Sunday, November 22, 2015

Around the Blogosphere This Week

Miscellaneous bits of news and fun stuff from around the internet...

...There's another terrific classic film being screened nationwide this coming November 29th and December 1st: ROMAN HOLIDAY (1953), the classic romantic comedy starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck, directed by William Wyler. The movie will have a special introduction by Robert Osborne of Turner Classic Movies. It sounds like a great idea to round off the upcoming holiday weekend! Visit Fathom Events to check for a local theater and/or purchase advance tickets.

..."16 Struggles That Are All Too Real For Movie Buffs." My oldest daughter sent this to me and I think film fans will smile and nod in recognition at many items on the the list -- I know I did!

...New book: HOLLYWOOD CELEBRATES THE HOLIDAYS: 1920-1970 by Karie Bible and Mary Mallory, published by Schiffer. Karie is a regular attendee at Los Angeles area classic film screenings and is well known as a tour guide at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. I'm looking forward to checking out this book!

...I was unaware of the documentary HAROLD AND LILLIAN: A HOLLYWOOD LOVE STORY (2015) until reading Raquel's review at Out of the Past. It sounds very interesting.

...Glenn Erickson's recent DVD Savant reviews include Dick Powell in PITFALL (1948) and Marie Windsor in NO MAN'S WOMAN (1955).

...Coming from Schiffer in January: HOLLYWOOD CAFE: COFFEE WITH THE STARS by Stephen Rea.

...Here's Cliff of Immortal Ephemera on Mary Brian and Glenda Farrell in GIRL MISSING (1933). I really enjoyed this film in 2013.

...Here are wonderful photos of Charlton Heston's home -- love his library and pool especially.

...Jacqueline pays tribute to the wonderful character actor Jerome Cowan at Another Old Movie Blog. It's part of the What a Character blogathon -- for more links start out by visiting one of the blogathon cohosts, Once Upon a Screen, and keep going from there!

...Coming in January: The Loretta Young Birthday Blogathon, sponsored by The Cinema Dilettante. It will take place January 3-6, and I plan to participate, writing about AND NOW TOMORROW (1944).

...Attention Southern Californians: The Archive Treasures 50th Anniversary Celebration at UCLA continues well into December. Films on the schedule include SAFETY LAST! (1923) and THE BIG SLEEP (1945) to name just a couple.

...Coming up at the Egyptian Theatre this holiday weekend, the American Cinematheque presents REAR WINDOW (1955) in 35mm and GONE WITH THE WIND (1939) in a digital presentation.

...Thanks to my friend Lindsay for pointing out that the Academy is hosting a 75th Anniversary Holiday Screening of REMEMBER THE NIGHT (1940) at the Linwood Dunn Theater on December 10th.

...Notable Passing: Actor Rex Reason has passed away at the age of 87. He may have been best known for the sci-fi film THIS ISLAND EARTH (1955). I also remember him as the gambler in the Western RAW EDGE (1956).

...For more recent classic film links on books, DVDs, and much more, please visit last week's roundup.

Have a great week, and Happy Thanksgiving!


Blogger Jacqueline T. Lynch said...

Thanks for the mention, Laura. I love the other links you continually bring us. You're a great source of information.

4:27 AM  
Blogger Citizen Screen said...

Laura, it's always an honor to be mentioned in your fabulous blog so thanks for the What a Character! shout out. But I'm actually leaving this comment because of your mention of seeing REAR WINDOW on the big screen, which of course evokes wonderful memories of when we saw it together in April. I cannot wait to see you and Doug and spend some time together again.

That's all - and hoping you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.


12:09 PM  
Blogger Maricatrin said...

Rex and his brother Rhodes (who died last year), looked so much alike, I generally can't tell which one I'm watching until I see the end credits. I've heard a story (not sure if it's true or not) that Rex and Rhodes switched places for part of a day on the set of THIS ISLAND EARTH, as a joke on the other cast members.

Thanks for sharing the list, I particularly identify with 1, 2, and 9!

3:48 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Thank you, Jacqueline, that means a lot! I really enjoy doing it and love knowing others enjoy reading!

Aurora, yes! I thought of enjoying REAR WINDOW at the CityWalk with you, too! That was one of the most enjoyable experiences I've had this year, among many wonderful opportunities, because it was so much fun to see it with you and Ann Marie. So looking forward to seeing you again! Happy Thanksgiving!!

Maricatrin, I'm glad you mentioned Rhodes Reason because he had slipped my mind when I mentioned Rex's passing. That's a fun anecdote! Glad you enjoyed the "list."

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Best wishes,

8:22 AM  
Blogger KC said...

The 16 struggles was pretty funny. Nice that TCM Party and TCMFF can help with the movie buddy thing though! Happy Thanksgiving Laura xo

9:14 AM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Love the struggles post. The retcon is bad but never being able to decide what to watch is the WORST! :) Best!

9:39 AM  

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