Pictorial Movie of the Month: I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang

Director Mervyn LeRoy’s Filmography feels like an emotional pendulum: from fluffy escapism,(Gold Diggers of 1933) to family fantasies (The Wizard of Oz, 1939) to  sand-and-sandal epics (Quo Vadis, 1951) to aisle-rolling laffers (Mister Roberts, 1955). He also happens to have made the most unforgettable social comment films of the Depression era, first with 1931’s envelope-pushing […]

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Favorite Website of the Week: The Midnight Palace

The Pictorial believes that we just might have found the Internet’s most perfect classic movie website. The Midnight Palace is only three years old, but contains an entire lifetime of goodies that are sure to soothe the sweet tooth of even the most voracious classic film fan. Owner Gary Sweeney states that The Midnight Palace […]

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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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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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Project 39: "Ask a Policeman," 01-06-39

January 6, 1939: Ask a Policeman. Directed by Vincent Marcel and owned completely by actor Will Hay, this classic (and in my opinion, eponymous)British comedy was released 70 years ago today, January 6 1939. Hay worked the Karno comedy circuit in early 1900s England with the likes of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel and it […]

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Project 39: “Ask a Policeman,” 01-06-39

January 6, 1939: Ask a Policeman. Directed by Vincent Marcel and owned completely by actor Will Hay, this classic (and in my opinion, eponymous)British comedy was released 70 years ago today, January 6 1939. Hay worked the Karno comedy circuit in early 1900s England with the likes of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel and it […]

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