This week's holiday offerings include an I Love Lucy Christmas special starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.
Sunday, December 20, 2015
Saturday, December 19, 2015
Today, I'm reviewing It's a Wonderful Life (1946), a classic Christmas movie that I think avid cinephiles will love.
This article is part of the A Movie Gift to You blogathon hosted by Movie Movie Blog Blog
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Today, I'm paying the classics forward by creating a list of some of my old Hollywood favorites just in time for the holidays. Loretta Young in The Bishop's Wife (1947) is on my list.
Sunday, December 13, 2015
This week's classic Christmas movies include Miracle on 34th Street (1947) starring Natalie Wood and Edmund Gwenn.
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Today, I'm celebrating Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday with a look at one of his best MGM musicals, On the Town (1949). Here's Ol' Blue Eyes on the Brooklyn Bridge with costars Jules Munshin (center), and Gene Kelly (right).
This article is part of the Sinatra Centennial Blogathon hosted by Movie Classics and The Vintage Cameo.
Thursday, December 10, 2015
The charming romantic comedy That Touch of Mink (1962), starring Cary Grant and Doris Day, is one of the classic movies that arrived on Netflix Instant this month.
Sunday, December 6, 2015
The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942) starring Monty Woolley, Bette Davis, and Ann Sheridan is one of the classic Christmas movies airing this week.
Saturday, December 5, 2015
Today, I'm writing about the classic screwball comedy His Girl Friday (1940) starring Cary Grant (left), Rosalind Russell, and Ralph Bellamy.
This post is part of the Try It, You'll Like It blogathon hosted by Sister Celluloid and Movies Silently. This blogathon is all about gateway movies that may be able to turn classic film skeptics into old movie fans.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Sunday, November 29, 2015
It's a Wonderful Life (1946) starring Donna Reed (left), James Stewart, and Karolyn Grimes is one of the classic Christmas movies airing on television this week.
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Roman Holiday (1953) is coming to the big screen this week in select theaters across the U.S. Here's the story behind the all-time classic romance starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Today's song is Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep) performed by Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney in White Christmas (1954).
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Here's a guide to the classic Christmas movies and TV shows that are airing this week. They include the classic Tracy and Hepburn rom-com Desk Set (1957).
Friday, November 20, 2015
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Today, I'm looking at director Howard Hawks' classic Western Red River (1948) starring John Wayne (left) and Montgomery Clift.
This article is part of the Criterion Blogathon hosted by Criterion Blues, Speakeasy, and Silver Screenings.
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Today, I'm looking at the life and career of the beloved old Hollywood character actor S.Z. Sakall. Here he is as Otto Oberkugen in In the Good Old Summertime (1949).
This article is part of the What a Character! blogathon hosted by Once Upon a Screen, Outspoken & Freckled, and Paula's Cinema Club.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Today, I'm celebrating Grace Kelly's Nov. 12 birthday with a review of her penultimate film, The Swan (1956). The photo above shows Kelly with co-star Alec Guinness.
This article is part of The Wonderful Grace Kelly Blogathon hosted by The Wonderful World of Cinema.
Friday, November 6, 2015
Today, I'm celebrating the 100th anniversary of the swashbuckler with an article about the Walt Disney version of Treasure Island (1950) starring Bobby Driscoll (left) as Jim Hawkins and Robert Newton as legendary pirate Long John Silver.
This article is part of the Swashathon hosted by Movies Silently.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Here's the classic movies that started streaming on Netflix in November. They include the fun Tracy and Hepburn movie, Desk Set (1957).
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Today, I'm all wrapped up in the horror classic, The Mummy (1932), starring Boris Karloff.
This article is part of the Universal Pictures Blogathon hosted by Silver Scenes.
Monday, October 26, 2015
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Today, I'm writing about the silent film career of one of old Hollywood's great canine stars, the original Rin Tin Tin. Here's Rinty in one of the many signed autographs that were distributed by his owner, Lee Duncan.
This article is part of The Silent Cinema Blogathon hosted by In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood and Lauren Champkin.
Monday, October 19, 2015
Today, I'm writing about the Joad's journey from Oklahoma to California in The Grapes of Wrath (1940). This production still shows Dorris Bowdon (left), Jane Darwell, and Henry Fonda packed into the front seat of the family's Hudson Super Six Sedan.
This article is part of the Classic Movie Blog Association's Fall Blogathon on Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Cavalry officers George Custer (Ronald Reagan, third from left) and J.E.B. Stuart (Errol Flynn, fourth from left) form a lifelong friendship in Santa Fe Trail (1940).
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Today, I'm writing about the great film noir Border Incident (1949) starring one of old Hollywood's leading Hispanic stars, Ricardo Montalban.
This article is part of Hollywood's Hispanic Heritage Blogathon hosted by Once Upon a Screen.
Friday, October 9, 2015
Today, I'm writing about The Shop Around the Corner (1940) starring Margaret Sullavan and James Stewart, and the two remakes of that classic romantic comedy, In the Good Old Summertime (1949) and You've Got Mail (1998).
This article is for the They Remade What?! blogathon hosted by Phyllis Loves Classic Movies.
Monday, October 5, 2015
Friday, October 2, 2015
October features a fairly good selection of classic movies on Netflix, especially if you're a fan of Frank Sinatra, Stanley Kubrick, and Laura (1944). Here's Dana Andrews contemplating Gene Tierney's iconic portrait in the classic film noir.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Today's song is When You Wish Upon a Star performed by Cliff Edwards as the voice of Jiminy Cricket in Pinocchio (1940).
Friday, September 25, 2015
Today, I'm looking at the classic football movie Knute Rockne, All-American (1940) starring Pat O'Brien and Ronald Reagan.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
This article is part of the See You in the Fall blogathon hosted by MovieMovieBlogBlog.
Friday, September 18, 2015
Today, I'm celebrating TCM and old Hollywood movies with a look at The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), starring Kirk Douglas and Lana Turner.
This article is part of the TCM Discoveries Blogathon hosted by The Nitrate Diva.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Today, I'm celebrating Lauren Bacall's influence on film noir in honor of her 91st birthday.
This article is part of The Lauren Bacall Blogathon hosted by In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood.
Saturday, September 12, 2015
From Claudette Colbert's forgotten legs to glamour shots of Tyrone Power, here's what was happening in the fan magazines of September 1940.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Today, I'm reviewing the great gangster film, The Public Enemy (1931) starring James Cagney and Edward Woods.
This article is part of the William Wellman Blogathon hosted by Now Voyaging.
Sunday, September 6, 2015
Today, I'm celebrating Labor Day with an article about old Hollywood's two favorite working stiffs, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. Above, the boys are a pair of inept fishermen in Towed in a Hole (1932).
Friday, September 4, 2015
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
2015 is the 75th anniversary of the films of 1940. Throughout the fall, I'll be celebrating the diamond anniversary of films like The Philadelphia Story, starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, and James Stewart.
Monday, August 31, 2015
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Friday, August 28, 2015
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Today, I'm celebrating Ingrid Bergman's 100th birthday with an article about her wonderful performance in The Bells of St. Mary's (1945). Here she is with Bing Crosby in a publicity still for this family drama.
This article is part of The Wonderful Ingrid Bergman Blogathon hosted by The Wonderful World of Cinema.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Today, I'm reviewing The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942), starring Monty Woolley as famed broadcaster and writer Sheridan Whiteside. In this publicity still, Whiteside is accompanied by his faithful secretary (Bette Davis) and his friendly rival (Reginald Gardiner).
This article was originally written for the Summer Under the Stars blogathon hosted by Journeys in Classic Film.