Today in Soap Opera History (March 30)

1970: A World Apart and The Best of Everything premiered on ABC. Another World spinoff Somerset premiered on NBC. Dark Shadows' Maggie found a mysterious note."History speaks to artists. It changes ...

The Mark of Zorro (Im Zeichen des Zorro)

Hollywood classics don’t have to be stuffy — this 1940 swashbuckling adventure has style, great action, laughs and one of the most attractive screen couples of their day, Tyrone Power and Linda ...

Regina King (‘If Beale Street Could Talk’) becomes 83rd Best Supporting Actress winner, joining Allison Janney, Viola Davis, Anne Hathaway, and…

Regina King (‘If Beale Street Could Talk’) becomes 83rd Best Supporting Actress winner, joining Allison Janney, Viola Davis, Anne Hathaway, and… Regina King just won the Oscar as Best Supporting Actress for her performance as a mother determined to help her pregnant daughter clear her boyfriend’s name in “If Beale Street Could Talk.” It was an ...

Today in Soap Opera History (September 25)

1970: ABC aired the final episode of The Best of Everything. 1984: All My Children's Tad was celebrated at his bachelor party. 1996: Days of our Lives' Sami and Austin married. 1998: One Life to ...

Today in Soap Opera History (March 30)

1970: A World Apart and The Best of Everything premiered on ABC. Another World spinoff Somerset premiered on NBC. Dark Shadows' Maggie found a mysterious note."All true histories contain ...

Oscar history: Best Picture winners chosen by preferential ballot (1934-1945) include classic films

Oscar history: Best Picture winners chosen by preferential ballot (1934-1945) include classic films In 2009 — when the Academy Awards went to 10 Best Picture nominees for the first time since 1943 — the preferential system of voting, which had been used from 1934 to 1945, was reintroduced. The ...

“Ghost in the Shell” and a Brief Herstory of Whitewashing

Scarlett Johansson in “Ghost in the Shell” During its opening weekend, the anticipated yet controversial film “Ghost in the Shell” took home a measly $19 million at the domestic box office. Both ...

The Letter

The second of Bette Davis’ three collaborations with William Wyler (the first was 1938’s Jezebel boasting a brilliant Davis performance), this 1940 melodrama features a somewhat convoluted plot mixing ...

Actors who Almost Played Famous Roles

Did you ever see an actor/actress in a famous role and then hear later that they were not the first, or even the second choice to play the iconic part? Many of the legendary movie characters began as ...

Examining Hollywood remakes: The Mask of Zorro

It’s time to talk about remakes again. In this installment of our series, we’re going to be looking at a revamped version of one of the most legendary fictional heroes ever. This week, Cinelinx looks ...

Leigh Day on TCM: From Southern Belle in 'Controversial' Epic to Rape Victim in Code-Buster

Vivien Leigh ca. late 1940s. Vivien Leigh movies: now controversial 'Gone with the Wind,' little-seen '21 Days Together' on TCM Vivien Leigh is Turner Classic Movies' star today, Aug. 18, '15, as ...

Last Surviving Gwtw Star and 2-Time Oscar Winner Has Turned 99: As a Plus, She Made U.S. Labor Law History

Olivia de Havilland picture U.S. labor history-making 'Gone with the Wind' star and two-time Best Actress winner Olivia de Havilland turns 99 (This Olivia de Havilland article is currently being ...

Oscar-Nominated Film Series: Bates Suffers in Contrived, Overlong Drama About Christian Persecution of Jews

'The Fixer' movie with Alan Bates, Dirk Bogarde and Ian Holm (background) 'The Fixer' movie review: 1968 anti-Semitism drama wrecked by cast, direction, and writing In 1969, director John ...

Oscar-Nominated Film Series: 'Devil' Movie Questions Definition of Madness

'The Devil Strikes at Night,' with Mario Adorf as World War II era serial killer Bruno Lüdke 'The Devil Strikes at Night' movie review: Serial killing vs. mass murder in unsubtle but intriguing World ...

Oscar-Nominated Film Series: WB Queen Davis Sensational as Passionately Cold-Hearted Murderess

'The Letter' 1940, with Bette Davis 'The Letter' 1940 movie: Bette Davis superb in masterful studio era production Directed by William Wyler and adapted by Howard Koch from W. Somerset Maugham's 1927 ...

Gardner, Crawford Among Academy's Career Achievement Award Non-Winners

Honorary Award: Gloria Swanson, Rita Hayworth among dozens of women bypassed by the Academy (photo: Honorary Award non-winner Gloria Swanson in 'Sunset Blvd.') (See previous post: "Honorary Oscars: ...

Shirley Temple in The Blue Bird – A Look Back at 1940

Review by Sam Moffitt I never was a fan of Shirley Temple, far from it. I do recall seeing most of her movies years ago. Back in the Sixties Channel 11, in St. Louis, used to have a Shirley Temple ...

Will Lupita Nyongo and Barkhad Abdi join 15 Oscar winners for film debuts?

Will Lupita Nyongo and Barkhad Abdi join 15 Oscar winners for film debuts? Both Lupita Nyongo ("12 Years a Slave") and Barkhad Abdi ("Captain Phillips") have earned Oscar nominations for their feature film debuts, making this the first time in 17 years that two actors have ...

Don't Let the U.S. Government Shut Down! Quality Halloween Movies in October, Courtesy of the Library of Congress

‘The Cat and the Canary’ 1939: Paulette Goddard / Bob Hope haunted house comedy among Halloween 2013 movies at Packard Theater There’s much to recommend among the Library of Congress’ Packard Campus ...

Dangerous Davis Schedule

Bette Davis movies: TCM schedule on August 14 (photo: Bette Davis in ‘Dangerous,’ with Franchot Tone) See previous post: “Bette Davis Eyes: They’re Watching You Tonight.” 3:00 Am Parachute Jumper ...

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