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July 2010 Blog Posts (26)

The Thin Man film series (1934-1947)

The Thin Man series is one of my most favorite movie series of all time. Here are my mini-reviews of each film.

THE THIN MAN (1934) The one that started it all and the very best one, just slightly ahead of After the Thin Man. We are introduced to the fun loving couple Nick and Nora Charles at a bar and we're off. William Powell is Nick, a recently retired private detective who…


Added by Monty on July 30, 2010 at 11:23am — 2 Comments

Today is Thelma Todd's birthday

Thelma Todd was born on July 29, 1906 (some sources say 1905) in Lawrence, Mass. One of the most beautiful women to appear in films of the early 30s, Todd co-starred with most of the great comedians of the era, including the Marx Brothers, Wheeler and Woolsey, Laurel and Hardy, Joe E. Brown, and Buster Keaton.

Added by Dan Day, Jr. on July 29, 2010 at 1:18pm — 3 Comments

Don't forget about Chat Night on Wednesday....

Time has flown by and it's almost time for chat night again. We will kick off around the usual time of 8pm EST and go on from there. And most likely it will be a wild and fun time for all involved. Bring whatever party favors you like....

Added by Monty on July 27, 2010 at 6:27pm — 2 Comments


Well after scanning thru this site for a few mins. I noticed Jean Harlow doesn't have a group listing. So now I am asking, Why Not ? My question to you loyal movie buffs is-- "Would you like to see/start a post on Jean Harlows films here? I'm trying to find out if there is any interest in it.


Added by Marcus on July 26, 2010 at 5:06am — 3 Comments

Golden Age of Hollywood 137

1 hour 4 minutes 23 seconds

Another packed edition of THE Podcast on classic movies.

Presented by Derek McLellan with renowned film historian Maria Ciaccia.

Classic Movies on DVD/ Blu-ray

Maria's TCM USA Guide

Main feature : A Night at the Opera (1935)

Derek and Maria discuss the…


Added by Classic Movie Man on July 23, 2010 at 2:42pm — No Comments

My Top 50 Favorite Classic Movies

Decided to post my favorite classic movies of all time on here. And I opted to focus on pre-1970 films. I could have included modern films but I can do that as a separate list. So here we go.....


49. THESE THREE (1936)



46. THE UNINVITED (1943)

45. 42ND STREET (1933)

44. COOL HAND LUKE (1967)


42. SINGIN IN THE RAIN… Continue

Added by Monty on July 23, 2010 at 10:34am — 6 Comments

Another Great Chat Night

Last night was the second successful chat night that had a bigger turn out than last week. I think we had at least 15 people who came and chatted for a little while. The range of topics ranged from Myrna Loy, Carole Lombard (again...what can I say, I love Carole), Preston Sturges, collecting good junk, getting drunk, and so on. Cee Cee was a blast. Everyone had a good time I believe. I was there at 8 and then Debbie came and then the flood gates open. I didn't leave until about 1130 and the…


Added by Monty on July 22, 2010 at 5:52am — 8 Comments

Having a problem

No longer able to add photos...the browse button does not work.

Also..How do I add music to share?

Added by Mike DeVita on July 21, 2010 at 6:13am — 1 Comment

Happy Birthday Norman Jewison (1926-present)

The legendary director turns 84 today and while not directing as much,

is still alive and in good health as far as I know. His list of credits

include Moonstruck (for which he won an Oscar for Best Director), A

Soldier's Story (1984), In The Heat Of The Night (1967), The Thomas

Crown Affair (1968), The Cincinnati Kid (1965), Send Me No Flowers

(1964) and The Thrill Of It All (1963). His last major directing effort

was Denzel Washington's 1999 boxing film The… Continue

Added by Monty on July 21, 2010 at 5:03am — 1 Comment

Ning Roll Out

Ning rolled out the pay service today. So you may have noticed that the music player application is no longer available. You can add music but you will have to use an external player and put the player embed code on your personal page. All videos that have been uploaded prior to today will remain active and functional but any new videos will have to…


Added by Ktrek on July 20, 2010 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Chat Night Wednesday 8pm EST

Chat Night is on again for tomorrow night beginning at 8pm EST. Those that made it last week had an enjoyable time. Let's spread the word and keep it going. I'd hate to have to send Ms. Peel to bring you in.

Added by Monty on July 20, 2010 at 5:17am — 3 Comments

Happy Birthday Diana Rigg (1938-present)

Ms. Emma Peel herself, Diana Rigg turns 72 today. Celebrate her birthday with a film of hers or watch some Avengers....that's what I plan on doing.

Added by Monty on July 20, 2010 at 5:04am — 1 Comment

Happy Birthday Natalie Wood (1938-1981)

My favorite Natalie films are The Great Race, Inside Daisy Clover, The Searchers, Sex and The Single Girl just to name a few. What are everyone's else favorites?

Added by Monty on July 20, 2010 at 4:44am — 1 Comment

Golden Age of Hollywood 136

1 hour 31 minutes 3 seconds

Another packed edition of THE Podcast on classic movies.

Presented by Derek McLellan with renowned film historian Maria Ciaccia.

Classic Movies on DVD/ Blu-ray

Maria's TCM USA Guide

Main feature : Directors in…


Added by Classic Movie Man on July 16, 2010 at 5:17pm — No Comments

Happy Birthday, Ginger Rogers! 1911 - 1995

She would have been 99 years old today, and I wish she were still here with us. Yes, she was fabulous with Fred Astaire in all their films together, but she was such a talented actress in her own right and in so many other wonderful films, before and after that partnership. Some of my favorites are "Stage Door", "The Major and The Minor", "Vivacious Lady", and "Kitty Foyle" for which she won an Oscar for best actress…


Added by MothGirl Wings on July 16, 2010 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

Happy Birthday Barbara Stanwyck (1907-1990)

Today is Barbara Stanwyck's birthday and TCM is honoring her by showing several of her films including The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (a personal favorite of mine), The Two Mrs. Carrolls, Cry Wolf and some others. My other favorite films of Barbara are Christmas In Connecticut, Double Indemnity, Ball Of Fire, and The Lady Eve. What are everyone else's favorites. Happy Birthday Miss B.…


Added by Monty on July 16, 2010 at 5:59am — 5 Comments

Wonderful TIme Last Night...

Just wanted to say I thought chat night was a wonderful experience last night. Glad that we had such a good turnout. And the range of topics that we talked about was really great: from screwball comedies to horror films to trying to find a third song for Chuck to sing for his upcoming event. I think everyone enjoyed it. And I hope this turns into a recurring thing. I look forward to every Wednesday now. Hope everyone else feels the same way and has a great day. Oh and next time Debbie, how…


Added by Monty on July 15, 2010 at 6:17am — 1 Comment

Tonight is Chat Night

I hope some people turn out tonight for Chat Night. I think the time we agreed on to start was 8pm EST and go from there. Looking forward to it.

Added by Monty on July 14, 2010 at 6:06am — 4 Comments

No podcast this week, should be back next week

I've had major computer problems so despite a valiant attempt with Maria on Tuesday I have been unable to record the podcast this week. Hopefully the planned show about directors in the silent era will be out next week.

Sorry everyone,


Added by Classic Movie Man on July 9, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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