...And wishes are the dreams we dream when we're awake... Seven or eight-ish years ago, I discovered a film called Love Affair, a delightful romantic drama starring Charles Boyer and Irene Dunne. It was directed by Leo McCarey, who also directed An Affair to Remember (1957), the first remake of Love Affair, starring Cary Grant and … Continue reading Beautiful and Bubbling Like Pink Champagne: LOVE AFFAIR (1939)
✧･ﾟ: *✧･ﾟ:* *:･ﾟ✧*:･ﾟ✧ When you wish upon a star, makes no difference who you are Anything your heart desires will come to you... ✧･ﾟ: *✧･ﾟ:* *:･ﾟ✧*:･ﾟ✧ Cliff Edwards (AKA "Ukulele Ike") was born Clifton Avon Edwards in a small river town called Hannibal, Missouri on June 14, 1895 to Edward and Nellie (Farnum) … Continue reading Hannibal + Film History, Part 1 : Cliff Edwards (“Ukulele Ike”)
Part of the fun of watching movies is noticing the little details. A topic like "movie bedrooms" may seem insignificant, but I think it's a topic worth exploring. Here are some of my favorites: Mia's bedroom in The Princess Diaries (2001)I know I'm not the only one who has been more than open to the … Continue reading My Favorite Movie Bedrooms
Fasten your seatbelts...It's going to be a bumpy night. I have a pretty long list of favorite movies. I'm easily entertained, so it's tough for me to narrow down my absolute favorites, but this movie falls somewhere near the very top. I watched it for the first time probably about six or seven years ago. … Continue reading The Brilliance of All About Eve
"I've been through everything. I always said I was like those round-bottomed circus dolls - you know, those dolls you could push down and they'd come back up? I've always been like that. I've always said, "No matter what happens, if I get pushed down, I'm going to come right back up." Doris Day was … Continue reading Happy 97th birthday, Doris Day ♡
What we all like in life, I think, is the challenge of making something... that is not easy to do. You might not know his name, but you probably know his movies. Stanley Donen, who passed away at the age of 94 on February 21, directed some of the most memorable and beloved films during … Continue reading Remembering (and Thanking) Stanley Donen
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Arguably the greatest movie musical of all time, Singin' in the Rain, in its sixty-sixth year of existence, continues to prove that a Technicolor musical comedy all about the transition from the silent film era to the talkie era has the power to hold up in this ever-changing digital age. Most of the songs in the … Continue reading The History Behind the Songs of Singin’ in the Rain
For years, Hollywood has been filled with scandals, myths, and mysteries. Robert Williams's story does not fall into any of those categories. However, there is a sense of mystery for those of us who wonder what he would have gone on to do if he had lived past the age of thirty-seven. He is known only … Continue reading Robert Williams: What Could Have Been?
♫ "Tulsa...swinging down to Tulsa..." ♫ At the beginning of the month, I visited Tulsa, Oklahoma for the second time since my best friend moved there late last year. From Northeast Missouri to Tulsa I went. To keep a fairly long story as short as possible, I drove to Tulsa on July 5th and … Continue reading Tulsa, the Movies, and Me