The Golden Age of Hollywood

November 2010 Blog Posts (29)

16mm Films

Hi everyone,

I like collecting lobby cards. My girlfriend was on ebay and found what she thought was a lobby card of the Road to Utopia movie. When I looked at it, it was not a lobby card at all but rather a 16mm print of the movie. I did not bid on it but this got the wheels spinning about how fun it might be to watch a movie on a projector from an old print. Does anyone else do this? Does anyone have any good sources for movies or a projector? Any ideas would be greatly… Continue

Added by Matthew on November 30, 2010 at 8:25pm — 3 Comments

Looking For A New TV

I have had my current television (a 27-inch screen set from Sony) for a bit over a decade now. From time to time, I've thought about getting a new set...usually because I've always wished mine was just a bit larger. But then, I usually figure I can't afford it and end my thinking with "I'll just keep this one until it blows up". But now I've done something that's going to really require my buying a new set...I've ordered a Playstation 3. Of course, getting a new video game console doesn't…


Added by Roger L. Schoolcraft on November 30, 2010 at 12:42am — 10 Comments

Leslie Nielsen dies at 84

Handsome leading man Laslie Nielsen, with 150 television credits and star of classic films FORBIDDEN PLANET and the POSEIDEN ADVENTURE, passed away quietly at 84. Nielsen is best remembered for his later career as a deadpan comic actor in the AIRPLANE and NAKED GUN films.

Added by Abdullah aka Chuck on November 28, 2010 at 10:07pm — 11 Comments

Five reasons why I love Warner Bros.

It has been said that, during the Golden Age of Hollywood, Warner Bros. was a major studio which was run like one of the minors: its honcho, Jack L. Warner, believed in making movies as cheaply as possible.… Continue

Added by Juan Ramos on November 27, 2010 at 9:11am — 1 Comment

Golden Age of Hollywood 153

1 hour 53 minutes 23 seconds

Another packed edition of THE Podcast on classic movies.

Presented by Derek McLellan with renowned film historian Maria Ciaccia.

Classic Movie…


Added by Classic Movie Man on November 26, 2010 at 6:12pm — No Comments

Three new 'MOVIE LEGENDS' videos this week!

This week's videos feature war-movie hero VAN JOHNSON, wise-cracking dame UNA MERKEL and the delicious latin-American star DOLORES DEL RIO, Check out the VIDEO section!

Added by basilnelson on November 25, 2010 at 5:09am — No Comments

The Terror: Scarier Than Anything I've Ever Seen

When the first scenes began to unfold in lurid color on my screen, I was dubious, but that was nothing compared to the deep and troubling doubt that soon followed. A very young Jack Nicholson appeared, speaking lines that seemed stolen from the cheapest gothic romance. I believe his first two lines had a touch of an accent, something vaguely European to go with his Napoleonic soldier’s uniform, but the accent was gone by the third line. He was quickly engaged by a 1960s sex…


Added by Rosie Sayer on November 23, 2010 at 8:00pm — 11 Comments

Happy Birthday to Boris Karloff

Today, November 23, is the King of Horror's birthday.123 years young and still going strong.

Added by Dave Miller on November 23, 2010 at 8:35am — 11 Comments

Glad to see Golden Age is still around!

I have not been here in way too long and the last time I was checking here regualrly there was rumblings the site might vanish.

Glad to see that that is the case. This is a nice little site and it looks liek there have been some improvements as well. I hope to get back to adding some stuff here and seeing what other fans of old and groovy films are up to.… Continue

Added by Bill D. Courtney on November 20, 2010 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

Authentic Slippers: The Smithsonian Shoes

The pair of ruby slippers on perpetual display in the Popular Culture wing of the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, sometimes referred to as ‘The People’s Shoes’, bear a plaque which reads simply:…


Added by Austin Brown on November 19, 2010 at 5:56am — No Comments

Queens of the MGM backlot

In the 1930s and early 40s Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer had many stars. In fact, “more stars than there are in heaven”, if we are to believe the…

Added by Juan Ramos on November 18, 2010 at 3:52pm — 1 Comment

THREE more 'MOVIE LEGENDS' videos this week!

Check the VIDEO section for three more 'Movie Legends' tribute videos. This week ARLENE DAHL, POLA NEGRI and NILS ASTHER.

Added by basilnelson on November 18, 2010 at 5:59am — No Comments

Getting To Know Me.....

This is a recent post I did on my blog All Good Things and I decided to post it here as well to let more of my friends here know more about me. I do this type of format every month on my blog with other bloggers who I have met and befriended. Would like to do the same for my friends on here. Who would like to go first? Just copy and paste the questions and put your answers and photos in place of mine.

Well, here it is...a new month and for my monthly series, Be My…


Added by Monty on November 14, 2010 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

Falling in love again: 'The Blue Angel' (1931)

The Blue Angel (1930) is the simultaneously-made English version of the first German "talkie", Der blaue Engel. Josef von Sternberg directed Emil Jannings and Marlene Dietrich in this film which charts the downfall of a man from upstanding professor to cabaret clown. Professor Rath (Jannings) starts frequenting the notorious club The Blue Angel after hearing about it from his male students. Soon he is mesmerised by showgirl Lola Lola (Dietrich). After a short love affair he…

Added by Juan Ramos on November 13, 2010 at 4:00pm — 6 Comments

Golden Age of Hollywood 152

1 hour 54 minutes 3 seconds

Another packed edition of THE Podcast on classic movies.

Presented by Derek McLellan with renowned film historian Maria Ciaccia.

Classic Movie News

Maria's TCM Guide

Main feature : The Road Movies

Derek and Maria discuss the popular…


Added by Classic Movie Man on November 12, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

"Open the pod bay doors, Hal."

In 1968, when Stanley Kubrick's masterwork 2001: A Space Odyssey was released, I was 11 and my grandfather was 55. The pre-release hype on the film had been so big that he took me to the Tampa premiere of the film. He and I had never been to a film… Continue

Added by Paco Malo on November 11, 2010 at 2:39pm — 16 Comments

Dino De Laurentiis, R.I.P.

AFP/File – Dino De Laurentiis, producer of some of Italy's

best-known films including works by Federico Fellini ……

Added by Dave Miller on November 11, 2010 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

This week's MOVIE LEGENDS!

This week's Stars include a wide range of talent from RAMON NOVARRO, OLIVE THOMAS and ROMY SCHNEIDER. Check out this week's 'Movie Legends' in the VIDEO section!

Added by basilnelson on November 11, 2010 at 5:00am — No Comments

A Brief History Of Bugs Bunny

Bugs Bunny is the world's most popular rabbit. Bugs Bunny is an American fictional character who starred in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies

series of animated films produced by Leon Schlesinger Productions,

which became Warner Bros. Cartoons in 1944.

In 2002, he… Continue

Added by Dave Miller on November 10, 2010 at 10:58am — 5 Comments

Warren William review

Hi all -

If anyone is considering purchasing Warren William: Magnificent Scoundrel of Pre-Code Hollywood (and at $45, I understand it IS a consideration), you can now read an early review from Cliff Aliperti at Please let me know your thoughts on the book if you have a chance to read it!…


Added by John Stangeland on November 9, 2010 at 6:17pm — 1 Comment

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