Favorite things about… How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)

The favorite film: How to Marry a Millionaire, a 1953 rom-com directed by Jean Negulesco and scripted by Nunnally Johnson. The synopsis: Schatze Page, Loco Dempsey, and Pola Debevoise are three beautiful models living in a New York City penthouse. But make no mistake — they’re not wealthy. They’re renting the place from Freddie Denmark,… Read More Favorite things about… How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)

“I’ve got a secret!”: Little-known “facts” about the stars from Modern Screen, November 1954

This post is a part of TMP’s Historical Context series, in which I share excerpts from my collection of vintage publications. Modern Screen’s November 1954 issue includes a feature titled “I’ve got a secret!” which claims to share the things you never knew about your favorite stars. Today I’ve decided to share these supposed facts… Read More “I’ve got a secret!”: Little-known “facts” about the stars from Modern Screen, November 1954

TCM’s Summer Under the Stars – TMP’s recommended viewing, from John Wayne to Sidney Poitier

Throughout the month of August, I’ll be sharing recommended films from TCM’s Summer Under the Stars programming every Tuesday. It isn’t August just yet, but I wanted to get a list up that included the first week of the month. Feel free to share your own recommendations for me in the comments below, as they’re… Read More TCM’s Summer Under the Stars – TMP’s recommended viewing, from John Wayne to Sidney Poitier

Mixed bag: You Kill Me (2007), Fuel (2008), It Happened to Jane (1959), We’re Not Married (1952)

Originally posted on recollective.tumblr.com, January 3, 2012 Watched January 1, 2012: You Kill Me (2007) – 2/5; You Kill Me follows a mob hit-man (Ben Kingsley) who is forced into Alcoholics Anonymous by “the family” after his drinking begins to hinder his ability to kill. While away from home to complete the 12-step program, he… Read More Mixed bag: You Kill Me (2007), Fuel (2008), It Happened to Jane (1959), We’re Not Married (1952)