Erica and I are utterly thrilled that Gwenda Young, the author of Clarence Brown: Hollywood’s Forgotten Master, has written a post for our Blogathon. Please direct all of your comments for this post to Gwenda by twitter or email at, @y_gwenda and email@example.com. So without further ado, here is Gwenda's incredible post about Joan and Clarence Brown: “Let’s… Continue reading Joan and Clarence: A Match Made in Nitrate
As many of you know, Alan Ladd means a lot to me. He's my favourite classic male film star, and I have spent many happy hours trying to watch as many films of his as possible. I've also started a blog series dedicated to him and have written a number of articles that feature his… Continue reading Announcing The Man Who Would Be Shane: The Alan Ladd Blogathon
Laird Cregar has been on the periphery for me for a good while, but for some reason, I just never actively sought out his films. This was despite my admiration for his portrayal of the sleazy, cowardly, mint popping secondary villain in This Gun For Hire, which was his second film with my absolute favourite actor, Alan… Continue reading The Loveliness of Laird: Discovering the Films of Laird Cregar
I will be taking part in The Second Marathon Stars Blogathon being hosted by The Wonder World of Cinema, In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood and Musings of a Classic Film Addict. So please watch this space!
I'm very pleased to say that I am going to be taking part in The Fourth Annual Bette Davis Blogathon hosted by The Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood. So please watch this space!
Cool, calm, sophisticated, icy and untouchable. That is what a Hitchcock blonde is supposed to be. She is supposed to a woman whose icy locks are never out of place. Her blue eyes are clear, appraising. Always sizing her leading man up. But she is also the symbol of sexual repression. According to Hitchcock, "We're after… Continue reading Hitchcock’s Blondes: A Director’s Ideal
Joan Crawford is one of the most famous and identifiable faces of the classic film era. It's difficult to gauge the extent of her impact on popular culture because it has been so wide and varied. Along with her supposed rival Bette Davis, and her friend Barbara Stanwyck, she has become synonymous with strong, often… Continue reading Announcing the Joan Crawford: Queen of the Silver Screen Blogathon
"I have the face of an ageing choirboy and the build of an undernourished featherweight. If you can figure out my success on the screen you're a better man than I." --Alan Ladd And that was the thing about Alan, despite being a leading man, a sex symbol and star of big money making films,… Continue reading A New Adventure
I'd like to preface this by saying that although I've been a classic film fan since I was a small child, I've only been active in the classic film Twitter community since the end of last year, and I only started my blog this year. So I still have many films to discover. And while… Continue reading My Top 15 Classic Film Discoveries for 2018
Sextette (1978) is based on Mae West's 1961 play of the same name, which was also her last stage performance. At the time of the film’s release, Mae was eight five years old, although for her entire professional career Mae had claimed she was seven years younger than she actually was; so there have been… Continue reading Putting on the Hits