Stage Door (1937)
Wizard of Oz (1939)
Auntie Mame (1954)
All About Eve (1950)
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About Me: Tell us about yourself/or your love for classic movies
I was the only kid I knew who was addicted to the Busby Berkeley musicals of the 1930s - this was in the 70s, mind you. With the money my folks gave me for my 12th birthday, I purchased the double-LP, "Judy Garland - The Golden Years at MGM", and was faced with the task of explaining to my school friends who the heck was "Julia Garfield". What can I say?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]