During this worrisome time, staying inside has never been so important. As many people are afraid, it's nice to be able to turn to movies to help comfort and calm us. Here is a list of films I personally recommend watching to lift your spirits. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927) One of the … Continue reading Comfort Films
Category: Pre-Code Hollywood
Happy 90th Anniversary to The Cocoanuts
Just think - tonight...tonight when the moon is sneaking around the clouds I'll be sneaking around you. I'll meet you tonight under the moon. Oh, I can see it now - you and the moon. Wear a neck-tie so I'll know you. Ninety years (and a few weeks) ago - August 3rd, 1929 - the … Continue reading Happy 90th Anniversary to The Cocoanuts
Robert Williams: What Could Have Been?
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?
THE MIRACLE WOMAN (1931)
"And she gave up a million bucks for that. The poor sap." When you hear the name Frank Capra, what's the first movie you think of? For many people, it's his 1946 Christmas classic It's a Wonderful Life or his patriotic 1939 hit Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. In The Miracle Woman, one of … Continue reading THE MIRACLE WOMAN (1931)
Celebrating Ruby Keeler: “Gold Diggers of 1933” ☆
August 19, 2016: Ruby Keeler Day for TCM'S Summer Under the Stars 1933 was an amazing year for Hollywood.... It was an especially amazing year for a young lady named Ruby Keeler. Today, the name Ruby Keeler is a name that is nearly forgotten, save for classic film fans-particularly those who are hardcore fans of 1930s … Continue reading Celebrating Ruby Keeler: “Gold Diggers of 1933” ☆
Summer Under the Stars: Mae Clarke Edition
Mae Clarke was born Violet Mary Klotz in Philadelphia, PA in 1910 and grew up in Atlantic City, NJ. Her father was an organist who accompanied silent films, so Violet was brought up in a motion picture kind of environment.
Dueling Divas: Kathy Seldon vs. Lina Lamont
Classic film mega-fans, casual fans, and people who don't normally watch old films have one thing in common when it comes to Singin' in the Rain: they've all probably seen this movie at least once...so this movie doesn't require much of an introduction. But I'll give one anyway. You know how it goes: It's 1927 and … Continue reading Dueling Divas: Kathy Seldon vs. Lina Lamont