Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Coming in June


Summer will bring some of the brightest stars in cinema to Old Hollywood Films.

Here's what's coming up in June 2016:

* June is the traditional month for weddings. so I'll continue my 1001 classic movie series every Monday with a look at four diverse films with bride in the title: family film, Father of the Bride (1950); innovative musical, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954); horror classic, Bride of Frankenstein (1935), and the Cary Grant comedy, I Was a Male War Bride (1949).

*I'll celebrate the legendary career of Katharine Hepburn with a look at her films of the 1930's, like her Oscar winning performance in Morning Glory (1933).

* On June 2, I'll have a guide for TCM's star of the month, Marie Dressler. Plus, I'll have a TCM Viewer's Guide every Sunday.

There's quite a few good blogathons coming up in June.

*First, the queen of MGM meets the Queen of France in Norma Shearer's version of Marie Antoinette (1938), which I'll write about on June 3 for The Royalty  on Film Blogathon.

*I'll look at the life story of "the world's greatest athlete" Jim Thorpe as depicted in Jim Thorpe -- All-American (1951) on June 4 for the Athletes in Film Blogathon.

*I'll review the great pre-code melodrama A Free Soul (1931) on June 11 for Order in the Court! The Classic Courtroom Movies Blogathon.

*On June 15, I'll write about my movie-star crush William Holden for the Reel Infatuation Blogathon.

*Finally, I'll cover the twister scene in The Wizard of Oz (1939) on June 18 for the Nature's Fury Blogathon.

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