THE DREAM MACHINE RETURNS

  Digital power has brought motion pictures to a new audience.  The discs (or the next format) gives us all an opportunity to hold motion picture history.  The recent TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL in Los Angeles may have looked at first glance like it was going backward from that. THE RETURN OF THE DREAM MACHINE,... Continue Reading →

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GOODBYE TO ALL OF THIS

  There comes a time when one must pack up and get back to actual life. If you’re lucky, you get to continue with your love of film.   For some it is their full time job; for others, it can be an all- consuming hobby or Labour of Love. We try to attend as much... Continue Reading →

REFLECTIONS IN AMBER

  The consuming of liquor has been a catalyst in Classic Hollywood since they were known as the "flickers." The liquid has brought about the downfall of many a film character both on screen and off. I am writing this post in the TCM Club lounge during the 2015 Classic film festival with a proper... Continue Reading →

TIME TRIP

  I can say that you lose track of the time of day and even what day it is when you attend a film festival. I have found myself asking what day it is. You are not in the real world of whatever it is you do.  You have stepped into a existence of viewing... Continue Reading →

THE SEA HAWK SAILS AGAIN

Film festival attending can be a mixture of working the crowd, finding what you want to see, and having to make decisions when items are crossed booked.  There are no bad decisions if you attend an event such is what is happening with us at the 2015 TURNER CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL in Hollywood. Hence, I... Continue Reading →

THE SAD SCENT OF GARDENIAS

    The Golden Age of Hollywood is filled with brilliant successes and dismal failures. The film community likes a feel good story. That continues to this day.  Fitting in this category is the tragic end of Millicent Lilian Entwistle, simply known as “Peg.” She was born in Port Talbot, Wales and moved to New... Continue Reading →

MAKING IT UP AS YOU GO ALONG

  The look of Hollywood has always been one of the alluring aspects of what makes up the legend of the Golden Age.   Although the exact start of the Golden Age is debatable, many agree that style influences in American film making were between the years 1927 to 1963.  In broad terms, the look was... Continue Reading →

JUST BECAUSE WE CAN?

The furor that has been triggered by THE INTERVIEW has caused me to write a post concerning censorship in Hollywood.  This is not a new subject to this blog in regards to a wonderful if not very detailed book that I was reading called HOLLYWOOD CENSORED by Gregory D. Black.  Censorship goes on today -... Continue Reading →

WARREN WILLIAM WHO?

  One of the pleasures I get from writing about Hollywood as it was it is finding out more about some of the actors that don’t get mentioned yet give some startling performances. Warren William, most likely the personification of cad, scoundrel, swindler and non-repentant womanizer in Pre-code cinema, falls into that category. William was billed... Continue Reading →

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