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Photoplay Jan.-Apr. 1942

Cover girls (l.-r., in order of appearance): Barbara Stanwyck, Ann Sothern, Bette Davis, Joan Fontaine.


Announcing the Joan Fontaine Centenary Blogathon!


suRecently, my friend Crystal from In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood visited my  Facebook group on Joan Fontaine and gave me the excellent idea to host a blogathon in honour of her 100th birthday on October 22, 2017. 741 more words

The New Girl in Town

Every Frenchman has One by Olivia De Havilland is a memoir written by the well-known American actress who lives in Paris. Dating back to the late ’50’s, it is a lighthearted collection of her observations of life and customs in Paris. 142 more words

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)

When it’s on: Thursday, 31 August (11.00 am)
Channel: Film4
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Race from outer space to seven miles below the sea … with amazing aquanauts of the deep!

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Watching "Suspicion" on TCM

Two cameos from Mr. Hitchcock in his classic 1942 film, “Suspicion.”

The second, was mailing a letter in the distance.

He made cameos in most of his films that were shown on a fairly wide scale basis. 62 more words


Suspicion, 1941, RKO Radio Pictures. Starring Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. B&W, 99 minutes.

Lina McLaidlaw (Joan Fontaine), crushed after hearing her parents describe her as “spinterish,” allows herself to fall for the charms of roguish playboy Johnnie Aysgarth (Cary Grant). 693 more words

Classic Films

Born To Be Bad (1950, Nicholas Ray)

For Nicholas Ray love (or ‘love’) is corrosive. It is unstable and moves with the waves and currents of societal corruption and sickness.
Born to Be Bad, despite what Dave Kehr persuasively argued, is not a major work, not a masterpiece and not a particularly important signal in Ray’s career. 1,123 more words