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How I'm Surviving Without Cable TV (but not without TCM)

I finally got thoroughly fed up with my provider and canceled not only my cable but also my land line. I now have only Internet.

The thing I was most concerned about was losing TCM. It's really the only channel I care about. But because of another account with a different provider, I am able to log into Watch TCM, which is live streaming of the channel over the Internet. This is the most amazing thing. Here I am in my quiet house, without TV or telemarketers calling all the time, and…

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Added by Rosie Sayer on January 10, 2017 at 4:55pm — 9 Comments

Screen Legend, Debbie Reynolds Has Died : 1932-2016

Added by Forrest Hopson on December 28, 2016 at 11:20pm — No Comments

Carrie Fisher Has Died - December 27, 2016

Added by Forrest Hopson on December 27, 2016 at 9:55pm — 1 Comment

Merry Christmas to all my GAOH friends !

Added by wenshuo on December 24, 2016 at 10:10am — 2 Comments

thinking of making some Ginger-bread

Added by wenshuo on December 17, 2016 at 11:55am — No Comments

Direct TV Now

As many of you know I do not subscribe to cable or satellite dish. I've just felt that the price was unreasonable for the few channels my wife and I watch. Consequently, I have not watched Turner Classic Movie channel in a very long time. Recently AT&T announced a new service that allows you to…

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Added by Ktrek on December 9, 2016 at 12:30am — No Comments

BARBARA PAYTON

Today is the birthday of actress (and my former neighbor) BARBARA PAYTON, who was the central figure in one of the most notorious scandals to hit Hollywood during the 1950s.
 
The sordid and violent events, which also involved actors Franchot Tone and Tom Neal, are dramatized in my stage play, B MOVIE,…
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Added by Michael B. Druxman on November 16, 2016 at 8:37am — No Comments

Happy Birthday, Jerry Giesler!

Today is the birthday of the late Jerry Giesler, Hollywood's renowned criminal attorney, whose clients included Errol Flynn and Lana Turner. Giesler (seen here with Ms. Turner) is a major character in my play, LANA…
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Added by Michael B. Druxman on November 2, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

About the movie musical "The Joslon Story"

Today, I purchased the book of songs of a Hollywood movie "The Joslon Story" in the period of the Republic of China, covers all the songs of this film, lyrics in English and Chinese. which in "Swanee"in 1919 by George Gershwin, with lyrics by Irving Caesar.…

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Added by wenshuo on October 13, 2016 at 11:41pm — No Comments

Bad News From Ning

I unfortunately got bad news from Ning this week. It seems that Ning is going to raise the rates on hosting our site. Not just raising it a little but actually almost double what we were paying effective in October. Fortunately we pay our bill annually and so it will not affect us until next July, but…

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Added by Ktrek on September 9, 2016 at 11:00pm — 21 Comments

Help Restore An Important Silent Film! Time is running out!

Historian and film preservationist Eric Grayson has been spearheading a massive Kickstarter campaign this month in an effort to restore, and score Colleen Moore's first Starring feature film. LITTLE ORPHANT' ANNIE (1918). Based on the famous James Whitcomb Riley poem, and the only film in which he himself actually appeared. Making it unnique in that respect.

 This film has only been available in incomplete poor quality dupes of dupes for decades with several scenes out of the…

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Added by The Giant on August 30, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Edward Sorel

Edward Sorel, the award winning caricaturist has also written a book about the 1936 Mary Astor Custody Battle—Mary Astor’s Purple Diary. I am fortunate in having just read an advance review copy and can tell you that Mr. Sorel has illustrated and written a hilarious look of a mass media circus before…

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Added by Dave Miller on August 16, 2016 at 9:29am — No Comments

About the Cover Girl score.1944

Arthur Schwartz visits Jerome Kern and Ira Gershwin when they are working on the Cover Girl score.1944…

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Added by wenshuo on August 15, 2016 at 11:20am — No Comments

Gloria DeHaven dies at age 91

Here's a link to the NY Times article:…

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Added by Ktrek on August 1, 2016 at 10:38pm — 2 Comments

Silent Film Posters with great Artwork.

Added by Philip C Binstead on July 16, 2016 at 4:55pm — No Comments

GAOH lives on!



Once again the bill has been paid in full thanks to the generosity of our members! It's very kind of you all to express an interest in seeing…

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Added by Ktrek on July 7, 2016 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

Lana Turner Speaks

Lana Turner speaking in my play, LANA & JOHNNY WERE LOVERS:



"Do you know that Barbara Stanwyck still refuses to talk to me? I’m not sure if it’s because she thinks I broke up her marriage to Bob Taylor, which I didn’t, or because I was a better villainess in THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE than she was in DOUBLE INDEMNITY."…



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Added by Michael B. Druxman on June 6, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

More Not So Classic Film Posters.

Added by Philip C Binstead on June 4, 2016 at 4:33pm — No Comments

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StreamLine Has Moved to Tumblr!

On November 1, 2017 FilmStruck’s blog, StreamLine, moved to Tumblr. This archive will remain active for anyone looking to access older content, but going forward our daily posts dedicated to cinema will appear on FilmStruck’s Tumblr page. See the the link below to be redirected to our new location. http://filmstruck.tumblr.com/tagged/streamline-blog  

Affairs of the Heart: The Wedding Night (1935)

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 […]

Murnau and the Phantoms of Germany

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 […]

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