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A column by Michael Hiltzik in the LA Times about 700 “lost” Paramount films caught my attention. The first paragraph mentioned one of my favorite movies, “Alias Nick Beal,” with Ray Milland as Satan bargaining for the soul of a […]

Today’s Google Doodle pays tribute to one of the most beautiful actresses in Hollywood history, Hedy Lamarr. She was also an inventor! Here she is with James Stewart. Happy 101st birthday, Hedy!

The third edition of Leonard Maltin’s indispensible guide to older movies is now called Turner Classic Movies Presents Leonard Maltin’s Classic Movie Guide: From the Silent Era Through 1965. It is even more important than ever in the era of […]

It is a great treat to get to see the original designs for “Aladdin,” from the new Diamond Edition.

The blogger behind Phyllis Loves Classic Movies held an invitational blogathon on a subject many people have strong feelings about: remakes. Phyllis herself took on one, or I should say, two of my favorites: “My Favorite Wife” with Irene Dunne […]

I am delighted to be joining Margaret Talbot for our third series of pre-code films at Washington DC’s Hill Center, starting October 4, 2015 at 4 pm, with the delectable “Madam Satan.” It is one of the nuttiest films ever […]

It is a lot of fun to see what a couple of Gen Z teenagers have to say about classic films. It turns out that when these two teenage sisters sat down to watch every Best Picture Oscar winner and […]

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