Ladies and gentlemen, the Pure Entertainment Preservation Society is now making the official announcement of our very first blogathon, the Great Breening Blogathon! It is centered around October 14, which is the 129th birthday of Joseph I. Breen, the head of the Production Code Administration. We like to think of him as the man who made the Golden Era golden. To celebrate his birthday, join us in the…Continue
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It's Ingrid Bergman as you've never seen her before---icy, hard, and incredibly vindictive--- in 1964's The Visit, which my husband and I watched today in honor of Miss Bergman's August 29th birthday. Also starring Anthony Quinn, this gripping drama features supporting help from (among others) Claude Dauphin, Irina Demick, and Valentina Cortese. Based on Friedrich Durrenmatt's play Der Besuch der alten…Continue
Apparently, most millennials have never seen a classic movie. Pretty sad really, but not surprising. Check out this article:
This posting is for all you out there that still enjoy reading a good murder mystery! No too long ago I was watching TCM and I believe they were featuring "Gays in Hollywood". There were two guests hosts, one of them was William J. Mann. His book "Tinseltown; Murder, Morphine and, Madness At The Dawn Of Hollywood" was mentioned. It is based on the murder of William Desmond Taylor, his life in Hollywood, but really Hollywood during that time of the 1920's. Mabel…Continue
When you think of musicals, you think of song, dance, comedy; you think of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. They are, perhaps, the definitive musical film stars. Their films set the standard for musicals after the huge rush of the genre at the dawn of the sound era. Astaire and Rogers made ten pictures together; nine were at RKO between 1933 and 1939, while a tenth was made at MGM in 1949 after Judy Garland was forced out of The Barkleys of Broadway. Top Hat was…Continue
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Just wanted all my friends here at GAOH know that if you see very little of me for a while it's because my wife and I are retiring and relocating from Texas to Tennessee. We went on vacation there in early June and decided that was where we wanted to retire to. Last week we…Continue
Love it or loathe it, Gone With the Wind is one of the greatest pictures ever made. And this, my friends, is a blog to match the film: huge, spectacular, colourful (British spellings again, I'm afraid!) and just a little corny in places. I have used a variety of sources: the many books I have concerning its production, of which I will provide a list of recommended reading if anyone is interested, films that have been made about the production of GWTW (this is a common…Continue
As I have professed on a number of occasions that the 1938 Warner Bros. Errol Flynn / Olivia de Havilland swashbuckler The Adventures of Robin Hood is my favourite film, it makes sense that my first review ought to be about this film. I first saw the film in 1978, around the time of its 40th anniversary, and it left me open-mouthed with wonder. It does to this day.
Let's get some of the technical stuff out of the way. The film broke all studio records of the time. It…Continue
I want to thank everyone who so generously helped me pay this year's bill. I am annually humbled by the charity shown and willingness to keep GAOH alive. I hope…Continue
Hello! This is my first blog and - who knows? - it may be my last. We'll have to see how it goes with this site.
I became a fan of the 'Classic Movie' (for the purposes of my interest, this is any film made before 1967) back in 1978 when we first got a colour television in our house. When we switched it on, the first thing we found to watch was the definitive Robin Hood, Errol Flynn in the 1938 Technicolor swashbuckler The Adventures of Robin Hood. It became my…Continue
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JACKIE GOES TO DIXIE by Michael B. DruxmanContinue
Added by Michael B. Druxman on July 4, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Greetings everyone (whoever is left). I just wanted everyone to know that I am considering not having a fundraiser this year and closing the site down. We've had a good run, but…Continue
Several Bob Hope titles are making their way to Blu-Ray July 5th, 2017…Continue
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I hope you all have a blessed and Happy Easter!…Continue
This is indeed a sad day for all of us fans of Turner Classic Movies as we say good bye to legendary film historian, the face and voice of TCM, Robert Osborne. Robert generated true warmth, wit, and charm like a favorite uncle who would come into our homes and delight us all with his encyclopedic knowledge of behind the scenes facts, anecdotes, and trivia about the greatest films of Hollywood's Golden Era. Robert's passion was the movies, and the joy they brought to other…Continue
Added by Louise Maranzana on March 8, 2017 at 11:41am — No Comments
When I found TCM I felt as though I had come home. Robert Osbourne seemed to embody the essence of the GAOH, grace, style and a true gentleman. His knowledge about the movies, the stars, the interactions, the industry was amazing. When you watched him interview an actor it was more of a conversation than an interview. He had an ease and warmth that appeared to make everyone feel at home.…Continue
Added by Maureen on March 8, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments
Such a loss for those of us who LOVE "Old Hollywood." I will miss him on TCM. Rest in Peace, Mr. Osborne.
Added by Martini Doll on March 8, 2017 at 12:05am — No Comments
Robert was a true gentleman and always handled himself as such. He had a warmth and kindness that caught everyone up in his interest in the motion pictures he spoke about. I will miss him and his enthusiasm when I view films on TCM.
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