Comedy

Doris Day: The Most Glamorous Curmudgeon in NYC

Once upon a time, there was an inconvenient telephone arrangement called the “party line”. Never heard of it? Here’s a description from Mental Floss: A party line was a local telephone loop circuit that was shared by more than one subscriber. There was no privacy on a party line…anyone on your party line could pick up… Continue reading Doris Day: The Most Glamorous Curmudgeon in NYC

Fan Letter

5 Reasons We Love Classic Film

Dear Reader, if you were our neighbour, we would invite you to our place to celebrate National Classic Movie Day on May 16. There would be balloons, champagne and, of course, a classic movie. Oh – and cake, too! Rick at Classic Film and TV Café, an advocate of classic film and movie critic extraordinaire,… Continue reading 5 Reasons We Love Classic Film

Fan Letter · With Thanks

Thank You, Thelma Ritter

This post is a contribution to the A Letter to the Stars blogathon, hosted by In The Mood, Frankly My Dear and Best of the Past. Dear Thelma Ritter: We think you’re the best thing since all-you-can-eat chocolate fondue. As an actor, you never were leading-lady material, yet when we’re watching your movies, we can’t wait until your next… Continue reading Thank You, Thelma Ritter