The Golden Age of Hollywood

January 2010 Blog Posts (24)

Golden Age of Hollywood 115



1 hour 11 minutes 54 seconds



Another packed edition of THE Podcast on classic movies.



Presented by Derek McLellan with renowned film historian Maria Ciaccia.



Classic Movies News

Tribute to Jean Simmons



Main feature : Rear Window (1954)



Derek and Maria discuss one of Alfred… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on January 29, 2010 at 1:58pm — No Comments

TCM Schedule Change

Turner Classic Movies Pays Tribute to Jean Simmons on Friday, January 29th with the following festival of films. This program will replace the previously scheduled movies for that day so please take note.

The new schedule for the evening of Friday, January 29th will be:
8:00 PM Great Expectations (’46) [Jean Simmons]
10:15 PM Elmer Gantry (’60) [Jean Simmons]
12:45 AM The Happy Ending (’69) [Jean Simmons]

Added by M.T. Fisher on January 26, 2010 at 9:59am — No Comments

TCM's 31 days of Oscar

I'm glad it's Oscar time again as I love the films on TCM and it seems they show the very best during February. (Although many of my favorites may not have been Oscar nominee/winners), I still find the month so enjoyable. I seem to record lots during this season. Anyone else enjoy this?



Also, I know many of us don't watch the newer movies, but I can't help myself. Each Oscar night, I fix myself a few special snacks, cocktails, download a ballot form and make my predictions. I have a… Continue

Added by Marcia Senn on January 24, 2010 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

The Charlie Chaplin International Conference 2010

October 28-30, 2010 - Charlie Chaplin in the Heartland - Ohio University Zanesville - Ohio - I will be a presenter at the Charlie Chaplin International Conference. More details to come at Edna's sites and Edna's Place Blog.

Added by Linda on January 24, 2010 at 4:27pm — No Comments

The Sea Gull (Third Revised Edition) re-launch February 2010

If you have followed Edna's blog and/or website, you would know we had some problems with our printer for The Sea Gull. In simple terms, they 'disappeared' from helping us with orders.



Since December, we have been working with a new printing company for The Sea Gull. We received our new proof book on Friday and everything checked out. We are now re-stocking books and will re-launch the sale of The Sea Gull in February.



This edition is the Third Revised Edition. The second… Continue

Added by Linda on January 24, 2010 at 1:54pm — 1 Comment

Golden Age of Hollywood 114



2 hours 17 minutes 47 seconds



Another packed edition of THE Podcast on classic movies.



Presented by Derek McLellan with renowned film historian Maria Ciaccia.



Classic Movies News

Maria's TCM USA Guide



Main feature : Walt Disney



Derek and Maria discuss the career of the master of… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on January 23, 2010 at 5:41pm — No Comments

Marilyn Miller

After reading a recently published book on Florenz Ziegfeld's life and career, I was delighted to find a bio on his most famous star Marilyn Miller. The book is titled 'The Other Marilyn' and it was not easy to find but fortunately I got the last copy available from an Amazon seller.

I have enjoyed reading this book very much as it renewed information that I had read before but also added a significant amount of interesting trivia that I did not know. As biographies go, this book is well… Continue

Added by Bill on January 23, 2010 at 4:45pm — 5 Comments

Jean Simmons Dies At 80

Jean Simmons, 80; beguiling, durable film actress



By Adam Bernstein

Friday, January 22, 2010; 11:18 PM







Jean Simmons, 80, a beguiling actress of quiet emotional power, notably as Ophelia opposite Laurence Olivier in "Hamlet" (1948) and a revivalist preacher in "Elmer Gantry" (1960), died Jan. 22 at her home in Santa Monica, Calif. She had lung cancer.



Ms. Simmons, an auburn-haired beauty, was still in her teens when she emerged as one of… Continue

Added by M.T. Fisher on January 23, 2010 at 8:20am — 6 Comments

Podcast Delay This Week

I've just finished recording this week's podcast this evening so it won't be available till tomorrow at the earliest. Episode 114 is on Walt Disney, sorry for the delay.

Added by Classic Movie Man on January 22, 2010 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Why 3D Doesn’t Work

My thoughts on why 3D just doesn't work:

http://classicfilmshow.com/2010/01/19/why-3d-doesnt-work/

Christian,
classicfilmshow.com

Added by Christian Hayes on January 19, 2010 at 7:20pm — No Comments

(Not the) Top 10 Films of 2009

Tired of all the Top Films of 2009 lists, I put my own alternative together:

(Not) the Top 10 Films of 2009.
http://classicfilmshow.com/2010/01/18/not-the-top-10-films-of-2009/

Christian
classicfilmshow.com

Added by Christian Hayes on January 19, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Golden Age of Hollywood 113



1 hour 21 minutes 43 seconds



Another packed edition of THE Podcast on classic movies.



Presented by Derek McLellan with renowned film historian Maria Ciaccia.



Classic Movies News



Main feature : The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)



Derek and Maria discuss this classic movie starring… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on January 15, 2010 at 12:24pm — No Comments

When the Honorary Oscar Was Cool

By Vadim Rizovfor www.ifc.com



Writing in appreciation of why Doris Day deserves to receive her honorary Oscar this year, the New York Times Douglas McGrath decides there are basically three kinds of honorary Oscars: those for inexplicably overlooked legends (Welles, Chaplin); those created by top-down friendship (Karl Malden lobbying for an honorary Oscar for Elia Kazan when he'd already won two); and those for people whose strengths were invaluable… Continue

Added by M.T. Fisher on January 14, 2010 at 7:56am — 2 Comments

Golden Age of Hollywood 112



1 hour 19 minutes 29 seconds



Another packed edition of THE Podcast on classic movies.



Presented by Derek McLellan with renowned film historian Maria Ciaccia.



Maria's TCM USA Guide



Main feature : Marilyn Monroe



Derek and Maria discuss the career of one of the most famous stars of classic… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on January 9, 2010 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Scratchy Old Films and Blu-Ray

By DAVE KEHR

Published: December 30, 2009 in the New York Times



DVDS were introduced in 1997 in the United States but didn’t really take off until a few years later, when the price of players dropped low enough to make them affordable for a large number of consumers. The same thing seems to be happening now with Blu-ray, which was introduced in 2006 but has only become widely affordable in the last year or so, as the price of players has dropped from the $900 range to something… Continue

Added by M.T. Fisher on January 9, 2010 at 8:59am — 4 Comments

Gumby Creator Dies...



Art Clokey, whose iconic Gumby entertained generations of children, died Friday morning.



Gumby - the slender, green clay character partly modeled after Clokey's father - was a fixture on television through the decades, starting with an appearance on the "Howdy Doody" show in 1956. Through the years, the stop motion star made several comebacks, including a new show in the 80s, after a "Saturday Night Live" skit with actor Eddie Murphy… Continue

Added by Dave Miller on January 9, 2010 at 2:28am — 2 Comments

Some Home Cinema DIY Delays Podcast

Just been rearranging my room for my new HD projector and am rather tired. I'm sorry but the first podcast (no 112) on Marilyn Monroe will have to wait till tomorrow.

Added by Classic Movie Man on January 8, 2010 at 6:59pm — 2 Comments

Ads By Google Removal



Are you as tired as I am of seeing the site not look as good as it could because of the stupid Google ads on the sidebar? I would love to remove the Google ads but it costs $19.99 a month for ad removal on Ning. I personally can't afford to invest $240 a year to remove the ads but if I had some help from the membership we could get rid of them permanently. If you could help with only $10.00 a year we would only need about 20 members to make it… Continue

Added by Ktrek on January 8, 2010 at 10:00am — 13 Comments

Best Movies of the Decade

I could not narrow down my opinion of best pictures from the decade to 10, so I divided the movies into each year.



Here are my choices:



2000-Gladiator

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Wonder Boys



2001-A Beautiful Mind

Gosford Park

Monster's Ball

Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Rings



2002-Signs

The Pianist

Catch Me If You Can



2003-Seabiscuit

Mystic River

Monster

Lord of the Rings: The Return… Continue

Added by Marcia Senn on January 7, 2010 at 3:36pm — 5 Comments

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