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TCM presents FRANKENSTEIN

Word has it that Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein as the result of a dare from a friend.  The friend was poet, Lord Byron and he challenged her to write a ghost […]

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Val Lewton’s, CAT PEOPLE

There’s a genius to suggestive horror and it is not for the faint of heart. She’s the “new type of other woman.”  Alice Moore finishes dinner with co-worker, Oliver Reed, […]

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SHE DONE HIM WRONG, Will Hays

I recently watched Lowell Sherman’s, She Done Him Wrong (1933) starring the incomparable Mae West.  While watching, I couldn’t help but think of the film in regards to its connection to […]

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Hedy Lamarr: Brains, Beauty and Talent

I am, once again, honored to feature a guest post written by Manish Tripathi (@manishtpa) on this blog. ___________________________________________ It’s funny how things in life turn out, and how one […]

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Ed Wood and Bela Lugosi

Edward D. Wood, Jr. was born in 1924 to a blue-collar family in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.  They say his mother, Lillian, dressed him up like a girl throughout his early childhood until […]

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Images of Buster Keaton

The most basic and obvious allure of film is the image.  Although I sometimes feel like a cheat when I post pictorials dedicated to classic stars on this blog, they […]

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Sunset Blvd…It IS Big!

Norma Desmond: “You see, this is my life! It always will be! Nothing else! Just us, the cameras, and those wonderful people out there in the dark…” _______________________________________________ The opening credits […]