Category Archives: Classic Film

KING OF JAZZ (1930) Reigns Again w/ Restoration + New Book

It’s a story right out of the movies: forgotten star gets a second chance at fame. Only this time, the star is actually a film – and the second chance is both a new restoration and a new book. But best … Continue reading

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Lost Marx Brothers Musical Returning to the New York Stage

On May 19, 1924 the Marx Brothers made their Broadway debut in I’ll Say She Is, a musical comedy revue at the Casino Theater in New York. The show closed on February 7, 1925 after 313 performances and has never … Continue reading

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THE PHANTOM SPEAKS (1945) from the Paramount Vault – And I Obey

The more classic films I watch, the more affection I develop for B movies. These low budget “programmers” from the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s are often faster-paced, rougher, and more creatively daring than their better-known contemporaries. But many are forgotten today, … Continue reading

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Rarely Seen Films from Republic Pictures – Now Streaming!

If you love old movies you probably have shelves filled with favorites in every physical media format ever invented. But for every one beloved film in your personal collection, there are hundreds of other undiscovered gems languishing in studio vaults. These … Continue reading

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Update: New Year, New Way to Watch TCM

Updated 1/19/16 -New info in italics. Turner made lots of announcements this week at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena. Sadly, one piece of news TCM viewers have been waiting for – an option to subscribe directly, without committing to … Continue reading

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MIRACLE on 175th Street

I like old movies. Okay, that’s an understatement. I don’t just like them, I want to live in them. I’m not the first person to feel this way, of course. Woody Allen based an entire film — THE PURPLE ROSE … Continue reading

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Kick off Halloween Weekend w/ 18-hour TCM Party

When I was in fifth grade I invited five friends over for a slumber party. “It’ll be great!” I promised. “We’ll stay up all night watching movies!” I neglected to mention that all of the movies we’d be watching were … Continue reading

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