Classic Holiday Films from Classic Hollywood

Getting ready to jump into the Holiday Season, we wanted to share our ABSOLUTLEY ESSENTIAL Holiday Films from the days of old. While there are quite a few classic movies out there we decided to narrow it down to ones we’ll definitely make time for. Christmas in Connecticut(1945): My absolute favorite Christmas film! Dennis Morgan…

Suicide in Classic Hollywood

Much of my love for film comes from the fact that we can learn anything and everything from the stories we’re told- about ourselves, about others, about our culture. Film has always represented time periods, beliefs, and obstacles better than any other medium. We can see reactions and we can feel their feelings. This is…

Mrs. Miniver

  September 29, 1904 ~  April 6, 1996    Greer Garson Greer Garson is most known for her role in Mrs. Miniver, and was quickly given more roles like it. The dramatic roles however while stretching acting muscles and winning her awards did nothing for her comic genius. She gets snarky, and sarcastic with Lawrence Olivier in…

Edmund Gwenn

September 26, 1875 ~  September 6, 1959 Miracle on 34th Street,  The Doctor Takes a Wife Everyone who has ever seen Miracle on 34th Street with Edmund Gwenn, automatically gains a soft spot for the actor that plays Santa. He’s insightful, sleeps with his whiskers out, and stands up for Alfred the janitor. What’s not to…

Leading Men: Laurence Olivier

  May 22, 1907  ~ July 11, 1989                    Laurence Olivier Laurence Olivier hailed from England with more experience than possible in one s lifetime- so needless to say Hollywood scooped him right up, and put him on screen. A master in Shakespeare, Olivier was who Marlon Brando studied when rehearsing his role of Mark Antony in…