Frankly My Dear, We * Do * Give a Damn

The LA Times reported this morning that some of the costumes worn by Vivien Leigh in the film Gone With the Wind, arguably amongst the most iconic creations in film history, have been fading away at a research library in Austin, Texas. The Harry Ransom Center has, however, just launched a public initiative to raise […]

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Favorite Website of the Week: Sepia Town

Forget the Flux Capacitor—Time Travel is HERE. Well… virtually. SepiaTown is an ingenious new service that allows users to upload and map historical images from any given place or period.  (Think of it as a GoogleMap Street View with a Then and Now function!) We heart SepiaTown and want to live there. Permanently.  Starting now. […]

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TCM Film Festival 2010: Thanks for the memories!

A Star is Born, The Producers, Wild River, Top Hat, Sunset Blvd., Leave Her to Heaven, North by Northwest, The Graduate, Pandora and the Flying Dutchman, The Good the Bad the Ugly, King of Comedy, Metropolis …  Tony Curtis, Eli Wallach, Eve Marie Saint, Martin Landau, Mel Brooks, Nancy Olson, Buck Henry,  Peter Bogdanovich, Leonard […]

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TCM Film Festival – A Star is Born

Months and months of anticipation and, finally, opening night of the TCM Classic Film Festival was upon us. And did not disappoint. We arrived at the Chinese at 5:30 for the opening night screening of George Cukor’s A Star is Born to a teeming crowd dressed to impressed– quite a sight indeed on a Boulevard […]

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Metropolis Restored

Fritz Lang’s silent sci-fi masterpiece, Metropolis, is to be shown tomorrow in Berlin complete with missing scenes once thought to be lost forever. (The good news for any of us in Los Angeles is that the print is scheduled to be screened at the upcoming TCM Classic Film Festival in April!) From today’s Guardian: “The […]

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Luise Rainer – 100 Years And Counting…

Luise Rainer’s last Academy Award nod was for her role in The Good Earth … in 1938. The beautiful German actress’ first had come the year before opposite William Powell in The Great Ziegfeld. A win that brought about considerable controversy, as she was a rather unknown at the film opened. (The award is justified […]

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The Wild Bunch Special Screening – November 12, 2009

On November 12, The Jules Verne Film Festival will present a special 40th Anniversary screening of Sam Peckinpah’s classic 1969 Western The Wild Bunch. The event, to be held at the beautiful Million Dollar Theatre in the historic Broadway district of Downtown Los Angeles, will feature a special homage to the surviving principle leads—including the […]

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