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TCM Spotlight: Christmas Movies (Fridays in December (except the 29th) plus Christmas Eve)

Note: Only one of these movies will air on TCM.  TCM will also air its original documentary  839 more words

Classic Hollywood

Thin Man, The

Name of character (murder victim Clyde Miller Wynant, an inventor) appearing in the 1932 “Thin Man” novel written by American writer Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961), who originated the gritty, realistic detective novels, … 92 more words

Private Eyes

Misplaced Modifiers

Languages are either inflected, meaning endings are added to words to specify their relationship, or uninflected, as in English, where the relationship is specified by the position in the sentence. 279 more words

Popular Culture

Past Imperfect - #550

Nora: “Darling, must we really do this?”

Nick: “I have no idea what you’re talking about.”

Nora: “Of course you have an idea. You have an odd-looking piece of artillery positioned precisely above your crotch. 968 more words


Myrna Loy On the Radio

There ‘s only been one Myrna Loy, a woman who possessed a beauty and talent that are the stuff of legend. Her impeccable style, dramatic flair and comedic timing make her a perennial favorite. 565 more words

Old Time Radio

Past Imperfect - #534

Myrna, left: “I haven’t the faintest idea what she’s talking about.”

William, not so much left: “Nor do I. Perhaps she’s discussing stock options, with that bit about alternative arrangements.” 654 more words


The Thin Man

This classic of detective fiction, a beacon of hard-boiled, noir-esque mystery, is both entertaining and curiously dated.  Set in the early ’30s, this series of murders surrounding a brilliant – yet possibly quite mad inventor – is really a comedy of manners disguised in an endless parade of drinks, speakeasies, shady characters and cops. 195 more words