Spotlight on Bells Are Ringing

On March 29, 1951 the 23rd Annual Academy Awards were held and there was stiff competition in the Best Actress category between two grand dames of Hollywood. Would Bette Davis take it for All About Eve or would Gloria Swanson grab it for Sunset Blvd.? Imagine the audience’s surprise when a little known actress named […]

Enjoying the Unauthorized Musical Parody of Home Alone

It was the winter of 1990 and I was a bored preteen in Northern Indiana. One evening my mom took me to the twin cinemas at the mall and I settled down with my popcorn and red vines to watch a new release – Home Alone. I didn’t know anybody in it but it looked […]

A Most Unusual Christmas Event with Charles Phoenix

Several years ago I heard about a local entertainer who collected vintage slides and put on comedic shows featuring them. It sounded like a lot of fun so my friends and I attended the Charles Phoenix Retro Slide Show and I was instantly smitten. His hilarious commentary combined with a gaggle of vintage slides made […]

Holiday Model Trains Come to Muzeo

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Come on, sing with me! I love Christmas. It’s my very favorite holiday and and I try to make the most of it. It’s been a little harder this year since I’ve been under the weather but I’m still determined to have as much holiday spirit as […]

Attending Now Hear This and EW PopFest

Recently, I had a whirlwind weekend attending two local festivals (thanks to media passes) – Now Heart This in Anaheim and EW PopFest in LA. I had a fantastic time and couldn’t wait to write all about my adventure. Then I got sick. I was out of commission for almost two weeks (I even missed […]

Spotlight on Laurence Olivier in Rebecca

Now I can’t call myself a big Laurence Olivier fan. I’ve only seen two of his films and one I love and the other I loathe.  But the one I love is so absolutely wonderful that I just had to write about it for the Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier Blogathon hosted by Wolffian Classics […]

This Weekend – EW PopFest and Now Hear This

I may frequently write about classic Hollywood but that doesn’t mean I’m stuck entirely in the past. I watch TV, go the movies and listen to podcasts like the best of them. So when I heard about two pop culture fests heading to the area I knew I had to go and this weekend I”m […]

Attending the Lone Pine Film Festival

If there’s one thing I’ve learned after attending three consecutive TCM Film Fests is the fact that I do enjoy a good film festival! To spend the weekend with like-minded folks and indulge in film appreciation is my idea of fun. Since the TCM one only happens once a year I did a little research […]

Cirque du Soleil’s Toruk Comes to Ontario + GIVEAWAY

I love seeing live performance. Whether it’s a play, the opera, dance or a concert I want to go. At the top of my live performance wish list is Cirque du Soleil. For years I’ve heard of it’s breathtaking shows and I know several people who have been awed by the acrobatics. Yet, somehow I’ve […]

Celebrating Autumn With Bella’s Fall Coat

As soon as August rolls around I start long for fall. I just want to put on a sweater, grab a hot cider and curl up with a good book. Well, today it’s finally here. It’s the first day of Autumn and while the weather may not be cooperating at least I’ve got the perfect […]