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Picture this… It’s May 2018. The yearly Reel Infatuation Blogathon is just a few weeks away. 2018 RI Banner (Flesh and the Devil) You have a character crush, or ten (we don’t judge, after all you’re only human), but don’t consider yourself a writer. Or, that kind of writer. …
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Of course Gracie Allen was in the movies, but she didn’t make a lot of ’em. She didn’t have to. If our math is correct, she appeared in 18 films (17 features and one short) between 1929 and 1944. Now, the movies didn’t make her a Big Star. She already was a big star, and… Continue reading One of the Most Successful Women in Showbiz, and her Husband
You might as well know. We (as in, yours truly) are a sucker for Technicolor comedies about New York City. We can’t help it. We love a bright, busy city full of smart, witty people, a place where Dreams Come True. For example, look at the 1949 confection, On the Town. Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly and Jules Munshin… Continue reading A Superficial Hollywood Musical? Say it Ain’t So!
We’re excited to be back with the Reel Infatuation Blogathon! This blogathon is the brainchild of the fabulous Maedez of Font and Frock and A Small Press Life. Reel Infatuation runs June 8-10, and we want you to join us. We want to hear about your film/TV/book character crush. (You can find this year’s Official… Continue reading Announcing the Reel Infatuation Blogathon 2018
It’s Day 2 of the Lon Chaney Blogathon, a weekend of tributes to a legendary Hollywood actor. Maddy Loves Her Classic Films invited us to join her this weekend, and we’re thrilled to learn more about this remarkable man. You can read Day 1 Entries HERE. Today’s entries continue to highlight Chaney’s ability to become… Continue reading The Lon Chaney Sr Blogathon: Day Two
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The Lon Chaney Sr Blogathon has finally arrived! Over the next two days, 11 wonderful bloggers will be submitting their articles celebrating the life and career of Lon Chaney Sr. Lon is one of my favourite actors. I have long wanted to do something to celebrate his…
We just watched the documentary, Lon Chaney: A Thousand Faces (2000), and now we’re convinced Lon Chaney was one of the greatest performers in early Hollywood. Now, you may not be familiar with Chaney, and that’s OK. We’ll try to present our case as best we can. First, let’s sort out some biographical data. Chaney was born in 1883 in… Continue reading Who on Earth was Lon Chaney?
If you’d like to learn more about the remarkable actor, Lon Chaney, Sr., and why he’s known as “The Man of A Thousand Faces”, then you must visit us this weekend. The Lon Chaney Blogathon runs this Saturday and Sunday (May 5-6). We’re celebrating a man who is still regarded as a legend by actors and… Continue reading Lon Chaney Blogathon Starts Saturday!
American playwright Arthur Miller once wrote a screenplay for his wife, Marilyn Monroe, called The Misfits (1961). It’s a somber, take-no-prisoners story, set in the bleak landscape surrounding Reno, Nevada. “Nevada is the Leave-It State,” explains Thelma Ritter in the film, meaning it’s the place to leave your spouse, your money and your nuclear fall-out. (Nevada… Continue reading The Last Film of Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable
Well, here’s a surprise. Turns out we earthlings owe our planetary survival to Bugs Bunny. You likely didn’t expect that, and we didn’t either. You can see the whole ordeal unfold in the Looney Tunes short, Haredevil Hare (1948). It begins, as ordeals generally do, on a bright, sunny day. Scientists drag a reluctant Bugs… Continue reading Bugs Bunny and the Uranium PU-36 Explosive Space Modulator