Three Smart Girls: The Original Parent Trap

Before the 1961 and 1998 versions of The Parent Trap, there was Three Smart Girls. It was released in 1936 and it was Deanna Durbin's feature film debut. She had made her onscreen debut in a musical short with Judy Garland called Every Sunday. Durbin, who had just turned fifteen at the time of its release, was … Continue reading Three Smart Girls: The Original Parent Trap

Hannibal + Film History, Part 1 : Cliff Edwards (“Ukulele Ike”)

✧・゚: *✧・゚:*    *:・゚✧*:・゚✧ 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”)

The History Behind the Songs of Singin’ in the Rain

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

TCM Classic Film Festival 2018: My Story

The ninth annual TCM Classic Film Festival was held on April 26 - 29 in Hollywood, CA. This year's theme was Powerful Words: The Page Onscreen so many of the films screened were based on novels, created from original screenplays, or depicted the life of writers - real and fictitious - onscreen.  I find it so … Continue reading TCM Classic Film Festival 2018: My Story