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…Continue
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The First In-Flight Movies Had a Live Orchestra! Soaring through the clouds in 1925, passengers on an Imperial Airways flight traveling over Germany were treated to a brand new novelty—one of the first in-flight movies. Even more…Continue
“That God-damned play I bought for a song and made such a great success in — a great money success — it ruined me with its promise of an easy fortune. I didn’t want to do anything else, and by the time I woke up to the fact I’d become a slave to the damned thing and did try other…Continue
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Blog by Miss Lindsey Lane
Yesterday I watched, for the first time in my life, a Veronica Lake film. Well, I did saw 'I Married a Witch' before, kind of, but I was tipsy and it was the day that I…Continue
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Baby Peggy (Diana Serra Cary), beloved star of silent films, received over a million fan letters for her 150 shorts and features. Her highly-praised autobiography, Whatever Happened to Baby Peggy?, spawned a feature-length documentary. Now 97 and healthy but alarmingly frail, she has…Continue
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Family confirms ‘Quiet Man’ star passed away peacefully today in her sleep.
The actor Maureen O’Hara, famed for her flaming red hair and her role in The Quiet Man, has died aged 95.
Her family confirmed in a statement that she passed away peacefully in her sleep today.
“It is with a sad heart that…
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Cecil B. DeMille was a peculiar, yet lovable, producer of Hollywood balderdash, and Madam Satan just might be his most bizarro film.
The black and white film came out in 1930 and had originally contained…Continue
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‘Brotherhood of the Popcorn’ is about a group of friends united by a love for the silver screen. Named the ‘Cliffhangers’ after the old serials which used to end with a dramatic suspenseful ending thereby forcing you to watch the next episode, this group of friends have met twice a month for over 35…Continue
In “The Story Behind…” series I take a look at movie related things, with this time the focus on a logo. It is something we see every time a movie starts, but do you know the history of them? This week I look into the logo of Columbia Pictures. It was founded in 1919 and…Continue
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How do you make a legendary film in a few weeks’ time, all with a budget that would make even the most miserly studio head giddily twirl his mustache? Ask Sidney Lumet.
12 Angry Men
Unquestionably, “12 Angry Men” (1957) is one of the finest films of the 1950s, with three Oscar…
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Imagine Rock and Roll. Now imagine Rock and Roll without Louie Louie, Paul Revere and The Raiders, The Beau Brummels, The Monks, Tommy James and The Shondells, The Troggs, The Velvet Undergound, The Ramones The Violent Femmes and Berry Gordy. Now imagine that with a wave of the hand these…Continue
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We sings old songs and zestfully revive the traditions of bygone years. Even the most black-and-white-phobic individuals in our midst might resist the urge to change the channel when a holiday-themed classic movie comes…Continue
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Remembering German-Austrian director FRITZ LANG (1890 - 1976), who was born on December 5th. One of the best known émigrés from Germany's school of Expressionism, he was dubbed the "Master of Darkness" by the British Film Institute. His most famous films include the groundbreaking…Continue
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Oscar winner and comedian Robin Williams died this morning at 63. While his publicist wouldn’t confirm that his death was a suicide, a rep did issue this statement. “Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”…Continue
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