Kitty Packard Pictorial of the Month: The TCM Classic Film Festival

Last night, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre was aglow with Beethoven and Bach and elegance, and tonight … it’s Thor. See what happens when you leave town, TCM? Last year’s was fun… this year’s festival was special. Building on last year’s framework, what was noticeable this year was a close-knit sense of community. This shared, communal experience […]

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Magic at the TCM Film Festival: The Cameraman

From the very beginning, motion pictures were… magic.  Of course, the medium has evolved to become one of the most important means of artistic expression that we’ve ever had– complex, subjective and ever-evolving. But sometimes all we want– indeed, all we need– is a little magic. Perhaps the magic of cinema is found, in its […]

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Bass. Saul Bass.

Last month, the Kemistry Gallery in London held a show presenting the poster art of legendary graphic artist Saul Bass. Even if you don’t recognize the name, if you’re a film fan then you know his work well. If I say Vertigo, chances are one of the first things you’ll think of is that iconic […]

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Elizabeth Taylor’s Star @ Hollywood and Ivar

On the way to do the weekly shopping at the grocer’s, I passed Hollywood and Ivar as usual. Only this week it delivered a gut punch. I had not expected to find Elizabeth’s Taylor’s star on the Walk of Fame still so brightly adorned with flowers. Normally, floral displays of this kind are gone within […]

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Elizabeth Taylor's Star @ Hollywood and Ivar

On the way to do the weekly shopping at the grocer’s, I passed Hollywood and Ivar as usual. Only this week it delivered a gut punch. I had not expected to find Elizabeth’s Taylor’s star on the Walk of Fame still so brightly adorned with flowers. Normally, floral displays of this kind are gone within […]

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Death Walk: Louis Malle

Louis Malle. The letters are languorous and they roll (make that, rrrollllll) off the tongue slow… and sexy … and, well, French. He’s a conundrum. A New Wave filmmaker very much apart from his fellow New Wave filmmakers. He was not one of the Cahiers, did not have a byline with Truffaut or Rivette. He […]

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Congratulations to "Harlean's Heyday"

We’re a few days late, but the Pictorial finally has a winner in the giveaway sweepstakes for the Jean Harlow Blogathon. If you’ll recall, to cap of Harlow’s Centenary Celebration, all participants in the blogathon were eligible to win a copy of the new book Harlow in Hollywood: The Blonde Bombshell in the Glamour Capital. […]

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Congratulations to “Harlean’s Heyday”

We’re a few days late, but the Pictorial finally has a winner in the giveaway sweepstakes for the Jean Harlow Blogathon. If you’ll recall, to cap of Harlow’s Centenary Celebration, all participants in the blogathon were eligible to win a copy of the new book Harlow in Hollywood: The Blonde Bombshell in the Glamour Capital. […]

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The Jean Harlow Blogathon: That's a Wrap!

The book Harlow in Hollywood: The Blonde Bombshell in the Glamour Capital has now officially been released which means that the Jean Harlow Blogathon has officially wrapped. We’re plum tuckered out, yes, but wishing this week would have lasted forever. So many incredible people from all over the world turned out and to show their […]

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The Jean Harlow Blogathon: That’s a Wrap!

The book Harlow in Hollywood: The Blonde Bombshell in the Glamour Capital has now officially been released which means that the Jean Harlow Blogathon has officially wrapped. We’re plum tuckered out, yes, but wishing this week would have lasted forever. So many incredible people from all over the world turned out and to show their […]

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