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January 2011 Blog Posts (23)

John Barry (1933-2011)

Just got home from work and found out that Oscar-winning composer John Barry has passed away. Barry was most known for his many scores for the James Bond series, but he also did great scores for such films as ZULU, MIDNIGHT COWBOY, BORN FREE, DANCES WITH WOLVES, and many others.

We are losing way too many film greats! Pretty soon, people like Will Ferrell and Michael Bay will be all that's left.

Added by Dan Day, Jr. on January 31, 2011 at 4:49pm — 2 Comments

Ruby slipper reward hits $250,000

This is by no means a new story, but it did re-surface with the new television show "Hollywood Treasures".  As a collector and fan of classic film including all the historical items associated with the films it both intrigues and pains me whenever this story surfaces.

For more than five years, the request has…

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Added by Tim Nyhus on January 28, 2011 at 5:50pm — No Comments

Honorary Oscars

keep with my now annual protest since the removal of Honorary Oscars from the Academy Awards telecast. 

Last year the Academy decided not to show these awards as part of the annual Oscar telecast. The awards were moved to at a non-televised banquet in November. This was the latest outrage in "updating" Oscar in order to attract a younger audience. After all, who wants to see someone like Lauren Bacall on stage when it might cut into the time allocated to a…

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Added by Tim Nyhus on January 28, 2011 at 5:42pm — 3 Comments

Final Oscar Picks

Well I put some Oscar picks on another forum before the nominations came out.  I feel a gut momentum switch with the announcement of the nominations.  So here are my final picks for the 83rd Academy Awards....we'll see

Best Picture

“The King’s Speech”

Best Director

David Fincher, “The Social Network”

Best Actor

Colin Firth, “The King’s Speech”

Best…

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Added by Tim Nyhus on January 28, 2011 at 5:40pm — No Comments

Sadly no podcast this week

Maria didn't have access to her own computer this week and we couldn't get Skype to work so I'm afraid there will be no podcast this week.

Sorry,

Derek  

Added by Classic Movie Man on January 28, 2011 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Playbills To Photoplays: Stage Performers Who Pioneered the Talkies -- New Book

 

Endorsed by Joan Benny, daughter of comedian Jack Benny and Morgan Loew, great-grandson of movie moguls Adolph Zukor and Marcus Loew.

 

Film Studies professors and educators may request a sample review copy from Xlibris:

 

Call John Barge at…

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Added by Brenda Loew on January 24, 2011 at 4:51pm — 4 Comments

One of Oscars Greatest Moments - Michael Caine

One of Oscars Greatest Moments....

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Added by Tim Nyhus on January 23, 2011 at 2:00am — No Comments

Golden Age of Hollywood 159

1 hour 21 minutes 22 seconds



Another packed edition of THE Podcast on classic movies.



Presented by Derek McLellan with renowned film historian Maria Ciaccia.



Classic Film Facts

Maria's TCM Guide and Review : Black Narcissus (1947)

Main feature : Henry Hathaway

DVD/ Blu-ray Review : Gone with…

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Added by Classic Movie Man on January 21, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Hollywood Golden Guy Memoriam 2010

 

2010 Hollywood Golden Guy Academy Members Memoriam

 

Huge list of Academy Members who past since Oscar night last year.  I am sure many will be omitted from the telecast memoriam so do not be too surprised.  My memoriam includes members from the actors branch.

 

http://www.hollywoodgoldenguy.com/memoriam1.html

Added by Tim Nyhus on January 20, 2011 at 7:07pm — No Comments

This week's MOVIE LEGENDS videos!

 

This week's tribute videos feature Femme Fatale GRACE BRADLEY, MARY BRIAN dubbed 'The Sweetest Girl in Pictures' and character actor and cowboy sidekick ANDY DEVINE. Check out the VIDEOS section today!

Added by basilnelson on January 20, 2011 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Novel

My novel A Hell of A Relationship, is at Amazon Kindle.  It's a historical novel set in Oklahoma City from 1958-1961.  And J.M. Harrison is a pen name.  (You'd be amazed how many people didn't realize that.)

 

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Added by M.T. Fisher on January 16, 2011 at 6:15pm — 1 Comment

Golden Age of Hollywood 158

1 hour 27 minutes 17 seconds



Another packed edition of THE Podcast on classic movies.

Presented by Derek McLellan with renowned film historian Maria Ciaccia.



Classic Film Facts

Maria's TCM Guide and Review : Crossfire (1947)

Main feature : William Powell

DVD/ Blu-ray Review : Warner Gangsters Collection Volume…

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Added by Classic Movie Man on January 14, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

THREE MORE 'MOVIE LEGENDS' TRIBUTES THIS WEEK!

Week two of the new 2011 video season brings English actor ROBERT DONAT, Twenties and Thirties actress SALLY EILERS, and JEAN HARLOW enjoying the Great Outdoors. Check out the VIDEOS section today!

Added by basilnelson on January 13, 2011 at 11:32am — No Comments

HER WILD OAT (1927) in L. A. Friday!!!! Colleen Moore!!!

 

This is very late notice, but the newly restored Colleen Moore feature HER WILD OAT (1927), will be screened in L. A. at the Orpheum Theater on Friday January 14th! Of note in the cast is a 14-year-old Loretta Young, the year before her breakthrough playing opposite Lon Chaney in "Laugh, Clown, Laugh."

 

"Friday, January 14th, 8pm – Bob Salisbury at the Orpheum Theater: Bob Salisbury is well known for…

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Added by The Giant on January 13, 2011 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

Classic movie review: 'Splendor in the Grass' (1961)

Premarital sex could ruin a girl’s chances of marriage. Or, it could actually precipitate marriage if the girl finds herself ‘in trouble’. In 1928 rural Kansas, both contradictory messages still had currency. Wilma Dean ‘Deanie’ Loomis (Natalie Wood) and Bud Stamper (Warren Beatty) are high school sweethearts whose romance is mired by both sexual repression and oppression.

 

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Added by Juan Ramos on January 9, 2011 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Edith head



Edith Head was born in 1897 and died in 1981. She was and is still probably the most well-known costume designer in Hollywood history. Edith was the first woman to be in charge head of a motion picture studio costume department.…

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Added by raed hosny on January 9, 2011 at 4:54am — No Comments

Golden Age of Hollywood 157

1 hour 37 minutes 11 seconds



Another packed edition of THE Podcast on classic movies.



Happy New Year !



Presented by Derek McLellan with renowned film historian Maria Ciaccia.



Classic Film Facts

Maria's TCM Guide and Review : Humoresque (1946)

Main feature : Irving Berlin

Fox's Twilight…

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Added by Classic Movie Man on January 7, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Re - New 2011 Season of MOVIE LEGENDS videos!

 

We begin a New Year of videos from my 'Movie Legends' series featuring many Stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood. This week's tributes include the debonair RONALD COLMAN, young JOAN CRAWFORD as a Flapper, and the beautiful AVA GARDNER.

 

Check them out in the VIDEOS section today!

Added by basilnelson on January 6, 2011 at 5:11am — No Comments

R.I.P. Anne Francis

The great Anne Francis has passed away at 80. Co-star in the sci fi classic Forbidden Planet, I will always remember her best as Honey West, the sexy private eye. She has always been of favorite( of mine and GAOH creator Ktrek) and was sorry to hear of her… Continue

Added by Abdullah aka Chuck on January 3, 2011 at 12:50pm — 7 Comments

Hope Everybody has a Happy and Prosperous New Year!!!

Sincerely, Chuck

Added by Abdullah aka Chuck on January 2, 2011 at 10:58am — No Comments

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Affairs of the Heart: The Wedding Night (1935)

To view The Wedding Night click here. The Wedding Night was doomed from the start. It was producer Samuel Goldwyn’s final attempt at making the Ukrainian actress Anna Sten into a Garbo-level star, and his persistence had become something of a Hollywood joke. The Wedding Night became known around town as “Goldwyn’s Last Sten,” but […]

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To view Phantom click here. It’s that time of year when Nosferatu (1922), F.W. Murnau’s interpretation of Dracula, appears on lists of recommended horror films. The oldest, existing film version of Bram Stoker’s novel, Nosferatu is likely Murnau’s most watched title. It’s eerie Expressionist style was a major influence on the American horror genre, but […]

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