People Profiles


Lana Turner (10 August SUTS)

This post is written in conjunction with the Summer Under the Stars Blogathon hosted by Sittin’ on a Backyard Fence and Scribe Hard on Film. Full listings for SUTS programming on Turner Classic Movies can be found HERE. Did you know…? Lana Turner was known as “The Sweater Girl” She was married 8 times, twice to […]


Alec Guinness (3 August SUTS)

This post is written in conjunction with the Summer Under the Stars Blogathon hosted by Sittin’ on a Backyard Fence and Scribe Hard on Film. Full listings for SUTS programming on Turner Classic Movies can be found HERE. English actor Alec Guinness has been one of my all-time favorite performers since I was a kid. I […]


Doris Day (2 August SUTS)

This post is written in conjunction with the Summer Under the Stars Blogathon hosted by Sittin’ on a Backyard Fence and Scribe Hard on Film. Full listings for SUTS programming on Turner Classic Movies can be found HERE. I’ll be perfectly honest – Doris Day is not my favorite. I always end up rolling my eyes […]


The Summer Under the Stars Blogathon 2013 is Finally Here!

Every year in August Turner Classic Movies hosts “Summer Under the Stars” (SUTS), a month-long movie marathon celebrating the biggest names in acting history. Each day features the films of one notable actor or actress. A complete listing of the SUTS schedule can be downloaded from the TCM website HERE. Join […]


The Man of a Thousand Faces: "Don’t step on it, it might be Lon Chaney!"

“I wanted to remind people that the lowest types of humanity have within them the capacity for extreme self-sacrifice. The dwarfed, misshapen beggar of the streets may have the noblest ideals.” (Lon Chaney) “He someone who acted out our psyche. He somehow got inside the shadows inside our bodies. He […]


MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (1974): A Lauren Bacall Classic

Lauren Bacall boards the Orient Express MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (1974) will be airing tonight on Turner Classic Movies at 2:15 am EST as TCM continues to celebrate Lauren Bacall every Wednesday night in Spetember. Sidney Lumet‘s 1974 film adaptation of Agatha Christie‘s classic crime novel Murder on the […]


Louise Beavers, What A Character!

This post is written in conjunction with the What A Character! blogathon hosted by Once Upon a Screen, Outspoken and Freckled, and Paula’s Cinema Club. Louise Beavers‘ career as one of the best character actresses of classic Hollywood spanned from 1927-1960. She is unfortunately best known for playing the quintessential […]


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 […]


I Never Will Forget Jeanette MacDonald…or SAN FRANCISCO (1936)

This post is written in conjunction with the Summer Under the Stars Blogathon hosted by Sittin’ on a Backyard Fence and ScribeHard on Film. A full day of Jeanette MacDonald films will air on TCM on August 27. SAN FRANCISCO (1936) will be airing at 8:00 pm EST. Whenever Judy Garland ever sang “San Francisco,” she began with a […]


Gary Cooper: BALL OF FIRE (1941)

This post is written in conjunction with the Summer Under the Stars Blogathon hosted by Sittin’ on a Backyard Fence and ScribeHard on Film. A full day of Gary Cooper films will air on TCM on August 26. BALL OF FIRE will be showing at 8:00 pm EST. During college, my friend Cookie and I bonded over Gary Cooper […]


Conservatism in Revolution: The Gish sisters in D. W. Griffith’s ORPHANS OF THE STORM (1921)

This post is written in conjunction with the Summer Under the Stars Blogathon hosted by Sittin’ on a Backyard Fence and ScribeHard on Film. It is also my contribution to Eternity of Dream‘s Speechless Blogathon. A full day of Lillian Gish films will air on TCM on August 15. ORPHANS OF THE STORM (1921) airs at 7:45 […]