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
Added by Michael B. Druxman on April 17, 2017 at 6:47am — No Comments
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.
Added by Bill Troiano on March 7, 2017 at 3:47pm — No Comments
All of us who love movies have lost a dear friend who loved movies
as much if not more than the majority of us. Gone but never forgotten.
Added by Richard Peterie on March 7, 2017 at 11:38am — No Comments
Anyone who loves classic movies knows this man! He was our host and commentator for many years on our beloved Turner Classic Movies channel. I always loved his intros and outros. He was a genuine movie lover and it came across when he spoke. We'll miss you, Mr. Osborne. I pray that…Continue
I am pleased to announce (one day before I post it on FB) the latest play (with music) in THE HOLLYWOOD LEGENDS collection.
It's called AVA & HER GUYS.
There are 4 characters: Ava Gardner, Frank Sinatra,…
Added by Michael B. Druxman on February 5, 2017 at 2:09pm — No Comments
Monday, January 16th, marks the 75th anniversary of the death of Carole Lombard in a plane crash outside of Las Vegas.
Monday also marks the 25th anniversary of the debut of my one-woman stage play, LOMBARD.
It opened, under my direction, in the Greater Los Angeles area on January 16, 1992 with Taylor Leigh playing the title role.…Continue
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