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Cliff Aliperti
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Kirk Douglas celebrates his 100th birthday today! TCM does not. A round-up of Kirk Douglas on TV for December 9, 2016, along with some commentary, including a few of my Douglas favorites - http://immortalephemera.com/66160/kirk-douglas-turns-one-hundred/
Posted on December 9, 2016, Kirk Douglas’ one hundredth birthday. Archived posts including “The Centenarians,” TV Listings, and some Douglas favorites.
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Well, I inform you then that the 3 DIFFERENT filmotheeks / Cinémathèques in 3 different European countries , where I watched very recently (during the last Christmas Holidays 2016-17) these 3 movies... were almost FULL, I mean the 3 theaters were at at least 3/4 of their capacity : ain't that wonderful ?

And YET, things are getting rather worse in Europe, and of course CULTURE is suffering from it... There's a general, DEEP CRISIS in most domains , subjects and activities here in Western Europe -but there is still enough Public to ALMOST fill Filmoteeks / Cinémathèques / Film Institutes -and even if movies from the 50's bring MUCH MORE PUBLIC than the ones directed and released during the 3 previous decades.... (and this is a pity)

As usual : it seems that the 50's "sort of petrified" the Hollywood Star System (perhaps because "A-movies" weren't made anymore in Black & White, and because big productions were filmed in CinemaScope(?) , I keep wondering about the reason why nowadays GREAT ACTORS FROM THE 20's, 30's and EVEN the EARLY 40's , have been quite / rather forgotten ?! -take for instance this bewildering actor called Tyrone Power...: One of my favorites by the way !

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The second issue of my new monthly eBook, Classic Movie Monthly, is a horror-themed issue for Halloween. It includes a brand new article about THE WOLF MAN (1941), plus essays about MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE (1932) and THE WALKING DEAD (1936) - Chaney Jr., Lugosi, and Karloff, all in one issue, plus a vintage collectible highlighted and ten November TCM picks from the 1930s - Available on Amazon for your Kindle at $1.79. - https://www.amazon.com/Classic-Movie-Monthly-Immortal-Ephemera-ebook/dp/B01M7SG8X2/ - Issue #3 coming November 20.
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A look at THE STRAWBERRY BLONDE (1941) starring James Cagney, Olivia de Havilland, Rita Hayworth, and Jack Carson. Directed by Raoul Walsh for Warner Bros.
One Sunday Afternoon made over in Old New York for The Strawberry Blonde. From director Raoul Walsh for Warner Bros. from a script by the Epstein brothers. Starring James Cagney, Olivia de Havillan…
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My book, Helen Twelvetrees, Perfect Ingenue, is one of a few recently published books about forgotten film stars that Thomas Gladysz recommends in his latest article at Huffington Post - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/thomas-gladysz/i-like-una-merkel-helen-t_b_9428526.html
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Constance Bennett and Lowell Sherman in WHAT PRICE HOLLYWOOD? (1932) reviewed for the Backstage Blogathon - http://immortalephemera.com/64186/what-price-hollywood-1932/
What Price Hollywood? (1932), the best of the pre-Code era “inside-Hollywood” films, stars Constance Bennett and Lowell Sherman in director George Cukor’s first film for David O. …
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Just published nd now available for your Kindle, Immortal Ephemera's Classic Movie Monthly #3 - new issue includes an all-new original article about BORN TO BE BAD (1934) with Loretta Young and Cary Grant, plus articles about HIS GREATEST GAMBLE (1934) with Richard Dix, Raoul Walsh's THE ROARING TWENTIES (1939) with James Cagney, a new featured collectible, and my TCM Ten 1930s recommendations for December - Preview and/or buy it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MYO5I7P
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Latest review on the site includes a lot of pre-production info on NO MAN OF HER OWN (1932), the Paramount pre-Code co-starring Clark Gable and Carole Lombard years ahead of their becoming a couple. With Dorothy Mackaill and Grant Mitchell as well, directed by Wesley Ruggles - http://immortalephemera.com/66060/no-man-of-her-own-1932-gable-lombard/
Noted for pairing Clark Gable and Carole Lombard a few years before they began their romance, Paramount’s No Man of Her Own (1932) is entertaining beyond their unsurprising screen chemistry. …
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Countdown to Helen Twelvetrees on TCM, 6 rare movies playing October 24, 2016, 6:00 am ET - http://immortalephemera.com/helen-twelvetrees-on-tcm-october-24-2016/
6 movies, Monday morning, October 24 Helen Twelvetrees TCM Schedule October 24, 2016, US schedule, ET 6:00 am ET – Is My Face Red? (1932) 7:15 am ET – Panama Flo (1932) 8:30 am ET ̵…
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Brand new post - Jean Harlow lobbies for lead in RED-HEADED WOMAN (1932) and emerges as a top MGM star. A look at the movie and its background -
Jean Harlow lobbies for Red-Headed Woman and emerges as one of MGM’s top stars. Background notes on the film accompany a look at this pre-Code classic adapted from a Katharine Brush novel. Th…
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New post covers Warner Bros. gangster classic THE ROARING TWENTIES (1939) starring James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Gladys George, and directed by Raoul Walsh. Post looks at the background of the movie from writer Mark Hellinger to real-life Prohibition era figures Larry Fay and Texas Guinan, to an earlier, similar film BROADWAY THRU A KEYHOLE (1933). Plus lots on the action of THE ROARING TWENTIES itself. http://immortalephemera.com/64980/the-roaring-twenties-1939/
One of James Cagney’s classic gangster movies, The Roaring Twenties (1939) also boasts an especially nasty Humphrey Bogart in its cast, plus strong work from Gladys George. Post includes back…
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New post takes a look at the 1934 version of Babbitt, which is a lot more Guy Kibbee than Sinclair Lewis, though the novel does loom throughout. Movie review plus comparisons to the source material: http://immortalephemera.com/64356/babbitt-1934/
The second film adaptation of Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis was released in late 1934. Guy Kibbee is well cast in the title role with Aline MacMahon as his wife Myra Babbitt. Directed by William Keighl…
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Old movies, old movies and, oh, old movie collectibles.
Introduction
I run several hobby and nostalgia related websites with Immortal Ephemera being the oldest and most active of the bunch. Established in 2002 the focus is old movies, classic movie stars and vintage movie collectibles. 3-5 new articles per week about your favorite old movie memories.

There's also a store on the site offering thousands of 1910's-1940's movie trading cards, ephemera, and other collectibles. I've been selling online since 2000.
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  • SUNY Oswego
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    Online Retailer of Vintage Collectibles, present
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Classic Films in Focus: THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES (1946)
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The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) is a different kind of war story, but its focus on the domestic aftermath of World War II is still powerf

Billy Wilder's The Apartment (1960)
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Even in an overall sterling career it can be said Billy Wilder was on a bit of a roll in the Fifties. Starting with Ace in the Hole in 1951

May 2013 TCM Preview – A Look Inside My Now Playing Guide | Immortal Eph...
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Turner Classic Movies preview for May 2013. A day-by-day look at the TCM May 2013 schedule with daytime and late night DVR alerts. TCM puts

Cecilia Parker Biography: From B-Westerns to A-Support to Marian Hardy
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The most complete Cecilia Parker biography you're going to find. Corrects her marriage record and follows her career from B-westerns to Mari

The League of Gentlemen
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1960 Basil Dearden satirical heist classic is a memorable must see for the great cast and story and might just be Jack Hawkins' best role. H

What's on TCM: April 2013
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Looks like we're in for another busy month on TCM! TCM has finally broken their long streak of making actresses the Star of the Month by giv

Warner Archive Wednesday ~ Miss Pinkerton (1932)
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Miss Pinkerton (1932) is a Pre-Code mystery starring the delightful Joan Blondell as a sassy nurse enlisted to help solve a crime.

Saturday's Children (Vincent Sherman, 1940 - and other versions)
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This posting is really a follow-up to the excellent John Garfield centenary blogathon. In the last few days I've been lucky enough to see on

A Shroud of Thoughts: The TCM Generation
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It was several years ago when I began to network with fellow bloggers through social media sites such as Twitter that I noticed what I thoug

Radio Spirits » Blog Archive » Happy Birthday, Ozzie Nelson!
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herecomethenelsons1. In 1930, Oswald George Nelson—who would have been celebrating his 107th birthday today—graduated with a law degree from

Classic Movie Actors and Actresses from the State of Minnesota
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Interesting facts about classic movie actors and actresses from the state of Minnesota

MovieMorlocks.com – The Movie Posters of Joseph A. Maturo
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Big, bright, and bold, movie posters were the dominant way to promote movies during the Golden Age of Hollywood. As important as TV trailers

Warner Archive Wednesday ~ The Dawn Patrol (1930)
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The Dawn Patrol is a sober study of the brutality of war, it's psychological effects on individuals and relationships between people.

He should have been bigger: Craig Reynolds
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Craig Reynolds (1907 - 1949) I couldn't sleep and TCM was showing The Man from Colorado, a fairly interesting psychological western that I r