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TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL DAY 1: Meet TCM, So You Think You Know Movies?, QUEEN CHRISTINA, My Man Godfrey

Exhausted but beyond excited, I arrived in Los Angeles last night for the kickoff of the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival, taking place in Hollywood this weekend for its sixth year. 993 more words

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ATTENTION!!! silverscreenshadowplay.wordpress.com Horror Blog is OFFICIALLY TERMINATED!!!

     THANK YOU… for the support over the last 4 months! I must confess that I was EXTREMELY NAIVE about the “realities” of being online (as I perceive them)! 278 more words

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‘Anyone who has a continuous smile on his face conceals a toughness that is almost frightening.’ 

~ Greta Garbo ~



The Ordeal of Michael Arlen

The March 28 “Talk of the Town” ponders “what sort of paces a visiting literary lion may be expected to put through.”

The “literary lion” in question was writer Michael Arlen, who was planning his escape from New York  by reserving a cabin on the Olympic for its April 18 sailing: “It is expected that very few of his writing compatriots in London will venture America-wards after he reports on the ritual to which he was subjected.” The “ritual,” it seems, was Arlen’s constant exposure to various literary hangers-on and assorted socialites. 1,086 more words

Quote | BETTE DAVIS ON GRETA GARBO | Beguiling Hollywood

“Her instinct, her mastery over the machine, was pure witchcraft. I cannot analyze this woman’s acting. I only know that no one else so effectively worked in front of a camera.” … 8 more words


Oscars - Best Picture Winner #5

#5 – Grand Hotel (1932)

“The Grand Hotel, people coming, people going, yet nothing ever happens”
This movie is about exactly that; a variety of people doing a variety of things at this lavish hotel.We have Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo, Some Barrymores and others playing a variety of roles like a sad ballerina, a dying accountant, a business man and his stenographer ( 177 more words



The Task: Watch and write about every movie on my shelf, in order (Blu-rays are sorted after DVDs), by June 10, 2015.  Remaining movies: 121  788 more words