Classic Films for the Classic Childhood: Pollyanna

LIFE LESSON: Look for the best in all things, and you’ll find it!   Pollyanna: The Glad Game alone can help everyone remember that we need to ( and have the power to) make the best out of all situations. More emotionally intelligent than most grown ups, Pollyanna is brave, respectful, curious and fun. Unfortunately our…

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…

Best Oscar Songs of the Sixties

Some of the most memorable Best Oscar winning or Oscar nominated songs of the sixties were written by the teams of: Henry Mancini/Johnny Mercer, Burt Bacharach/Hal David and James Van Heusen/Sammy Cahn. I’m sure you recognize all of these songs: Best Songs 1960-1969 1960 Never on Sunday from the movie Never on Sunday Melinafilm, Lopert…

Jane Wyman

January 5, 1917 ~ September 10, 2007 Brother Rat (1938), The Doughgirls (1944), Pollyanna (1960) Happy Birthday Janie!

Olivia de Havilland Oscar Reunion 2002

We all attend some kind of reunion at one point or another in our life, family, friends or school. What a star studded get together there was for the 75th Anniversary year of the Oscars in 2002. Fifty-nine Oscar recipients all on stage and who better to present them but two time Oscar winner Olivia…

Hayley Mills

April 18, 1946                     Hayley Mills                        Parent Trap     A child of the 80’s, my first experience with Hayley Mills was when she had the misfortune of being cast in one of the horrid made-for-T.V. Parent Trap movies.  Luckily, I had a dutiful mother who also raised me on Disney, and it didn’t take long to…