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Distractions in July

July was a pretty good movie month for me, with 26 screenings, but I also found myself distracted from the world of classic cinema on a couple of occasions. Here are TMP’s distractions from July! Felicity on Hulu I watched maybe two episodes of this series in its original run, and┬áI very clearly┬áremember the public…

A collage of LIFE covers featuring young actresses, from LIFE Goes to the Movies. (Photo by Lindsey for TMP)

TMP Reads: LIFE Goes to the Movies

LIFE magazine was first published in 1883 and remained a weekly publication until 1972, meaning that it was in print every single week throughout the classic era of Hollywood. A magazine dedicated to human interest and news stories, LIFE‘s format was heavy on pictures, which included many iconic images of classic film stars. The mag…

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Down to Their Last Yacht (1934)

Geoffrey Colt-Stratton, Jr. (Ramsey Hill) is struggling, like many Americans, after the stock market crash of 1929. He and his family, formerly quite wealthy, have had to take on odd jobs. His daughter Linda (Sidney Fox) works as a shop girl, his wife (Marjorie Gateson) as an elevator operator, and he works in construction. They…

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Films + Songs, Vol. 2

Welcome to Films + Songs, the series where I draw parallels between songs from my music library and films I’ve watched! Songs are selected at random by putting my entire music library on shuffle. As in Vol. 1, I’ll be discussing five songs today. On to the good stuff! “…Baby One More Time” by Britney…

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Big Leaguer (1953)

The New York Giants are hosting their annual training camp, and young men from all over the country have come for the chance to win a spot on the team. Hans Lobert (Edward G. Robinson), a retired third baseman, runs the camp and greets the hopefuls when they arrive. Hans’ neice, Christy (Vera-Ellen), will also…

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Films in 2016: Modern movies in July

Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong (2015) The slow, painful death of the romantic comedy has been very difficult on me, since it’s one of my favorite genres. Every once in a while an indie flick comes along that could be classified as a rom-com, but other than that, zilch! I picked this film on Netflix…

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Angel Baby (1961)

Jenny Brooks (Salome Jens) is an emotionally scarred young woman. After spending her childhood with an abusive father who beat both her and her mother, Jenny has become mute. She has also begun turning to men for validation and affection, much to the dismay of her religious mother. Paul Strand (George Hamilton) is a preacher…

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TMP Reads: Good Stuff by Jennifer Grant

Much has been written about Cary Grant, one of the best-known names and most beloved actors of the golden Hollywood era. Biographies, blog posts, articles, magazine covers, tributes… his life and his films have been studied with equal fervor. But none of these celebrations or analyses are quite as special as Jennifer Grant’s Good Stuff:…