The Black Friday sale at the Immortal Ephemera eBay Store runs through Tuesday, November 27, and includes discount of up to 50% off. Plus “Buy 4, Get 1 Free,” plus free shipping for US orders over $25 … and you can stack all of those deals on the same order!
A lengthy and detailed interview with film historian Dan Van Neste about the subject of his latest book, The Magnificent Heel: The Life and Films of Ricardo Cortez, published in 2017 by BearManor Media.
A quick aside for something a little more modern than usual. My brother-in-law Eric Terzo has had his film Exit Plan selected for the 2018 New York Short Film Festival. Playing November 6, 2018, at the Cinema Village Theatre in Greenwich Village. Also accessible online at Film Pulse.
Announcing an October 2018 update to the Immortal Ephemera all-time Movie Centenarians page to include Diana Serra Cary, aka Baby Peggy Montgomery.
Complete non-sports checklist and trading card gallery picturing the 1935 Ardath “Scenes from Big Films” tobacco card set of 100 cards.
A review plus background information about Paramount pre-Code The Story of Temple Drake (1933), adapted from Sanctuary by William Faulkner. Book and adaptation are compared and contrasted. Casting and path to screen are covered, including George Raft’s refusal to appear in the film. Biographical information about stars Miriam Hopkins and Jack La Rue. Lengthy article, over 5,500 words, first appeared in Classic Movie Monthly #5.
Direct links to the three latest collectible galleries added to the site. A game set, a tobacco card set, and a mystery set of promo cards from the mid-1960s. Plus a more general update with notes about current eBay deals.
Background and action in Paramount’s Remember the Night (1940), directed by Michell Leisen from a screenplay by Preston Sturges, featuring a budding romance between Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray during the Christmas season. With special attention given to character actor Willard Robertson, whose loquacious lawyer steals the show out of the gates. Lengthy article, over 5,000 words, that first appeared in Classic Movie Monthly #4.
Coverage of the Universal horror classic The Wolf Man (1941) including the emergence of its star Lon Chaney Jr. This article also covers the second wave of Universal horror releases and the timing of this particular release, five days after the attack upon Pearl Harbor. Previously published in Classic Movie Monthly #2.
Review of Sex In the Cinema: The Pre-Code Years (1929-1934) by Lou Sabini, an encyclopedic collection of articles about 107 pre-Code movies. 2017, BearManor.