Book Review – Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Powerful Women of Early Hollywood by Cari Beauchamp

I blame Melanie Benjamin. It was my discovery of her fictionalized portrayal of the friendship between Mary Pickford and Frances Marion in The Girls in the Picture, that sparked my interest in Marion. In a serendipitous moment, I also just happened to watch the Marion directed, Pickford starring silent film The Love Light around the …

Top Ten Tuesday My Favorite Books on Film Stars

Today’s Topic: Freeebie Hosted by: That Artsy Reader Girl Anyone who has hung around here long enough knows two of my passions are books and classic films. I really love when I get a chance to combine the two, which is why for this week’s freebie, I am sharing my favorite books on film stars

June 2022 Quickie Reviews

june 2022 BREAKDOWN 25 films/series total (not including Hallmark films) 9 new classic films 7 re-watches 4 TV series 3 foreign film Biggest Disappointment: You For Me, Cross Country Romance Favorite Discovery: Vincenzo and Top Gun: Maverick

May 2022 Quickie Reviews

May 2022 BREAKDOWN 43 films/series total (not including Hallmark films) 24 new classic films 9 re-watches 6 TV series 2 documentaries 1 foreign film Biggest Disappointment: Yellowface: Asian Whitewashing and Racism in Hollywood, The Return of Peter Grimm and Rosalie Favorite Discovery: It’s a bit hard to narrow down the choice this month, but two …

April 2022 Quickie Reviews

April 2022 BREAKDOWN 33 films/series total (not including Hallmark films) 27 new classic films 2 re-watches 2 TV series 1 foreign film Most Watched Actor: Errol Flynn – 8 films, Howard Keel -3 films Biggest Disappointment: I Loved a Woman Favorite Discovery: Judgment at Nuremburg, Kim

March 2022 Quickie Reviews

March 2022 BREAKDOWN  27 films/series total (not including Hallmark films) 5 new classic films 5 re-watches 8 foreign films 6 TV series Biggest Disappointment: A Kiss for Corliss Favorite Discovery: Mad for Each Other, The Solid Gold Cadillac

February 2022 Quickie Reviews

february 2022 BREAKDOWN 60 films/series total (not including Hallmark films) 23 new classic films 6 re-watches 11 foreign films 5 silent films 5 documentaries 3 TV series Biggest Disappointment – Being the Ricardos, After Tonight, Dr. Monica Favorite Discovery – Khoobsarat, The Hollow Crown: Richard II Favorite Re-discovery – Moon Over Miami