The Golden Age of Hollywood

September 2015 Blog Posts (3)


If you've been considering purchasing one of my last 3 Hollywood-based stage plays, collectively titled THE HOLLYWOOD SCANDALS, you will be happy to learn that all three are now available in one anthology, THE HOLLYWOOD SCANDALS: Three Plays About Tinseltown's Dark Side.

The price of this new volume is less than the cost of two of the plays if you purchased them individually.

The plays that we're talking…


Added by Michael B. Druxman on September 30, 2015 at 7:32am — No Comments

Colleen Moore On TCM in Prime-time Monday Evening!

Finally at long last, a Colleen Moore movie on TCM! And in Prime-time to boot! Monday (that's tonight September 28th at 8:00 PM Eastern. 7:00 Central. I already have the Warner Archive disc of the formally long lost WHY BE GOOD? (1929) which was released about a month shy of a year ago. However, I'm very anxious to hear Leonard Maltin's opening and closing comments as he is guest host for the evening. I would have been interested to hear Bob's take just as well. This nifty film is a fast…


Added by The Giant on September 28, 2015 at 1:06am — No Comments

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves 1944 Blu-Ray from Eureka.

Maria 'I Have Spoken' Montez, she says it in Cobra Woman but it's line she will be forever be remembered for, Jon Hall, Sabu, Andy Devine and more great stars on the Universal lot, all in the gorgeous restored Technicolor romp Ali Baba, the costumes are fabulous, the music score is scintilating and fits the action so well. It amazes me that in 1944 Universal could make a picture like this for heaven sake it's during World War Two, but make it they did and several others with Miss Montez and…


Added by Philip C Binstead on September 5, 2015 at 6:44pm — 4 Comments

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