Wednesday, August 30, 2017

National Velvet


Today, I'm reviewing National Velvet (1945). The classic family film stars Elizabeth Taylor as a young girl who rides her beloved horse in the Grand National race.

 This article is part of The 2017 Summer Under the Stars Blogathon hosted by Journeys in Classic Film. Aug. 31 is Taylor's SUTS Day.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Paradine Case


Today, I'm reviewing The Paradine Case (1947). Director Alfred Hitchcock's courtroom drama is about a mysterious woman (Alida Valli) who may have murdered her blind husband.

This article is part of The Third Annual Barrymore Trilogy Blogathon hosted by In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood.

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.