Movie Poster of the Week: “The She-Devil” and the Posters of Theda Bara

Above: three-sheet poster for The She-Devil (1918).Theda Bara, cinema’s first bona fide sex symbol, was born 130 years ago this week. Barely remembered today, she was once one of the great stars of ...

Book Review: 'Hollywood Movie Stills' Is A Beautiful Look Back At The Golden Age Of Cinema

There's no such thing anymore as the "art" of the movie still, with images from movies now part and parcel of carefully orchestrated marketing or sales plans driving the films. They are, generally ...

Screenwriter Frederica Sagor Dead at 111: Wrote Movies for Norma Shearer, Clara Bow, Louise Brooks

Frederica Sagor Maas, a Hollywood screenwriter in the 1920s, died January 5 at the Country Villa nursing facility in La Mesa, in the San Diego metropolitan area. She was 111. The daughter of Jewish ...

Huckleberry Finn Review: Lewis Sargent d: William Desmond Taylor

Huckleberry Finn (1920) Direction: William Desmond Taylor Cast: Lewis Sargent, George Reed, Katherine Griffith, Frank Lanning, Gordon Griffith, Esther Ralston, Edythe Chapman, Martha Mattox ...

Oscar Winner Emil Jannings, Theda Bara, Lon Chaney, Clara Bow in Color: Fragments on TCM

Emil Jannings in Victor Fleming's The Way of All Flesh The final reel of John Ford’s The Village Blacksmith (1922), featuring Virginia Valli; Best Actor Oscar winner Emil Jannings in The Way of All ...

Box Of Paperbacks: Cleopatra

The Box Of Paperbacks Book Club: Cleopatra by H. Rider Haggard (1899) (Not long ago, A.V. Club editor Keith Phipps purchased a large box containing over 75 vintage science fiction, crime, and ...

Box Of Paperbacks: The Alien Condition

The Box Of Paperbacks Book Club: The Alien Condition by various writers; edited by Stephen Goldin (1973) (Not long ago, A.V. Club editor Keith Phipps purchased a large box containing over 75 vintage ...