Any of the "Thin Man" series, any of the "Henry Aldrich" sreies, any Shirley Temple movie, any of the "Charlie Chan" series, any of the "Sherlock Holmes" series, "It Happened One Night", "Home Sweet Homicide", "When Our Hearts Were Young and Gay", "When Our Hearts Were Growing Up", "Mr. Scout Master", "Margie", any of the "Mr. Belveder" series, "Miricle on 32nd Street", "My Man Godfrey", "Night and Day", "A Night at the Opera", TOO many, shall I go on ? ? ?
Who are your favorite stars?
William Powell, Myrna Loy, Clark Gable, Carol Lombard, the Marx Brothers, Clifton Webb, Shirley Temple, Abbott and Costello, Lucy and Desi all of the OLD HOLLYWOOD STARS.
Who are your favorite directors?
About Me: Tell us about yourself/or your love for classic movies
I LOVE the past. I was born in the wrong time. My parents had a HUGE influence on my tastes.
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 […]