A wild pre-Code con man romp directed by Roy Del Ruth for Warner Bros. and featuring the great chemistry of James Cagney and Joan Blondell. Blonde Crazy released in November 1931. Supporting cast highlighted by Louis Calhern, Noel Francis, Guy Kibbee, Polly Walters, and a very young Ray Milland.
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A deep look at Smart Money (1931) starring Edward G. Robinson with James Cagney. Includes detailed original biographical sections about co-stars Noel Francis and Evalyn Knapp.
Turner Classic Movies preview for December 2012. TCM Star of the Month is Barbara Stanwyck and, as always, December features many classic Christmas movies. A look at several hidden gems in the daylight and late night hours.
A brief biography and career overview of classic movie star Joan Blondell accompanied by images of Joan Blondell Movie Cards and Movie Collectibles.
A preview of TCM’s Summer Under the Stars 2014 includes what to look for throughout the month on Immortal Ephemera along with recommendations of what to watch–for most days–on Turner Classic Movies in August.
Biography of 1930s and 1940s character actor Guy Kibbee, who starred in over one hundred Hollywood films. Lovable Kibbee could play lecherous sugar daddies and folksy patriarchs with equal skill.
As part of the Classic Film History Project Blogathon a look at the brand new stars and popular film cycles that dominated Hollywood in 1931. Gangsters and newspapermen, horrors and fallen women abound. With list of major studio releases for 1931.
Some general housekeeping opens this post, but then we get to the good stuff: TCM is playing 66 pre-Code era movies in 24-hour blocks on Fridays in September 2014.
About 1940 A & M Wix MAX Cinema Cavalcade Tobacco Cards Issued in 1940 by A & M Wix with MAX Virginia Cigarettes brand in South Africa. This page covers Volume 1 of two sets. Each Volume contains 250 cards in three different sizes and a hardcover album for placement of the cards. Issued in […]
The New Yorker Silent Film Review Index by Jason Liller locates well over 1,000 film reviews published by The New Yorker magazine between 1925-1929. Along with the film’s title the date and page that the original review was published on is included for every review published by the lofty publication during this period.