The Golden Age of Hollywood

November 2010 Blog Posts (29)

Jill Clayburgh

It is with sadness that I learned of the passing of the great actress Jill Clayburgh. She was a major screen actress in the last half of the 70s and well into the 80s. Jill took risks in choosing her screen roles and the resulting films were not always great but Jill Clayburgh always gave a great performance. In the late 70s and into the 80s, Jill was up there with Jane Fonda, Sally Field and a newcomer named Meryl Streep who was a close friend for many years. The TV film… Continue

Added by dennisleecleven on November 7, 2010 at 3:25am — 5 Comments

No Podcast this week because of illness

Just a quick note to say there won't be any podcast this week because I've been ill. I've had a bit of a rough week with tooth ache, a heavy cold and some breathing problems though I'm now on the mend.

Added by Classic Movie Man on November 6, 2010 at 8:47am — 1 Comment

Authentic Slippers: The Arabian Test Pair

For those interested, I would like to begin reviewing the histories of the various pairs of authentic ruby slippers known to exist today. There are five pairs which have publicly surfaced which are known to have been used in the production of the film, the first of which I will review here.…


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Added by Austin Brown on November 4, 2010 at 6:02pm — No Comments

MOVIE LEGENDS

THE 'MOVIE LEGENDS' SERIES IS BACK!

The popular video series returns to GAOH with three new videos every THURSDAY!

'Movie Legends' is a series of slideshow/montage videos highlighting Stars from the Golden Age and celebrating the best of Hollywood photography. This week's Stars are BILLIE BURKE, VIRGINIA GREY, and HUMPHREY BOGART. (see below - they also appear in the VIDEO section).

Added by basilnelson on November 4, 2010 at 5:31am — No Comments

HUMPHREY BOGART

Added by basilnelson on November 4, 2010 at 5:29am — No Comments

VIRGINIA GREY

Added by basilnelson on November 4, 2010 at 5:28am — 1 Comment

BILLIE BURKE

Added by basilnelson on November 4, 2010 at 5:26am — 1 Comment

Blu-ray worth the upgrade ?

We discussed this before at the messageboard a way back but thought it was worth doing again with Xmas not far away I'm thinking about getting a blu-ray player. I would like opinions about whether its worth it or not. Anyone who has blu-ray : do you watch classic films on it, what do the actual discs generally look like compared with DVD, how are 4:3 academy ratio movies displayed on your system ? My projector is not full HD its native resolution is 1024 by 768 and it doesn't have a HDMI…

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Added by Classic Movie Man on November 1, 2010 at 11:32am — 7 Comments

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE musical dance numbers from ASTAIRE & ROGERS?

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE dance numbers from



ASTAIRE & ROGERS? ...see mines!

Exclusively edited

by ROSIEY

So, LETS' GET TOGETHER"

& feel the leather, & LET YOURSELF GO'

So lets' hear What's your favorite ASTAIRE & ROGERS movie film dance… Continue

Added by Rosieyposie7 on November 1, 2010 at 6:48am — 4 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 […]

Murnau and the Phantoms of Germany

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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