Hollywood

Honoring The Hollywood Canteen

A former livery stable and nightclub located at 1451 Cahuenga Boulevard in Hollywood, California opened its doors as The Hollywood Canteen on October 3, 1942.  Reportedly the brainchild of actor, John Garfield, who felt there was a need to establish a… Read More ›

A Hollywood Memorial Day

We honor – by remembering – all of our war heroes this weekend. As a special Memorial Day post I put together a slide-show of classic Hollywood stars performing patriotic duties.  Whether by enlisting in the armed forces, traveling the… Read More ›

TCMFF…abide and endure

Ghosts and the rapidly beating hearts of film geeks collided. I was in heaven. We descended on Hollywood like moths to flames looking forward to a weekend filled with movies, Hollywood, friends and magic. And we got it all. The… Read More ›

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 people started making comments about it.  Wood grew up during… Read More ›

The culture at Warner Bros.

While pursuing my master’s degree in Media and Professional Communications, I took a course in Corporate Culture.  One of the assignments in the course required we choose a corporation and write about its culture based on the Arthur W. Page Society’s… Read More ›

A Romance of the Redwoods

Other than the significant role she played in Hollywood history, I know close to nothing of Mary Pickford’s work as an actress.  This is why I wanted to take part in The Mary Pickford Blogathon hosted by Classic Movies.  My… Read More ›

The Lady Vanishes…

… (1938) is the last film Alfred Hitchcock would make in England before his move to Los Angeles to start work in the Hollywood Studio system.  Defying some genre conventions, The Lady Vanishes is a fun film, as far as… Read More ›

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