The Golden Age of Hollywood

September 2012 Blog Posts (14)

BORN TODAY: Greer Garson (1904–1996)

The British Greer Garson was one of the major box office draws for MGM studios, especially in the forties. She received an impressive seven Academy Award nominations - starting with her first Hollywood role in Goodbye Mr. Chips (1939). Her only actual win was for Mrs. Miniver (1942) - and deservedly so. She was responsible for the Academy issuing time limits on acceptance speeches - hers was five minutes and thirty seconds… Continue

Added by Johan van Berkel on September 30, 2012 at 5:17am — No Comments


I figured that after over four years it's time to change the look of the site a little bit and opted for a color theme change. I hope you all like it. Please feel free to leave comments or message me if you find anything unsettling about the change or areas where you can't see the links…


Added by Ktrek on September 28, 2012 at 12:27am — 16 Comments


Our friend, Phil Binstead has uploaded a compilation of songs, scenes, shorts, many trailers, panarams (juke box movies) and excerpts from the wonderful golden age of Hollywood 1930's / 40's, all the material in this compilation were sourced from public domain sites…


Added by Dave Miller on September 25, 2012 at 1:54am — 2 Comments

Welcome to Dave Miller as our new Administrator

I would like to welcome my long time friend and member Dave Miller to the post of Administrator at GAOH. Dave has been a member in good standing since March of 2008. He will be stepping in for Abdullah the Bitcher (otherwise known…


Added by Ktrek on September 23, 2012 at 1:23pm — 11 Comments

MOVIE MAGAZINES: Film Pictorial, October 1936

I have a collection of old movie magazines from which I will pick an issue now and then and show you some of the articles, reviews and gossip of the time.

First up is an issue of Film Pictorial from 1936, with cover girl Merle Oberon, who had just starred in These Three (1936), a William Wyler picture also starring Miriam Hopkins and Joel McCrea, which was a version of The Children's Hour (William Wyler later, rather splendidly, remade the film in 1961 with the…


Added by Johan van Berkel on September 23, 2012 at 3:26am — 3 Comments

BORN TODAY: Greta Garbo (1905–1990)

 I want to be alone. - Greta Garbo

I never said, 'I want to be alone.' I only said, 'I want to be left alone.' There is all the difference.

 - Greta Garbo

The biggest star to come out of the silent era and continue her enormous succes into the talkies, Stockholm-born Garbo (born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson) made her Hollywood debut in 1925 with Torrent. Her acting talents combined with a unique…


Added by Johan van Berkel on September 18, 2012 at 5:50am — 3 Comments


The previous Moviestar Morph was a little difficult for most, so here's a slightly easier one. Who are the two major actresses melted together here?


Added by Johan van Berkel on September 17, 2012 at 4:08am — 8 Comments


I am pleased to announce that my 2-Person Stage Play, NELSON AND JEANETTE, is now available in both paperback (ISBN: 978-1479201853) and Kindle editions on Amazon, or it can be ordered through your local book store.  The play is also available for licensing to theatre groups.

Here's a little preview:…


Added by Michael B. Druxman on September 13, 2012 at 9:31am — No Comments

BORN TODAY - Claudette Colbert (1903 - 1996)

In the 30's French-born Claudette Colbert was the highest-paid movie actress. Her most famous role was opposite Clark Gable in It Happened One Night (1934), for which she won an Academy Award. That same year she also starred in Cecil B. DeMille's version of Cleopatra.

Continuing a very succesful decade throughout the forties, she made the switch to television and Broadway in the fifties.

An imagined imperfection made her insist the right side of her face was never…


Added by Johan van Berkel on September 13, 2012 at 7:31am — 1 Comment

More Matt's Classic Movies

Scarface (1932)…


Added by Classic Movie Man on September 9, 2012 at 8:56am — No Comments

Dream Factory 6


Derek McLellan and Maria Ciaccia discuss the life and career of Tony Curtis and Maria recalls her memories of interviewing Curtis…


Added by Classic Movie Man on September 9, 2012 at 8:52am — No Comments


Does the above glamour puss look familiar but you can't quite put your finger on who she is? I don't blame you - this woman never actually existed. She's a 50/50 combination of two very famous screen goddesses - can you guess which two?


more Moviestar Morphs on I'D LOVE TO KISS YOU BUT I JUST WASHED MY…


Added by Johan van Berkel on September 7, 2012 at 8:44pm — 8 Comments

BORN TODAY: Elia Kazan (1909 - 2003)

Kazan was one of the most influential and revered directors in American cinema. Starting out as an actor himself, he co-founded the famous Actors Studio in 1947, home of 'Method acting' - a technique that values realism above all else. He was partly or fully responsible for launching the movie careers of Marlon Brando, James Dean and Warren Beatty, to name just three.

Movies like Gentleman's Agreement (1947),  On the Waterfront…


Added by Johan van Berkel on September 6, 2012 at 8:57pm — 1 Comment

BORN TODAY: Max Schreck (1879)

An accomplished actor of stage and screen, Max Schreck will forever be associated with the one role that made him immortal: Count Orlok in the silent Nosferatu (1922). A thinly-veiled copy of the famous Dracula story, Nosferatu follows more or less the same story line as Bram Stoker's novel. But with Count Orlok Schreck created a unique vampire that, once seen, can never be forgotten.

The film Shadow of…


Added by Johan van Berkel on September 6, 2012 at 7:50am — No Comments

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