Category Archives: Books

I’m a Contributor to a Book Nominated for an Award!

If you know me, you know I enjoy writing about obscure old movies most people have never even heard of, let alone want to read about. While this strategy has done nothing to reduce my high-interest credit card debt, it has … Continue reading

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New Book Explores the Strange Ways Classic Movie Stars Celebrated Holidays

As a classic film-loving kid, I’d often while away my weekends in the open stacks of my local library, thumbing through over-sized picture books celebrating the stars of black-and-white Hollywood. This probably explains a lot about my later life, like … Continue reading

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Update: Explaining Halloween Folklore w/ Classic Film Cameos

Updated 10/30/16 – New info in italics. As a lifelong classic film fan, I often find myself scanning contemporary media for old movie influences. And at no time of the year is that more fun than Halloween, when the monsters I’ve enjoyed since I … Continue reading

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My Anniversary Gift to You

Over the past three years I’ve written more than 200 articles, reviews, and essays for this site and others. I’ve had a lot of fun and made a lot of money (just kidding), but the best part of the process has … Continue reading

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New Book About John Ford Avoids Easy Answers

Forty years after his death John Ford remains an enigma. In his new book Three Bad Men: John Ford, John Wayne, Ward Bond author Scott Allen Nollen calls Ford “one of the most complex, contradictory, and downright confounding men who … Continue reading

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Review: Beyond CASABLANCA: 100 Classic Movies Worth Watching by Jennifer C. Garlen

This is my biggest frustration as a classic film fan: no matter how many old movies I watch, there will always be hundreds (thousands?) more I haven’t seen. Unless I buy every pre-1960 DVD ever released and lock myself in … Continue reading

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