Robert Osborne, Beloved Host of Turner Classic Movies, Dies at 84 [THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER]
Greta Garbo was born on 18 September 1905. Here she is in a publicity photo from Anna Christie (1930).
You can buy a reproduction poster here:
The focus of this whole thing is, of course, Dean Jagger as General Waverly. I took care of that in Part I. Part II is just an overview of the film itself, which is so well-known as to be part of our cultural fabric. Part III will cover the amazing fashions featured in the film.
Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby) and Phil Davis (Danny Kaye) are two entertainers serving in the Army in WWII. They’re not very good soldiers, but they are worth their weight in songs. Continue reading
Disclaimer: This essay is about the character Major General Thomas F. Waverly as played by actor Dean Jagger. For an overview of the full plot of White Christmas, please read the follow-up post.
I just fell through the looking-glass and somersaulted my way into the cinematic world of Pine Tree, Vermont. It is December 1954, and you can call me Mae in Wonderland.
There’s fresh snow on the ground, it’s very Vermonty, and I’m better dressed than I was two hours ago.
Unsurprisingly, everything looks better in Technicolor. Continue reading
The CAPA Summer Movie Series is one of the (many, many) reasons I am thrilled to be living in my hometown again. It’s the oldest still-running classic film series in the US.
Of this year’s line-up, I’m particularly excited to see the gorgeously photographed silent classic “Sunrise” (1927) blossom on a big screen. Bonus: Clark Wilson will be on hand at the Ohio Theatre to play the Mighty Morton organ.
I’ll definitely dedicate another post or two to the series. Until then…
We’re in the midst of a great blogathon!
Dorothy Lamour is ready for her Big Party. Image: Fine Art America
Hooray! We’re off to a great start with our “Dot” Blogathon! Today’s posts show Dorothy’s versatility as an actress, a singer, and a trend-setting fashion icon.
Bloggers: If you post later tonight, we will include your post in tomorrow evening’s recap.
Enjoy today’s contributions!
Love Letters to Old Hollywood explains why Don Ameche wants Dorothy to be Slightly French (1949).
Mike’s Take on Movies asks if Dan Duryea is railroading Dorothy in Manhandled (1949).
Christina Wehner looks at Dorothy’s incredible talent as a (torch) singer.
LA Explorer laments Dorothy’s lack of screen time in They Got Me Covered (1943).
The Motion Pictures celebrates Dorothy’s parody of the femme fatale in My Favorite Brunette (1947).
Old Hollywood Films explores Dorothy’s role as a sarong-wearing fashion icon.
Check back tomorrow for more Dorothy love! For the full list of participants, click on the…
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Happy 110th birthday to my all-time favourite actress: the incredibly talented, inimitable, hilarious, gorgeous Myrna Loy!
2 August 1905:
Where Everything is Beautiful and Everyone Dies:
The titular Blanche Fury and her lover Philip Thorn are outstandingly beautiful people. Their clothes are elegant and perfectly cut. The vast estate on which they live is richly appointed. It is full of expensive furniture and many servants. They are passionate, and very much in love with each other.
Unfortunately for them…
their lives are playing out in a Gothic genre film set in the Victorian era.
Too bad, beautiful people.
It was nice knowing you.
We’ll be covering the murderous duo of Valerie Hobson and Stewart Granger in ‘Blanche Fury.’
The first Great Villain Blogathon in 2014 was such a fun and huge event that, in the tradition of the greatest movie villains, we
threatened promised to return and wreak havoc again with another event celebrating cinema’s biggest cretins.
We cordially invite you to participate in the Great Villain Blogathon 2015. Pick a movie villain to write about and join us in this dissection of the dastardly and depraved, this survey of the stinking and spiteful, this audit of hateful and heinous characters.
You may write on any Big Bad from any era, country and genre, whether they were dictators, outlaws, criminals, politicians, mistresses, monsters, slashers, gangsters, mama’s boys, hammy and backstabbing actresses, artificial intelligence, aliens, wicked stepmothers, or any…
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