I just got word that the audio adaptation of FLYNN, my one-person stage play about Errol Flynn, is now available for download on Amazon, audible.com and, within a day or so, iTunes. Sam Burns brings the screen's most famous Robin Hood to life in this production, which has been enhanced with music and sound effects. Enjoy!…
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It's been a while since I've blogged, and I did promise I would post here my contribution to The Great Breening Blogathon. So, with the promise that I will contribute here more frequently, here goes...
The Technical Stuff (courtesy of Wikipedia)
Directed by William Wyler
Produced by Samuel Goldwyn
Written by Sidney Howard
Based on Dodsworth 1934 play by Sidney Howard
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I am pleased to announce that the audio edition of my play, GABLE, is now available for download at audible.com., Amazon and iTunes. George Utley delivers a magnificent performance as Clark Gable in this production of my original stage play, which has been enhanced with music and sound effects.…Continue
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Hi everyone! The big day is finally here!
Please be sure to pay a visit to the Pure Entertainment Preservation Society, run by our friend and fellow GAOH member, Tiffany Brannan.
Tiffany graciously accepted my contribution, an examination of DODSWORTH (1936); it was a bit out of the scope of the Breening Blogathon Rules, but I did relate it to the Production Code warnings about divorce and infidelity.
Be sure to read it and check out the other…Continue
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The Egyptian Theatre had a wonderful event on that Sunday afternoon. It was a beautiful September day in Hollywood, and the courtyard was filled with people who were standing in line, waiting for ice cream sodas. As the soda jerk whipped up the colorful sodas, the patrons listened to the music of a ukulele player, who sang and whistled to his own music. After an enjoyable hour and a half in the shaded, Egyptian style courtyard, the eager…Continue
I made a deal yesterday for an actor to do an audio recording of my one-person play, (Errol) FLYNN.
That makes audio versions of five (5) of my one-person plays currently in production. The other four are (Clark) GABLE, (Carole) LOMBARD, (Spencer) TRACY and (Basil) RATHBONE.
It's a bit of a juggling act for me, but (hopefully) all five will be…
Added by Michael B. Druxman on September 20, 2017 at 7:04am — No Comments
Greetings fellow film fans and GAOH members and visitors!
There's an old saying that if you want something done, give it to the guy who's really busy - he finds time to get everything finished. Somehow, I feel this is directed at me...
Anyway, today I decided to take the plunge, and add a blog post to my list of 10,000 top priorities. Yay me! I can't guarantee that I'll do this on a regular basis, but I'll give it a shot. My thought is, I will probably write about a…Continue
Ladies and gentlemen, the Pure Entertainment Preservation Society is now making the official announcement of our very first blogathon, the Great Breening Blogathon! It is centered around October 14, which is the 129th birthday of Joseph I. Breen, the head of the Production Code Administration. We like to think of him as the man who made the Golden Era golden. To celebrate his birthday, join us in the…Continue
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It's Ingrid Bergman as you've never seen her before---icy, hard, and incredibly vindictive--- in 1964's The Visit, which my husband and I watched today in honor of Miss Bergman's August 29th birthday. Also starring Anthony Quinn, this gripping drama features supporting help from (among others) Claude Dauphin, Irina Demick, and Valentina Cortese. Based on Friedrich Durrenmatt's play Der Besuch der alten…Continue
Apparently, most millennials have never seen a classic movie. Pretty sad really, but not surprising. Check out this article:
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…Continue
When you think of musicals, you think of song, dance, comedy; you think of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. They are, perhaps, the definitive musical film stars. Their films set the standard for musicals after the huge rush of the genre at the dawn of the sound era. Astaire and Rogers made ten pictures together; nine were at RKO between 1933 and 1939, while a tenth was made at MGM in 1949 after Judy Garland was forced out of The Barkleys of Broadway. Top Hat was…Continue
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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…Continue
Love it or loathe it, Gone With the Wind is one of the greatest pictures ever made. And this, my friends, is a blog to match the film: huge, spectacular, colourful (British spellings again, I'm afraid!) and just a little corny in places. I have used a variety of sources: the many books I have concerning its production, of which I will provide a list of recommended reading if anyone is interested, films that have been made about the production of GWTW (this is a common…Continue
As I have professed on a number of occasions that the 1938 Warner Bros. Errol Flynn / Olivia de Havilland swashbuckler The Adventures of Robin Hood is my favourite film, it makes sense that my first review ought to be about this film. I first saw the film in 1978, around the time of its 40th anniversary, and it left me open-mouthed with wonder. It does to this day.
Let's get some of the technical stuff out of the way. The film broke all studio records of the time. It…Continue
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…Continue