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What are your favorite movies?
Gone With The Wind, The Wizard of Oz, The Adventures of Robin Hood, King Kong, Singing In The Rain, Moby Dick, Imitation of Life, Portrait of Jennie
Mark of Zorro, The Wolf Man, Casablanca, Star Wars
All Star Trek movies, The Lion King, Goldfinger, Camelot, Kiss Me Kate, Shakespeare In Love, The Day The Earth Stood Still, Forbidden Planet,
Who are your favorite stars?
Ann Francis, Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, Nelson Eddy, Jeanette MacDonald, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne, Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Kay Francis, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Francis, James Mason, Charles Laughton, Hedy Lamarr, Tyrone Power, Basil Rathbone, Errol Flynn, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Taylor, Joan Crawford, The Marx Brothers, Dana Andrews, Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Gene Autry, Hoppalong Cassidy, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, Bela Lugosi, and many many more...
Who are your favorite directors?
Alfred Hitchcock, John Ford, Robert Wise, Ernst Lubistch, Frank Capra, Michael Curtiz, George Lucas, Stephen Spielberg, George Cukor, Cecil B. DeMille
About Me: Tell us about yourself/or your love for classic movies
I have been a classic movie fan since I was a little kid. I grew up in Madison, Wisconsin and the local TV stations in the 1960's and 1970's played classic films on Friday nights, Saturday, and Sunday in various time slots. Mostly on Friday evenings the midnight show played classic sci-fi and horror. On Saturday and Sunday afternoons I could see films like the Sherlock Holmes, Charlie Chan, Tarzan, Jungle Jim etc. etc.

It wasn't until about 15 years ago that I really started taking an interest in classic films when I stumbled upon Turner Classic Movies in the early 1990's and tuned into a Humphrey Bogart festival. After that my interest has steadily grown.

I co-administrate a message board/forum with a great fellow movie lover named Derek/Classic Movie Man. It's also called The Golden Age of Hollywood and a link to it can be found below. Please feel free to join!

In case you are wondering about my handle it is because I am also a huge Star Trek fan. My first name is Kevin and so the "K" with trek = Ktrek. It's a handle I have used for many years on the internet and telenet before that, but being a Star Trek fan doesn't make me any less of a classic movie lover!
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At 11:38am on July 5, 2017, Rosie Sayer said…

Hi, Kevin. I wish I could comment or reply to your fundraiser post, but there doesn't seem to be a way. I just sent you some cash. Thank you for not giving up on us!

At 10:47pm on March 14, 2017, Erin Shaffer said…

Thank you for welcoming me back to GAOH. I was sad to find my account gone after my active participation in the past. I look forward to more fun discussions about the old movies I love with other members who appreciate them as I do. 

At 11:32am on March 8, 2017, Louise Maranzana said…

Thank you Kevin for welcoming me to your wonderful site. This will definitely be a go to for me. I broke my favorites down in genres because as you can see the list is quite extensive and it would be way to much to have it run all together.

At 12:02pm on February 7, 2017, Cristina Madeira said…

Kevin Good afternoon! Kevin, as I am new to the group i have a question: - i post here also the photos and information that I have about some actors and actresses? Or here only the administrators of the Group's who post things?

At 11:54am on February 7, 2017, Cristina Madeira said…

Tks so much  for allowing me to add. I'm sure that we share many precious information of our actors and actresses favorites.

At 10:41pm on September 18, 2016, kareng said…

Hi Kevin, I have Name that Star up and running with a new game for September.  Just wondering is there any way that the group's activity could show up on the Main Page, like it does for The Game, Connect the Stars, etc.? William is my sole player at the moment (although its only been up for 15 mins! lol).  I did email the members to let them know there is a new game btw.

At 5:09am on September 14, 2016, kareng said…

Hi Kevin, loving the Jean Harlow pic on the main page. I only just noticed... I was wondering something.  Would it be ok for me to have a bash at doing a Name That Star game?  I miss that game.  It was a lot of fun.  I can get the pics together if you think I'd be suitable to do that for one month?

At 2:20am on April 27, 2016, Grant S Fisher said…

Thanks.  I may take a while getting to learn my way around.  Looks like fun for old flicker-heads like myself.

At 11:32pm on March 9, 2016, shelley hintta said…
Thank you
At 7:59am on February 11, 2016, Susan Hopkins said…

Thank you. I hope i will enjoy the site.

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Site Renewal and Contributions

Posted on July 17, 2018 at 9:00am 2 Comments

Having read through all the posts in the closing thread I am willing to reconsider closing the site. We need to raise about $300 which will include the Paypal fees. If we can reach that goal I'll keep the site up and going another year. Here is a link you can use to donate:…


We've had a good run!

Posted on April 18, 2018 at 9:32am 25 Comments

I'll not be renewing The Golden Age of Hollywood this year come July. I can no longer justify asking members to help pay for a site that is dead. It's time for me to move along as well. I do appreciate everyone that participated over the years and especially those who donated to keep GAOH alive. 

auf Wiedersehen!…



Posted on August 17, 2017 at 11:09pm 0 Comments

Apparently, most millennials have never seen a classic movie. Pretty sad really, but not surprising. Check out this article:

I'm moving!

Posted on August 11, 2017 at 12:02am 6 Comments

Just wanted all my friends here at GAOH know that if you see very little of me for a while it's because my wife and I are retiring and relocating from Texas to Tennessee. We went on vacation there in early June and decided that was where we wanted to retire to. Last week we…



Posted on July 6, 2017 at 12:00am 7 Comments

I want to thank everyone who so generously helped me pay this year's bill. I am annually humbled by the charity shown and willingness to keep GAOH alive. I hope…


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