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Monthly Archives: December, 2015

TINTYPE TUESDAY: Coop, Clark, Claudette and Other Classic Stars Go Shushing Through the Snow in Sun Valley!

Happy Holidays, my dears! And welcome to another edition of TINTYPE TUESDAY! Okay, kids, pull on your best winter woolies—we’re heading to chic and trendy… Idaho!  Sun Valley, to be precise. Where classic film stars showed us just how fabulous they could look in ski togs. And where some of them actually skied. No really. I have proof. …

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‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’: A Musical Salute to the Fabulous Men of Classic Film!

Merry Christmas, my wonderful classic-movie family of friends!! Here’s a little ditty I wrote, sung to the tune of All I Want For Christmas Is You, celebrating some of the men we all love so much! I say “some” because if I included them all, all I’d get for Christmas is carpal tunnel syndrome. I hope …

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STREAMING SATURDAY! THE HOLLY AND THE IVY Make for a Prickly Christmas

Welcome to another edition of Streaming Saturdays, where we bring you a free, fabulous movie to watch right here every week! How can you help but love a Christmas movie where a brother and sister duck out on the family festivities to get roaring drunk? They have their reasons. But then just about everyone has cause to knock back a few in The …

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From Laurel & Hardy to James Dean and Beyond: A Love Letter to George Stevens

You know how with some people, you say “I love their work!” but really, let’s face it, you’re actually in love with them? That’s me with George Stevens. Today is his birthday, and yet it’s not even a national holiday. That’s just wrong. But we’re celebrating here at Sister Celluloid, sharing behind-the-scenes glimpses of the man at work. (And at …

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TINTYPE TUESDAY: HOLLYWOOD CELEBRATES THE HOLIDAYS Hits the Bookshelves!

Welcome to another edition of TINTYPE TUESDAY! Still searching for that last-minute gift for a classic movie fan? Or maybe you’ve run your tootsies ragged and you deserve a little something yourself? Look no further than the gorgeous new book, Hollywood Celebrates the Holidays: 1920-1970! Lovingly written and researched by film historians Karie Bible and Mary Mallory, …

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STREAMING SATURDAY!! The Best Classic Christmas Movie You May Never Have Heard of: THE CHEATERS

Welcome to another edition of Streaming Saturdays, where we embed a free, fun movie for you to watch right here every week! Okay, my dears! Gather round the Yule log for The Cheaters, the heartwarming tale of a high-society family that exploits a homeless man at Christmastime while trying to cheat a starving actress out of her …

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TINTYPE TUESDAY: As TCM Brings MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET to Theatres, Let’s Go Behind the Scenes of the Film!

Welcome to another edition of TINTYPE TUESDAY! Does the current crop of Christmas movies make you yearn to go back to 1947?  I mean even more than you normally do? As is often the case, it’s Turner Classic Movies to the rescue! On Sunday, December 20 and Wednesday, December 23, TCM will present a screening …

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Joel McCrea and Jean Arthur “Stoop” to Conquer in THE MORE THE MERRIER

In Sullivan’s Travels, Preston Sturges made a convincing case that comedy is often the best balm for tragedy. But for his friend and colleague George Stevens, the horrors of World War II left him with little capacity for comedy when he returned home from the front lines. From 1943 to 1946, Stevens covered the war in Europe for the Army …

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TINTYPE TUESDAY: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Debuts on Broadway

Welcome to another edition of TINTYPE TUESDAY! Four years before it made its way into celluloid history, A Streetcar Named Desire opened on Broadway 68 years ago this week, on December 3, 1947. Three of the four principals—Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter and Karl Malden—followed the play to Hollywood, but Jessica Tandy lost the role of Blanche DuBois to …

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