A Photographer To The Stars
George Hurrell left a legacy of photography exemplifying what made the legends legendary.
A Tribute to John Barry
A tribute to John Barry's career.
A Tribute to Robert Osborne
A short bio and tribute to Turner Classic Movies' host Robert Osborne
Alice In Wonderland
Did you know there was an adaptation of "Alice In Wonderland" which starred Gary Cooper, Cary Grant and W.C. Fields amongst the cast?
An Appreciation for Jerry Goldsmith
An appreciative article for the work of Academy Award-winning film composer Jerry Goldsmith.
Baby's A Real Joe
Profile of Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart's relationship both on and off screen.
Behind The Shower Curtain
It is considered to be one of the most frightening moments of classic film. Yet the knife never strikes the victim. How did Alfred Hitchcock do it?
Bill Douglas Centre [offsite link]
Virtual exhibitions on the history of cinema.
Bio of Movie Producer Hal Roach
A brief bio of Hal Roach's career.
Biography of Lois Weber
This is a short biography of female director Lois Weber.
Brief History Of Oscar Hosts
A brief history of Oscar hosts from Douglas Fairbanks to Billy Crystal.
Brief History On The Serials
A brief history on the movie serials.
Celebrated African American Roles
A brief list of classic films that helped overcome racism towards African American actors and their portrayal on the silver screen.
Classic Film in Contemporary Music
How classic film and old Hollywood has influenced contemporary music over the decades.
Classic Les Miserables Adaptations
The interesting history behind certain adaptations of Hugo's classic novel.
Desire Streetcar [offsite link]
Learn the history of the Desire streetcar from A Streetcar named Desire.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
How the pre-code era and the Hays Code affected one story.
Film History by Decade [offsite link]
Comprehensive site which lets you choose which year you are interested in researching.
Film Sound History [offsite link]
Organized by decades for easy searching.
Films About the RMS Titanic
Some notable films about the RMS Titanic - both the historical and the bizarre.
Frances Marion and Mary Pickford
She was the highest paid screenwriter of her time. She was a famous silent film star. Together they made movie magic.
From Black and White To Color
TCM creator Ted Turner sparked controversy when he started to colorize previously black-and-white films. Today, colorizing is being taken to a digital age. Is it right or wrong?
Great Films by Year [offsite link]
Do you know what great films were in the theaters when you were born or married?
Gregg Toland and Orson Welles
Their collaboration over "Citizen Kane" (1941).
Hedda Hopper Attacks Charlie Chaplin
Hollywood's leading gossip columnist Hedda Hopper attacks multi-talented Charlie Chaplin for being a Communist.
Here Comes The Nelsons
The Nelson family is at large, a musical family. But they also contributed a small part to classic film.
History of the Hollywood Sign
A brief history of the Hollywood sign as a California landmark.
Hollywood Ten Website [offsite link]
This is a great website with lots of Hollywood Ten resources.
Hollywood's First Motion Picture Unit
When Warner Bros. and the US Army Air Force worked together to produce a series of propaganda films during World War II.
In Remembrance 2010
Remembering the ones who have passed away in 2010.
Irving Berlin's Revue Adapted Into Film
During WWI, Irving Berlin is inspired by his patriotism and writes a revue. Later it becomes the classic film, "This Is The Army Now."
Ithaca´s Silent Movie History [offsite link]
With numerous cliffs, waterfalls, and gorges, Ithaca, NY, was a popular location for filming early movies. This site includes photos and information about the films.
Kauai Movie History [offsite link]
Listed chronologically, dating back to 1933, along with some trivia.
King of Comedy
Although he was discouraged from pursuing a theatrical career, Mack Sennett left a legacy in the world of comedy.
Longest Speech In Oscar History
Greer Garson holds the place for the longest speech in Oscar history. It was reportedly three hours long. Or was it?
Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland
Both were talented individuals. Together, they became an iconic partnership.
Music For The Silent Films
Everything had its start with the silent films - including music.
No Orchids For Miss Blandish
One of the more controversial films of its time is now only remembered by some.
Not a Christmas Movie?
"It's A Wonderful Life" (1946) was not originally intended as a Christmas film.
Notable Bond Theme Songs
A brief list of beloved Bond theme songs.
Orson Welles and War Of The Worlds
Before Orson Welles' genius stirred Hollywood, he first caused a wave of hysteria with his radio dramatization of "War Of The Worlds."
Remembering Esme Chandlee
From the mail room to managing her own PR firm, we remember Esme Chandlee.
RKO's Dream House for Mr. Blandings
The story behind "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House" (1948) and the special promotion for the film.
Thalberg Was MGM's Boy Wonder
He made 100 classic films into a reality by being their producer. He reinvented The Marx Brothers career. He also managed to produce some of his wife's most memorable films. His name was Irving Thalberg
About the legacy of the Barrymore dynasty.
The Black Dahlia
One of Hollywood's unsolved mysteries still captures everyone's attention.
The Brown Derby Restaurant
A brief star-studded history of one of Hollywood's most frequented restaurant chain.
A brief article about the epic love story between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.
The Colors of Costume
Colors have a stunning effect on a character's development in a film.
The Design of the Oscar
A brief history of the Oscar statuette.
The First Academy Awards
Who was the host? Who was the big winner of the night? Who did not show up to receive their Oscar?
The Freed Unit of MGM
Arthur Freed and his talented group of individuals who created MGM's memorable musicals of the 1940s and 50s.
The History of a Film's Shape
A brief article about the shape of the way a film is shot and the way we view them as an audience member.
The Importance of Wings
The importance of "Wings" (1927) to film history.
The Influence of The Wild One
One film influenced Hollywood, Fashion and Music.
The Lady in Black
The sensation of Rudolph Valentino's death has a legend of its own.
The Novelists Go To Hollywood!
Legendary novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald tortured himself with trying to perfect the elusive medium known as screenwriting with little reward. And other novelists found similar disappoint and success in Hollywood as well.
The Partnership of Rodgers and Hart
About the collaboration between Richard Rodgers and Lornez Hart.
The Sherman Brothers and Walt
The collaboration between the Sherman Brothers and Walt Disney.
The Strange Death Of Thomas Ince
Did William R. Hearst's possessive nature over Marion Davies commit murder? Or was it by natural cause?
The Woman Who Discovered Valentino
June Mathis discovered Rudolph Valentino as well as becoming the first female executive in Hollywood.
Their Disastrous First Screen Tests
Fred Astaire. Norma Shearer. Bette Davis. All three are legends in their own right. But in the beginning, they did not impress the studios.
This Day in Film History [offsite link]
Births, Deaths and Marriages of all those in the movie industry.
To Tell The Story Right
When committing to tell "The Fountainhead" on screen, Barbara Stanwyck and Ayn Rand fought to see it through.
Today in History on BellaOnline
I run the Today in History site and have famous birthday, deaths, and events for each day.
When Hollywood Was Once Sin City
Hollywoodland was once down and dirty with taboo subjects otherwise known as "Pre-Code Films." After The Production Code, films were wholesome again.
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