Category Archives: Classic Film

George Winslow (1946-2015): Child Star of the 1950s Who Upstaged Icons

Even if you love old movies, there’s a good chance you won’t recognize the name George Winslow. And that’s unfortunate because Winslow, a former child star who died on June 14 at age 69, was one of the funniest film actors of the 1950s – in any … Continue reading

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Update: A Brief History of the Classic Movie Tweet-a-Long

Updated 6/19/15 – New info in italics. When scholars write the history of social media – and they will (but probably not with a pen) – Thursday, June 9, 2011 will forever be remembered as the night the live movie tweet-a-long was born. … Continue reading

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For Classic Film Fans, Death is a Way of Life

“This is really the closest thing you get to news in your world,” my girlfriend’s brother said to me the day Christopher Lee’s death was announced. The passing of a 93-year-old is never a surprise; still, Thursday was a somber day … Continue reading

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Vote for “Bride of Monster Serial” in the Rondo Awards!

Last year I was honored to be included in Bride of Monster Serial, an anthology of essays about horror films past and present. Edited by Wallace McBride, the book covers an eclectic collection of 40 fright films, from early Talkies like THE BLACK … Continue reading

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Bacall and Bogart Personal Items up for Auction

Death is a way of life for classic movie fans. And if you don’t believe me, just search YouTube for TCM Remembers (and remember to have plenty of Kleenex handy). For many of us, the passing of Lauren Bacall last summer … Continue reading

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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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