I just want to take a moment to remember all my wonderful friends here at Golden Age of Hollywood, and wish you all the best for the coming year. I'm looking forward to another year of information and insight on classic film. Thank you all. And here's looking forward to the new folks who'll be joining us in 2010!
I'm sure many of you have seen the ads for the new Sherlock Holmes movie starring Robert Downey Jr. It looks terrible. For a more realistic Holmes, there's "The Sherlock Holmes Collection", recently released on DVD. This set contains the only surviving episodes of the BBC's 1968 TV series titled "Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes", which starred the great Peter Cushing as Holmes and Nigel Stock as Watson.
The main reason to have this set is Peter Cushing. It's great to see him… Continue
Well, my nook arrived a little after 1:00 this afternoon. I wanted to get a picture of the UPS guy delivering the box but man he was quick! Anyway, my wife took pictures of the unboxing and so thus here they are with captions underneath each picture!
Roger posted this at Facebook earlier today and when I phoned him, he asked me to pass it along to the group.
"This is the first time I've been online in a week or so and I'm not sure when I'll get online again. My left eye has gotten worse and I can't make much of anything through that eye. I will see my eye doctor next week and we'll see what he says then. But I'm still alive and kicking. I appreciate all the kind words I've received."
Three years ago, I went to Sweden with my then-girlfriend (now-wife), to meet her family and celebrate my first Christmas. As an only partially lapsed Jew, I was not well-versed in Christmas traditions, and I was completely ignorant of Swedish customs and culture. So I was prepared for surprises. I was not prepared for this: Every year on Dec. 24 at 3 p.m., half of Sweden sits down in front of the television for a family viewing of the 1958 Walt Disney Presents… Continue
There are a lot of ways to enjoy this special season, and many of them are free. I love to walk around and look at all the beautiful lights, and decorated trees in windows, and also to watch a lot of my favorite old movies, especailly the tradtional holiday ones. Here is a nice little interpretation of 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS from 1946.
Sammy Davis Jr and Carmen McCrae sing as we see lots of neato 1950s…
Val Avery, Tough-Guy Actor in Movies, Is Dead at 85
By WILLIAM GRIMES
Published: December 15, 2009
Val Avery, whose craggy features and threatening aura ensured him nearly 50 years of work playing tough guys on both sides of the law in dozens of television series and films like “Hud,” “Hombre” and several directed by John Cassavetes, died Saturday at his home in Greenwich Village. He was 85.
The death was confirmed by his daughter, Margot Avery.
Is there anyone else out there who cannot get enough Classic Christmas movies during the holidays? Anything associated with Christmas and Classic movies, I am a sap for. I have them recorded and watch during the year, but seem to become obsessed during the season.
December 11, 2009
Gene Barry, Actor of TV, Film and Stage, Dies at 90
By MICHAEL POLLAK
Gene Barry, who portrayed debonair lawmen on television but whose career of more than 60 years ranged from song and dance on Broadway to science fiction, died Wednesday in Woodland Hills, Calif. He was 90 and lived in Beverly Hills until about a year ago.
His death, at an assisted-living facility, was confirmed by his daughter, Elizabeth.
In my continuing bash of the direction the Academy Awards telecast seems to be going, this is the latest installment
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences: It's true! The top guy and top girl from the current season of "So You Think You Can Dance" WILL have a gig on the Oscar show on March 7. Oscar telecast producer and SYTYCD judge Adam Shankman let the remaining contestants in the competition know about this amazing opportunitiy at the end of the December 9 results… Continue
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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 […]
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 […]