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December 2009 Blog Posts (32)

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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I wish all the members a very happy and safe New Year! May 2010 be filled with joy, love and lots of classic movies!

Kevin

Added by Ktrek on December 31, 2009 at 2:35pm — 1 Comment

25 New Titles Added to National Film Registry

25 new titles added to National Film Registry

By The Associated Press The Associated Press

Wed Dec 30, 6:52 am ET



A list of the 25 films being added to the National Film Registry, as announced Tuesday by the Library of Congress:



• "Dog Day Afternoon" (1975)



• "The Exiles" (1961)



• "Heroes All" (1920)



• "Hot Dogs for Gauguin" (1972)



• "The Incredible Shrinking Man" (1957)



• "Jezebel" (1938)



• "The… Continue

Added by M.T. Fisher on December 31, 2009 at 11:12am — 1 Comment

Western Stamps

In response to yesterday's news, here is what the stamps of the four Western stars are going to look like. I have to admit, I wish Harry Carey was on one of them.

Added by M.T. Fisher on December 31, 2009 at 11:00am — 8 Comments

Happy New Year GAOH!

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!

Added by Joanne C on December 31, 2009 at 6:51am — 1 Comment

Turner Classic Movies “TCM Remembers” festival tonight, honoring actors, directors & writers who passed away in ‘09. Starts w/ON THE WATERFRONT (’54) at 8pm.

Turner Classic Movies “TCM Remembers” festival tonight, honoring actors, directors & writers who passed away in ‘09. Starts w/ON THE WATERFRONT (’54) at 8pm. Cheers, Barton B. Mac Leod

Added by Barton B. Mac Leod on December 29, 2009 at 5:22pm — No Comments

"The Sherlock Holmes Collection" on DVD

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

Added by Dan Day, Jr. on December 25, 2009 at 9:47am — 3 Comments

Ktrek unboxes his new Barnes and Noble nook ereader!!

Hello fellow members!



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!





The Box!





Me happy to see my nook FINALLY arrive!…



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Added by Ktrek on December 24, 2009 at 10:30pm — 10 Comments

Roger Schoolcraft

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."



Any messages to Roger, I will pass… Continue

Added by M.T. Fisher on December 24, 2009 at 6:19pm — 7 Comments

Classic Props

This is an interesting site for those interested in props, especially in Westerns.


http://www.lambarts.com/westernpropart.htm

Added by M.T. Fisher on December 24, 2009 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Golden Age of Hollywood 111



1 hour 12 minutes 14 seconds



Another packed edition of THE Podcast on classic movies.



Tributes to Gene Barry and Jennifer Jones.

Maria's TCM USA Guide



Presented by Derek McLellan with renowned film historian Maria Ciaccia.



Main feature : It's A Wonderful Life (1946)



Derek and Maria… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on December 24, 2009 at 6:35am — No Comments

Nordic Quack

By Jeremy Stahl



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

Added by M.T. Fisher on December 23, 2009 at 8:16am — 1 Comment

Arnold Stang Passes Away

BOSTON – Arnold Stang, an actor who appeared alongside Milton Berle and Frank Sinatra and was known for his nerdy looks and distinctive nasal voice, has died. He was 91.



Stang died Sunday of pneumonia at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Massachusetts, said JoAnne Stang, his wife of 60 years.



She attributed her husband's career longevity to his willingness to tackle any professional challenge.



"He was really unique, because he could perform in any role, comedy or… Continue

Added by M.T. Fisher on December 22, 2009 at 3:15pm — 1 Comment

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays To All My GAOH Friends



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…
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Added by MothGirl Wings on December 21, 2009 at 10:30pm — 5 Comments

Golden Age of Hollywood 110



1 hour 52 minutes 17 seconds



Another packed edition of THE Podcast on classic movies.



Presented by Derek McLellan with renowned film historian Maria Ciaccia.



Main feature : Bing Crosby



Derek and Maria discuss the career of one of the greatest entertainers who ever… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on December 18, 2009 at 4:20pm — No Comments

TCM Schedule Change

TCM is changing its previously scheduled programming for Thursday, January 7th in order to honor the late Jennifer Jones.

Here is the new schedule line-up:

8:00 PM Duel In The Sun (’46)
10:30 PM Beat The Devil (’54)
12:15 AM Madame Bovary (’49)
2:15 AM Indiscretion Of An American Wife (’54)

Added by M.T. Fisher on December 18, 2009 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Val Avery Dies

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.



Mr.… Continue

Added by M.T. Fisher on December 17, 2009 at 8:57pm — No Comments

Christmas movies

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.

Added by Marcia Senn on December 14, 2009 at 5:28pm — 15 Comments

Gene Barry Dies

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.



As the dapper star of “Bat… Continue

Added by M.T. Fisher on December 11, 2009 at 6:22pm — 6 Comments

Academy Awards to feature gig for reality T.V. Stars

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

Added by Tim Nyhus on December 11, 2009 at 3:09pm — 4 Comments

Golden Age of Hollywood 109



1 hour 54 minutes 17 seconds



Another packed edition of THE Podcast on classic movies.



Presented by Derek McLellan with renowned film historian Maria Ciaccia.



Maria's TCM USA Guide



Main feature : Classic Movies on DVD (Part 2)



Derek and Maria discuss the past, present and future of classic… Continue

Added by Classic Movie Man on December 11, 2009 at 1:28pm — No Comments

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