Favorite Website of the Week: Olivia de Havilland.net

Ok. As all of us know, there are fansites (those scary Internet black holes of animated GIFs, popup menus and the never-ending MIDI loop) and then there are websites designed by fans. Olivia de Havilland.net is the latter. This is a beautifully presented, exhaustively researched and lovingly nurtured website dedicated to de Havilland whom they […]

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"Thanks for the Memories, MGM" Contest and Giveaway

On April 16th, MGM will be celebrating their 85th Anniversary. To commemorate this landmark in our cumulative cinematic heritage, The Kitty Packard Pictorial is announcing our Thanks For The Memories, MGM contest. Between now and April 16th, select any one film from the MGM library and, in 200 words or less, tell us what makes […]

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“Thanks for the Memories, MGM” Contest and Giveaway

On April 16th, MGM will be celebrating their 85th Anniversary. To commemorate this landmark in our cumulative cinematic heritage, The Kitty Packard Pictorial is announcing our Thanks For The Memories, MGM contest. Between now and April 16th, select any one film from the MGM library and, in 200 words or less, tell us what makes […]

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Out of the Vaults: Picture of the Week

Mr. Perfect Profile himself, Robert Taylor, as photographed by the unparalelled George Hurrell. Constance Bennett, Myrna Loy, Jean Harlow and Joan Crawford are amongst the starlet beauties that frame him. Ohhh if that wall could talk … 😉

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Favorite Website of the Week: Old Hollywood Glamour

For the blogging purists out there who still believe in this medium as a platform for self expression, I give you Katy’s Old Hollywood Glamour Blog.  Since I work in a business where I have to daily put up with self-impregnated celeb-loggers like Nikki Finke and Perez Hilton (gag. spoon. I refuse to even link […]

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Hathaway Goes Over the Rainbow

This morning the Trades are confirming that Anne Hathaway is in talks with the Weinstein Co. to play Judy Garland in their new project based on Gerald Clarke’s recently optioned, emotionally intense biography “Get Happy.” It’s a tall order for any actress to take on one of the supreme entertainers of the last century, and […]

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The Warner Bros. Archives — Made to Order?

Life can be beautiful. According to an article in today’s LA Times, Warner Brothers is cracking open its archives to release previously unavailable titles …  on customer request? “… in an industry first, the company today is, in a manner of speaking, inviting the public into the vaults to order what it wants. And like […]

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Wild Bill Wellman Revisted …

I started out this decade believing that our society had more in common with the late 20s than any ofher decade prior. It would have been prudent of me to realize, that being the case, perhaps by the decade’s end we’d therefore have more in common with the early 30s than any other decade prior. […]

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Last Remaining Seats 2009

The Los Angeles Conservancy has announced the dates for its 23rd Annual Last Remaining Seats Series. Every summer, the Last Remaining Seats opens up the exquisite, historical movie palaces of Downtown LA’s Broadway Theatre district to movie lovers for a series of special screenings.  The Theatre District This year, we get another terrific slate of […]

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Project 39: Ninotchka

The plot has been remade, rehashed, reworked and regurgitated, but only Ernst Lubitsch’s Ninotchka proves ever so superbly that there’s isn’t a conflict of political ideologies that can’t be reconciled with the help of a little French champagne and Parisian couture. And on March 11th, she turned 70. The plot in a nutshell involves a […]

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