About Me


Welcome to Out of the Past! My name is Raquel Stecher and I'm a film writer and classic movie enthusiast. I started Out of the Past in June of 2007 simply because I loved the classics and was bursting to talk about them with somebody, anybody who would listen. I had a lot to say so I decided to create this little nook on the web for me to share my personal thoughts on old movies. And that's what I'm all about. My personal perspective when it comes to films from the past century (and some TV thrown in too). That's what makes this blog unique. It's all me 100% of the time.

Over the past ten years this blog has opened the door to many opportunities. I've had the honor of attending the TCM Classic Film Festival as a member of the press for the past 5 years. I've collaborated with many companies and organizations including Warner Archive, Kino Lorber, University Press of Kentucky, Chicago Review Press, Olive Films, the Library of Congress, DVD Netflix and more. I review films, books and live events. This website has allowed me to make many new connections and some great friends too.


Classic film is my passion and I put a lot of thought and research into every single post. I hope you enjoy what I have to offer. I'm currently branching out and expanding my work. There is much more on the horizon so stay tuned.

If you would like to contact me, please visit my Email and Contacting Policies page.



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