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TINTYPE TUESDAY: Bette Davis Invites You (and Half of Classic Hollywood!) to the Tailwaggers Ball!

Welcome to another edition of TINTYPE TUESDAY! Put on your party clothes and pile in the car, kids—we’re goin’ to a ball! Bette Davis, who famously doted on her own dogs, was also the Lifetime President of the Tailwaggers Society of Southern California. And in the summer of 1938, she threw a fundraiser at the Beverly Hills Hotel …

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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…

The winner of Sister Celluloid Contest #2 is Kathy McC! This time, the prize was 10 classic film cards from the company that made them best: Garbaty of Germany. All of these cards are from the 1934 “Modern Beauty” series; the stars are Annabella, Virginia Bruce, Madeleine Carroll, Lil Dagover, Kay Francis, Miriam Hopkins, Emil …

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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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Test Your Classic Film Knowledge! (Not!)

In the 1930s, lots of tobacco companies tucked little film-star photo cards into their packs of cigarettes. (By the way, if you’re looking for cheap, fabulous movie memorabilia, these cards, unlike the product they came with, are just what the doctor ordered: Just go to any auction site, type in your favorite star’s name and the word …

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