Collector’s Corner: Collecting Bette

For this week’s Collector’s Corner, it’s another edition of Star Collections! This time around, we’re taking a look at another one of my top five favorite actresses, the incomparable Bette Davis. Bette Books & Mags Most of my book collection is made up of happy accidents. Occasionally I hunt down specific titles recommended by fellow…

If Winter Comes (1947)

Penny Green is a quiet English village, home to Mark Sabre (Walter Pidgeon) an idealistic author and publisher not-quite-happily married to Mabel (Angela Lansbury). Mabel is a bit of a town gossip, but she and her family may become the subject of the rumor mill when Nona Tybar (Deborah Kerr), a former flame of Mark’s,…

Bhowani Junction (1956)

The year is 1947, and the British have decided to withdraw from India. That means Colonel Rodney Savage (Stewart Granger) will be returning to England. As he boards his train, he receives a smooch from Victoria Jones (Ava Gardner). After boarding, he talks with a fellow passenger, recounting the details of his stay in Bhowani…

‘Til We Meet Again (1940)

Dan Hardesty (George Brent) and Joan Ames (Merle Oberon) are strangers who meet in a bar in Hong Kong. They share one drink and then part ways, never expecting to see one another again. As fate would have it, though, Dan and Joan are about to board the very same ship, headed for San Francisco.…

Collector’s Corner: Collecting Ginger

For this week’s collector’s corner, I’ve got another edition of Star Collections — the subcategory in which I share all of the films, books, and magazines I own featuring a particular classic film star. Today’s star is the lovely Ginger Rogers, who I am considering for my next filmography project! Ginger Books & Mags Not…

Pilot No. 5 (1943)

George Collins (Franchot Tone) is a skilled American pilot, stranded on Java with five other pilots and a Dutch commander (Steven Geray) in the spring of 1942. After having their base bombed by a Japanese plane, the commander must choose a pilot to take up their one working fighter jet and prevent further destruction of…

Tension at Table Rock (1956)

“I didn’t have the sense to know the difference between a war hero and a murderer.” Wes Tancred (Richard Egan) is a notorious gunslinger, known for allegedly having killed his best friend with no provocation, while his back was turned. While Wes has received a full pardon, that doesn’t stop rumors from spreading. There’s even…

Strictly Dynamite (1934)

Nick Montgomery (Norman Foster) is a sophisticated poet living in New York City with his wife, Sylvia (Marian Nixon). Sophisticated and intelligent though he is, it’s been hard for Nick to make a living off of his writing. He was reviewing books to make ends meet, but he lost that job. Luckily, a new opportunity…

Collector’s Corner: Decades

Welcome back to Collector’s Corner, the bi-weekly series where I share all things related to my film and memorabilia collections! This week I’m doing a big shelf-read of my DVD collection to make sure my Letterboxd list and database are up to date. As I prepared for this mammoth task, the idea struck me to…