The Golden Age of Hollywood

July 2009 Blog Posts (38)

New Fanzine - Yesterday Once More # 1!!!

I have a New Fanzine "Yesterday Once More" that is for collectors of vintage magazines, comic books, classic films, classic TV and more. The first issue is out now. Contents include Werewolf by Night, The Bride of Frankenstein, Vintage Horror Magazines of the 1960's, Comics Go to the Movies and PULP ADVENTURES part 1- a new,original pulp story just like the old days. For more info go to - http://www.yesterdayoncemore.yuku.com

Added by Mark Broy on July 15, 2009 at 6:55am — 1 Comment

Tiime to divest?

Life has a way of turning on its head, and so now I'm thinking of selling part of my vast collection of Golden Age of Hollywood memorabilia - specifically, my Carole Lombard collection, which includes pieces of her jewelry,a rare poster issued in the sixties (it's huge, a still from the publicity shoot for To Be or Not to Be) some notes she wrote, and some available but hard to find books. It's not an easy decision, qnd parting with this stuff would be hard, but if I can find "good homes" for… Continue

Added by Claire Kincaid on July 15, 2009 at 4:18am — 7 Comments

Classic Movie Survey : The Best Film of 1939

One of the things I loved to do at the messageboard was to create surveys. Its something we haven't done much here, I'd also love to see more members post movie lists and possibly give everyone a weekly movie quiz. Would these be things people would be interested in ? Possibly a group for lists,surveys and quizzes with reminders on the main page ?



Anyway here is a bit of a test survey just to see how many responses I will get first just by posting a link here, possibly I'll contact… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on July 12, 2009 at 3:30pm — 18 Comments

Lady Luna Sees All!

By dawn the dogs had been called off. I came out of the brush covered in mud. It had rained all night and all I had done was run and crawl through godforsaken sewage until the only scent the dogs could get was that of the surrounding mud and filth. There was no point in the deputies dragging the tired K-9's through any more torture than they had already endured. Standing on a bluff overlooking the highway, smog rising across the river over the low-lying buildings of the big city. If I could get… Continue

Added by Johnny Noir on July 11, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Golden Age of Hollywood 87



1 hour 37 minutes 53 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 : North by Northwest (1959)



Derek and Maria discuss… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on July 10, 2009 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Stuntmen Name Their Favorite Stunt Movies by Kevin Conley

Fridge full of beer, bowl of hot popcorn, which would you rather see? One more round of Jack Nicholson's septuagenarian spit takes or DMX racing a quad-runner out a sixth-story window? That may seem like a false choice, but for anyone with even mild insomnia, it's the sort of decision you face a lot in life. Enough late nights and enough action flicks and pretty soon you have a crypto-list of favorite stunt films.



My list is informed by conversations with stunt performers, men and… Continue

Added by M.T. Fisher on July 10, 2009 at 7:20am — 2 Comments

Gone With the WInd Reclaims Top Top Box-Office Crown

By S.T. Vanairsdale



Even before he directed the box-office record holder Titanic, James Cameron worked with the impunity and swagger of a man who knew someday he would rise to the top of his craft. Today, with a new batch of adjusted numbers culled from the Hollywood record books, he can return to that underdog position — at least until Avatar arrives this fall to restore his crown. But it has a long, long way to go to catch up with the Southern belle who surpassed… Continue

Added by M.T. Fisher on July 10, 2009 at 7:13am — 3 Comments

Lou Gehrig's Message Lives On

Berry Tramel: Lou Gehrig's message lives on

70 years later, the Iron Horse's speech is still greatest sports speech ever

Published: July 3, 2009





Yankee Stadium rang out with cries of "We want Lou! We want Lou!,” but Lou Gehrig remained silent.





Gehrig sought the comfort of the dugout, his only sanctuary in the four weeks since doctors told him why he no longer could hit rockets or catch missiles.



Bat and glove no longer followed his… Continue

Added by M.T. Fisher on July 5, 2009 at 3:28pm — 3 Comments

TV sitcom homes

Can anyone suggest sites that show sitcom (and other TV shows) homes/buildings i.e. photos of the building and any trivia like One house being used for different TV sitcoms?
I already have a few like TV Party and Seeing Stars but need some more.
Thanks, sunny

Added by Sunny on July 5, 2009 at 12:49pm — 8 Comments

Warner expands reach of MOD (Made/Manufactured on Demand titles)

Amazon, other retailers carry classic DVDs

By Susanne Ault -- Video Business, 7/1/2009



JULY 1 | PHYSICAL: Warner Archive Collection titles are getting broader distribution at retail.



The deep catalog offerings, which include such titles as The Mating Game, Possessed and Once Upon a Honeymoon, are part of the manufactured-on-demand Archive Collection by virtue of the fact that their limited sales potential had prevented a traditional retail release. Yet, there’s now… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on July 5, 2009 at 6:49am — 6 Comments

Halliwell's Top 1000 (2005)

In order published 2005 :



Tokyo Story

Rules of the Game (La Regle du Jeu)

Lawrence of Arabia

The Godfather/The Godfather Part II/The Godfather Part III

Seven Samurai

Citizen Kane

Raging Bull

Vertigo

Some Like It Hot

8 1/2

Dr Strangelove

Singin' in the Rain

Taxi Driver

The Searchers

The Seventh Seal

Sweet Smell of Success

Sunset Boulevard

The Third Man

Apu Trilogy (Pather Panchali/Aparajito/The… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on July 5, 2009 at 6:33am — 5 Comments

Golden Age of Hollywood 86



1 hour 42 minutes 25 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 Man You Will Love To Hate



Derek and Maria… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on July 3, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

We All Killed Karl Malden by Tallulah Moreead

The voice sobbing on the phone was my oldest surviving friend, Vincent Lovecraft, my co-star in so many movies, always as the lustful villain who swore at me again and again his timeless catch-phrase: "Love me - or DIE!" But now he wasn't threatening me; he was trying through tears to ask me, "Where were you when you heard about - about - [sob] about GS?"



No need for him to say more. I knew he meant Gale Storm, the Queen of Com, everyone's Little Margie, the Greatest Entertainer of… Continue

Added by M.T. Fisher on July 2, 2009 at 7:00am — 5 Comments

Karl Malden Dies

Oscar-winning actor Karl Malden dies at 97

Malden starred in TV's 'The Streets of San Francisco' and made famous the American Express catchphrase 'Don't leave home without it.' He appeared in more than 50 films over his long career.

By Dennis McLellan



12:17 PM PDT, July 1, 2009



Karl Malden, one of Hollywood's strongest and most versatile supporting actors, who won an Oscar playing his Broadway-originated role as Mitch in "A Streetcar Named Desire," died today. He… Continue

Added by M.T. Fisher on July 1, 2009 at 5:58pm — 5 Comments

All Media Is Fiction

All media is fiction. Everything you see, hear and read, in print and on any screen anywhere is a fabrication that has been altered, edited, censored, and pointed towards a preconceived agenda. It is not true, it is not real, is not the whole story by any stretch of the imagination—which it is, but it’s not really anyone’s imagination either.



It is a corporate product; a mind game conceived of by faceless committees meant to dupe anyone within view or earshot into complacent… Continue

Added by Johnny Noir on July 1, 2009 at 5:42pm — 5 Comments

Turned Off

I live entirely isolated from society, in exile from NYC in the suburbs of New Jersey. My life is solely devoted to my cats, pulp fiction, film noir and pre-code aesthetics. I firmly believe that the most beautiful women are in b/w and I utterly loathe contemporary Hollywood, advertising and the media in general. My work is ultraviolent and fueled by contempt.

Added by Johnny Noir on July 1, 2009 at 5:39pm — 2 Comments

Apostles With Dirty Faces

In the beginning, my Old Man’s operation was strictly penny-ante. Most times his boys didn’t risk showing their faces for fear of getting in too deep.

So the Old Man decided it was time to spread out, saying, “Let’s light a fire under this dump,” and the fire was lit.

His boys did such a good job building the organization that he was able to divide the eastside from the west.

On the eastside lived the swells while the west was left to lowlifes and dropouts. The two sides were… Continue

Added by Johnny Noir on July 1, 2009 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Read All About It: Books On Film

I added my first group to GAOH, Read All About It: Books On Film. I was inspired by a message I received from our recent member, Tina H. asking to share reading lists. I wondered if there was a group devoted to film books. I did search of GAOH but couldn't find anything. If my group duplicates an existing one please… Continue

Added by Joanne C on July 1, 2009 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

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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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