The Golden Age of Hollywood

August 2009 Blog Posts (28)

Disney to buy Marvel Comics

OMG! What's gonna happen to our favorite comic characters now? Is House of the Mouse gonna sugar-coat the House of Ideas? What will be the future of Marvel's motion pictures now that Disney will have their 2cents in the business? I don't know. It could work out, but I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

Added by Dave Miller on August 31, 2009 at 10:55am — 3 Comments

Any great animal movies?

anyone know of any great animal… Continue

Added by Ruthie Pople on August 30, 2009 at 9:25pm — 5 Comments

Sunday Night Chat

Anyone in the mood for a meeting in the chat room Sunday night around 10 p.m. cst?

Added by M.T. Fisher on August 29, 2009 at 12:36pm — 5 Comments

Golden Age of Hollywood 94

1 hour 7 minutes 9 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

Main feature : Stagecoach (1939)

Derek and Maria discuss the classic western directed… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on August 28, 2009 at 2:37pm — No Comments

Rod Taylor's latest role

I went and saw Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds this afternoon. I have a feeling most people on this site would not like the film. I don't want to give any plot details, let's just say it ain't the most historically accurate movie ever made. However, I think most of you would be interested in the fact that Rod Taylor does a cameo as Winston Churchill. I didn't even know Taylor was still alive! Tarantino also drops more names in this movie than the Cubs drop baseballs. G. W. Pabst, Brigette Helm,… Continue

Added by Dan Day, Jr. on August 26, 2009 at 6:17pm — 9 Comments

13 Jun 2009 Christopher Lee was knighted

Hammer legend and UK acting great Christopher Lee has been knighted in the Queen's birthday honours list for his services to drama and charity. We wish him many congratulations! Lee recently completed his role as The Jabberwock for Tim Burton's forthcoming Alice in Wonderland and is currently filming The Resident for Hammer.

In the picture above Christopher Lee is presented with a cake in celebration of his knighthood, by the cast and crew… Continue

Added by Dave Miller on August 24, 2009 at 9:34am — 3 Comments

Early Twentieth Century Films Found in Polish Cellar

I never give up hope that some film long considered lost may be sitting in a basement somewhere. This find seems to be quite promising. (Thanks to Chuck Lovelace for posting this article to his Facebook page.)…


Added by Joanne C on August 23, 2009 at 10:52am — 4 Comments

Golden Age of Hollywood 93

2 hours 7 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 : Laurel and Hardy

Derek and Maria discuss the… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on August 21, 2009 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Hooray (?!) for Hollywood

It's fascinating to look at the Best Actress Oscar categories over the decades...seeing what kind of archetypes, stereotypes, professions, (or lack thereof) the leading actresses portrayed. Since movies are such cultural barometers, there are definitely some interesting trends to observe. Looking at 10 year intervals, starting from 1938 to 2008- I’ll list the nominees, and briefly describe the woman’s role in the film. The first name in… Continue

Added by Rafaella on August 19, 2009 at 11:37pm — 1 Comment

How to Behave In a Movie Theater

Thought this was interesting.

By Mark Jones, Newark Movie Examiner

Congratulations, you’ve managed to save up enough money to go to the movies. You’ve paid the 10 to 12 bucks for a ticket (12 to 15 for 3-D, your first born for IMAX). You’ve gotten the most ridiculously oversized small soda imaginable, along with a few snacks that wouldn’t regularly cost you your life savings. You’ve suffered through the 8 or 9 previews whose total length is longer than the movie you came… Continue

Added by M.T. Fisher on August 17, 2009 at 8:20am — 15 Comments

Admiration For Ms. deHavilland, Etc...

I have so much repect for Ms. de Havilland. She's lived her life in such a dignified, graceful way.

She'll always be 'Melanie' to me- but she really had a wide range of acting ability. She didn't stay in a safe-zone, only playing 'Melanie' type roles- which could have happened after the success of GWTW.

Some of my favorite films/roles of hers are very Un-Melanie-Like!...

'The Dark Mirror'

'Lady In A Cage'

'My… Continue

Added by Rafaella on August 16, 2009 at 11:00pm — 5 Comments

Birthday Ruminations

In less than 2 hours I will be 48 years old. I was thinking about those with whom I share a favorites being Maureen O'Hara and Mae West. They are/were both immensely talented women who light up the screen at every turn. If I could look like anyone, I would LOVE to look like Maureen O'Hara...beautiful red hair and eyes that sparkle...WOW! But I do share a soul with Mae West...I have a friend who tells me I have two distinct personalities...when I am in a flirty, sensuous mood, I… Continue

Added by Miss Melanie on August 16, 2009 at 10:15pm — No Comments

The Legends Of 'Gone With The Wind'- Melanie Remembers

Olivia de Havilland remembers making of the movie

Author: Anthony Breznican

Source: Tuesday, November 30, 2004 The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Rhett, Scarlett, Mammy, Ashley, Prissy ...

The actors who played these iconic characters from "Gone With the Wind" have all long gone.

But the stories behind the making of the 1939 Civil War epic remain eternal: Hattie… Continue

Added by Rafaella on August 15, 2009 at 7:45pm — No Comments

The 1950's Circle Skirt

No Circle Skirting The Origins Of The Circle Skirt

The only thing more fun than vintage & retro novelty print dresses are circle skirts — you may know them as “poodle skirts,” even if the themes haven’t all gone to the dogs.

What you may not know is that the credit for the circle skirt, or at least its popularity, is attributed to one woman, Juli Lynne Charlot. A woman who described herself as “unable to sew” in an… Continue

Added by Rafaella on August 15, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Charles Durning

I just finished watching an episode of NCIS with Charles Durning. Now that is one UNDERappreciated actor which a capital UNDER! He can just rip the heart right out of you AND make you laugh at the same time. He played a medal of honor winner who thinks he murdered his friend on Iwo Jima. Given Mr. Durning's WWII service on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day...I would say he is more than qualified to identify with that sort of role. I remember watching him talk about D-Day on a PBS… Continue

Added by Miss Melanie on August 14, 2009 at 8:27pm — 4 Comments

The Floradora Girl (1930) addendum

Well I managed to get a copy of this 1930 film. There are a couple of significant events involving this movie.

The first is this was the first film which opened the famous Pantages Theater at Hollywood and Vine in May 1930. Secondly, the final 7 minutes of the film are shot in Technicolor (2 strip) demonstrating the advance of the colour process to that date. It is clearly a successful step in the history of film for both of those events.

Marion Davies does a good job of showing… Continue

Added by Bill on August 14, 2009 at 8:19pm — No Comments

Of All The Gin Joints… Femme Fatale Fitted Suits Walk Into My Life~ When most people think of the fashions women wore in film noir- they think of the sultry, clingy, glamour girl gowns worn by torc…

Of All The Gin Joints… Femme Fatale Fitted Suits Walk Into My Life~

When most people think of the fashions women wore in film noir- they think of the sultry, clingy, glamour girl gowns worn by torch singers.

They are stunning — but me? I always think of the fabulous female forms in those fabulous fitted suits.

Maybe someone has done an accounting to see which sort of fashions appeared most often in film noir… Continue

Added by Rafaella on August 14, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Does the new layout work for you?

I'm curious to get some feedback from members on the new layout. I'm sure everyone has noticed that the box with the chat window has been removed? We still have the ability to chat but it is now a link on the menu bar. I hope members will take advantage of this feature!

I moved PHOTOS to the top with birthday, latest activity and blogs below.

Would members prefer to see blogs before latest activity or maybe blogs before the… Continue

Added by Ktrek on August 13, 2009 at 11:00pm — 12 Comments

When I say, "Pearls"- you say...

If I say, “Pearls,” and you think of June Cleaver, think again.

Pearls aren’t only for the conservative, the conservatively dressed, or “pretty daywear”

for housewives.

They aren’t only reserved for classic glamour...

They may be classic, but they can also be unexpected.

Sure, pearls may make one think of virgins and tenderness, but pearls aren’t always… Continue

Added by Rafaella on August 13, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Capitofest 7 Review

Here are some of my observations of the films I saw on August 8 and 9 at Capitolfest 7 held at the Capitol Theatre in Rome, NY.

The Miracle Man (Paramount, 1932), the sound film based on George Cohan’s play, kicked-off the first Saturday session of Capitolfest. The film’s plot concerns a very shady set of grifters, led by Chester Morris,… Continue

Added by Joanne C on August 13, 2009 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

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