Category Archives: Actresses

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

Firstly, I want to thank all the bloggers who signed up¬† 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 troupe¬† 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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