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Teatro La Quindicina at 36: a new comedy starts the 2018 summer season this month

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca

Teatro La Quindicina turns 36 this summer with a season at the Varscona that includes two new Stewart Lemoine comedies. And the first them starts soon. 300 more words


Bewitched by Blondes Born too Late

The films of Howard Hawks are more famous than the man himself. His career spanned every genre and style. He made screwball comedies and film noir, gangster films and westerns. 246 more words

Michelle Pfeiffer

Nothing Sacred (1937)

Nothing Sacred, 1937, United Artists. Starring Carole Lombard, Fredric March. Directed by William A. Wellman. Technicolor, 74 minutes.

Wally Cook (Fredric March) is a reporter who needs to prove he isn’t a fraud — and fast. 468 more words

Classic Films

Double Feature #53 - The Thin Man and A Night at the Opera

On this week’s post, we’re reaching back to some classic comedies, one a detective story, and one a farce. This week’s films are:

W.S. Van Dyke – The Thin Man (1934) 2,346 more words

Double Feature

When Obsessions Collide: Pfeiffer, Wilder and Maggie

After watching The Apartment again I’m still not sure if it is a screwball comedy, but it probably wouldn’t exist without screwball. At the very least it shares some DNA with classic Hawks and Lubitsch. 327 more words

Michelle Pfeiffer

Marie's Reading: "Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day" by Winifred Watson

A charming book with a delightful main character!  This screwball comedy from the 1930’s follows Miss Pettigrew as she’s swept up into the world of Delysia LaFosse, a nightclub singer. 323 more words

Book Reviews

My Man Godfrey (1936)

My Man Godfrey, 1936, Universal Pictures. Starring William Powell, Carole Lombard. Directed by Gregory La Cava. B&W (colorized version also available), 94 minutes.

Society elite Irene Bullock (Carole Lombard) and her sister Cornelia (Gail Patrick) are seeking a “forgotten man” as part of a scavenger hunt, and come upon Godfrey Smith (William Powell) living at a city dump. 472 more words

Classic Films