All Through the Night

There is a mystery to be solved and retired gangster, professional gambler Humphrey Bogart’s character Gloves Donahue had better solve it because when Ma ‘has a feelin’ Ma has a feelin’. Warner Brother’s 1942 film All Through the Night deals with: murder, German spies, fifth columnists and Sabotage. It also features some of Warner’s favorite…

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…

Mothers ~ Marjorie Main

                    Marjorie Main was a wonderful character actress. She made you laugh, she made you cry, you felt her despair and pain. Whether playing the care-worn distraught mother of a killer gangster in Dead End or the grief stricken mother that watches her crippled son burn…

Mothers ~ Jane Darwell

Jane Darwell played the mother to or mothered some of our greatest stars. She appeared in five Shirley Temple films. Her sometimes gruff but wise advice finally paid off for her in her Oscar winning performance as Ma Joad in the Grapes of Wrath. She is quoted as saying, “ I’ve played Henry Fonda‘s mother…

Three on a Match Three on a Match 1932 (First National): Joan Blondell, Bette Davis, Anne Revere, Warren William Co… View Post

Three on a Match

  Three on a Match 1932 (First National): Joan Blondell, Bette Davis, Ann Dvorak, Warren William Coming off an extremely delicious Warren William in the Gold Diggers of 1933, I decided to revisit Three on a Match, also pairing Joan Blondell and Warren William. Rather shocked by the Pre-Hays Code ending, it had been one…

Christmas Angels

We’ve written about We’re No Angels before, but its only because we can’t get enough of this fun film. Check out these hooligans take on the “Extremely Handsome Woman” and spice up your holiday season. View Post

Christmas Angels

We’ve written about We’re No Angels before, but its only because we can’t get enough of this fun film. Check out these hooligans take on the “Extremely Handsome Woman” and spice up your holiday season.

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…

Al St. John September 10, 1892 ~ January 21, 1963 Out of Place (1922), His First Car (1924), Harem Scarem(1932) View Post

Al St. John

September 10, 1892 ~ January 21, 1963 Out of Place (1922), His First Car (1924), Harem Scarem (1932) Al St. John was a pioneer of Old Hollywood and a native Californian. He started his film career over 100 years ago in 1912. He worked with Mack Sennett then was joined by his Uncle Roscoe Arbuckle…

Joan Blondell August 30, 1906 ~ December 25, 1979  Joan Blondell  ~ Lawyer Man, Three on a Match, Footlight… View Post

Joan Blondell

August 30, 1906 ~ December 25, 1979  Joan Blondell  ~ Lawyer Man, Three on a Match, Footlight Parade, Night Nurse In the Gable-Garson film, Adventure, Joan Blondell gets the never- envied third billing, but the ever envied proposal from Clark. Yep, he liked the blondes. Apparently confessing to Joan that she reminded him of late…

Walter Brennan July 25, 1894 ~ September 21, 1974 ‘Was you ever bitten by a dead bee?’ To Have and Have Not, Nice… View Post

Walter Brennan

July 25, 1894 ~ September 21, 1974 ‘Was you ever bitten by a dead bee?’ To Have and Have Not, Nice Girl?, Banjo on my Knee Happy Birthday Walter!

Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations I was never a fan of Ava Gardner’s.  After reading The Secret Conversations, I am rethinking that… View Post

Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations

I was never a fan of Ava Gardner’s.  After reading The Secret Conversations, I am rethinking that statement. The book is a fast read. The printer did not accidentally leave out any pages (re: Unsinkable). Peter Evans writing kept the story moving. There are those that will read the book for the salacious parts. But even with…

Jane Bryan June 11, 1918 ~ April 8, 2009 Kid Gallahad, Marked Woman, Brother Rat Happy Birthday Jane! View Post

Jane Bryan

June 11, 1918 ~ April 8, 2009 Kid Gallahad, Marked Woman, Brother Rat Happy Birthday Jane!

glamcandy5: A Fine Romance – Bogart and Bacall

Lauren Bacall Humphrey Bogart To Have and Have Not

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…

MANDATORY CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD FILM LIST

LIST ONE….. Note: We’ve watched A LOT of classic Hollywood films. This is my list so far- and no they’re not necessarily based on anything even close to “merit.” I know annstj will have her own list, so look out for  a LIST TWO. This was prompted by my younger brother asking what “other” old…

Happy Birthday Cuddles!

                    February 2, 1884 ~ January 12, 1955             S.Z. “Cuddles” Sakall Catastrophe- pronounced Cat-A-Strof – is an ongoing joke at my house, courtesy of S.Z Sakall and his inability to understand Barbara Stanwyck’s predicament in Christmas in Conneticut. Whether it be creating Goulash out of Irish Stew, teaching Barbara how to flip flapjacks, or trying to…

Sabrina

We’re No Angels

‘Sentimental Moments, Moments that you shared with me, they will last forever and ever and ever, In my Memory’ This is the opening verse of the featured song written by Fredrick Hollander with Lyrics by Ralph Freed in the holiday classic movie ‘We’re No Angels’. So in honor of Humphrey Bogart’s 113th Birthdate we’re remembering…