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Grab Your Classic Movie Valentine’s Day Card Here!

Happy Valentine’s Day and lots of love to my classic film family of friends! Still looking for that perfect card, or maybe—gasp—you forgot the big day was today? Feel free to grab one of these, created just for you. Whether you’re lucky enough to have found love or are still searching for it, I hope your day …

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Grab Your Sweetie—And One of These Cards!

Happy Valentine’s Day and lots of love to my classic film family of friends! Still looking for that perfect card, or maybe you—gasp—you forgot the big day is today? Feel free to grab one of these, created just for you. And whether you’re still searching for love or are lucky enough to have found it, I …

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Reel Infatuation: Walter Huston as DODSWORTH

Who’s your cinematic someone—the movie character you’re most in love with? For me, it’s Walter Huston’s Dodsworth. When first we meet him, he’s gazing out the window of a great office. But this is no corporate overlord—you get the feeling he’d rather be out there on the floor. “The men are ready,” his secretary says softly. And so they are, some …

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Remembering James Dean 60 Years On—And Busting Some Myths Along the Way

Sixty years ago today, a wildly gifted young actor was killed. And a one-dimensional legend was born. The brooding rebel in the leather jacket. Which summed up about one half of one percent of who James Dean was either as an actor or a person. Those who knew him, loved him and worked with him …

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Ruth Chatterton Could Teach FRISCO JENNY a Thing or Two

He was born on Leap Day. She was born on Christmas Eve. But when it came to working together, neither felt much like celebrating. In 1932, when director William Wellman was paired with Ruth Chatterton for Frisco Jenny, it seemed the set might not be big enough for two passionate perfectionists who were used to calling the …

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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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And the Winner Is…

…Lindsay Edmunds! The first (but far from last) Sister Celluloid contest has concluded, and the name pulled out of the vintage hat was lindsayedmunds.com, the home of the fabulous blog Writer’s Rest. Lindsay wins the sealed DVD of William Wyler’s classic, Dodsworth. Walter Huston will be on his way to your house this week, my dear! …

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Win DODSWORTH in the First Sister Celluloid Contest!

Sister Celluloid is now just about six months old (websites grow up so fast—sniff!), and I’ve made so many new friends and met wonderful kindred spirits, I honestly can’t tell you how thankful I am. As a token of appreciation, I’ll be running contests with prizes including DVDs, CDs, vintage jewelry and other fabulous stuff. …

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