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eBay treasures

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Petro Mar 30, 2013. 9 Replies

On occassion I will buy something classic movie-related on eBay - like a vintage magazine or a particularly nice photograph of a star.Does anyone else here buy movie memorabilia from eBay?Do you bid…Continue

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What are your favorite movies?
12 Angry Men
All About Eve
North By Northwest
Who are your favorite stars?
Lee J. Cobb
Bette Davis
Who are your favorite directors?
William Wyler
Alfred Hitchcock
About Me: Tell us about yourself/or your love for classic movies
I'm Dutch but I live in Australia. I've loved old movies even as a child, watching them on Sunday afternoons and never stopped loving them!
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RE(TRO)VIEW: The Big Shakedown (1934)

Posted on October 22, 2012 at 2:25am 0 Comments


Charles Farrell - Jimmy Morrell

Bette Davis - Norma Nelson

Ricardo Cortez - Dutch Barnes

Glenda Farrell - Lily Duran

Allen Jenkins - Lefty

Dewey Robinson - Slim

Directed by John Francis Dillon

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ (warning: some spoilers)

To say that Bette…


BORN TODAY: Montgomery Clift (1920 - 1966)

Posted on October 17, 2012 at 3:32am 0 Comments

The only person I know who is in worse shape than I am.

- Marilyn Monroe on Montgomery Clift

With only 17 movies to his name, Montgomery Clift would have been a mostly forgotten actor from the post-war era today if it weren't for his enduring performances in those movies. Ofcourse his myth is enhanced by the stories of drug and alcohol abuse, depression, bisexuality and the car crash… Continue


Posted on October 14, 2012 at 7:48am 6 Comments

Hurrah! We've reached number 10! I'd like to thank my parents, my loyal fans and you beautiful people in the dark out there for...OH, sorry. Got a little carried away.
So: number 10. A dark beauty, to be sure - but which two actresses donated their genes to make her?


BORN TODAY: Carole Lombard (1908 - 1942)

Posted on October 5, 2012 at 7:30pm 1 Comment

We can only guess at the movies and portrayals Carole Lombard would have gone on to give to the world hadn't her life been cut short in such a tragic way. Hollywood -and the world - was shocked to learn of the death of their most beloved (and highest-paid) star in 1942, following the plane crash that killed her at age 33.

Her magnetic presence in every film she made was more than a match for the leading men she was paired with, among them George…


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At 7:21am on October 10, 2012, kareng said…

Divine Carole pics, Johan.  Hey I notice you're an Aussie!  Me too.  And you have a Dutch background?  Am I right, with a surname like van Berkel?  My dad was a Dutchman, from Almelo.  Great blog too btw.

At 10:24am on August 31, 2012, Dave Miller said…

Hi Johan,

Welcome to GAOH. I'm sure you'll have a great time visiting here.


At 8:34am on August 31, 2012, Ktrek said…

Johan - Welcome to The Golden Age of Hollywood. I hope you enjoy the site. Great blog by the way!



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