My writing elsewhere

National Film Registry - Library of Congress
Fury (1936) article
Lonesome (1928) article

Turner Classic Movies
The Jackie Robinson Story (1950)
Herb Jeffries, The First Black Western Star
Race Relations in Trial (1955)
Sidney Poitier and A Patch of Blue (1965)
Nat King Cole and The Blue Gardenia (1953)
Jane Hall and These Glamour Girls (1939)
How The Barbarian (1933) Helped Ramon Novarro Realize His Dream
Interview with Mark A. Vieira, author of Forbidden Hollywood
Dolores del Rio and the Cannes Film Festival
Staircase (1969)
The Female Animal (1958)
On the 30th Anniversary of Do the Right Thing (1989)
Paris Blues (1961)
Interview with Sloan De Forest, author of Dynamic Dames
Salute to Fox
Ex-Lady: Bette Davis and the Character Who Could Not Be Tamed
Lena Horne Takes on Hollywood
There's That Woman Again (1938)
Rod Steiger and His Methods
Scent of a Woman (1974)
Intruder in the Dust: A Forgotten Treasure
Cold War Tales from The Bedford Incident
Trapped (1949) 
It Grows on Trees (1952)
Lupe Velez, Leon Errol and The Mexican Spitfire at Sea
Caged Heat (1974)
Interview with Daniel Raim, director of Image Makers: The Adventures of America's Pioneer Cinematographers (also here)
Making Mr. Right (1987)
Career Girls (1997)
Repeat Performance (1947)
Farewell, My Lovely (1975)
The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover (1977)
Harry Belafonte's Production of The World, The Flesh and The Devil (1959)
Holocaust Remembrance: Those Who Survived and Came to Hollywood
Paul Muni, Authenticity and Representation in Juarez (1939)
Cantinflas in Hollywood
International Women's Day: Actresses who Became Activists
Life at Sea: The Nautical Adventures of Classic Hollywood
Across 110th Street (1972)
Nothing But a Man (1964)
Classic Environmental Films for Earth Day
Fear City AKA New York City in the '70s
The Little Colonel (1935)
Edward G. Robinson, Art Collector
James Wong Howe: Cinematographer. Innovator
The Silver Cord (1933)
Madchen in Uniform (1931) 
100th Anniversary of Ray Harryhausen
The Sign of the Ram and the Life of Susan Peters
Tony Curtis: A Portrait of an Artist
Thirty Day Princess (1934)
For Men Only (1952)
Norma Shearer: Self-Made Star
Alain Delon and His Unrequited Love Affair with Hollywood
The Crazy World of Julius Vrooder (1974)
Olivia (1951)
Precious (2009)
The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz (1955)
Llevame en tus brazos (1953)

Indicator Series


DVD Netflix

Spotlight on Pedro Almodovar  (Wayback) (PDF)
Spotlight on Anne Bancroft (Wayback) (PDF)
Spotlight on Harry Belafonte (Wayback) (PDF)
The Legendary Romance of Bogie and Bacall (Wayback) (PDF)
Spotlight on Luis Bunuel (Wayback) (PDF)
Spotlight on Michael Caine (Wayback) (PDF)
Most Rented Bette Davis (Wayback) (PDF)
Spotlight on Sammy Davis Jr.  (Wayback) (PDF)
Spotlight on Alain Delon (Wayback) (PDF)
Spotlight on Federico Fellini (Wayback) (PDF)
Spotlight on Director Fritz Lang (Wayback) (PDF)
Spotlight on Rita Hayworth (Wayback) (PDF)
Spotlight on Yorgos Lanthimos (Wayback) (PDF)
3 of Ruta Lee's Early Films to Watch (Wayback) (PDF)
Spotlight on Baz Luhrmann (Wayback) (PDF)
10 Must-See Robert Mitchum Movies for His Centennial Year (Wayback) (PDF)
Spotlight on Errol Morris (Wayback) (PDF)
Spotlight on Aubrey Plaza (Wayback) (PDF)
Spotlight on Sidney Poitier (Wayback) (PDF)
Spotlight on Tony Randall (Wayback) (PDF)
The History of the Rat Pack: The Original Collab (Wayback) (PDF)
Spotlight on Mickey Rooney (Wayback) (PDF)
Spotlight on Jane Russell (Wayback) (PDF)
Spotlight on Telly Savalas (Wayback) (PDF)
Spotlight on Frank Sinatra (Wayback) (PDF)
The On-Screen and Off-Screen Romance of Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn (Wayback) (PDF)
Spotlight on Francois Truffaut (Wayback) (PDF)
Spotlight on Monica Vitti (Wayback) (PDF)
Mary Wickes: The Consummate Character Actress (Wayback) (PDF)

Classic Movie Lists
10 Classic Sports Films (Wayback) (PDF)
5 Early Boxing Movies to Rent (Wayback) (PDF)
Newman, McQueen & Garner: Auto Racing Movie Stars (Wayback) (PDF)
5 Must-See Gateway Classics for Newbies (Wayback) (PDF)
Top 10 Most Rented Classics on DVD Netflix (Wayback) (PDF)
Classic Films Celebrating 75th Anniversaries in 2020 (Wayback) (PDF)
5 Classic Movies Filmed in Hawaii (Wayback) (PDF)
5 Devastatingly Romantic Movies  (Wayback) (PDF)
Have Your Own Armchair #TCMFF (Wayback) (PDF)
Their Favorite Film Roles: Classic Film Actresses (Wayback) (PDF)
Their Favorite Film Roles: Classic Film Actors (Wayback) (PDF)
3 Early Science Fiction Films to Watch (Wayback) (PDF)
40+ Films Noir from the 1940s for Noirvember (Wayback) (PDF)
Five 1950s Films Noir to Watch for Noirvember (Wayback) (PDF)
25 Most Rented Film Noir (Wayback) (PDF)
5 Provocative Films from the 1950s (Wayback) (PDF)
Ensemble Casts and All-Star Films from the 1960s (Wayback) (PDF)
Black Trailblazers of Film History (Wayback) (PDF)
Beyond Hitchcock: Edge-of-Your-Seat Classic Suspense Films (Wayback) (PDF)
Uplifting Classic Films to Renew Your Faith in Humanity (Wayback) (PDF)

Holidays and Anniversaries
Ringing in the New Year with Classic Films (Wayback) (PDF)
New Year’s Eve Through the Decades (And Genres) (Wayback) (PDF)
5 Holiday Gems from the 1940s (Wayback) (PDF)
6 Classics for Pride Month: Decade by Decade (Wayback) (PDF)
A Cinematic Recipe for the Holidays: Christmas in Connecticut (1945) (Wayback) (PDF)
Classic Films Celebrating 50th Anniversaries in 2018 (Wayback) (PDF)
Classic Films Celebrating 50th Anniversaries in 2019 (Wayback) (PDF)
Classic Films Celebrating 75th Anniversaries in 2019 (Wayback) (PDF)
Classic Films Celebrating 75th Anniversaries in 2021 (Wayback) (PDF)
Classic Films Celebrating 75th Anniversaries in 2023 (Wayback) (PDF)

Contemporary Cinema and TV
What I Rented My First Year With DVD Netflix (2002) (Wayback) (PDF)
Memorable Acceptance Speeches from Oscars History (Wayback) (PDF)
The Golden Age of Period Pieces (Wayback) (PDF)
The Roaring Twenties in Film: Part One (Wayback) (PDF)
The Roaring Twenties in Film: Part Two (Wayback) (PDF)
Have Your Own Armchair #TIFF  (Wayback) (PDF)
Have Your Own Armchair TIFF 2019 (Wayback) (PDF)
Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story (Wayback) (PDF)
My Favorite TV Theme Songs of the ‘80s (Wayback) (PDF)
A Nostalgic Blast from the Past: 1980s Kids' TV Shows (Wayback) (PDF)
A Nostalgic Blast from the Past: 1990s Kids' TV Shows (Wayback) (PDF)
Great Movies, Awful Year: Catch Up on Films From 2020 (Wayback) (PDF)
My Favorite Guilty Pleasure Movies from the 1990s (Wayback) (PDF)
Laughing at Inappropriate Things: My Favorite Raunchy Comedies (Wayback) (PDF)
Must-See LGBTQ Dramas (Wayback) (PDF)
A Trip Down Memory Lane: Movies About Memory Loss (Wayback) (PDF)
Quirky Indie Gems (Wayback) (PDF)
Quirky Indie Gems: Creative Types (Wayback) (PDF)
Rich People Behaving Badly (Wayback) (PDF)
Good Movies Terrible Trailers (Wayback) (PDF)
Three Off-Beat Stories About Women of the Cloth  (Wayback) (PDF)
Laugh Until You Scream: 5 Must-See Horror Comedies  (Wayback) (PDF)
Top 4 Most Rented Documentaries of 2018 (Wayback) (PDF)
Three Documentaries with a Shocking Twist (Wayback) (PDF)
The Last Hurrah: Movies About Final Journeys (Wayback) (PDF)

Cinematic Origins
Cinematic Origins of Everyday Words: Part One (Wayback) (PDF)
Cinematic Origins of Everyday Words: Part Two (Wayback) (PDF)
The Color Films of Yasujiro Ozu (Wayback) (PDF)
Classic Film Adaptations of Books Written by Women (Wayback) (PDF)
The Movie Behind the GIF: Classic Film Edition (Wayback) (PDF)

1 comment:

  1. You have a great insight on the oldies. For me who toiled in the US film industry for over 35 years, have met and befriended many of those you mention on your blog. Excellent. (Dickie Moore, Hal Mohr, Peter Fonda, etc.)


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