I just saw Bullitt on the big screen, and it was naturally, a wow. The car chase actually made me a tad ill, seeing them go over the hills of San Francisco that way in the cinema. (McQueen's granddaughter said the same thing happened to her.) And it's so nice seeing a good cop show in the movies where there isn't one computer being used. Just good police work.
The Franchot Tone - Barbara Payton - Tom Neal Affair
The Lana Turner/Johnny Stompanato Relationship
These were certainly the 2 most sensational Hollywood scandals of the 1950s.
Come join us and talk about them.
Added by Michael B. Druxman on September 21, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments
Since I generally prefer to watch comedies, I have a lot of pre-Code melodramas/potboilers/morality tales in my collection that I still haven't watched. These were all gifts from friends. I have a huge backlog now, and today I was realizing what a treasure-trove it is.
I have several boxed sets of movies with dozens of Pre-Code movies starring great actors such as Loretta Young, Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Claudette Colbert, Barbara Stanwyck, and on and on--all new to…Continue
If you are a fan of Edward G. Robinson and/or George Raft, come join or new group on FaceBook.
Added by Michael B. Druxman on August 21, 2018 at 9:56pm — No Comments
The Oscars are now going to add a new category, "Most Popular Picture".
The Oscars are supposed to honor the "Best Picture," not the "Most Popular".
The "Most Popular" Picture is determined by the box-office gross. Why does the Academy have to vote on that?
Added by Michael B. Druxman on August 9, 2018 at 7:37am — No Comments
Did you know that you can customize the look of your own personal page on GAOH? All you need to do is click the link on the left side of your personal page to access the customize area. If you want to create your own head banner the size is 955 X 200. You can change color and backgrounds etc. You might actually find it fun to experiment and if you want a CSS script to add to the "Advanced" section that will remove the website name and hide it so only your…Continue
Added by Ktrek on July 21, 2018 at 4:00pm — No Comments
You can make GAOH great again! Here are some tips on how to do that:
1. Write a blog post - people read these. They may not always reply but they are read.
2. Start a thread in one of the forum areas - Just find the appropriate area in Forums and get a conversation started.
3. Participate in the many specialty sub-groups.
4. Post some photos
5. Post some videos to YouTube and link them…Continue
I just posted the following on my FB page, as well as several FB pages that I visit.
We need to bring people back here, so please do the same on your FB pages and elsewhere.
Added by Michael B. Druxman on July 18, 2018 at 8:04am — No Comments
This address is the location of the Hollywood and Western Building, which was constructed in 1928 by Louis B. Mayer for the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America (MPPDA). On July 15, 1934, an amendment was put in place which made a Seal of Approval from the Production Code Administration (PCA) necessary for the release of every American movie. That Sunday…Continue
Added by Michael B. Druxman on April 28, 2018 at 10:49am — No Comments
I'll not be renewing The Golden Age of Hollywood this year come July. I can no longer justify asking members to help pay for a site that is dead. It's time for me to move along as well. I do appreciate everyone that participated over the years and especially those who donated to keep GAOH alive.
Added by Michael B. Druxman on April 7, 2018 at 9:02am — No Comments
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The Star Maker (1939). The movie is really charming. Bing works well with children. Musicals on the big screen were extremely popular during this era and Crosby became well known as a Hollywood actor as well as musical artist.
Bing starred as Larry Earl, an unsuccessful songwriter who decides to settle down with his…Continue
Each week it told the story of one of the travelers on an 1870's "wagon train" making its way across the…Continue
I am pleased to announce the publication of my latest one-woman stage play, IDA: The Last Lupino, which is available in both paperback and Kindle editions via Amazon.
Unlike all my other one-person stage plays, Ida Lupino was a actress that I knew. I met her and her then-husband, Howard Duff,…
Added by Michael B. Druxman on January 15, 2018 at 12:55pm — No Comments
Teresa Wright starred in three of the most well known films of the 40s – "Shadow of Doubt", "Mrs Miniver" and "The Best years of our Lives". As she entered her 30s, Wright, always attractive was offered parts of rather plain women in less interesting films - with notable exceptions…Continue