TCM's July star of the month is old Hollywood living legend Olivia de Havilland.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Grab some birthday cake and a party hat because Old Hollywood Films will be celebrating the 100th birthday of Olivia de Havilland next month.
Here's what's coming up in July 2016:
* Ms. de Havilland will be 100 years young on Friday, so I'll continue my 1001 classic movie series every Monday (except July 4) with a look at three of de Havilland's best films: the swashbuckler The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), the psychological drama The Snake Pit (1948), and the Southern Gothic horror film, Hush . . . Hush Sweet Charlotte (1964).
*I'll have a TCM star of the month guide for de Havilland on Friday, and I'll review de Havilland's great performance in Light in the Piazza (1962) on Saturday for the Olivia de Havilland Centenary Blogathon. Plus, I'll have a series on the gowns of Gone With the Wind (1939) each Wednesday.
*I'll also celebrate Olivia's career on social media. You can follow me on Tumblr, Google+ or Pinterest or like Old Hollywood Film's page on Facebook. Follow me on Twitter @oldhollywood21.
There's some good blogathons coming in July:
*First, I'll take a look at the never completed 1937 version of I, Claudius for the Sword & Sandal Blogathon on July 8-10.
*I'll review Warner Bros. social realism drama I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang for Hot & Bothered: The Films of 1932 blogathon on July 9-10.
*I'll celebrate the genius of special effects artist Ray Harryhausen with a review of The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958) for the Ray Harryhausen Blogathon on July 10-15.
*Finally, I'll celebrate Joan Crawford's legendary career with a review of Mannequin (1938) for The Joan Crawford Blogathon on July 28-30.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
June Brides: June is the traditional month for weddings, so throughout the month I wrote about four diverse films that have "bride" in the title.
Father of the Bride (1950): Spencer Tracy plays a doting dad who is trying to give his daughter (Elizabeth Taylor) the wedding of her dreams in this classic family comedy.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954): This innovative musical directed by Stanley Donen finds Howard Keel as the head of a pioneer clan of lonely brothers who are looking for some "Sobbin' Women."
The Bride of Frankenstein (1935): The monster (Boris Karloff) gets a wife (Elsa Lanchester) in this movie, which is one of the best Universal Pictures horror films of the 1930's.
I Was a Male War Bride (1949): This delightful comedy of errors starring Cary Grant and Ann Sheridan was based on a true story.
Monday, June 27, 2016
I Was a Male War Bride (1949), starring Ann Sheridan and Cary Grant, is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see.
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Friday, June 24, 2016
Today, I'm writing about six of Katharine Hepburn's thirties movies from Mary of Scotland (1936) to Holiday (1938).
Monday, June 20, 2016
The Bride of Frankenstein (1935), starring Elsa Lanchester, is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see.
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Today, I'm taking a behind the scenes look at the tornado scene in The Wizard of Oz (1939).
This article is part of the Nature's Fury Blogathon hosted by Cinematic Catharsis.
Friday, June 17, 2016
Today, I'm writing about five of Katharine Hepburn's thirties movies from Spitfire (1934) to Sylvia Scarlett (1936).
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Today, I'm making a list of reasons why William Holden in Sunset Boulevard (1950) is the perfect old Hollywood boyfriend.
This article is part of the Reel Infatuation Blogathon hosted by Font & Frock and Silver Screenings.
Monday, June 13, 2016
Sunday, June 12, 2016
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), starring Tim Holt, Walter Huston, and Humphrey Bogart is one of the classic movies airing on TCM this week.
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Today, I'm reviewing the classic legal melodrama A Free Soul (1931), starring Lionel Barrymore and Norma Shearer.
This article is part of Order in the Court! The Classic Courtroom Movies Blogathon hosted by Second Sight Cinema and CineMaven's Essays From the Couch.
Friday, June 10, 2016
Today, I'm looking at Katharine Hepburn's first four films of the 1930's, including Morning Glory (1933), where she played struggling actress Eva Lovelace (photo above).
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Monday, June 6, 2016
Father of the Bride (1950), starring Elizabeth Taylor, Don Taylor, and Spencer Tracy, is one of the 1001 Classic Movies You Should See.
Sunday, June 5, 2016
Today, I'm reviewing the biopic, Jim Thorpe -- All-American (1951), starring Burt Lancaster.
This article is part of the Athletes in Film Blogathon hosted by Once Upon a Screen and Wide Screen World.
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Friday, June 3, 2016
Today, I'm reviewing the 1938 biopic of French Queen Marie Antoinette, starring Norma Shearer.
This article is part of The Royalty on Film Blogathon hosted by The Flapper Dame.