Van Johnson in “Thrill of a Romance”

This article is part of "The Van Johnson Blogathon:" https://loveletterstooldhollywood.blogspot.com/2017/08/the-van-johnson-blogathon-is-here.html Van Johnson has long been considered one of the nicest actors of the Code era. He had a wholesome quality which enabled him to play the oft-mentioned boy next door. His honest yet handsome face, clear Rhode Island accent, and all-American red hair with freckles … Continue reading Van Johnson in “Thrill of a Romance”

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Announcing “The Great Breening Fest”

Note: This is the original announcement, but it is not complete. Please click the following link for the official announcement of the blogathon, which includes banners and the roster: https://wordpress.com/post/pureentertainmentpreservationsociety.wordpress.com/4911. Comment on either article to express your desire to participate. Thank you! Today is Thursday, and it is the week I would normally write a … Continue reading Announcing “The Great Breening Fest”

The Impatient Maiden & The Moral Intern

This article is part of "The Workplace Blogathon" at Moon in Gemini: https://debravega.wordpress.com/2017/07/09/announcing-the-workplace-in-film-tv-blogathon/ When Lew Ayres was a boy, he wanted to be a doctor. Like many boys with this dream, he did not seriously pursue a medical career during high school. In his senior year, he dropped out of school to go to Mexico … Continue reading The Impatient Maiden & The Moral Intern

John Barrymore in “Maytime” from 1937

This is my third article for "The Third Annual Barrymore Trilogy Blogathon" at In The Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood: https://crystalkalyana.wordpress.com/2017/05/26/announcing-the-third-annual-barrymore-trilogy-blogathon/ You can read my articles about Lionel (https://wordpress.com/post/pureentertainmentpreservationsociety.wordpress.com/4533) and Ethel (https://wordpress.com/post/pureentertainmentpreservationsociety.wordpress.com/4621) too! Maytime from 1937 is a film adaptation of the operetta of the same name by Sigmund Romberg. This dramatic, melodious classic … Continue reading John Barrymore in “Maytime” from 1937

Ethel Barrymore in “Just for You” from 1952

This article is part of "The Third Annual Barrymore Trilogy Blogathon" at In The Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood: https://crystalkalyana.wordpress.com/2017/05/26/announcing-the-third-annual-barrymore-trilogy-blogathon/ Just for You was made in 1952. This musical with Bing Crosby, Jane Wyman, and Ethel Barrymore is the subject of my second contribution to the Barrymore blogathon. Miss Barrymore, who was born in … Continue reading Ethel Barrymore in “Just for You” from 1952

Lionel Barrymore in “Captains Courageous”

This article is my first entry in "The Third Annual Barrymore Trilogy Blogathon" at In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood: https://crystalkalyana.wordpress.com/2017/05/26/announcing-the-third-annual-barrymore-trilogy-blogathon/ Lionel Barrymore was born in 1878 as the eldest son of Maurice and Georgiana Barrymore nee Drew. He was a member of the famous theatrical Barrymore family. I am beginning with an … Continue reading Lionel Barrymore in “Captains Courageous”

Breening Thursday: 5. “It Happened to Jane” from 1959

For my fifth Breening Thursday article, I am going to breen It Happened to Jane from 1959. This film stars Doris Day and Jack Lemmon, and it was directed and produced by Richard Quine. Like the film I breened last time, You Can't Run Away From It, It Happened to Jane is a very clean … Continue reading Breening Thursday: 5. “It Happened to Jane” from 1959

Hans Christian Andersen: A Teller of Stories and Maker of Point Shoes

This article is part of the En Pointe: The Ballet Blogathon: https://christinawehner.wordpress.com/2017/05/10/announcing-en-pointe-the-ballet-blogathon/ Hans Christian Andersen from 1952 begins with the declaration that it is not a biography of the famous author named in the title; rather, it is a story about a great storyteller. This whimsical fiction portrays Hans as a fun-loving, story-telling cobbler played … Continue reading Hans Christian Andersen: A Teller of Stories and Maker of Point Shoes