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    Hollywood (miniseries)

    Hollywood is a seven-episode miniseries that premiered on Netflix back on May 1, 2020. It takes a revisionist take on the old Hollywood studio system through a more modern lens. Anyone seen it?
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    It's a Living

    IT'S A LIVING is a workplace comedy that aired on ABC from October 30, 1980 to June 11, 1982, producing just twenty-seven episodes. It was cancelled because of low ratings, but it was brought back in first-run syndication in 1985. The series produced another ninety-three episodes from September...
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    Mama's Family

    MAMA'S FAMILY was an American sitcom that was based off the popular "Family" sketches from THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW, which aired on CBS for eleven seasons. MAMA'S FAMILY was an NBC sitcom originally, where it aired from January 22, 1983 to April 7, 1984, producing just thirty-episodes before...
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    Touched by an Angel

    I used to enjoy watching TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL when I'd get home from school in the afternoon. It was a favorite of mine for a long time. Any other fans?
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    Designing Women Appreciation Page

    DESIGNING WOMEN is one of those shows that seems to have always been tucked in the back of my head somewhere. I had been a avid fan of classic film and television for years, and I vaguely remembering always knowing about this show, albeit in name only. Being a big fan of THE GOLDEN GIRLS, I was...
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    Old Hollywood Teen Idols

    Here's any idea that's bopped around in my head for a little bit. I'm talking about those Old Hollywood young women and young men that were touted as heartthrobs and it girls that made the adolescence of yesteryear squeal with enthusiasm. Of course, Elvis Presley is probably the prototype of...
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    Everything Norman Lear

    Norman Lear is one of the most prolific producers in television history. His shows: All in the Family Maude The Jeffersons Good Times Sanford and Son One Day at a Time Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
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    Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection (Limited Edition) [Blu-ray]

    Alfred Hitchcock is a prolific Old Hollywood director. His silhouette is cemented in American popular culture. Hitch -- as he was commonly known -- directed some of the finest suspense films of his time. He's emerged as more popular than many actors in his movies, and perhaps, in some way, he's...
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    AMC Backstory

    AMC Backstory is a documentary television series that airs on the American Movie Classics channel. Each episode typically runs around twenty-five minutes, and gives an in-depth look into the behind-the-scenes story of Hollywood motion pictures that drew controversy and problematic productions...
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    James Dean

    When I originally got into Old Hollywood a decade or so ago, James Dean was one of the primary attractions. Like Marilyn Monroe, he's forever solidified as that ageless poster boy for teenage rebellion. His three feature films ─ East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause, and Giant ─ prove he was a...
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    MGM: Hollywood's Tiffany Studio

    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (abbreviated as MGM) was the most prestigious film studio in Old Hollywood. It held that position so firmly that it was often nicknamed the Tiffany Studio, which solidified its reputation as being the most glamorous motion picture company in the world. For this thread, I'm...
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    Elvis Presley: The Actor Thread

    Elvis Presley will forever been remembered as the King of Rock 'n' Roll. No one will ever de-throne him there. His fame in the mid-to-late fifties as a singer naturally brought him to attention of Hollywood, who were eager to "cash-in" on his image in motion pictures. His film debut LOVE ME...
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    Suggestions of Classic Male Actors

    I know the title of this thread might sound a little silly, especially if you've followed my posts in any capacity on this website. I'm quite fond of classic Hollywood films. A lot of classic movie fans might have a specific way they relate to the films themselves. I, for one, always look from...
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    La Dietrich

    Marlene Dietrich --- affectionately called La Dietrich by fans --- had one of the longest entertainment careers on record. She started her career on the stage and in the nightclubs of Berlin. She eventually rose to having small roles in a string of low-budget releases overseas. It was...
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    The Divine Garbo

    Greta Garbo (affectionately referred to as the Divine Garbo) is one of the names made synonymous with classic Hollywood. She has a rags-to-riches tale to stardom. She appeared in a few foreign films as a teenager, before finally being discovered by Swedish director Mauritz Stiller, who cast her...
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    Grande Dame Guignol

    The Grande Dame Guignol genre (also known as hag horror, hagsploitation, and psycho-biddy) is a sub-genre of cinema that combines elements of the horror, thriller, and women's picture genres, which conventionally feature a formerly glamorous older actress who has become mentally unstable and...
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    Vacation (film series)

    I've been thinking a lot about the VACATION film series here the past few days. The original NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VACATION from 1983 is one of my favorite comedies. The language is a little raunchier than my personal preference, but the humor is on-point. Chevy Chase helms this comedic gem, with...
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    Forgotten Faces of Classic Hollywood

    I am an avid fan of classic Hollywood. It seems the more devout I become as a movie buff, the older the movies get. And that's because I'm always finding older and older movies that I love more than anything coming out today. I'm particularly fond of those early 1930s movie stars, those men and...
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    Elvis in Hollywood

    A lot of classic movie fans know that Elvis Presley was also an actor. While many people won't accuse him of being a great one, he appeared in more than thirty pictures, almost all of them successes. Most will agree that his earlier work, such as JAILHOUSE ROCK and KING CREOLE, were his...
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    Cher: The Movie Star Thread

    The multi-talented Cher has many awards to her credit. While I enjoy her music, I perhaps most fond of her acting work. She is an Oscar-winning actress, having won for MOONSTRUCK in 1987. She has a good body of film work, even if her filmography is not lengthy. I seriously doubt the industry...
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    Caddyshack (1980)

    Title: Caddyshack Tagline: The snobs against the slobs! Genre: Comedy Director: Harold Ramis Cast: Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight, Michael O'Keefe, Bill Murray, Sarah Holcomb, Scott Colomby, Cindy Morgan, Dan Resin, Henry Wilcoxon, Elaine Aiken, Albert Salmi, Ann...
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    1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year

    Any fan of classic film will typically know that 1939 is generally regarded as the finest year of Hollywood cinema. That year is cluttered with a host of good movies, from GONE WITH THE WIND to THE WIZARD OF OZ. There are many, many other movies that came out that year that are regarded as...
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    Slasher Movies

    It's October. Let's talk about our favorite slasher movies. There's a host to pick from, several different franchises, and stand-alone films. Any takers?
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    Maisie (film series)

    The MAISIE film series was a product of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Starring actress Ann Sothern, the series produced ten feature-length films between 1939 and 1947. The popularity of the films led to a radio show called THE ADVENTURES OF MAISIE, which ran almost continuously from 1945 to 1953. MGM...
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    Monroe-esque

    We've got a thread going on Marilyn Monroe and her movies, so let's dive into those women cloned in her likeness. There were a host of them back in the 1950s, the more popular probably being Jayne Mansfield and Mamie Van Doren, who, along with Monroe, were called The Three M's in the press...
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    Can I change my username?

    I'm feeling a need for a rebrand. How do I go about that?
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    20th Century-Fox: The Golden Age Musicals

    When thinking of classic Hollywood movie musicals, most old movie fans might think of those Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer gems, but I gear towards those escapist 20th Century-Fox musical romances that cluttered theaters back in the 1940s. Alice Faye was the queen of the genre until she fell ill and left...
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    Marilyn Monroe Movies

    Marilyn Monroe almost single-handedly represents the embodiment of classic Hollywood glamour and style. Her image is blazed across everything from pillowcases to shot glasses. She's probably even more famous today than she was in her time. I figured we'd do a little discussion her on Marilyn's...
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    That Girl

    Before Mary Richards. Before Murphy Brown. There was That Girl. THAT GIRL aired on ABC from 1966 to 1971. It starred the likable Marlo Thomas as Ann Marie, a would-be actress trying to make it on her own in New York. Ted Bessell co-starred as her magazine writer boyfriend Donald Hollinger. It...
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    Three's Company

    THREE'S COMPANY was one of the most popular television comedies of the late 1970s and early 1980s. It made celebrities out of stars John Ritter and Suzanne Somers, the latter whose behind-the-scenes battle for a higher salary resulted in her firing. The show was a top ten hit for six of its...
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