The Wonderful Warner Grand

Growing up in the 80’s and 90’s the only movie theatre I knew was the multiplex. Either in a mall or surrounded by a giant parking lot it was a nondescript structure filled with identical black box theaters that often had sticky floors and dirty seats. Not until I became an adult and started to […]

Spotlight on Judy Garland in Presenting Lily Mars

Today is Judy Garland’s birthday and there’s no way I could let it pass without acknowledging it. You see, I’ve loved her ever since I was a little girl and caught my first glimpse of her in The Wizard of Oz. While my peers were watching Kids Incorporated and You Can’t Do That On Television […]

Attending San Francisco Silent Film Festival 2017

Ever since the TCM Film Festival became my favorite event of the year I’ve sought out other classic film fests. Turns out there’s a lot of them! Unfortunately, several are out of state but there’s a few that call California their home. Last year I attended the Lone Pine Film Festival and had a wonderful […]

Spotlight on Dean Martin in The Stooge

I love Frank Sinatra but, to me, Dean Martin will always be the king of cool. Whether yucking it up with Jerry Lewis, palling around with the Rat Pack or taking a dramatic turn his legendary charisma lit up the screen. So, when I heard about the Dean Martin Centenary Blogathon hosted by Musings of […]

Spotlight on The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek

When it comes to directors I have a long list of favorites but there’s one who rises above the rest – Preston Sturges. Though not as prolific as most he’s responsible for some of the greatest comedies that have ever graced the silver screen. Sullivan’s Travels, The Lady Eve and The Palm Beach Story, all […]

Strolling Through the Television Academy Sculpture Garden

I’ve always been a fan of television. As a kid I crushed on Jason Bateman in The Hogan Family, loved catching The Patty Duke Show on Nick and Nite and lived for TGIF and my three favorite shows Perfect Strangers, Family Matters and Full House. A few years back I stopped watching TV for awhile […]

The 2017 TCM Film Festival

It’s no secret I love classic film and as a fan I’m lucky that the ultimate film lover’s event, the TCM Film Festival, is located right in my backyard. The only event that will get me to visit Hollywood four days in a row it’s filled with screenings, special presentations and lots of camaraderie amongst […]

Viewing The Birth of Motion Pictures: An Illustrated History of Silent Cinema 1910-1929

Now, I pride myself on being on top of SoCal events particularly the classic film ones. If there’s a screening, exhibit or festival chances are I know about it. But every once in awhile something falls through the cracks. Recently I was reading a post on Spellbound By Movies on LA area classic films exhibits. […]

Doris Day in On Moonlight Bay and By the Light of the Silvery Moon

One of my favorite actresses is Doris Day and I’m happy to say today is her 95th birthday. To celebrate I’m joining the Doris Day Blogathon hosted by Love Letters to Old Hollywood. At this point I’ve seen most of Ms. Days films and can’t help but have a few favorites. Calamity Jane will always […]

KCET Honors Shirley MacLaine with the Lumiere Award

As a classic film fan an invite to attend a film screening and interview with Shirley MacLaine is a true treat. Unfortunately, I was unable to make it so my good friend Mary of Along Comes Mary stepped in for me and got all the scoop. Take it away, Mary. When you think about the […]