Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

Here is a look back at the highlights of Out of the Past ~ A Classic Film Blog through the months of 2009.

My first ever recipe post with a meal straight out of The Fortune Cookie (1966)
I try to make sense out of all those "Heaven" movies
I declared my adoration for Ernest Borgnine

My very first giveaway. TCM 31 Days of Oscars Notebooks
I take some friends to see Pillow Talk (1959) on the big screen.
My most controversial post ever: I declare never to participate in blog awards

I get people thinking about Susan Peters
I show off my own entertainment center and ask fellow bloggers to do the same.
Norma Shearer Week!

Norma Shearer Week continues into April
I turn a Ball of Fire (1942) review into a recipe
I become smitten with Pamela Tiffin

An Ode to My Father
Latino Images in Film series and giveaway in conjunction with TCM's festival

Guest Blogger month with lots of great contributions from: Mercurie, Jonas, Alex, Tommy, Nicole, Donna, Kate Gabrielle, Paulie, Steve-O and Sarah.

Karl Malden breaks my heart
Then I fall in love with Carlos and watch The Hustler (1961) for him.

I watch Rebel Without a Cause (1955) outside in a park
I drag Kevin's butt to see The Arrangement (1969) at the HFA

I take a bit of a break this month. Lots going on but managed to post a few things.

I get to see director Stanley Donen in person twice! For Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) and Two for the Road (1967)
Carlos and I see Phantom of the Opera (1925) in an armory with live musical accompaniment. Just in time for Halloween.

Casablanca Squared happens!
I become fascinated with Charles Emmett Mack (McNerney) who shares my birthday

I finally FINALLY watch It's a Wonderful Life (1946) and I liked it.
I make a menu out of Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
I bite my thumb at that mean blogger and at last put up my Anita Page - The Easiest Way (1931) post.

Happy New Year to you all!


  1. love the year in review. happy 2010 to you!

  2. Happy New Year, nice retrospective of the cool things you've done on the blog this year.

  3. Im so happy these highlights have been posted. Apparently I missed many of these. P.S. I'm happy you liked It's A Wonderful Life! :)

  4. Okay--there goes my productivity for the afternoon. This post is just too entertaining. And I'm grateful you did it, because I only found your blog in June! So many creative ideas! I especially like the entertainment center bit. I'll have to do the same thing with my enormous movie book collection--haha. Have a great New Year Raquelle!

  5. Happy New Year--& here's to another year of Out of the Past, a great film blog!

  6. Great wrap up!

    Happy New Year to you and Carlos! Here's to a fabulous 2010!

  7. Happy New Year and Best Wishes for 2010!


  8. Have a happy New Year, mi amiga. I hope 2010 is a god one for you!

  9. Neat idea for a post! Although I'm still majorly jealous of Two for the Road and Seven Brides. :)
    I giggled at "Smitten with Tiffin"

  10. Thank you everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful New Years!

  11. Excellent year in review! I look forward to reading in 2010!


  12. Oops, not sure if that posted... I wanted to say I saw the same Phantom print you did (I think) in Toronto. Colour that vivid, applied to images so clearly in the silent aesthetic, was unforgettable. Also, a bit weird.


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