Sister Celluloid

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Monthly Archives: December, 2014

Win Classic Film Cards in the Sister Celluloid Contest!

Season’s Greetings, my classic film family of friends! To thank you all for helping make the first few months of this website such happy ones, I thought I’d shimmy in one more contest before the end of the year. This time, the prize is 10 classic film cards from the company that made them best: …

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A Soldier Lovingly Remembers Marlene Dietrich

She sizzled onscreen with the hottest leading men in Hollywood—Gary Cooper, Cary Grant, Charles Boyer, Robert Donat, James Stewart, Ronald Colman—but Marlene Dietrich’s most memorable co-star may have been a balding, jowly, irascible middle-aged man. While entertaining the troops during World War II, she ventured within a mile of the German front lines on the arm of …

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Buy Your Christmas War Bonds from Bette Davis!

I’m borderline-obsessed with the way Hollywood threw itself body and soul into the cause during World War II. I can’t get enough of stories of the Hollywood Canteen, the bond drives, the USO shows… not to mention those who actually fought on the front lines. Here’s a little war-bond short that Bette Davis (who would go …

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Baking with Marlene Dietrich! Here’s Her Easy Chocolate Cake

Looking for a chocolate cake that’s so easy it will have you falling in love again with baking? Here’s a recipe from one of my favorite books, Marlene Dietrich’s ABCs. Which isn’t exactly a cookbook. It’s more like a quiet conversation off in the corner of the room with your impossibly glamorous favorite aunt who you can’t even believe is …

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Make Merry with Myrna Loy’s Cheese Puffs!

“Some perfect wife I am. I’ve been married four times, divorced four times, have no children, and can’t boil an egg.” — Myrna Loy, who was perfect. Okay so if boiling eggs is your thing, maybe Myrna’s not your girl. But oh my God, check out her cheese puffs (you’ll pardon the expression)! If you’re looking for fabulous …

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Please Join Us for the “Contrary to Popular Opinion” Blogathon!

Update: The blogathon has arrived! For the latest news, head over here! Bloggers, please put the links to your articles in the Comments section of this post or the new, updated post. Readers, click over to the new post for hotlinks to the articles as they come in!  If you love a classic movie, performer or director that most …

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