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July 2009 Blog Posts (38)

One Week Until Capitolfest!!!!

Next week at this time Capitolfest's pre-glow program will be well under way. I posted about this festival about a month ago. If any of you GAOH members from the northeastern US are planning to attend please contact me. I'd love to met you and show you around the beautiful… Continue

Added by Joanne C on July 31, 2009 at 7:22pm — No Comments

Golden Age of Hollywood 90



2 hours 3 minutes 8 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 : Judy Garland



Derek and Maria discuss the life and… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on July 31, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Classic Movie Quiz : Gone with the Wind (1939)


This week's quiz is on David O'Selznick's romantic epic. So how much do you know about this classic film.

Find out here :

Gone with the Wind (1939)

Added by Classic Movie Man on July 29, 2009 at 6:21am — No Comments

How do we perceive beauty?

Joshua Bell- the finest musician in the world



Washington DC Metro Station on a cold January morning in 2007. The violinist played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, approximately 2 thousand people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.

After 3 minutes a middle aged man noticed there was a musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds and then hurried to meet his schedule. Four minutes later, the violinist received… Continue

Added by Ersejla Murati on July 29, 2009 at 1:53am — No Comments

If I Had A Million (1932

Here is a film that has a lot of unique things going for it. It has eight directors, one for each segment including Ernst Lubitsch who is one of my favourites.



I guess it is primarily a comedy but it is also a drama, and what a variety of stars. Gary Cooper, George Raft, Charles Laughton, Charles Ruggles, Jack Oakie, W.C. Fields, May Robson, Gene Raymond and many more.



Hard to say what segment is most interesting and entertaining but I would have to say the W.C. Fields,… Continue

Added by Bill on July 27, 2009 at 5:53pm — 4 Comments

Classic Movie Survey : Best Hitchcock Film



Select the best Hitchcock film from the list at this link :



Best Hitchcock Film



I'll try sometrhing different with this one and impose a deadline of end of Sunday 3rd August for responses and reveal the results… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on July 26, 2009 at 10:42am — 13 Comments

Michele Mercier

Michèle Mercier (born January 1, 1939 as Jocelyne Yvonne Renée Mercier) is a French actress. In the course of her career she has worked with leading directors like François Truffaut, Jean-Pierre Melville, Jacques Deray, Dino Risi, Mario Monicelli, Mario Bava, Peter Collinson and Ken Annakin. Her leading men have included Marcello Mastroianni, Vittorio Gassman, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Gabin, Charles Aznavour, Robert Hossein, Charles Bronson, Tony Curtis and Charlton Heston. Although she… Continue

Added by Ersejla Murati on July 25, 2009 at 4:07am — 3 Comments

Lombard memorabilia

Once I re-install the software and recharge my SLR digital camera, I'll put up pictures of the items i'll probably sell - two pieces of jewelry, one of the handwritten notes, and so forth. If the photos interest anyone, please let me know. CK
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Added by Claire Kincaid on July 24, 2009 at 4:51pm — No Comments

Golden Age of Hollywood 89

1 hour 8 minutes 10 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 : Henry Fonda



Derek and Maria discuss the career of one of… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on July 24, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

9 Prophetic Movies: when life imitates art

9 Prophetic Movies: when life imitates art



Final Destination (2000): woman missed Air France flight 447, only to die in a car crash 2 weeks later

An Italian woman who didn't get on the recently crashed Air France flight 447 because she arrived late to the airport was killed in a car crash just two weeks later. A lot like the movie Final Destination! Johanna Ganthaler, a pensioner from Bolzano-Bozen province, had been on holiday in Brazil with her husband Kurt and missed Air… Continue

Added by Ersejla Murati on July 24, 2009 at 8:21am — No Comments

The Glass Key (1942): Lake and Ladd in Hard Boiled Hammett

As one of the 1940's memorable romantic duo's, Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake were both icy cool blondes, whose passive, almost emotionless acting styles were a perfect match to the other, but their good looks and on-screen chemistry sparked red hot hits at Paramount where both were under contract throughout the decade. In 1942 the two made The Glass Key, a remake of a 1935 crime drama/mystery which starred George Raft. Based on the classic novel by… Continue

Added by Rupert Alistair on July 23, 2009 at 12:40pm — 2 Comments

Applause (1929)

Almost eighty years ago, Paramount released 'Applause' starring Helen Morgan. Directed by Rouben Mamoulian this film proved to be more than I expected for such an early musical and talkie. Admittedly, the acting is a bit weak in some scenes but after all, it is a very early talkie. The thing that surprised me was the innovative filming techniques such as shadows a la noir and varying depth of field focus and camera angles not often seen in 1929 films.

The copy of the film which runs for 80… Continue

Added by Bill on July 22, 2009 at 5:49pm — 3 Comments

Classic Movie Quiz : Pioneers of Cinema



I'll try to do a weekly quiz if time permits. Here is the first one on the early years of cinema. All the questions are multiple choice apart from one as an experiment. You shouldn't need to fill in your name if you don't want to. Please have a go :



Pioneers of… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on July 22, 2009 at 1:00pm — 7 Comments

Why Did They Laugh? In a Lonely Place...

So why do they laugh?



I went to see one of the best film noirs ever last Friday night - In a Lonely Place - and I left frustrated. They laughed at it. Not everyone... but enough to make me question whether I should even see old movies with others again.



Friday night at the Film Forum in New York City. I drove down from Connecticut stag. The better half couldn't make it but I try to keep her away from Gloria Grahame anyway.



The theater was packed. Susan… Continue

Added by Steve-O on July 21, 2009 at 10:30pm — 5 Comments

Blog?

Ah, well, I was unaware of this feature until today. I do already have a blog, Some Parade, at Blogspot. It'd be terribly hard to keep up with two, as it's difficult enough to try one, so if you'd like to read it...go right ahead-- visiotrs are more than welcome. Mainly I write about classic movies and actors, but the occasional original though pops up now and then.

Added by Juliette Faraone on July 21, 2009 at 8:41pm — 7 Comments

REVIEW: In Name Only (1939)

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of Hollywood's golden year, 1939, Turner Classic Movies is featuring films made in that illustrious year. One 1939 hit that doesn't get its due in the time capsule of film is the love triangle driven weepie, In Name Only. For sure it's a "women's picture," the kind that thrived at the box office during the 30's and 40's, but unlike many such flicks that filled the cinematic landscape with strong females like Davis,… Continue

Added by Rupert Alistair on July 19, 2009 at 3:58pm — No Comments

Jimmy Stewart

I was SO proud to see that Brigadier General James M. Stewart, USAFR, was enshrined in the National Aviation Hall of Fame this weekend. If anyone deserves that honor, it is he. As the blurb about him says, when he went into the service, he was already a Princeton graduate AND an Academy Award-winning actor...in my mind, that should be capitalized. He was an ACTOR. GOOD for Jimmy!…



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Added by Miss Melanie on July 19, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

I was wondering if anyone out there could post some high quality images from "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" Would be greatly appreciated.

Added by Dustin on July 19, 2009 at 12:52am — No Comments

Golden Age of Hollywood 88



1 hour 19 minutes 29 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 : The General (1927)



Derek and Maria discuss the… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on July 17, 2009 at 1:35pm — No Comments

Laura (1944) Noir of the Week

by Ginger Ingenue



Once you're dead, every inch of you will be searched. Not just your body, but all your belongings. The things you have hidden in your house or apartment; the things you prize, and the things you're ashamed of. Stuff you believe safe, that no one else in the world will ever see. Your most private possessions. Journal pages. Secrets. And every concrete detail to who you were as a human being before you died.



Whether… Continue

Added by Steve-O on July 15, 2009 at 8:28pm — 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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