The Look, Uncategorized

The Queen of “The Look”: Miss Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn is pretty much the epitome of a pop culture phenomenon. Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley are probably only really up there with Audrey in regards to how iconic their outward appearance was, how much this defined their resonance with the masses. From tote bags to purses to fridge magnets, Audrey's face, in all… Continue reading The Queen of “The Look”: Miss Audrey Hepburn

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80s Horror, Blogathons, Uncategorized

The Madness of Miracles: Jeff Goldblum in “The Fly” (1986)

This post contains spoilers and graphic content. Please be advised that you may turn into a fly humanoid after reading this. You've been warned. Man's tendency to act like a god and try to control and obliterate nature's tenets has been explored many times, most famously in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. What Shelley explored and taught… Continue reading The Madness of Miracles: Jeff Goldblum in “The Fly” (1986)

Blogathons, Classic Film Discoveries, John Barrymore, Uncategorized

Introducing Acting Royalty: The Fifth Annual Trilogy Barrymore Blogathon has cometh!

I am absolutely thrilled that the day my lovely co-host, Crystal, and I have been waiting for, has arrived! For the next two days we will be celebrating one of the greatest acting trios and most famous siblings to ever grace the sawdust stage and silver screen! So without further ado (yes, John, that includes… Continue reading Introducing Acting Royalty: The Fifth Annual Trilogy Barrymore Blogathon has cometh!

Blogathons, Classic Film Discoveries, John Barrymore, Uncategorized

Sweet Prince: A Tribute to John Barrymore

My grandfather's parents were Cornish immigrants. They worked hard, but they were considered very "working class". My grandfather decided that he would be cultured, he would ball dance like a dream, he would sing beautifully and be dashingly handsome. He would be a matinee idol of sorts. When I think of my grandfather I think… Continue reading Sweet Prince: A Tribute to John Barrymore

All Hallows' Eve, Blogathons, Uncategorized

Dark and Deep: The Gothic Horror Blogathon

As many of you know, horror is my thang. But Gothic horror is what really gets me going. Nothing like reading about aristocrats who have secretly been feasting of peasants for a hundred years or watching films where the shadows are so deep, they hide a myriad of monsters. There are so many classics in this genre,… Continue reading Dark and Deep: The Gothic Horror Blogathon

Blogathons, Period Dramas, Uncategorized

The Importance of First Impressions: Pride and Prejudice (2005)

Jane Austen is one of the most famous British authors to ever live. Her books, which centre on young women living during the Georgian era, are filled with wit, love, realism and the question of whether marriage can ever be conceived through love in a society obsessed with social position and money. Her novel, published… Continue reading The Importance of First Impressions: Pride and Prejudice (2005)

Adventures in Alan Ladd, Alan Ladd, Blogathons, Lake and Ladd, Noir Or Never, Uncategorized

Lake and Ladd: The Perfect Pair

As Classic Film Fans we often talk about the stars of classic cinema being great in the singular, as in Joan Crawford was spectacular or Myrna Loy's capacity for shade was untouchable. But what we often don't talk about is how fantastic it was when two classic film stars came together and made the perfect… Continue reading Lake and Ladd: The Perfect Pair