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What are your favorite movies?
Pre code, fim noir, classic Hitchcock, Rear Window, Vertigo. Pretty much any Bette Davis movie, Crawford. Devoted fan of the Thin Man movies, grew up with our sucession of "Astas"!
Who are your favorite stars?
Davis, Stewart, Kelly, Grant, Hepburn. Fascinated by Lousie Brooks, Clara Bow. Fall in love every time I see Cary Grant, Fredic March, John Wayne in The Quiet Man.
Who are your favorite directors?
Ford, Huston, Hawks, Wilder
About Me: Tell us about yourself/or your love for classic movies
My tv is always on TCM, that is when people lived with style and grace.
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Murder, Morphine, and Madness!

Posted on August 13, 2017 at 8:39am 1 Comment

This posting is for all you out there that still enjoy reading a good murder mystery! No too long ago I was watching TCM and I believe they were featuring "Gays in Hollywood". There were two guests hosts, one of them was William J. Mann. His book "Tinseltown; Murder, Morphine and, Madness At The Dawn Of Hollywood" was mentioned. It is based on the murder of William Desmond Taylor, his life in Hollywood, but really Hollywood during that time of the 1920's. Mabel…


A Pioneer

Posted on March 8, 2017 at 9:30am 0 Comments

When I found TCM I felt as though I had come home. Robert Osbourne seemed to embody the essence of the GAOH, grace, style and a true gentleman. His knowledge about the movies, the stars, the interactions, the industry was amazing. When you watched him interview an actor it was more of a conversation than an interview. He had an ease and warmth that appeared to make everyone feel at home.…


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At 7:00pm on July 19, 2017, Rosie Sayer said…

Loved your comments on Rear Window! It's one of my favorite Hitch films, too. I watched it again recently with my son. I'm trying to give him some film history education. He liked it.

At 11:06pm on July 7, 2011, William said…
Hi Maureen,        And welcome to G.A.O.H. ...You'll find it is a great site,with a lot of good people on board...Enjoy and have fun...
At 11:36am on June 27, 2011, Abdullah aka Chuck said…
Welcome to the GAOH Maureen! hope you have fun here!

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William Wyler’s Wuthering Heights (’39)

To view Wuthering Heights click here. Following the success of Dead End (written about here) in 1937, director William Wyler headed over to Warner Bros. to direct Jezebel (1938), a romantic drama set in the antebellum South, starring Bette Davis and Henry Fonda. The film was a critical and commercial success, and earned Davis her […]

“He Don’t Believe in Anything” – Mr. Freedom

To view Mr. Freedom click here. There’s a scene in Arthur Miller’s American Clock, a lesser known and not very successful later work of his, where a father and son go to a government office during the Depression to try and get the son a work voucher since the father won’t let him live at […]

Taking Issue with A Boy and His Dog (1975)

A guest post provided by former TCM intern, Alexandra Greenway. To view A Boy and His Dog click here. A Boy and His Dog follows 18-year-old Vic (Don Johnson) and his telepathic dog, Blood (voiced by Tim McIntire), as they scavenge for women in the dystopian Wild West in the year 2024. The film is […]

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