Film historian Scott Allen Nollen answers questions about his latest book “The Making and Influence of I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang.” Interview covers the film, real-life influence Robert E. Burns, and Nollen’s new book.
News & Notes
Articles gathered under this heading include Cliff's monthly previews of Turner Classic Movies programming, reviews of movie books and interviews with film book authors, and site-related announcements including collectibles sales and book announcements.
Monday morning, October 24, 2016, it’s the Turner Classic Movies Helen Twelvetrees marathon that we’ve been waiting for! Six movies play beginning at 6:00 am ET. Capsule reviews and details of all six on this page.
The complete 1935 Godfrey Phillips set of 50 “Stage and Cinema Beauties” tobacco cards are displayed on this gallery and info page. Text checklist also included.
Classic Movie Monthly #1 now available from Immortal Ephemera. This first monthly eBook issue features essays about Child of Manhattan (1933), Death on the Diamond (1934), and The Strawberry Blonde (1941).
A look at David Meuel’s highly recommended third volume of film history Women Film Editors, published by McFarland, 2016.
Posted on July 1, 2016, Olivia de Havilland’s one hundredth birthday. Includes “Picto-Sked” displaying TCM’s opening night lineup of Olivia de Havilland movies, plus other images.
A collection of early Errol Flynn newspaper clippings includes a 1909 birth announcement, adventures on the Sirocco, review of In the Wake of the Bounty (1933), and Flynn’s landing in Hollywood. Illustrated with early Errol Flynn movie collectibles.
Celebrating Warren William in Employees’ Entrance (1933) for the “My Favorite Classic Movie” blogathon on “National Classic Movie Day,” May 16, 2015.
Pointing to a new page on the site that collects all individual still photos, fan photos, and postcard images that have been mailing to Classic Movie Daily subscribers. Also lists some other features of the Daily with links to example posts.
Preview and recommendations for May 2015 on Turner Classic Movies. Pick of the Month: Sweepings (1933) on May 5. Star of the Month is Sterling Hayden. Friday Night Spotlight on Orson Welles. Plus Immortal Ephemera site news.