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Clown Prince of Hollywood ... By Bob Thomas

The Antic Life and Times of Jack L. Warner

Having recently enjoyed Stanley Tucci’s wonderful S.O.B. styled turn as Jack Warner on the TV miniseries Feud, the story of Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, I scanned my bookshelf here in the vault searching for this bio originally published in 1990 that I picked up somewhere over the course of the last year while visiting local used bookshops. 754 more words

Humphrey Bogart

Sound Barrier: Neruda & The Beloved Rogue (1927)

In episode two of the Sound Barrier podcast we wax poetic, with two films about poets – specifically poets in exile. The two films we will discuss – one new release and one silent classic – are Pablo Larrain’s… 131 more words

Silent Film

Positive Quote 12.04

Happiness sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.

John Barrymore (1882-1942)

Have a blessed day all. <3


Halloween Pictures on Tired Tuesday

This is my new profile picture on Facebook.  I open today’s Tired Tuesday post with it, because, what a surprise:  I got nuthin’ else.  Of course I like having the Bride of Frankenstein as my profile pic, I’ve had it before, but I really liked this one for the saying.   201 more words


Twentieth Century (1934) ★★★★

If there weren’t already enough reasons to acclaim and adore Howard, then add (arguably) inventing the screwball comedy to that list. Adapted by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur from their own play, ‘Twentieth Century’ was – along with the more comedically and awards-ingly successful ‘It Happened One Night’ (Frank Capra, 1934) – two of the earliest pitches at the screwball genre. 418 more words


Jackson’s Pre-Code Essentials #45: TWENTIETH CENTURY (1934)

Welcome to another Wildcard Wednesday! Today’s post is the latest addition in our series of Pre-Code Essentials. Here’s the updated list.

45. Twentieth Century (1934) 1,162 more words