From Stage to Screen: INHERIT THE WIND

On July 10, 1925 John Scopes, a twenty-four-year old general biology teacher and part-time football coach walked into the Rhea County Courthouse in Dayton, Tennessee charged with illegally teaching the […]


Versatile Blogger

I never know exactly how to start posts that result from another blogger’s appreciation of whatever might be presented on Once Upon a Screen. It never fails to blow me […]


Cyd Charisse – a tribute in Pictures

Born Tula Ellice Finklea, Cyd Charisse would have turned 90 years old today.  This image gallery is in tribute to her style and elegance as she graced the silver screen […]



“Doo-dloo-doo-doo-doo Doo-dloo-doo-doo-doo-doo Doo-dloo-doo-doo-doo-doo Doo-dloo-doo-doo-doo-doo… I’m singing in the rain Just singing in the rain What a glorious feelin’ I’m happy again…” I spent the entire night “Doo-dloo-doo ing.”  It’s not […]

An-American-In-Paris FEAT

To Louis B. Mayer, That’s Entertainment!

In 1924, MGM was formed by a merger of Louis B. Mayer’s Metro Pictures Company with the Goldwyn Pictures Corporation. Under Mayer’s influence, MGM productions were characterized by elaborate sets, […]


Memories ON THE TOWN

Following is one of my earliest classic movie memories, a random post I published quite a while ago.  It’s on a movie that means the world to me, that was […]