Tag Archive: old hollywood

My Mom’s Favorite Classic Hollywood Actors

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I’ve been trying to record as much of my mom’s stories and memories as I can lately. Since she’s the person who introduced me to classic movies, I decided to ask her who… Continue reading

Holy Week Movies

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We spent a quiet Holy Week at home, so we decided to have a movie marathon – one religious movie every day from Holy Monday to Good Friday. The whole country practically grinds… Continue reading

I just watched “It’s A Wonderful Life”…

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  … last night. In the middle of March. Yes, I know it’s weird. But I was feeling inexplicably sad and needed a boost that my usual feelgood movies could not provide. I… Continue reading

Three Little Words (1950) – “You’re A Dope!”

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There are some movies that are just fun to watch, from start to finish. ‘Three Little Words’ is one of them. It’s based on the story of Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby, and… Continue reading

Ocean’s 11 (1960) – “The odds are always with the house, with the house!”

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The best part about Ocean’s 11 is the ending. Which is not to say that the movie is bad, but there is a long, slow build-up before anything starts happening. That closing scene of Sinatra… Continue reading

Cat People (1942) – I honestly thought it was about people who liked cats.

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Be warned, spoilers ahead. *meow* This is about a woman who fears intimacy with her husband. She’s Serbian (her husband is American), and her fear stems from her country’s fables about how a… Continue reading

Oklahoma! (1955)

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I had never seen Oklahoma! and it finally seemed like a good time to get into it. The DVD was just lying there on the shelf, so I dove in. It’s a story… Continue reading

Daddy Long Legs (1955)

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Daddy Long Legs is the story of philanthropist Jervis Pendleton III (Fred Astaire) and his relationship with the orphan he puts through college, Julie Andre (Leslie Caron). The story gets started with Jervis’… Continue reading

Let’s talk about William Holden!

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My latest Old Hollywood crush is William Holden. This all came about because of an Instagram post celebrating his birthday last month. Which led me to an impromptu William Holden filmfest. First up – Sunset Boulevard.  Can… Continue reading

Easter Parade (1948)

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I can’t believe I’ve never seen Easter Parade before! For Classic Movies, I usually write about my favorites, which means movies I’ve seen so many times. So this is a first. The movie… Continue reading

The Great Escape (1963)

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Every few weeks we’d get stuck for a movie to watch on movie night, and the conversation would inevitably go like this: Witches’ coven: So, what are we watching tonight? Me: *pretends to… Continue reading

Astaire or Kelly?

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This is probably an old debate, and one we’ll never get the answer to, but I think it’s a fun question to consider nonetheless. I haven’t done Classic Movie Monday in a while,… Continue reading

High Society (1956)

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“Just take that scenery floating by, we’re now approaching Newport, Rhode I..” This song by Louis Armstrong opens High Society, the musical adaptation of The Philadelphia Story. This is one movie loved by… Continue reading

White Christmas (1954)

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Is there a better Christmas musical than this? I think not. It stars Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye, along with Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen. It again features the songs of Irving Berlin,… Continue reading

Holiday Inn (1942)

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My Classic Movie Monday is a bit late this week, but I couldn’t let this week pass without writing about “Holiday Inn”! This is my third favorite Christmas movie of all time. And… Continue reading

Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)

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Is it St. Loui-ee or St. Loui-s? The movie makes it a point to answer the question from the beginning, though it is hard to say St. Loui-s (which they teach us is… Continue reading

The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

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I saw this movie on TCM while doing my usual channel-surfing, and because I saw that James Stewart was in it, I just had to watch. He plays Alfred Kralik, a salesman in… Continue reading

The Bishop’s Wife (1947)

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Our Christmas moviefest continues with David Niven, Cary Grant and Loretta Young. Can we just stop for a moment and try to wrap our heads around the fact that David Niven and Cary… Continue reading

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