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October 2008 Blog Posts (29)

Golden Age of Hollywood 52 : Weekly Podcast



1 hour 14 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 : The Man of a Thousand Faces and Son



For our Halloween special… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on October 31, 2008 at 2:00pm — No Comments

William Castle, gimick film master.

Added by Dave Miller on October 30, 2008 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Where Have All the Great Composers Gone?

This gentleman says is all for me:





WHERE HAVE ALL THE GREAT COMPOSERS GONE?





In cinema, and in particular Hollywood cinema, the film score or the composer has been one of the essential elements of technical cinema. The music is usually the last key creative layer added to the collaborative process of making a film and it's often the most influential. Over the years, the great composers have often stood as big as, or often bigger or more famous than the producer,… Continue

Added by M.T. Fisher on October 29, 2008 at 3:30pm — 6 Comments

Raymond Hatton

I didn't know much about Raymond Hatton other than I saw him in just about every western I ever watched as a kid. At least he seemed to be in all of them. I took more interest in Hatton as an actor when I found out he was a neighbor of my parents when they lived in Palmdale, California. He lived 2 or 3 doors down from them. Hatton kept to himself pretty much in his latter years. He would stroll around the neighborhood wearing a yachting cap, thus he was known in neighborhood as The… Continue

Added by Dave Miller on October 28, 2008 at 3:33pm — 2 Comments

The Little Rascals Complete Collection



I just got my set from Amazon today of The Little Rascals Complete Collection. Now this is NOT the 221 shorts that were produced but the complete 80 Hal Roach talkies which were the best of the series before MGM took over. These are the ones you will remember seeing on TV as a kid. I am really impressed so far. The picture quality is very good. There are some artifacts that show the age of the films but that is to be expected. The sound quality… Continue

Added by Ktrek on October 27, 2008 at 8:00pm — 9 Comments

Lost Slideshows

I am sure many of you folks have noticed I've posted several slideshows over the past month or two, and now they are gone. Let me explain what happened. Photobucket, the site I use to create the slideshows, is a tricky site to use if you don't pay close attention to little details like I tend to do. I figured if the pix I used to create the slideshows were actually in a slideshow, and then saved, I could delete the loose photos I used to make the slideshows, and make room for more, future… Continue

Added by Dave Miller on October 27, 2008 at 1:38pm — 1 Comment

Golden Age of Hollywood 51: Weekly Podcast



1 hour 52 minutes 12 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 Little Tramp Who Charmed The World Part 2



Derek and Maria… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on October 24, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Oh You Beautiful Doll - (1949) June Haver

Classic movie musical fans will know that June Haver was the girl that 20th Century Fox wanted to succeed Betty Grable who had in her own right succeeded Alice Faye at the studio. June had everything that it takes to be a musical star. She was talented. She could dance, play piano and sing and she was attractive. But unlike most Hollywood actresses, June had a mind of her own and was not overwhelmed with the superficial glitter and gloss that Hollywood had to offer. She made only 15 films and… Continue

Added by Bill on October 23, 2008 at 6:54pm — 2 Comments

Halloween Week at GAHO



This coming week is Halloween and I thought it might be fun to have a special emphasis on our favorite ghoulies of the silver screen. Please feel free to add videos, pics and posts about your favorite monsters or memories.



Here is a video from Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man (1943). You would have thought that taking two of the greatest monsters ever created would have been a stroke of genius and the idea is for the most part. It's… Continue

Added by Ktrek on October 23, 2008 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

Censorship and GAOH



It seems that the site has come to a place where CLEAR guidelines need to be set as to what is acceptable and what is not at GAOH. Recently, remarks of censorship have been raised although there was NO evidence to support the accusation and it turns out the post that was supposed to have been "censored" was still there and the accuser failed to see his own post. Regardless of the facts and current events that have led up to this post I want all… Continue

Added by Ktrek on October 20, 2008 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

The Return Of Christian de Bardelys! "THE MAGNIFICENT ONE!"

You Can't Keep a Good Rogue Down! "The Marquis de Bardelys", "Christian de Bardelys" otherwise known as "BARDELYS THE MAGNIFICENT" has at long last returned after over 40 years, for an encore! And more than 80 years since it's original theatrical release. This 1926 King Vidor Production Starring the Top Male Romantic/Adventure screen Idol of the day John Gilbert, has literally returned from the very dust.



In 1965, A epic fire decimated the vaults of MGM, wiping out several of the… Continue

Added by The Giant on October 19, 2008 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

New Jolson Website, Blog and Podcast



Hi everyone,



My new Jolson website called Jolsonmania! is now online. I have also started a blog and a podcast. I decided on a podcast as I have some webspace I can use.



Probably the best place to start is my blog which has all the latest Jolson news, articles and of course the weekly podcast. It is at http://jolsonmania.blogspot.com



The first podcast is up it… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on October 18, 2008 at 6:36am — 1 Comment

Golden Age of Hollywood 50 - Weekly Podcast



1 hour 34 minutes 31 seconds



Another packed edition of THE Podcast on classic movies as we reach our half century !



Presented by Derek McLellan with renowned film historian Maria Ciacca.



Classic Movies News

New Classic Movie DVDs

TCM USA Highlights



Main feature : The Little Tramp Who Charmed The World Part… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on October 17, 2008 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Neal Hefti, 'Batman' Composer Dies

Composer Neal Hefti; Jazz Master Penned Theme for 'Batman'





Neal Hefti, whose brilliance as a jazz composer and arranger for Count Basie, Frank Sinatra and other entertainers might have been overshadowed by his familiar theme songs for "Batman" and "The Odd Couple," died Oct. 11 at his home in Toluca Lake, Calif.



He was 85 and had either a heart attack or a stroke, his son Paul Hefti said.



Starting in the 1940s, Mr. Hefti built his reputation behind the… Continue

Added by M.T. Fisher on October 16, 2008 at 7:52am — 3 Comments

Lost Renee Adoree, John Gilbert Features Found!!!

Wow! this is big, big, news! According to Silent Era.com, Josef' Von Sternberg's THE EXQUISITE SINNER (1926) Starring Renee Adoree, and Conrad Nagle, and with a young Myrna Loy in the cast, long believed lost, has been found complete in the MGM-United Artists archive! Man what I wouldn't give to see Renee in a film with a title like that! (Whoops!)



This is Von Sternberg after THE SALVATION HUNTERS (1925), but before UNDERWORLD (1927)! So, definitely a major, major find! Apparently,… Continue

Added by The Giant on October 15, 2008 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

Warner Bros. and the Homefront Collection



COMING NOVEMEBR 11, 2008!



Musical fans will be delighted to know that these films are finally coming our way!



This is the Army (1942)

Press release:

Irving Berlin showed his abiding love for his adopted country with, among other cultural accomplishments, decades of Broadway hits, the unofficial national anthem "God Bless America" and the World War II spirit-lifter This Is the Army. On stage it… Continue

Added by Ktrek on October 15, 2008 at 2:07pm — 3 Comments

Thirst (1979): a vampire version of The Story of O

I've been asked to explain my description of Thirst (1979) as an erotic vampire film.

So here goes:



When Dracula was made in the 1930s, sex was not explicitly depicted in films, but the vampire's irresistible powers to enter a young woman's bedroom at night, put his mouth on her neck and drink her blood were a thinly veiled reference to sex that most viewers even then were able to pick up on.

Thirst (1979) is not the first film to take this erotic… Continue

Added by Rosie Sayer on October 15, 2008 at 1:00pm — 74 Comments

MGM - When The Lion Roars - Coming soon to DVD!



TV Shows On DVD has announced When The LionRoars is coming soon to DVD. Here is the info:…



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Added by Ktrek on October 11, 2008 at 10:45pm — 6 Comments

The Millionaire (1931)

I got this movie because it was one of James Cagney's early appearnces on film but as it turned out, it was not a big part for Cagney. However, George Arliss was excellent and indeed the film was entertaining. Once again, I was happy to see Evalyn Knapp in this one, she played the role of Arliss' daughter, not a big part.
There was something about this film that fascinated me. I think it was the cars Bill

Added by Bill on October 11, 2008 at 6:17pm — No Comments

Golden Age of Hollywood 49 : Weekly Podcast



47 minutes, 52 seconds, 21.9 Mb



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 : Screwball and Romantic Comedy



Derek and Maria discuss the heyday… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on October 10, 2008 at 3:15pm — No Comments

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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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To view Phantom click here. It’s that time of year when Nosferatu (1922), F.W. Murnau’s interpretation of Dracula, appears on lists of recommended horror films. The oldest, existing film version of Bram Stoker’s novel, Nosferatu is likely Murnau’s most watched title. It’s eerie Expressionist style was a major influence on the American horror genre, but […]

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