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Classic Hollywood Birthdays

E.H. Calvert, actor & director (1863-1941)

John McIntire, actor (1907-1991)
I.A.L. Diamond, writer & screenwriter (1920-1988)

Classic Hollywood Birthdays

Billy Wilder and the Marx Brothers - A match almost made in heaven

The following is my second entry in the second annual “Billy Wilder Blogathon,” being hosted on June 22, 2015 by the blogs Outspoken and Freckled… 301 more words

Groucho Marx

SOME LIKE IT HOT tonight at the Ron Robinson Theater

Nobody’s Perfect. But Some Like It Hot comes pretty close to it.

Billy Wilder’s screwball comedy set in the 1920s stars Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe.   135 more words


Throwback Trailer: The Apartment (1960)

Insurance worker C.C. Baxter (Jack Lemmon) lends his Upper West Side apartment to company bosses to use for extramarital affairs. When his manager Mr. Sheldrake (Fred MacMurray) begins using Baxter’s apartment in exchange for promoting him, Baxter is disappointed to learn that Sheldrake’s mistress is Fran Kubelik (Shirley MacLaine), the elevator girl at work whom Baxter is interested in himself. 15 more words

Throwback Trailer

THE APARTMENT (1960, dir. Billy Wilder)

The cracked compact mirror. I would be tempted to sell my soul in order to have the talent needed to come up with a narrative device like that. 2,121 more words


Movie Quote of the Day - Monkey Business, 1952 (dir. Howard Hawks)

Dr. Barnaby Fulton: Aren’t you here early?
Lois Laurel: Oh, yes. Mr. Oxley’s been complaining about my punctuation, so I’m careful to get here before nine.

Movie Quote Of The Day

Comedia cínica

por Cristina Rojas

Al momento de realizar una comedia es muy difícil lograr el equilibrio entre las risas y la seriedad de lo que cuenta la historia, pero no cabe duda en que Billy Wilder lo sabía hacer muy bien y su película… 350 more words