Classic movie morsels from LOOK magazine (January 21, 1958)

Note: This post is a part of the sporadic Historical Context series, in which I share excerpts from my collection of vintage magazines, from fan mags to LIFE to mod fashion fare. For more in this series, visit the archive. LOOK isn’t exactly a magazine known for its movie content, but in most of the magazines in my collection of oldies, there’s at least a … Continue reading Classic movie morsels from LOOK magazine (January 21, 1958)

Picturegoer magazine, 1938: “We are facing a film famine”

Today on TMP, all of the hot gossip from Picturegoer magazine, 1938! “WE ARE FACING A FILM FAMINE” There was apparently a film famine in 1938, but if you were to ask Picturegoer mag’s staff about the tragedy, they’d probably respond with a simple shrug. “Film famine? Eh, just another year in the life.” The March 5, 1938 edition of Picturegoer offered a commentary all … Continue reading Picturegoer magazine, 1938: “We are facing a film famine”

Collection Update: March 2017

Though I took some time off from blogging in March, I didn’t exactly take time off from adding to the collections. Here’s what I picked up! Films Empire Records (1995) – DVD Special features include additional scenes, music videos, and filmographies. I loved this film as a teen but haven’t seen it in years. Excited to give it a second look after finding this DVD … Continue reading Collection Update: March 2017

The Critical Eye: Random Harvest (1942)

Random Harvest, dir. Mervyn LeRoy Starring Greer Garson and Ronald Colman Recommended | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED | Must-See Charles “Smithy” Rainier is a veteran of the first World War, inflicted with a bout of amnesia. He doesn’t remember his pre-war life at all, so he breaks free from the hospital where he’s being observed and starts anew, eventually marrying music hall actress Paula. They build a life together, even having … Continue reading The Critical Eye: Random Harvest (1942)

Collection Update: April 2016

April may have been a somewhat low viewing month, but it was a good month for the collections — some interesting and wonderful additions. Here’s what I picked up! FILMS Box Set: Carole Lombard Glamour Collection Includes Man of the World, We’re Not Dressing, Hands Across the Table, Love Before Breakfast, The Princess Comes Across and True Confession. I reviewed this set by checking out … Continue reading Collection Update: April 2016

Collection Update: March 2015

Movies/TV DVD Downton Abbey, Season 2 – on sale at Target Original UK edition. Special features include Fashion & Uniforms; Romance in a Time of War; House to Hospital Downton Abbey, Season 3 – from the Amazon marketplace Original UK edition. Special features include Behind the Drama; Shirley MacLaine at Downton; The Men of Downton; Downton in 1920 Downton Abbey, Season 4 – on sale … Continue reading Collection Update: March 2015