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The TCM Classic Cruise: All Aboard to the Fabulous Movie Past

A while back, my grandfather was taking my mother on a cruise, and trying to persuade me to come along. “You just sit back and rock, as the boat goes back and forth and back and forth,” he said, swaying and nodding his head from side to side. “It sounds great, Pop,” I blurted unconvincingly, …

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TINTYPE TUESDAY: The Classic Ladies of Autumn

Don’t look now, but what’s that coming around the corner? It’s… it’s… autumn! (At least in this hemisphere.) So let’s kick it off with a few of our favorite actresses decked out in their best reds, oranges, yellows and golds. There’s something about these pix that’s kind of anti-cheesecake: No frozen smiles to match their …

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THE NITRATE PICTURE SHOW: When the Screen Glistened with Real Silver

There’s a reason they call it the Silver Screen. In the early days, reels of nitrate film contained actual silver. Most of these precious spools were melted down by studios for their metal content or neglected until they turned to dust, liquefied or burned in warehouse fires. But not all are lost—and earlier this month, the passionate film-preservation …

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STREAMING SATURDAY! Ida Lupino’s Got Murder on Her Mind in LADIES IN RETIREMENT

Welcome to another edition of Streaming Saturdays, where we embed a free, fun movie for you to watch right here every weekend! This week: Charles Vidor’s Ladies in Retirement, a classic Gothic thriller set in an old dark house… Actually the house isn’t all that dark, but the people in it—whoa. Set in Victorian England, the film …

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THE MAN I LOVE: Ida Lupino Rides to the Rescue of, Well, Everyone

In The Man I Love, Ida Lupino enters smoking. She’s also got a cigarette. If, after this, you wouldn’t want to stick around for the rest of the movie, just please don’t ever speak to me again. It’s clear that for Petey Brown, the man she loves has come along… and come and gone. And like most of Lupino’s …

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50 Classic Film Scenes in Black and White: The Original Fifty Shades of Grey

Had enough of the hype surrounding Fifty Shades of Grey, which has now made the transition from the page to the screen, much the way an awful cold might progress into pneumonia? Wondering why a dreadful hack writer seems to think she invented sex? And let’s not even talk about the shameless worship of expensive stuff, which, let’s face it, is …

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The Diabolical Blog Of Joe DeVito

Laugh at the serious stuff + stare blankly at the jokes

MovieMovieBlogBlog II

A continuation of moviemovieblogblog.wordpress.com...More of my thoughts on movies and pop culture

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Eddie Selover

The Art of Communications

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Movie & TV stuff by Mel Neuhaus

Ephemeral New York

Chronicling an ever-changing city through faded and forgotten artifacts

The Old Hollywood Garden

Come take a walk with me in Old Hollywood. There's so much to talk about!

"fate keeps on happening"

"Going to the fortune teller's was just as good as going to the opera, and the cost scarcely a trifle more - ergo, I will disguise myself and go again, one of these days, when other amusements fail." - Mark Twain, Letter to Orion Clemens, February 6, 1861

Making a Cinephile

All things film-related.

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Fresh takes on retro pop culture

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über Film und Kinos in Leipzig

OldMoviesaregreat

Old Movies are best

The Film Noir Guy

Film noir off the beaten path

Well, Here's Another Nice Mess . . .

Random, Rambling, Ruminations . . .

Etcetera

Thoughts from my perfectly-wrecked brain

Abstractly Distracted

'So many thoughts, so little concentration.'

SCENTS MEMORY

Wear what you love, not what they say you should like.