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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.)
 
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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 — 5 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

Dodsworth (1936), or Happy Tho' Married Gets Knocked for a Loop

Hi everyone!

It's been a while since I've blogged, and I did promise I would post here my contribution to The Great Breening Blogathon. So, with the promise that I will contribute here more frequently, here goes...

Dodsworth (1936)



The Technical Stuff (courtesy of Wikipedia)

Directed by     William Wyler

Produced by     Samuel Goldwyn

Written by     Sidney Howard

Based on     Dodsworth 1934 play by Sidney Howard

Dodsworth…

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Added by William Ferry on November 12, 2017 at 6:01pm — No Comments

CAROLE LOMBARD on Audio

I am pleased to announce that the audio edition of my play, LOMBARD, is now available for download at audible.com., Amazon and iTunes. Kathleen Godwin delivers a moving performance as Carole Lombard in this production of my original stage play, which has been enhanced with music and sound effects.
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Added by Michael B. Druxman on November 3, 2017 at 6:57am — No Comments

Clark GABLE on Audio

I am pleased to announce that the audio edition of my play, GABLE, is now available for download at audible.com., Amazon and iTunes. George Utley delivers a magnificent performance as Clark Gable in this production of my original stage play, which has been enhanced with music and sound effects.…

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Added by Michael B. Druxman on November 1, 2017 at 6:59am — No Comments

THE GREAT BREENING BLOGATHON!

Hi everyone! The big day is finally here!

Please be sure to pay a visit to the Pure Entertainment Preservation Society, run by our friend and fellow GAOH member, Tiffany Brannan.

Tiffany graciously accepted my contribution, an examination of DODSWORTH (1936); it was a bit out of the scope of the Breening Blogathon Rules, but I did relate it to the Production Code warnings about divorce and infidelity.

Be sure to read it and check out the other…

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Added by William Ferry on October 14, 2017 at 7:05pm — 1 Comment

TRACY is #1

I just learned that the new audio edition of TRACY is currently the #1 release on Amazon in the Play and Scriptwriting Department. Chris Hendrie delivers a masterful performance as Spencer Tracy in this adaptation of my stage play, which we've enhanced for your listening pleasure with music and sound effects.…
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Added by Michael B. Druxman on October 7, 2017 at 7:02am — No Comments

Ice Cream Soda and Soda Jerks at the Egyptian Theatre

                         Image result for pictures of the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood

The Egyptian Theatre had a wonderful event on that Sunday afternoon. It was a beautiful September day in Hollywood, and the courtyard was filled with people who were standing in line, waiting for ice cream sodas. As the soda jerk whipped up the colorful sodas, the patrons listened to the music of a ukulele player, who sang and Egyptian Theatre.jpg whistled to his own music. After an enjoyable hour and a half in the shaded, Egyptian style courtyard, the eager…

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Added by Tiffany Brannan on September 22, 2017 at 2:20pm — 2 Comments

ERROL FLYNN and Others on Audio

I made a deal yesterday for an actor to do an audio recording of my one-person play, (Errol) FLYNN.



That makes audio versions of five (5) of my one-person plays currently in production. The other four are (Clark) GABLE, (Carole) LOMBARD, (Spencer) TRACY and (Basil) RATHBONE.



It's a bit of a juggling act for me, but (hopefully) all five will be…

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Added by Michael B. Druxman on September 20, 2017 at 7:04am — 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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