A look at actor Ricardo Cortez, subject of today’s TCM movie marathon and the new biography, The Magnificent Heel: The Life and Films of Ricardo Cortez, by film historian Dan Van Neste.
Research Notes & Reading Quotes
Short pieces of content related to my daily reading and writing routine. Interesting facts I spot while researching my posts and books. Fascinating quotes I come across while reading books or searching old newspaper archives. Classic movie history as it happened.
Remembering Robert Osborne, 1932-2017, charming on-air host of Turner Classic Movies and influential film historian. Includes round-up of links to tributes and obituaries.
Classic Movie Monthly #5 is now available from Immortal Ephemera. This number features an original essay about The Story of Temple Drake (1933), Paramount’s adaptation of Sanctuary by William Faulkner, starring Miriam Hopkins, Jack La Rue, and William Gargan. Additional articles this issue are about Snowed Under (1936) and H.M. Pulham, Esq. (1941), plus other regular features. This page reprints the Introduction to issue #5.
Classic Movie Monthly #4 is now available from Immortal Ephemera. This number features an original essay about Remember the Night (1940) with Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray, plus additional articles about Sweepings (1933) and Love Finds Andy Hardy (1940), and other regular features. This page reprints the Introduction to issue #4.
Posted on December 9, 2016, Kirk Douglas’ one hundredth birthday. Archived posts including “The Centenarians,” TV Listings, and some Douglas favorites.
Classic Movie Monthly #3 is now available from Immortal Ephemera. This number features an original essay about Born to Be Bad (1934) with Loretta Young and Cary Grant, plus additional articles about His Greatest Gamble (1934) and The Roaring Twenties (1939), and other regular features. This page reprints the Introduction to issue #3.
How Universal horror died in 1936, only to return after a Beverly Hills exhibitor paired Dracula and Frankenstein reissues at his theater in August 1938.
Classic Movie Monthly #2 now available from Immortal Ephemera. Halloween edition features essays about The Wolf Man (1941), Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932), and The Walking Dead (1936). This page reprints the Introduction to issue #2.
Coming soon a look at the Universal horror film Lon Chaney Jr. appeared in before The Wolf Man …
A collection of 17 vintage newspaper ads representing every Boris Karloff movie playing on TCM during their August 26, 2016 TCM Summer Under the Stars marathon.