Canada’s Vintage Film Festival and the Ghost of Marie Dressler

“When I was a kid, I came to this theatre to watch cowboy movies.” An audience member mused about her childhood prior to a screening of the classic western, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962). The film was shown last weekend at The Capitol Theatre in Port Hope, Ontario. The Capitol was the site of… Continue reading Canada’s Vintage Film Festival and the Ghost of Marie Dressler


Forgotten Filmcast Episode 116: Strike Up the Band

Originally posted on Forgotten Films:
On this episode of the Forgotten Filmcast, Todd is joined by Ruth Kerr from Silver Screenings to look at Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland in the 1940 Busby Berkeley musical Strike Up the Band. Download the Show: iTunes Podomatic Your Listen Show Notes: Silver Screenings Ruth at Twitter Movies Discussed:…

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A Night at the Movies: 1917 Version

If we had a time travel machine, we’d take you on a random weekend in New York City in 1917. We could shop for a clothing fad that’s all the rage, called the Trench Coat. Then we could visit Coney Island to ride the new “Top” roller coaster. And in the evening? Why, the movies,… Continue reading A Night at the Movies: 1917 Version


#ReelInfatuation 2018 – Day 3

The Reel Infatuation Blogathon is terrific fun. Discovering people’s character crushes is an enjoyable experience, but it’s also uplifting. Essays that praise the good in others are refreshing. We could use a little more of that, wouldn’t you say? Thanks to Maedez of Font and Frock and A Small Press Life for her ideas and… Continue reading #ReelInfatuation 2018 – Day 3


#ReelInfatuation 2018 – Day 2

It’s been another fabulous day here at the Real Infatuation blogathon. We’re feeling the character crush love! Bloggers: If we missed your post today, fear not – we’ll include you in tomorrow’s recap. Haven’t signed up, but still want to join the fun? You bet! Just leave a comment below. Meanwhile, please enjoy today’s Reel… Continue reading #ReelInfatuation 2018 – Day 2


#ReelInfatuation 2018 – Day 1

It’s difficult to think of anything more fabulous than a day at the spa, unless you’re talking about the Reel Infatuation Blogathon. We’ve just spent a glorious day reading about characters who are admired, and why they are special. It’s joyful and refreshing, and it helps restore a little faith in humanity. Thanks to Maedez,… Continue reading #ReelInfatuation 2018 – Day 1


#ReelInfatuation Blogathon Starts Friday!

The Reel Infatuation Blogathon starts Friday, and we can’t wait! This is a blogathon where we dish about our secret (or not-so-secret) screen or book character crushes – past or present. Click HERE for the original announcement and HERE for the roster. If you, like us, are having trouble picking one fictional character, you can… Continue reading #ReelInfatuation Blogathon Starts Friday!


2018 Reel Infatuation Blogathon–How to Participate Without Writing a Post!

Originally posted on Font and Frock:
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. …


Announcing the Reel Infatuation Blogathon 2018

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


The Lon Chaney Sr Blogathon: Day Two

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