Thursday, April 30, 2015

Coming in May

Citizen Kane

We're celebrating Orson Welles 100th birthday with a month full of articles on Citizen Kane (1941).

Here's what's coming up in May, schedule permitting:
- Our movie of the month is Welles' masterpiece, Citizen Kane. I'll be looking at all aspects of this great American film, including features on Welles' career and the inspiration behind the film.
-I'll celebrate Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall's 70th wedding anniversary with an old Hollywood road trip to the Ohio farm where they were married.
-Old Hollywood films will be part of two great blogathons. First, I'll have a feature on Summertime (1955) for The Great Katharine Hepburn Blogathon, and then I'll celebrate National Classic Movie Day on May 16 with a look at Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942).


You can also keep up with us on social media: Follow us on TumblrGoogle+ or Pinterest or like us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter @oldhollywood21.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Maytime

Have You Scene it ?? Maytime 1937

Here's my entry in the Classic Movie Blog Association's spring blogathon, The Fabulous Films of the 30s. My article is about the classic musical Maytime, starring Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald.

Old Hollywood Songs: Mr. Monotony



This week's song is Mr. Monotony performed by Judy Garland in a deleted scene from Easter Parade (1948).

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Top Picks: The Ox-Bow Incident


This week, we're celebrating Anthony Quinn's 100th birthday with a look at one of his most underrated films, The Ox-Bow Incident (1943). Here he is at far left with Dana Andrews; Henry Fonda; Frank Conroy, and Jane Darwell.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Top Picks: A Night to Remember


The RMS Titanic sank in the icy waters of the Atlantic on April 15, 1912. Today, we're looking at A Night to Remember (1958), one of the best films about the doomed ocean liner.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Coming in April

2009 - Week 16

Get ready for a month full of song and dance at Old Hollywood Films.

Here's what's coming up in April, schedule permitting:
- Our movie of the month is Easter Parade (1948) starring Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Ann Miller and Peter Lawford. We'll be looking at all aspects of this classic musical, including features on Fred Astaire's career and the songs of Irving Berlin
-We'll celebrate another great musical, Maytime (1937), starring Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy for the fabulous films of the 30s blogathon. 
-We'll begin a new in-depth series called The Old Hollywood Film School. This month, we'll feature the evolution of the gangster film from its pre-code heyday to postwar films like Key Largo (1948) and White Heat (1949).
-We'll continue our Top 100 Westerns series. Next up is Cimarron (1931) starring Irene Dunne and Richard Dix.


You can also keep up with us on social media: Follow us on Tumblr, Google+ or Pinterest or like us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter @oldhollywood21.