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Free Vintage Knitting Patterns - Tops from 1935 (Fay's Second Book of Knitting and Crochet)

This is was published in 1934. (I think my friend Theodora might have done the actual scanning, as we visited the British Library together – I recommend her… 60 more words

Free Vintage Patterns

Love on the Run (1936)

Mike Anthony (Clark Gable) and Barney Pells (Franchot Tone) are American reporters living and working in the bustling city of London, where the stories are… not too exciting, actually. 442 more words

"New To Me" Reviews

Smart Blonde (1937)

  • This film begins with Torchy (Glenda Farrell) paying a taxi driver to chase a train down the tracks, so she can ultimately vacate the car and hop aboard the train.
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Mini-Review - "The Testament Of Dr. Mabuse" (1933)

This film is fascinating due to the story behind the film, and how much of what we see parallels the journey our director, Fritz Lang, takes, similar to that of Elia Kazan’s journey through being blacklisted in “On The Waterfront” or Akira Kurosawa’s peril of being rejected by every film studio in his own country with “Ran.” 479 more words

Movie Reviews

Death Mask by Ellis Peters

Book: Death Mask by Ellis Peters

Publisher: Mysterious Press

Headline: Amazing classic British mystery, elegant and well-written, engrossing characters

I opened this book yesterday afternoon intending to read a chapter. 162 more words


Ramon Novarro.

I was always the hero – with no vices – reciting practically the same lines to the leading lady. The current crop of movie heroes are less handicapped than the old ones.

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Recommended Viewing: A la Recherche des Modes Perdues

The blog A la Recherche des Modes Perdues (freely translated as “Remembrance of Fashions Past,” with a nod to Proust — or, “The Search for Lost and Forgotten Modes”) is always interesting, but this week Nylon.Bleu has outdone herself with many images from the French fashion magazine… 180 more words