Category Archives: Classic Film

Take a Trip in the Hollywood Time Machine

Cancel your Saturday night plans, because I’ll be guest co-hosting the inaugural episode of Hollywood Time Machine with Alicia Mayer live tonight at 9 p.m. (ET) on L.A. Talk Radio. Guests include Victoria Wilson, author of A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel True … Continue reading

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Remembering Richard Kiel (1939-2014) in EEGAH (1962)

Richard Kiel was unforgettable as the steel-toothed villain Jaws in THE SPY WHO LOVED ME (1977) and MOONRAKER (1979). But 15 years before he put the bite on James Bond, Kiel chomped on the scenery in a delightfully terrible drive-in classic. In EEGAH (1962), the 7 foot, 3 … Continue reading

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Bogart + Bacall’s Rarely Seen Final Team-up – And Where to Watch It

Turner Classic Movies announced today that they will preempt scheduled programming on September 15 and 16 for a 24-hour marathon honoring the life and career of Lauren Bacall, who died on August 12 at age 89. Following Robert Osborne’s delightfully … Continue reading

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How the Death of Aereo Impacts Classic Film + TV Fans

At 11:30 a.m. (ET) on Saturday, June 28, Aereo suspended service to subscribers in the eleven U.S. television markets it served – including as many as 135,000 in New York City. I was one of them. For me, the Supreme Court ruling on Wednesday … Continue reading

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Remembering Eli Wallach + 5 of His Films

Sometime in the mid-1990s, on the corner of 82nd Street and Riverside Drive, I stopped to gawk at an icon. “Yes, it’s me,” Eli Wallach said, apparently accustomed to silent, slack-jawed admirers on New York City street corners. He greeted me … Continue reading

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90 Years Later, Lost Marx Brothers Musical is Reborn

For Marx Brothers fans, I’ll Say She Is is the missing piece of the puzzle. Written by brothers Tom and Will B. Johnstone, and incorporating some of the team’s earlier Vaudeville routines, the Marx Brothers’ first Broadway musical comedy revue … Continue reading

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The Man Who Discovered Katharine Hepburn

Today was the hottest day of the year so far in New York City, but I’m suddenly feeling nostalgic for the holidays – not for the cold weather, but for the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s epic, fifty-film George Cukor … Continue reading

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