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IDA: THE LAST LUPINO on audio.

I’m pleased to announce that the audio edition of my one-woman play, IDA: THE LAST LUPINO is now available for download via audible.com, Amazon and iTunes.

 

Kathleen Godwin delivers a powerful performance as Ida Lupino in the drama, which joins the star of HIGH SIERRA, THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT and ROAD HOUSE; director of THE HITCH-HIKER, as well as other films, in 1983 when she is living alone in…

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Added by Michael B. Druxman on March 27, 2019 at 7:37am — No Comments

SUSAN CABOT

Added by Michael B. Druxman on March 16, 2019 at 2:25pm — No Comments

CLIFTON WEBB

CLIFTON WEBB, the 21st play in THE HOLLYWOOD LEGENDS Collection was published today, and is available in both paperback and Kindle editions.

Webb was one of Hollywood's most unlikely star.

Making his sound film debut when he was into his 50s, he starred in such films as LAURA, THE RAZOR'S EDGE, SITTING PRETTY, CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN,  STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER,…

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Added by Michael B. Druxman on March 9, 2019 at 7:43pm — No Comments

New Moon in CHINA

Added by wenshuo on February 26, 2019 at 11:56am — No Comments

DICK POWELL

I am pleased to announce the publication of DICK POWELL, the 20th play in THE HOLLYWOOD LEGENDS Collection.
 
Dick Powell made a career of reinventing himself.
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Added by Michael B. Druxman on January 30, 2019 at 8:52am — 2 Comments

Bullitt

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.

Added by M.T. Fisher on October 7, 2018 at 5:18pm — 2 Comments

2 Hollywood Scandals of the 1950s

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.

https://www.facebook.com/2HollywoodScandals/?modal=admin_todo_tour

Added by Michael B. Druxman on September 21, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

Treasure Trove of Pre-Codes

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…

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Added by Rosie Sayer on September 6, 2018 at 5:12pm — 3 Comments

Edward G. Robinson & George Raft

If you are a fan of Edward G. Robinson and/or George Raft, come join or new group on FaceBook.

https://www.facebook.com/Edward-G-Robinson-George-Raft-241770736480988/?modal=admin_todo_tour

Added by Michael B. Druxman on August 21, 2018 at 9:56pm — No Comments

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 — 1 Comment

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

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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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