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The Film that won Olivia De Havilland her first Academy Award

A few weeks back, I saw a new film in theaters which is surprising considering this has been such a bad year for movies. That film was called… 1,074 more words

Romance

Summer Under the Stars: Easy Living (1937)

TCM’s star of the day is Jean Arthur, and my film pick for the actress is Easy Living, which airs today at 8:00 P.M. (EST). 621 more words

Blogathon

Easy Living (1937)

Easy Living, 1937, Paramount Pictures. Starring Jean Arthur, Edward Arnold, Ray Milland. Directed by Mitchell Leisen. B&W, 89 minutes.

A series of misunderstandings almost lead to a stock crash that could rival that of October 29, 1929, and all because J. 383 more words

Classic Films

Hold Back the Dawn (Mitchell Leisen, 1941)

Happy 100th birthday, Olivia de Havilland! This is my contribution to her centenary blogathon, being organised by The Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood and Phyllis Loves Classic Movies. 889 more words

Classic Movie

Olivia de Havilland's Oscar-Nominated Performances

Today is a very special day for fans of the golden era of Hollywood as it’s Olivia de Havilland’s 100th birthday! What makes this centennial extra special for us fans is that she’s alive to celebrate it. 2,343 more words

Blogathon

Films in 2016: June

June was a pretty busy month for me, but I managed to squeeze in a good number of movies anyway. On the personal front, two of my friends married each other last weekend, so I got to spend a couple days back in my Southern California hometown. 858 more words

Films In 2016

Everybody's Mom

The Mating Season of 1951 is Thelma Ritter’s film through and through. She’s an unlikely centerpiece. Small, middle-aged, decidedly dowdy, Ritter was never a Star in the conventional box-office-and-glamour sense. 1,379 more words

Comedy