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May 2009 Blog Posts (35)

He's the man!Robert

Robert Mitchum is one of the coolest guys in Hoollywood.

Added by Shane on May 31, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Hangover Square



Last night I watched 'Hangover Square' the final picture made by Laird Cregar whose life was cut to a short 31 years by his attempt to crash diet. His most famous role was in 'The Lodger' in 1944 and this final picture was also shot in 1944 and released after his death in 1945. I was not aware that the film was his last, but I soon suspected it since I knew how he had died and it was obvious that he had lost a great deal of… Continue

Added by Bill on May 31, 2009 at 12:20pm — 3 Comments

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Added by jeepers creepers on May 31, 2009 at 9:41am — No Comments

BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN: A Toast to Gods and Monsters

If you saw Bride of Frankenstein (1935) as a kid on the Saturday afternoon TV matinee, you probably have fond memories of it as a fun and scary way to spend an hour and a half. If you saw it as an adult, especially one who appreciates the artistry of fine film making, you recognize it as a masterpiece of classic cinema.



The first of multiple sequels, spin-offs and remakes of 1931's Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein is a cornerstone of the… Continue

Added by Rupert Alistair on May 29, 2009 at 9:56pm — 5 Comments

Golden Age of Hollywood 81

1 hour 19 minutes



Another packed edition of THE Podcast on classic movies.



Presented by Derek McLellan with renowned film historian Maria Ciacca.



Classic Movies News

New Classic Movie DVDs

TCM USA Highlights



Main feature : Rouben Mamoulian



Derek and Maria discuss the career of the innovative director… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on May 29, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

George Sanders: A Scoundrel for All Seasons

Egomaniac. Heel. Rotter. Villain. Scoundrel. George Sanders has been called all of these and then some, and he took no offense. As a matter of fact, his autobiography is called Memoirs of a Professional Cad. Never was there a more decadent, delicious, deliberate bad egg in all filmdom than George Sanders. His voice, a deep, silky British accent, would carry lusciously to the ear, any number of cynacisms and indignities to any target he chose. Male,… Continue

Added by Rupert Alistair on May 29, 2009 at 8:04am — 9 Comments

Happy Triple Birthday, to the "Boys!"

Today is Christopher Lee's birthday...he's an astonishing 87, and shows no sign at all of slowing down! It's also Vincent Price's birthday...he would have been 98. And yesterday was Peter Cushing's birthday...he would have been 96. Where would we fans have been without these guys? It would seem like a celebratory showing of SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN is in order, or… Continue

Added by Tim on May 27, 2009 at 10:14pm — 3 Comments

R.I.P. Jane Randolph

Jane Randolph, who starred in the two "Cat People" film noir classics of the 1940s, died May 4 in Gstaad, Switzerland of complications from a broken hip. She was 94.



Randolph appeared opposite Simone Simon in 1942's "Cat People" and again in "The Curse of the Cat People" two years later. She also had lead… Continue

Added by Steve-O on May 27, 2009 at 9:55am — 2 Comments

Jeanne Crain: A Year in the Life

Today marks the 84th birthday of the beautiful and charming Jeanne Crain, one of this blogger's favorite stars of the Golden Age. Instead of trying to cram an entire life and/or career into a few paragraphs, I decided to honor the birthday of this lovely lady by highlighting, via timeline, one of the more eventful years of her long and illustious life, 1945.



January Jeanne began production on State Fair, the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical… Continue

Added by Rupert Alistair on May 25, 2009 at 5:24pm — 2 Comments

The African Queen (1951) coming to R1 DVD at last !

Along with the big MGM silents one of the major film omissions on DVD in Region 1 was the Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn classic The African Queen (1951) directed by John Huston. Well the good news for classic film fans is that its coming from Paramount as part of its Centennial collection series (at last a title which isn't another reissue) in October. The film has been out in Region 2 for a few years in reasonable quality with a commentary by… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on May 25, 2009 at 5:30am — 7 Comments

The Song That Almost Never Was

The following really has nothing to do with my book, ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD: From the Secret Files of Harry Pennypacker, except that it is also a good show biz story. So, enjoy.



In a past blog, I told you about my former publicity client and friend, the late Paul Francis Webster. Despite 3 Academy Awards and 14 nominations for "Best Song," Paul always seemed to be fighing to keep his tune in the movie for which it was written.



"'Love Is a Many… Continue

Added by Michael B. Druxman on May 24, 2009 at 10:04pm — No Comments

Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day to all GAOH members and their families. Let us give thanks to all of the brave souls that gave the ultimate sacrifice to ensure our freedoms we hold dear today.

Added by Dave Miller on May 24, 2009 at 9:13pm — 4 Comments

THE BIG PARADE (1925) Finally Back on TCM Again Monday!



For those of you who have never seen King Vidor's Masterpiece THE BIG PARADE before, TCM (in the States) is running it for the first time in a full 5 years on Monday! Not having been seen since Memorial Day of 2004. My only complaint is that it is on so late at night. Really early Tuesday Morning, rather than Monday. 1.15 AM Central Daylight Time. I would have preferred an earlier hour certainly. Especially, given that the movie is still not on… Continue

Added by The Giant on May 24, 2009 at 5:00pm — 5 Comments

Golden Age of Hollywood 80



1 hour 15 minutes 4 seconds



Another packed edition of THE Podcast on classic movies.

Presented by Derek McLellan with renowned film historian Maria Ciacca.



Classic Movies News

New Classic Movie DVDs

TCM USA Highlights



Main feature : Maurice Chevalier



Derek and Maria discuss the remarkable career of… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on May 22, 2009 at 6:00am — No Comments

Review: The Uninvited

One of the finest examples of a ghost story in Hollywood during it's Golden Age is the stylish and haunting The Uninvited from Paramount in 1944. More spooky than scary, more mystery than horror, The Uninvited has an actual supernatural element not seen in most films of it's day. There's no "ah, that explains how that happened" twist at the ending but instead, an open honest look into the paranormal with no excuses.



The story, based on… Continue

Added by Rupert Alistair on May 21, 2009 at 8:29pm — 1 Comment

When Frank Met Jean: Sparkling Cinema

Jean Arthur had beat around Hollywood a long time by late 1935, when she was thirty-five years old. She had started out in silents beginning in 1923, featured in several low budget westerns and comedies. When sound came into play, late in the decade, she had a great asset in her husky, nasal voice, distinctive among her peers. But even though she made the transition to talkies smoothly, true stardom continued to elude her. In 1935, she appeared in… Continue

Added by Rupert Alistair on May 19, 2009 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

Two Noir Classics



This week at Noir of the Week I look at two of my favorites: Criss Cross and Out of the Past. Comments would be… Continue

Added by Steve-O on May 17, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Review: The Little Foxes

"Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes". Song of Solomon, Chapter 2, verse 15. It was this biblical reference which acted as the on-screen prelude and general theme to one of the richest characterizations of avarice put to film. The Little Foxes tells the story of a prosperous family in the Deep South during the turn of the 20th Century, whose overwhelming greed and corruption, corrodes their… Continue

Added by Rupert Alistair on May 16, 2009 at 2:36pm — 1 Comment

Graphical Lists

Here are five graphical lists in my collection of some of my favourite stars.



Kay Francis

Barbara Stanwyck

Joan Blondell

Cary Grant…

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Added by Bill on May 16, 2009 at 12:06pm — 1 Comment

Golden Age of Hollywood 79



1 hour 16 minutes 50 seconds



Another packed edition of THE Podcast on classic movies.



Presented by Derek McLellan with renowned film historian Maria Ciacca.



Classic Movies News

New Classic Movie DVDs

TCM USA Highlights



Main feature : Mutiny on the Bounty



Derek and Maria discuss the various film… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on May 15, 2009 at 12:21pm — 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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