Today's the day! To me, July 1st is one of the best days of the year for being a classic movie fan. Every July I feel like I'm part of a worldwide birthday party for Olivia de Havilland, who at 103 years young continues to grace fans everywhere with her delightful presence. It's almost like… Continue reading The Fourth Annual Olivia de Havilland Blogathon — Eating Like Olivia de Havilland
In the three years that I've been participating in blogathons, I've seen scores of original ideas come my way. Usually the blogathons that I've noticed and participated in honor a particular classic movie star, film genre, or anniversary, and I've even seen a few that are centered around the holidays that occur throughout the year.… Continue reading The Calls of Cornwall: The Daphne du Maurier Blogathon — Frenchman’s Creek (1944)
I have to admit that the start of my new job on top of some of my other writing commitments have kept me from following through on some of the blogathons that I've signed up for lately, which really disappoints me. Nothing makes me feel worse than missing the opportunity to talk about any and… Continue reading Dear Mr. Gable: A Celebration of the King of Hollywood Blogathon — Night Nurse (1931)
When I think about underappreciated actresses from the Golden Age of Hollywood, I realize that a multitude of women don't receive the attention and respect that they deserve today, but few actresses fit this description better than Luise Rainer. Despite holding her own in exceptionally challenging roles and becoming the first person, male or female,… Continue reading My Review of Seen from the Wings: Luise Rainer. My Mother, The Journey and an Interview with the Book’s Author, Francesca Knittel Bowyer
Time has been flying by since I attended the TCM Classic Film Festival last month, but that's okay with me because next year's festivities can't come soon enough! I was hoping to fit my accounts of the second and third days of the fest into part two of my festival coverage, but so much happened… Continue reading My Trip to the 2019 TCM Classic Film Festival — Part Two
I don't do this often, but today I ask my readers for your help with a cause that's extremely close to my heart. About a year ago, I was watching one of my favorite YouTube channels, Hollywood Graveyard, which tours the cemeteries and graves of classic film stars and celebrities in Los Angeles and… Continue reading Help Us Mark the Grave of a Classic Movie Star!
I feel like it's been forever and a day since I've written an article for a blogathon! In reality it's only been just over a month, but I'm still so glad that I'm able to participate in The Joan Crawford: Queen of the Silver Screen Blogathon hosted by two of my favorite bloggers, Gabriela of… Continue reading The Joan Crawford: Queen of the Silver Screen Blogathon — Johnny Guitar (1954)