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The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

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…

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Added by Stephen Butler on July 10, 2017 at 4:30am — 7 Comments

Fundraiser

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…

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Added by Ktrek on July 6, 2017 at 12:00am — 7 Comments

What are your TOP five movies of all time?

Hoping someone has a movie or movies in their top 5 I have not watched, so I can watch them too.



Here are mine. My criteria is being able to watch it over and over again until I know many of the lines spoken in the movie.



#1 Casablanca since 1976 when I was 19. Saw it on late night TV after I got off my summer job where I was working 2nd shift. Love at first viewing. A love story focused on a man, Mr. Bogart and Ms Bergman were legendary.



#2 Lawrence of Arabia.… Continue

Added by Gem Data on July 5, 2017 at 7:10pm — 18 Comments

Being Fan of Classic Movies in the United Kingdom [WARNING: U.K. spellings alert!]

Hello!  This is my first blog and - who knows? - it may be my last.  We'll have to see how it goes with this site.  

I became a fan of the 'Classic Movie' (for the purposes of my interest, this is any film made before 1967) back in 1978 when we first got a colour television in our house.  When we switched it on, the first thing we found to watch was the definitive Robin Hood, Errol Flynn in the 1938 Technicolor swashbuckler The Adventures of Robin Hood.  It became my…

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Added by Stephen Butler on July 5, 2017 at 11:06am — 6 Comments

JACKIE GOES TO DIXIE

Barbara Eden says it's "Great reading! Funny! Funny! Funny!"

JACKIE GOES TO DIXIE by Michael B. Druxman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yP3ZQBkaCvQ…

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Added by Michael B. Druxman on July 4, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Locking the doors?

Greetings everyone (whoever is left). I just wanted everyone to know that I am considering not having a fundraiser this year and closing the site down. We've had a good run, but…

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Added by Ktrek on June 28, 2017 at 10:53pm — 22 Comments

Bob Hope titles coming to Blu-Ray

Several Bob Hope titles are making their way to Blu-Ray July 5th, 2017…

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Added by Ktrek on May 30, 2017 at 11:21am — 1 Comment

HOLLYWOOD SNAPSHOTS: The Forgotten Interviews

Here is the official press release for my new book, HOLLYWOOD SNAPSHOTS: The Forgotten Interviews.
 
 
Albany, Ga. – BearManor Media announces the release of Hollywood Snapshots The Forgotten Interviews by Michael B.…
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Added by Michael B. Druxman on April 17, 2017 at 6:47am — No Comments

Happy Easter!

I hope you all have a blessed and Happy Easter!…

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Added by Ktrek on April 12, 2017 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

A Tribute to a Great Gentleman

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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Added by Louise Maranzana on March 8, 2017 at 11:41am — No Comments

A Pioneer

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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Added by Maureen on March 8, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

Rest in Peace, Mr. Osborne

Such a loss for those of us who LOVE "Old Hollywood."  I will miss him on TCM.  Rest in Peace, Mr. Osborne.

Added by Martini Doll on March 8, 2017 at 12:05am — No Comments

Never a Truer Gentleman

Robert was a true gentleman and always handled himself as such.  He had a warmth and kindness that caught everyone up in his interest in the motion pictures he spoke about.  I will miss him and his enthusiasm when I view films on TCM. 

Added by Bill Troiano on March 7, 2017 at 3:47pm — No Comments

Remembering Robert

All of us who love movies have lost a dear friend who loved movies

as much if not more than the majority of us. Gone but never forgotten. 

Added by Richard Peterie on March 7, 2017 at 11:38am — No Comments

Robert Osborne 1932 - 2017 RIP

Anyone who loves classic movies knows this man! He was our host and commentator for many years on our beloved Turner Classic Movies channel. I always loved his intros and outros. He was a genuine movie lover and it came across when he spoke. We'll miss you, Mr. Osborne. I pray that…

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Added by Ktrek on March 7, 2017 at 9:11am — 7 Comments

AVA GARDNER

I am pleased to announce (one day before I post it on FB) the latest play (with music) in THE HOLLYWOOD LEGENDS collection.



It's called AVA & HER GUYS.



There are 4 characters: Ava Gardner, Frank Sinatra,…

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Added by Michael B. Druxman on February 5, 2017 at 2:09pm — No Comments

Remembering Carole Lombard

Monday, January 16th, marks the 75th anniversary of the death of Carole Lombard in a plane crash outside of Las Vegas.

Monday also marks the 25th anniversary of the debut of my one-woman stage play, LOMBARD.

It opened, under my direction, in the Greater Los Angeles area on January 16, 1992 with Taylor Leigh playing the title role.…

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Added by Michael B. Druxman on January 16, 2017 at 8:23am — No Comments

How I'm Surviving Without Cable TV (but not without TCM)

I finally got thoroughly fed up with my provider and canceled not only my cable but also my land line. I now have only Internet.

The thing I was most concerned about was losing TCM. It's really the only channel I care about. But because of another account with a different provider, I am able to log into Watch TCM, which is live streaming of the channel over the Internet. This is the most amazing thing. Here I am in my quiet house, without TV or telemarketers calling all the time, and…

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Added by Rosie Sayer on January 10, 2017 at 4:55pm — 9 Comments

Screen Legend, Debbie Reynolds Has Died : 1932-2016

Added by Forrest Hopson on December 28, 2016 at 11:20pm — No Comments

Carrie Fisher Has Died - December 27, 2016

Added by Forrest Hopson on December 27, 2016 at 9:55pm — 1 Comment

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This Land is Your Land: The Southerner (1945)

To view The Southerner click here. Jean Renoir considered The Southerner (1945) to be his “only work of a personal nature carried out in Hollywood.” Adapted from the National Book Award winning novel Hold Autumn in Your Hand, by George Sessions Perry, it follows a year in the life of a struggling Texas tenant farmer and his family. A lyrical portrait of do-it-yourself […]

The Man Ray Movie Challenge: Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)

To view Caesar and Cleopatra click here. In 1951, surrealist artist Man Ray, who was a fan of the cinema, quipped, “The worst films I have ever seen, the ones that put me to sleep, contain ten or fifteen marvelous minutes. The best films I have ever seen only contain ten or fifteen worthwhile ones.” […]

Shoot First, Die Later (1974)

To view Shoot First, Die Later click here. Here’s how I’d pitch Fernando Di Leo’s Shoot First, Die Later (1974) to any of my friends: If you’d like to see a gritty Italian crime movie that evokes The French Connection (1971) and surely influenced Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino, look no further than this grim […]

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