Friday, April 13, 2012

This week on N and CF.

ON TCM MARCH 15TH: WHAT PRICE HOLLYWOOD (1932). Please click picture on side bar for movie review.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: WILLIAM HOLDEN. (April 17, 1918 – November 12, 1981).  Holden won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1954 and the Emmy Award for Best Actor in 1974. One of the most popular and well known movie stars of all time, Holden was one of the biggest box office draws of the 1950s. Please click picture on side bar to view past movie reviews.

ON TCM MARCH 17TH: WILLIAM HOLDEN MOVIES: Invisible Stripes(1939), Rachel and the Stranger(1948), Born Yesterday(1950) and The Moon Is Blue(1953).


HAPPY BIRTHDAY: JANE MANSFIELD. (April 19, 1933 – June 29, 1967) Mansfield's film career was short-lived, she had several box office successes and won the Theatre World Award, a Golden Globe, and a Golden Laurel. In 1955, she enjoyed a successful Broadway run acting in Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? and later the film of the same name in 1957. She is remembered for both this film and a starring role in the comedy film The Girl Can't Help It (1956), which was also produced by 20th Century Fox. Of her rare on-screen dramatic roles, her performance in The Wayward Bus (1957) is regarded as the best. She also sang for studio recordings including the album Shakespeare, Tchaikovsky & Me and the singles Suey and As The Clouds Drift By done together with rock legend Jimi Hendrix. Mansfield's notable television work included The Red Skelton Show (1959–1963) and The Ed Sullivan Show (1957). Please click picture on side bar to view past movie reviews.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: HAROLD LLOYD. (April 20, 1893 – March 8, 1971) Harold Lloyd ranks alongside Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton as one of the most popular and influential film comedians of the silent film era. Lloyd made nearly 200 comedy films, both silent and "talkies", between 1914 and 1947. He is best known for his "Glasses Character", a resourceful, success-seeking go-getter who was perfectly in tune with 1920s era. Please click picture on side bar to view past reviews. First Video of three.

ON TCM MARCH 21ST: NOTHING SACRED(1937). The film stars Carole Lombard and Fredric March, with a supporting cast including Walter Connolly, Charles Winninger, Margaret Hamilton, Hattie McDaniel, Frank Fay and Max Rosenbloom.


This week article is from:
Dear Old Hollywood blogspot: Gun Crazy(1950) film locations.

ROBBY CRESS SAYS" Those attending the 2012 TCM Film Festival this coming weekend will have to make a difficult choice in which film to see during the early evening screenings on Saturday. The obvious choice is the 60th Anniversary World Premiere Restoration of Singin' in the Rain which will be shown in the historic Grauman's Chinese Theater and will include discussions with Debbie Reynolds and Patricia Kelly. I mean, what an opportunity to see one of cinema's most noteworthy musicals in such a spectacular environment with one of the original cast members in attendance! But, at around the same time another great screening will be taking place down the street at the Egyptian Theatre. Gun Crazy may not be as iconic as Singin' in the Rain, but it is a landmark film noir worth adding to the "must see" list. The cinematography in Gun Crazy is marvelous and should look stunning on the large Egyptian Theater screen. And like the Singin in the Rain screening, Gun Crazy will also feature a discussion with one of the stars: Peggy Cummins." Please click on link to read more..


  1. Already have all the Holden films taped (even though I've seen The Moon is Blue like 80 times)!

  2. Kristen, it sounds like you are an avid William Holden fan!!

    "The Moon is Blue." One of the best comedies of the fifties.

  3. Dawn, Thanks for the heads up on "What Price Hollywood?" I haven't seen it and will not miss my chance this week. The 1962 Harry Reasoner interview with Harold Lloyd was completely fascinating. Lloyd was obviously very different from his onscreen character. It was also interesting to see 1962 PSA for Easter Seals and promo spot for the sitcom "Hennessey" that were part of the program. Great stuff!

  4. Gun Crazy is definitely worth seeing. Also, thanks for giving attention to Lloyd. He is just as gifted a comedian as Keaton and Chaplin in his films.

  5. Eve, I really wanted to see the film, "What Price Hollywood?" because of actress Constance Bennett, who plays the starstruck waitress, working at the Brown Derby. I also wanted to see the world premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theater. It really is a fun film, that I think you will enjoy...

    I agree.. The Harry Reasoner, interview with Harold Lloyd, was absolutely amazing.. commercials and all.

    Chip Lary, Gun Crazy, is a great film. I plan to watch it later today to refresh my memory.

    I'm also glad that you enjoyed the interview with Harold Lloyd. I really have not seen many of his films, until last year..

  6. Dawn, GUN CRAZY is such a fabulous film, with terrific performances from Peggy Cummins and John Dall. I hope its showing garners it a new generation of fans. It's still under-appreciated.

  7. Rick, When I first saw this review. I thought of you and thought, you would really enjoy reading Robby's review.


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