Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Old Hollywood Songs: Jailhouse Rock


Today, I'm writing about the story behind the song Jailhouse Rock from the 1957 musical of the same name. The movie stars Elvis Presley as a convict turned rock 'n' roll star.

This article is part of The 2017 Summer Under the Stars Blogathon hosted by Journeys in Classic Film. Aug. 16 is Presley's SUTS Day.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Old Hollywood Top Five: Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers Dance Numbers


Today, I'm counting down my five favorite Ginger Rogers-Fred Astaire dance numbers. The photo above shows the legendary duo in Top Hat (1935).

This article is part of The 2017 Summer Under the Stars Blogathon hosted by Journeys in Classic Film. Aug. 11 is Rogers' SUTS Day.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

1001 Classic Movies: On the Town


On the Town (1949) is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. The musical stars Frank Sinatra (left), Jules Munshin, and Gene Kelly as three sailors who are on shore leave in New York City.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Lon Chaney: A Life in Film


Today, I'm writing about the great actor Lon Chaney, one of the most talented and original minds to ever appear in old Hollywood films.

This article is part of The 2017 Summer Under the Stars Blogathon hosted by Journeys in Classic Film. Aug. 3 is Chaney's SUTS day.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)


Today, I'm writing about director F. W. Murnau's silent masterpiece Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927). It stars George O'Brien and Janet Gaynor as a married couple who quarrel and then reconcile in a 24-hour period.

This article is part the 'Till Death Us Do Part: To Love, Honor and. . .Murder blogathon hosted by Cinemaven's Essays from the Couch.

Monday, July 17, 2017

The Classic Movie Marathon Link Party #17


I'm co-hosting this week's Classic Movie Marathon Link Party with Elaine of Classic Movie Treasures and Paddy from Caftan Woman. Feel free to jump in and share your articles and links about everything and anything classic-movie related.

Jamaica Inn (1939)


Today, I'm writing about the Alfred Hitchcock-directed swashbuckler Jamaica Inn (1939). It stars Maureen O'Hara and Robert Newton as two young people who are caught up with a gang of smugglers in 19th century Cornwall.

This article is part of the Swashathon: A Blogathon of Swashbuckling Adventure hosted by Movies Silently.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

A TCM Viewer's Guide for the Week of July 17, 2017


Rear Window (1954) is one of the Alfred Hitchcock-directed films airing on TCM this week. It stars Grace Kelly and James Stewart as a couple who spy a murder through an apartment window.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

1001 Classic Movies: Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison


Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957) is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. It stars Deborah Kerr and Robert Mitchum as a nun and Marine who are stranded on a remote island during World War II.

Monday, July 10, 2017

The Classic Movie Marathon Link Party #16


I'm co-hosting this week's Classic Movie Marathon Link Party with Elaine of Classic Movie Treasures and Paddy from Caftan Woman. Feel free to jump in and share your articles and links about everything and anything classic-movie related.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

A TCM Viewer's Guide for the Week of July 10, 2017


Rebecca (1940) is one of the Alfred Hitchcock-directed movies airing on TCM this week. It stars Joan Fontaine (left) as a newlywed who is tormented by the devoted servant (Judith Anderson) of her husband's first wife.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Monday, July 3, 2017

The Classic Movie Marathon Link Party #15


I'm co-hosting this week's Classic Movie Marathon Link Party with Elaine of Classic Movie Treasures and Paddy from Caftan Woman. Feel free to jump in and share your articles and links about everything and anything classic-movie related.

Captain Blood (1935)


Today, I'm writing about the swashbuckler Captain Blood (1935), starring Olivia de Havilland and Errol Flynn.

This article is part of The Second Annual Olivia de Havilland Blogathon + Errol Flynn hosted by Phyllis Loves Classic Movies and In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood

Monday, June 26, 2017

The Classic Movie Marathon Link Party No #14


I'm co-hosting this week's Classic Movie Marathon Link Party with Elaine Hodges of Classic Movie Treasures. Feel free to jump in and share your articles and links about everything and anything classic-movie related.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Wally Fay in Mildred Pierce


Today, I'm writing about my cinematic soft spot for the character of Wally Fay in the classic film noir Mildred Pierce (1945). In the production still above, Wally, played by Jack Carson, straps on an apron to help Mildred (Joan Crawford) and Lottie (Butterfly McQueen) in the kitchen.

This article is part of the Reel Infatuation Blogathon hosted by Font and Frock and Silver Screenings.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Rear Window Photo Gallery


Today, I'm featuring photos, posters, and sketches from director Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller Rear Window (1954). The photo above shows Hitch conferring with stars James Stewart and Grace Kelly.

Monday, June 19, 2017

The Classic Movie Marathon Link Party No. 13


I'm co-hosting this week's Classic Movie Marathon Link Party with Elaine Hodges of Classic Movie Treasures. Feel free to jump in and share your articles and links about everything and anything classic-movie related.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

1001 Classic Movies: The African Queen


The African Queen (1951) is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. Katharine Hepburn plays a missionary to East Africa who falls for boat captain Humphrey Bogart in this classic romance set during World War I.

Monday, June 12, 2017

The Classic Movie Marathon Link Party No. 12


I'm co-hosting this week's Classic Movie Marathon Link Party with Elaine Hodges of Classic Movie Treasures. Feel free to jump in and share your articles and links about everything and anything classic-movie related.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

A TCM Viewer's Guide for the Week of June 12, 2017


TCM is airing a night of movies from British directors Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger this week. They include the haunting drama Black Narcissus (1947) about a group of nuns (Deborah Kerr is pictured above) who live in a remote Himalayan outpost.

Friday, June 9, 2017

1001 Classic Movies: The Fighting 69th


The Fighting 69th (1940) is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. This World War I drama stars Pat O'Brien (left) as a Catholic priest who mentors doughboy James Cagney.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Robin and the 7 Hoods


Today, I'm celebrating Dean Martin's 100th birthday with a review of the gangster film/musical Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964). The photo above shows Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Dean Martin behind a portrait of Edward G. Robinson.

This article is part of The Dean Martin Centenary Blogathon hosted by Musings of a Classic Film Addict.

Monday, June 5, 2017

The Classic Movie Marathon Link Party #11


Welcome to The Classic Movie Marathon Link Party #11. From now on, I'm going to be joining Elaine Hodges of Classic Movie Treasures as a regular co-host. Feel free to jump in and share your articles about anything and everything classic-movie related.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Friday, June 2, 2017

Monday, May 29, 2017

The Classic Movie Marathon Link Party #10


Welcome to The Classic Movie Marathon Link Party #10. I'm co-hosting this week with Elaine Hodges from Classic Movie Treasures and Steve Bailey from Movie Movie Blog Blog. Feel free to jump in and add your links about anything and everything classic-movie related.

Friday, May 26, 2017

1001 Classic Movies: The Magnificent Ambersons


The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. This Orson-Welles directed drama about a turn-of-the-century Indiana family stars from left: Richard Bennett; Joseph Cotten; Dolores Costello; Don Dillaway; Agnes Moorehead, and Ray Collins.

Monday, May 22, 2017

The Classic Movie Marathon Link Party #9


Welcome to the Classic Movie Marathon Link Party #9. I'm going to be co-hosting with Elaine Hodges from Classic Movie Treasures and Steve Bailey from Movie Movie Blog Blog for the next two weeks. Feel free to jump in and add your links about anything and everything classic-movie related.

Friday, May 19, 2017

1001 Classic Movies: Woman of the Year


Woman of the Year (1942) is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. This romantic comedy stars Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn as dueling newspaper reporters who fall in love.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

7 Women


Today, I'm writing about director John Ford's final film 7 Women (1966). The historical drama stars from left: Anne Bancroft (seated); Sue Lyon; Mildred Dunnock; Margaret Leighton; Hans William Lee; unidentified; Eddie Albert, and Betty Field.

This article is part of Underseen and Underrated: The CMBA Spring '17 Blogathon from the members of the Classic Movie Blog Association.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Old Hollywood Top 5: Movie Stars


Today, I'm celebrating National Classic Movie Day (it's May 16) with an article about my top five favorite movie stars.

This article is part of the Five Stars Blogathon hosted by Classic Film and TV Cafe.

The Classic Movie Marathon Link Party #8


Welcome to The Classic Movie Marathon Link Party #8. I'm going to be co-hosting with Elaine Hodges of Classic Movie Treasures for the next three weeks so jump in an add your links about everything and anything classic-movie related.