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DUMB IDEA!

The Oscars are now going to add a new category, "Most Popular Picture".

DUMB IDEA!

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

Clark Gable on Audio

George Utley IS Clark Gable.
 
Take a listen:
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Added by Michael B. Druxman on August 1, 2018 at 2:14pm — 2 Comments

Did you know?

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…

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Added by Ktrek on July 21, 2018 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Let's Make GAOH Great Again!

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…

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Added by Ktrek on July 20, 2018 at 3:28pm — 5 Comments

HELP PROMOTE GAOH

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.

THE GOLDEN AGE OF HOLLYWOOD lives!
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Added by Michael B. Druxman on July 18, 2018 at 8:04am — No Comments

The Story of the Code Through Classical Song at Hollywood and Western

At 3 PM on July 15, the Code is returning to its first home, 5504 Hollywood Boulevard!

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…

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Added by Tiffany Brannan on June 12, 2018 at 5:00pm — No Comments

BRODERICK CRAWFORD: A Play in Two Acts

I am pleased to announce that my play, BRODERICK CRAWFORD, is now available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle editions. (The 2 editions probably won't be "married" on Amazon for about 24 hours, so if you want the Kindle, you'll have to look it up separately.)
 
BRODERICK…
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Added by Michael B. Druxman on April 28, 2018 at 10:49am — No Comments

We've had a good run!

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. 

auf Wiedersehen!…

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Added by Ktrek on April 18, 2018 at 9:32am — 25 Comments

Yvonne De Carlo

I am pleased to announce the publication of YVONNE DE CARLO, the 18th play in THE HOLLYWOOD LEGENDS collection.
 
This one-woman play about Hollywood's "Queen of Technicolor" is set in 1974 when the lively, direct-speaking star of many action films, plus THE…
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Added by Michael B. Druxman on April 7, 2018 at 9:02am — No Comments

Ida Lupino Centennial

Today marks the centennial of IDA LUPINO. This amazing, trail-blazing actress, director and producer was born on February 4, 1918 in the UK.
 
Her unforgettable film credits as an actress include THE LIGHT THAT FAILED,…
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Added by Michael B. Druxman on February 4, 2018 at 10:17am — No Comments

The Star Maker is one of the rarest Bing Crosby movies

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…

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Added by Tony Rosa on January 23, 2018 at 11:45am — 2 Comments

Wagon Train tv series

The show chronicles the adventures of a wagon train as it makes its way from Missouri to California. There were 284 episodes in 8 seasons: the first aired on September 18, 1957.

Each week it told the story of one of the travelers on an 1870's "wagon train" making its way across…

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Added by Tony Rosa on January 17, 2018 at 11:16am — 4 Comments

IDA LUPINO

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.



https://www.amazon.com/dp/1983499994/ref=sr_1_1



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,…

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Added by Michael B. Druxman on January 15, 2018 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Teresa Wright

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…

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Added by Tony Rosa on January 13, 2018 at 1:18pm — 1 Comment

The Singing Sweethearts Blogathon!

Below is an article which my sister, Rebekah, wrote for my website. Here is the link to the original post: https://pureentertainmentpreservationsociety.wordpress.com/2017/12/20/ring-the-assembly-bell-here-comes-the-singing-sweethearts-blogathon/. We would…

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Added by Tiffany Brannan on December 29, 2017 at 10:23pm — No Comments

RATHBONE, a one-person play, is now on Audio

The audio edition of my one-person stage play, RATHBONE, just became available on Amazon, audible.com and, within a day or two, iTunes.



Jake Sanson delivers a terrific performance as Basil Rathbone.…



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Added by Michael B. Druxman on December 5, 2017 at 1:31pm — No Comments

Clark Gable & Carole Lombard: A Conversation

(Clark) GABLE and (Carole) LOMBARD are two of my one-person stage plays that are now available on audio.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqKGOZu5P1U

George Utley plays Clark Gable and Kathleen Godwin is Carole Lombard.

The plays can be downloaded at audible.com, Amazon or iTunes.

Both plays are also available in paperback…

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Added by Michael B. Druxman on November 29, 2017 at 10:03am — No Comments

ERROL FLYNN on Audio

I just got word that the audio adaptation of FLYNN, my one-person stage play about Errol Flynn, is now available for download on Amazon, audible.com and, within a day or so, iTunes. Sam Burns brings the screen's most famous Robin Hood to life in this production, which has been enhanced with music and sound effects. Enjoy!…



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Added by Michael B. Druxman on November 20, 2017 at 10:09am — No Comments

Clark GABLE and Spencer TRACY: A conversation

(Clark) GABLE and (Spencer) TRACY: A conversation.
 

Added by Michael B. Druxman on November 13, 2017 at 10:29am — 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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