Happy Fathers Day

To all of those Dad’s out there that go the extra mile (I’m sure those British Dad’s are now thanking Queen Elizabeth for putting the kibosh on the Debutante seasons after 1958) like Rex did for his American daughter in The Reluctant Debutante. Thank goodness Sandra Dee had John Saxon to save her from her…

Pillow to Post

A special Birthday shout out for Willie Best one of my favorite character actors. In the 1945 Warner Bros. Romantic Comedy Pillow to Post the world is at war and on the home front in this movie everything is topsy turvy. Ida Lupino’s character Jean Howard wants to help the war effort but has been…

Heartbeat: Ginger Rogers as a Pick Pocket

If you haven’t gotten a chance to peruse the classic movies on Amazon Prime, I highly recommend it! Hidden there you will find quite a few gems you’ve never seen before,

Scandalous Comedies of the 1960’s

Follow our blog with Bloglovin Perhaps its the winter weather, but I’ve been really into these old movies that simply reek of scandal with a side of social awareness..and a little fun. The Great Race is a classic 1960’s flick following the familiar storyline found in the classier Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines, and…

That Darn Cat

If you haven’t watched the classic The Darn Cat (1965) lately, it’s about time you did that. It’s summery, fun and has lines that will make you miss the well written movies of old. In my search for all things beachy, I remembered that this flick had some lovely surfer references thanks to our clueless boy…

Speaking of Sandra Dee…

We love Sandra Dee movies but I surely will not miss watching another Tammy movie. Tammy and the Doctor (the third and last Tammy movie) finds Grandpaw is still in jail doing time and preaching to the other prisoners. Pete and Tom are nowhere to be found. Mrs. Call Tammy’s elderly rich friend needs a…

Teen Beach Movie & West Side Story

  Disney Channel brings us more old movie magic thanks to the success of Teen Beach Movie ( a mashup of Frankie & Annette , West Side Story, and Grease ) with Teen Beach Movie 2 and the Wet Side Story characters entering the real world this summer. Its a great time to intro the little ones in your life to…

Teen Beach Movie & Grease

As Teen Beach Move 2 gets ready to premiere on Disney Channel June 26th at 8pm, I can’t help feel a bit glowy ( yes , that’s a word glow-y). Mainly because Disney is bringing a critical set of Classic Hollywood Smart Kid Essentials to a whole new generation via these revivals. We saw this with…

Tammy Tell Me True

Sandra Dee the new Tammy still at the big house waiting for Pete to finish his schooling. And Pete…well Pete didn’t answer Tammy’s letters, never returned her phone calls just left her wondering what an ‘unlearned shanty boat girl’ would do next. Never one to sit back and feel sorry for herself Tammy hitchhikes back…

Tammy and the Bachelor

Tammy and the Bachelor a 1957 Summer Release starring Debbie Reynolds is the ultimate bully movie. Seventeen year old Tammy raised down on the river by her bible preaching, moonshiner grandpaw witness a plane crash on the river. Hoping to find saleable salvage from the plane crash down river at the whirlpool they fish out…

Bikini Beach

  Bikini Beach. What can I say? Annette’s look of contempt here in this picture sums it up. After experiencing the whimsy and presence of a storyline in Beach Party I was saddened to see little of either in Bikini Beach. The good parts: decent beachy scenery, Annette holding strong to her virtue and fashion…

Muscle Beach Party

“You know if there wasn’t music here, this place would be raided!” Muscle Beach Party follows an Italian Contessa to the Body Builder Stables that pop up on Frankie and Annette’s beach, only to realize that the muscle bound man she had followed there couldn’t hold a candle to the yellow-leather clad Frankie singing in…