1960s


Contrary to Popular Opinion, Doris Day Bugs Me

Doris Day was a hugely popular film songstress of the 1950s and 60s. She was a relatively talented actress, in addition to being fairly good looking and having a nice voice. The bright technicolor musical comedies in which she starred, with all the pretty¬†costumes and perky dance numbers they usual […]


THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (1967) is More Problem Play Than Comedy

William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” is classed as a comedy in the First Folio, though the term “comedy” had a slightly different meaning in Shakespeare’s day than it does today. A comedy then was simply any play that concluded with a happy ending, usually a marriage or reconciliation […]


GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER? (1967): Love, Controversy, and Progress

Turner Classic Movies will conclude their month of Spencer Tracy¬†today, 29 October, with an evening of the four films he made with director Stanley Kramer. GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER (1967) was Spencer Tracy’s final film and will be showing at 1:30 am EST. It was the ninth film he […]


IT’S A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD (1963): Universal Backlot Blogathon

Kristen over at Journeys in Classic Film is hosting the Universal Backlot Blogathon this weekend to celebrate 100 years of Universal Studios films: “Have a review of a film that used the backlot (either completely or just for a scene counts)? Interested in the history of the site? As long […]