Favorite Classic Christmas Movies: Part Two

Rochellemariah is correct her Christmas movie list does not have the typical must-see films on it and neither does mine. MEET JOHN DOE (1941) Frank Capra hits the nail on the head with this Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck 1941 platitude ridden film. Every year by Thanksgiving we have had a whole year of doom, gloom…

How Gary Cooper saved Hollywood.

Gary Cooper as a man embodied “honor and decency” ( Smith, The Film 100), along with an unaffected manner that made him appear strong in the face of danger. His dream to draw newspaper cartoons for a living was put on hold when he made a trip to California in 1924 and landed a role…

David Niven ~ Star of the Month

I’ve come to the conclusion that David Niven was a rich man; rich in friends, rich in talent, rich in words that describe a bygone era that we will never see again. David Niven experienced the spectrum of Classic Hollywood first doing extra work for various studios, supplementing his income as crew on deep sea…

WWI Academy Awards 1927 was the first year of the Academy Awards and Film makers were still obsessed about telling the stories of the First World War that a lot of the Writers, Directors, and Actors had witnessed firsthand and survived.

WWI Academy Awards

1927 was the first year of the Academy Awards and Film makers were still obsessed about telling the stories of the First World War that a lot of the Writers, Directors, and Actors had witnessed firsthand and survived. Outstanding Picture went to Wings, directed by William Wellman who had flown during the war with the…

100th Anniversary of WWI

                    TCM will be remembering, as we all should, the 100th Anniversary of the war to end all wars, WWI on Friday nights in July. It was a war to end all wars because of the weapons of war unleashed that hadn’t been used before on…

Audrey Hepburn Best Actress 1953

Gary Cooper Best Actor 1952 reading nominations for Best Actress 1953. Sometimes the academy gets it right. We fell in love with Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday. Audrey’s competition (oops fellow nominees) were two other fairly new actresses, Leslie Caron in Lili and Maggie McNamara for The Moon is Blue and two veteran actresses Ava…

Gary Cooper Best Actor 1952

John Wayne accepting the Best Actor Award for Gary Cooper in his performance for the movie High Noon, March 19, 1953. The 2013 Oscars are one month away; they will be held on March 2nd and presented by the ABC television network. You either love the Oscars or you hate them. The Oscars have reinvented themselves over…

Classic Holiday Films from Classic Hollywood Getting ready to jump into the Holiday Season, we wanted to share our ABSOLUTLEY ESSENTIAL Holiday… View Post

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…

Teresa Wright October 27, 1918 ~ March 6, 2005  Teresa Wright the only actor to receive Oscar nominations for… View Post

Teresa Wright

October 27, 1918 ~ March 6, 2005  Teresa Wright the only actor to receive Oscar nominations for their first three films. The Little Foxes 1941 ~ Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, Mrs. Minniver  1942~ Received Oscar for Best Supporting Actress Pride of the Yankees 1943 ~ Nominated for Best Actress Happy Birthday Teresa!

Happy Birthday Paulette Goddard June 3, 1910 ~ April 23, 1990 Paulette Goddard Paulette Goddard was one of the first, what I… View Post

Happy Birthday Paulette Goddard

June 3, 1910 ~ April 23, 1990 Paulette Goddard Paulette Goddard was one of the first, what I considered “underground” actresses,  I had stumbled upon when I was younger. “Underground” because she wasn’t Marilyn, or Audrey, or Elizabeth. Of course then I found she was once married to Charlie Chaplin, and then she didn’t seem…

Frank Capra May 18, 1897 ~ September 3, 1991 The Miracle Woman, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, Lady for a Day Happy… View Post

Frank Capra

May 18, 1897 ~ September 3, 1991 The Miracle Woman, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, Lady for a Day Happy Birthday Mr. Capra!

MANDATORY CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD FILM LIST…PART DEAUX

LIST TWO… Rochellelynn is correct we have watched A LOT of Classic Hollywood films. And making this list only confirms what I believed in the past. I am a Warner Brothers Studio Girl and Rochellelynn is an MGM Studio Girl. And I mean Studio as opposed to Archive. Because any Studio film can end up…