary, and I prefer The Ghost Breakers, but the other film is also a lot of fun. Cozy chills and thrills without anything really scary. The Old Dark House is scarier, but Melvyn Douglas's banter keeps it light. There's also a nice romantic subplot.
When you watch The Old Dark House, pay attention to the interesting camera work--distortions, shadows, etc. It's also a very atmospheric film, and I like those. For me, good thunderstorms add to the coziness!
Kristine, thanks for participating in the Screwball Comedies group! It has a lot of members, but most of them I never hear from.
I noticed you mention Pat and Mike as one of your favorite films, and it's one of mine, too. It's definitely my favorite of the Hepburn-Tracy pairings, although I also really like Woman of the Year and Without Love. That last doesn't get much attention compared with Adam's Rib and others they did, but I like it. It is perhaps a bit formulaic, but I happen to like the formula. :-)
I was on the Bob Hope group and noticed that you were asking about 'The Cat and the Canary' - it's available on R2 disc here in the UK for about six quid and while the picture quality is a little poor it is certainly watchable.
It's a terrific film.
Wow...Trigger and Champion..... that is interesting to know.
No...I have never been to the museum. I did hear that Roy Rogers Museum was closing tho'\
I did pass through Lone Pine a few years ago. It was a lot of fun to drive around in the Alabama Hills and see the rocks. You expected a pack of outlaws or warparty of Indians to be around every rock. If you have never been go to it.
They have the Lone Pine Film Museum there but it was closed the day I went thru.
Kristine - Welcome to The Golden Age of Hollywood! You've come to the right place to find others who enjoy those old classic films! We have a lot happening here and I'm sure you can make some good friends.
When I was in the film program at Northwestern University in Chicago, my peers and I were required to read the works of Walter Benjamin, John Berger, Michel Foucault and even Freud, Jung and Marx. The idea was to apply their theories to the cinema to better understand how film worked, or how it related […]
To view The Private Life of Don Juan click here. Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. made his last movie in 1934. The Private Life of Don Juan was, quite accidentally, a fitting farewell to one of the first megastars of the movie industry. It wasn’t clear while filming it that it would be Fairbanks’ last movie but […]
To view Lured click here. Writer and director Douglas Sirk is mainly known today for his exquisite technicolor melodramas, such as Magnificent Obsession (1954), All That Heaven Allows (1955), Written on the Wind (1956) and Imitation of Life (1959), his last feature-length film. His work throughout the 1950s, and specifically these four films, are not […]