The Golden Age of Hollywood

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Millenials

Apparently, most millennials have never seen a classic movie. Pretty sad really, but not surprising. Check out this article:

http://nypost.com/2017/08/16/millennials-dont-really-care-about-classic-movies/

Added by Ktrek on August 17, 2017 at 11:09pm — 1 Comment

I'm moving!

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…

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Added by Ktrek on August 11, 2017 at 12:02am — 7 Comments

Fundraiser

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…

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Added by Ktrek on July 6, 2017 at 12:00am — 7 Comments

Locking the doors?

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…

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Added by Ktrek on June 28, 2017 at 10:53pm — 22 Comments

Bob Hope titles coming to Blu-Ray

Several Bob Hope titles are making their way to Blu-Ray July 5th, 2017…

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Added by Ktrek on May 30, 2017 at 11:21am — 1 Comment

Happy Easter!

I hope you all have a blessed and Happy Easter!…

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Added by Ktrek on April 12, 2017 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Robert Osborne 1932 - 2017 RIP

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…

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Added by Ktrek on March 7, 2017 at 9:11am — 7 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

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

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

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

Throwing in the towel

Well, folks it looks like I'm going to have to throw in the towel and admit defeat. I just don't think I have the desire or energy to keep this site up and going anymore. If it was just my own interest waning I would deal with that and keep things going as long as the members were willing to foot the…

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Added by Ktrek on June 3, 2016 at 11:11pm — 8 Comments

Changes

I've moved the furniture around again so please take a few moments to get familiar where things are. I moved Forums up to the left corner in hopes of getting the discussion area some more use, and  the activity feed is now on the upper right. Movie of the week has…

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Added by Ktrek on January 30, 2016 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

The future of GAOH

Dear members,

I'm sending out this notice to the membership to see if we could re-ignite the network. I know I personally have not been as involved as I used to be. Mostly because I have gotten busy with other things and not because my interest in…

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Added by Ktrek on January 27, 2016 at 1:22am — 12 Comments

Halloween fun!

It's October and that means Halloween is coming soon! I love this time of year when the weather gets cooler and my wife and I sit in and watch our old horror films. I try and add to my collection every year and this year I bought the Hammer horror collection called Horror Classics Volume One on Blu-Ray, which includes:

The Mummy (1959)

Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1970)

Dracula Has Risen From The Grave (1969)

Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970)…

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Added by Ktrek on October 14, 2015 at 10:48am — No Comments

Films of the Golden Age #4 and #5

Greetings members. I was finally able to complete my collection of Films of the Golden Age Magazine but in order to do that I had to buy a lot to get the one last issue I needed. So, I am selling these extra copies of issue No. 4 Spring 1996 that features an article on Jeanette MacDonald and…

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Added by Ktrek on January 4, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Just wanted to wish everyone at GAOH a Happy New Year! I hope it's filled with love, peace, joy and…

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Added by Ktrek on January 1, 2015 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Merry Christmas!

I'd like to wish all the members a very MERRY CHRISTMAS! If you don't celebrate Christmas then I wish you a happy holidays. I hope you all have wonderful day and spent with those you love and who love…

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Added by Ktrek on December 24, 2014 at 9:50am — 2 Comments

Early Christmas for me!

I know that this really falls more into "Don't Touch That Dial" group but I was excited to get this new limited edition of the Complete 1966 Batman box set. My wife recorded an unboxing video for me and I just wanted to share my excitement with my friends here at GAOH. I apologize in advance for any snafus (like me saying 1970s pop style when I mean 1960s) but that's what happens when you do things on the fly, and unfortunately you only have one go at it. So, here it is....…

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Added by Ktrek on November 12, 2014 at 1:33am — 4 Comments

In Memory of Roger Schoolcraft

I apologize that I have not been able to post about this sooner but my computer crashed last week and I have had to rebuild my entire system from scratch. 

M. T. Fisher informed me that our dear friend and fellow member Roger Schoolcraft…

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Added by Ktrek on May 11, 2014 at 1:31pm — 5 Comments

TCM Blog

One for all, and all for one!

To view The Three Musketeers click here. To view The Four Musketeers click here. Director Richard Lester was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania but he made some of the best British films of the 1960s. Inspired by Buster Keaton and Jacques Tati, he developed an acute funny bone and an appreciation of the absurd that allowed […]

Black Jesus (1968) Isn’t What You Think It Is

To view Black Jesus click here. I’d honestly be shocked if more than a handful of people around here have heard of Black Jesus (1968) before today. Barely released in American theaters by one-shot outfit Plaza Pictures and never given a legitimate home video release (ignore the bootleg DVDs), this is a rough, tough and […]

Summer Daze: Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday (1953)

To view Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday click here. The first screen appearance of Jacques Tati’s Hulot character is inside of a car: a clattering, jittering wreck making its way to a seaside hotel in Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday (1953). Tati cuts from the sound of a train horn to the pitter-putter of Hulot’s gasping car engine as it turns the corner […]

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