The Golden Age of Hollywood

June 2016 Blog Posts (6)

Lana Turner Speaks

Lana Turner speaking in my play, LANA & JOHNNY WERE LOVERS:

"Do you know that Barbara Stanwyck still refuses to talk to me? I’m not sure if it’s because she thinks I broke up her marriage to Bob Taylor, which I didn’t, or because I was a better villainess in THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE than she was in DOUBLE INDEMNITY."…


Added by Michael B. Druxman on June 6, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

More Not So Classic Film Posters.

Added by Philip C Binstead on June 4, 2016 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Throwing in the towel

Well, folks it looks like I'm going to have to throw in the towel and admit defeat. I just don't think I have the desire or energy to keep this site up and going anymore. If it was just my own interest waning I would deal with that and keep things going as long as the members were willing to foot the bill, but the activity level is at the lowest since the site…


Added by Ktrek on June 3, 2016 at 11:11pm — 8 Comments

The First In-Flight Movies Had a Live Orchestra! Soaring through the clouds in 1925...

The First In-Flight Movies Had a Live Orchestra! Soaring through the clouds in 1925, passengers on an Imperial Airways flight traveling over Germany were treated to a brand new novelty—one of the first in-flight movies. Even more astounding? The film had live orchestral accompaniment. But not in the way you’re probably…


Added by Dave Miller on June 2, 2016 at 9:57pm — 2 Comments

THE LAST MONSTERS (Chaney, Lugosi, Carradine)

Lon Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi and John Carradine gathered together in 1956 to film THE BLACK SLEEP, a final nod to the classic horror films of the 1930s and 40s.  My new stage play, THE LAST MONSTERS, takes place during the making of that picture. …


Added by Michael B. Druxman on June 1, 2016 at 7:54am — 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 […]

Murnau and the Phantoms of Germany

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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