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.
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.
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.
Ten recommendations of 1930s movies to watch on Turner Classic Movies in March 2017. Includes a capsule review of one of the ten, Under Eighteen (1931), with Marian Marsh, Regis Toomey, and Warren William.
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.
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.