Category Archives: Actresses

Breaking News Blogathon: Arise, My Love (Leisen, 1940)

Firstly, I want to thank all the bloggers who signed upĀ  for our event. I was so happy to see so many responses to this topic, and I’m looking forward to reading all the contributions over this weekend. Over the … Continue reading

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Summer Under the Stars Blogathon: The Bad and the Beautiful (Minnelli, 1953)

This post is a contribution to the Summer Under the Stars Blogathon. Thanks to Jill and Michael for hosting again this year! For director Vincente Minnelli’s follow-up to the Best Picture-winning An American in Paris, The Bad and the Beautiful … Continue reading

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On the Road with Crosby and Hope

When I met Carley from The Kitty Packard Pictorial at the Egyptian Theater last night for the Hope/Crosby “Road” film double-feature, she asked me if I had ever seen these films. I said no, to which she replied, “They’re ridiculous.” … Continue reading

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Gene Kelly Turns 100: Brigadoon (Minnelli, 1954)

This post is a contribution to the CMBA’s Gene Kelly Centennial Blogathon celebrating the actor/director/coreographer’s 100 birthday. Getting this blogathon post in just under the wire… For our CMBA Gene Kelly Centennial celebration, I wanted to take a look at … Continue reading

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Hollywood and Old Time Radio: Suspense

When I was in high school, probably my senior year, my history teacher took our class to see a local theater production that centered around Old Time Radio. The theater troupeĀ  did a live broadcast of War of the Worlds … Continue reading

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Musicians in Movies: Harry James

One of my favorite things in classic film is getting to see some of my favorite performers playing on film. I’ve been a trumpet player for about 11 years now, and one of the first things I was told when … Continue reading

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2011 in Film (Or, How I Spent a Good Chunk of My Life)

Sometime around the beginning of last year, I decided to keep track of the movies I watched throughout the year. I probably missed a few in the those first months of the year, but I went back and added what … Continue reading

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And That’s 50!

I apologize for the lack of posts. Between the grad school and internship applications I’m pretty swamped as far as writing time goes. There’s actually been less time for watching movies as well, but I keep recording them, leading the … Continue reading

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A Thank You, and Annie Get Your Gun (Sidney, 1950)

First off, Audrey at Fedoras and High Heels awarded me the Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award. I’m flattered that she chose to recognize me, so a very belated thank you to Audrey! I kind of went on a musical binge this … Continue reading

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