The Golden Age of Hollywood

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What are your favorite movies?
The list is long:

Gone With the Wind, Titanic (1997), Casablanca, Waterloo Bridge, A Place in the Sun, Camille, Gilda, That Hamilton Woman, Pretty Woman,Sabrina, High Society, The Philadelphia Story, Woman of the Year, Sabrina, Roman Holiday, Wuthering Heights, Pride & Prejudice, Dark Victory, Now Voyager, Jezebel, It Happened One Night, Somewhere I'll Find You, Homecoming, Love is a Many Splendored Thing, Here on Earth, Picnic,The Way We Were, The Great Gatsby, The Clock,Ghost, Indecent Proposal, Dirty Dancing, Love Affair, Can't Buy Me Love, Affair in Trinidad, The Strawberry Blonde, Splendor in the Grass, Magnificent Obsession, All That Heaven Allows

Drama/Film Noir/Suspense
Dial M For Murder, Saboteur, North By Northwest, Psycho, Strangers on a Train, Shadow of a Doubt, The Birds, Vertigo, Rear Window, Rope, Notorious, Suspicion, Rebecca, The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946), Double Indemnity, Mildred Pierce, The Lady From Shanghai, The Killers, East Side West Side, a Life Of Her Own, Blood & Sand, In This Our Life, Of Human, Guilty as Sin,Top Gun, A Few Good Men, Point Break, Speed, Jaws, Masquerade, Jagged Edge, Basic Instinct,Pearl Harbor (2001), The Letter, Night of the Hunter, Out of the Past, Witness For the Prosecution, Marie Antoinette (1938), Since You Went Away, Leave Her to Heaven, Laura, From Here to Eternity, The Strange Loves of Martha Ivers, Niagara, Don't Bother to Knock, All About Eve, Johnny Eager, Conspirator, Shanghai Express, The Devil is A Woman, Stage Door, The Devil Wears Prada, Old Yeller, The Parent Trap, Dinner at Eight, Bombshell, Sampson & Delilah, The Naked Jungle, The Women (1939), The Godfather, The Black Stallion, War Horse, Gaslight, Dressed to Kill, Airport, Written On the Wind, Dirty Harry, The Bad Seed, Bonnie & Clyde

Sci Fi/Horror
Dracula (1931) Bram Stoker's Dracula, Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, The Mummy (1932) The Mummy (1999), Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932) Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (941), The Wolfman (1941), The werewolf of London, The Howling, An American Werewolf in London, The Blob (1958) The Blob (1988), The Invisible Man (1933), The Lodger, Them, It Came From Beneath the Sea, Fiend Without a Face, It! The Terror From Beyond Space, The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms, Attack of the 50 Foot Woman, The Crawling Eye, Day of the Triffids (1962), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), The Day the Earth Stood Still, Battleship, War of the Worlds (1953), Alien, Aliens, Predator, 30 Days of Night, Cult of the Cobra, Godzilla (2014), Earth vs the Spider, Tarantula, Arachnophobia, House of Wax (1953), House on Haunted Hill (1959), It Conquered the World, It Came From Outer Space, Cat People (1942), Wolfen (1981), Jurassic Park, The Lost World, Jurassic Park III, The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939), Carrie, The Terminator, Night of the Living Dead (1968), Creepshow, Creepshow II, World War Z

Desk Set, Adam's Rib, My Man Godfrey, 16 Candles, The Major & the Minor, A Yank in the RAF, The Awful Truth, How to Marry a Millionaire, The Seven Year Itch, Some Like it Hot, The Lady Eve, Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein, Christmas in Connecticut, I Married a Witch, Wife vs Secretary, Libeled Lady, Pillow Talk, Lover Come Back

The Wizard Of Oz, West Side Story, My Fair Lady, An American in Paris, Cover Girl, Pal Joey, Viva Las Vegas, The Loves Of Carmen, Phantom of the Opera (2004), Ziegfeld Girl, Gigi, Mary Poppins, Summer Magic, Grease

Miracle on 31st Street (1947)
Who are your favorite stars?

Vivian Leigh, Heddy Lamarr, Marilyn Monroe, Katherine Hepburn, Jeanne Crain, Audrey Hepburn, Bette Davis, Lana Turner, Gene Tierney, Veronica Lake, Elizabeth Taylor, Rita Hayworth, Irene Dunne, Ava Gardener, Jean Harlow, Grace Kelly, Kate Winslet, Ginger Rogers, Linda Darnell, Barbara Stanwyck, Lauren Bacall, & Jane Russell


Clark Gable, Laurence Olivier, Tyrone Power, Humphrey Bogart, Cary Grant, Errol Flynn, Leonardo DiCaprio, & Claude Rains
Who are your favorite directors?
Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Curtiz, James Cameron, & George Cukor
About Me: Tell us about yourself/or your love for classic movies
I think classic movies are wonderful little time capsules into the past that gives us a bird's eye view of culture, fashion, architecture, make-up, hair styles, and directing trends such as film noir. They also show case the extraordinary acting talents of the legendary silver screen stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood, the caliber of which we will never see again. Back in those days incredible performances, great story lines, and superb directing had to carry the picture because they did not have computer generated imagery as the main focus like they do today.
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A Tribute to a Great Gentleman

Posted on March 8, 2017 at 11:41am 0 Comments

This is indeed a sad day for all of us fans of Turner Classic Movies as we say good bye to legendary film historian, the face and voice of TCM, Robert Osborne. Robert generated true warmth, wit, and charm like a favorite uncle who would come into our homes and delight us all with his encyclopedic knowledge of behind the scenes facts, anecdotes, and trivia about the greatest films of Hollywood's Golden Era. Robert's passion was the movies, and the joy they brought to other…


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At 6:22am on August 24, 2017, KATE KWAME said…

Good Day,

How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately. I have something very vital to disclose to you, but I found it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on:(  ) for the full details.
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At 11:15am on March 8, 2017, Ktrek said…

Welcome Louise, to The Golden Age of Hollywood. Thanks for taking the time to fill the questionnaire in so fully. I like how you broke your movie list down by genre and separated your actors and actresses. I hope you enjoy the site. Feel free to participate and invite friends.



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