Collector’s Corner: Collection Update, Vol. 6!

The last time I filled you all in on the new additions to my collection was in March, so I think it’s time for another update! I haven’t been buying many DVDs, but still have plenty of items to share, as the money I would usually spend on DVDs has gone toward other fun collectibles. My mom and I recently discovered an antique mall we’d … Continue reading Collector’s Corner: Collection Update, Vol. 6!

Are Today’s Comets Tomorrow’s Stars? (Motion Picture, November 1957)

This post is a part of the Historical Context series, where I share excerpts from my vintage magazine collection. It’s also a landmark post: TMP’s 1,000th article! In the November 1957 issue, Motion Picture magazine selected 12 burgeoning stars to feature in the magazine. Seven of those talents were featured in full profiles, the “comets” who had a good chance of becoming “stars” — actors … Continue reading Are Today’s Comets Tomorrow’s Stars? (Motion Picture, November 1957)

The Classic Movie History Project Blogathon: 1937 in Film

I’ve noticed patterns in the years when my most beloved films were released. Stella Dallas, True Confession, The Awful Truth, You Only Live Once, Topper, It’s Love I’m After… so many great films hit theaters in 1937, and yet it isn’t one of the first years that comes to mind when you think of Hollywood’s best. While it may not be as highly-regarded as the … Continue reading The Classic Movie History Project Blogathon: 1937 in Film

TMP Reads: 2014 entertainment-related TBR list!

I love books, and this is a well-known fact. As many of you know, I’m starting a master’s program in Library Science next month, which is something you typically don’t do if you don’t love books. And of course, my love for books has been documented on this blog. Naturally, one of my goals for the coming year is to read a whole lot of … Continue reading TMP Reads: 2014 entertainment-related TBR list!

What to Watch #34: November 6 – 12

Welcome to this week’s installment of What to Watch! Here are my top TCM picks for the next seven days. All times are listed in EST and subject to change. “New to me” picks are marked with asterisks. November 6 7:15 am – Caesar and Cleopatra (1945) 11:15 am – The Most Dangerous Game (1932)* 12:30 pm – Primrose Path (1940) 4:15 pm – Colorado … Continue reading What to Watch #34: November 6 – 12

The Gish Sisters Blogathon is here!

The day has finally arrived! The Gish Sisters Blogathon, hosted by myself and Fritzi of Movies Silently, is upon us! Today through September 9, we’re paying tribute to all things Gish in honor of the 101st anniversary of Lillian and Dorothy’s film debut, An Unseen Enemy. In this post I’ll be linking every contribution to the blogathon over the next three days. Check back often … Continue reading The Gish Sisters Blogathon is here!

What to Watch #19: June 12 – 18

I’m two weeks away from finishing my summer Spanish course, which means in theory I should be only two weeks away from returning to the old, multi-channel format for these What to Watch posts… but I think I may stick with the “TCM + purchase/rental links” format from here on out, since most of the other channels I sourced were usually slim pickin’ when it … Continue reading What to Watch #19: June 12 – 18

Who’s Who in Hollywood, 1954 issue, Part II

Historical Context is a series in which I share excerpts/information from my ever-growing collection of vintage publications. Today’s installment in the series features the 1954 issue of Who’s Who in Hollywood, an annual publication highlighting the biggest stars of the previous year as well as the “stars of tomorrow.” The ‘Who’s Who in Hollywood’ 1954 issue featured a section dedicated to the year’s best child … Continue reading Who’s Who in Hollywood, 1954 issue, Part II

Favorite films of Stanley Donen

Happy 89th birthday to one of my favorite directors and choreographers of the classic era, Stanley Donen! The following are a few of my favorites from his filmography, listed chronologically because I love them all equally. On the Town I’ve mentioned on more than one occasion that On the Town is my favorite musical of all time. Few films of any genre have packed so … Continue reading Favorite films of Stanley Donen

Historical Context: ‘Who’s Who in Hollywood’ 1954 issue, Part I

Historical Context is a series in which I share excerpts/information from my ever-growing collection of vintage publications. Today’s installment in the series features the 1954 issue of Who’s Who in Hollywood, an annual publication highlighting the biggest stars of the previous year as well as the “stars of tomorrow.” One of the gems of my old magazine collection is the 1954 issue of ‘Who’s Who … Continue reading Historical Context: ‘Who’s Who in Hollywood’ 1954 issue, Part I