What an amazing way to put a bit of juice back into this blog here. I’ve honestly missed being here. Unfortunately, my writing had dropped quite a bit over these past several months; my novel writing also took a drastic hit. Thankfully, I’ve begun getting that back up to speed recently and I’m grateful for … More Six Films, Six Decades Blogathon
Honoring the careers and loving relationship of Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, this blog post shares my adoration of their eighth movie together, Desk Set, as a part of The Third Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn Blogathon, hosted by Crystal of The Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood and Michaela of Love Letters to Old … More Desk Set (1957) – The Third Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn Blogathon
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DORIS DAY, HOLLYWOOD’S FAVORITE GIRL NEXT DOOR, DIES AT 97 [THR] Doris Day (1946). Photo by William P. Gottlieb.
The grande dame of elegance, style, and grace would have been 100 years ago today. Goosepimply All Over celebrates Lena Horne’s birthday with much love and admiration! Known and loved for her voice, beauty, and style on stage and film, Ms. Horne was also revered for her passionate efforts in the Civil Rights Movement. … More Celebrating Lena Horne on her 100th birthday and her Civil Rights activism
In honor of Bette Davis’s stunning career, this blog post shares my admiration of her as a guest on The Dick Cavett Show in 1971, as a part of The Second Annual Bette Davis Blogathon, hosted by Crystal of The Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood. Thanks for the opportunity to participate! One fun thing … More Bette Davis on The Dick Cavett Show, November 17, 1971 – The Bette Davis Blogathon
For classic film and television fans, we know it wouldn’t really be a New Year’s celebration without Guy Lombardo. So, here from 1946 is the Guy Lombardo Orchestra with the version I remember so well from the New Year’s Eve nights I spent with my grandparents growing up. Happy New Year to you all and may … More Happy New Year from goosepimply all over!
The loss of Carrie Fisher and her mom, Debbie Reynolds, this week, was devastating to film fans around the world. It revealed even more how cruel this year has been. In my home, it left such a heavy feeling among us. For me, especially after reading an excerpt of Carrie’s memoir, The Princess Diarist, about a … More Losing Carrie and Debbie
The other day, the fine classic movie Twitter group over at @TheRetroSet offered a contest. The prize was a B&N gift card with the suggestion to use it for the Criterion Collection sale. Naturally, getting a book would have been my first choice, but the opportunity to get that BRIEF ENCOUNTER (1945) Blu-ray disc piqued my … More The Philadelphia Story in emojis
Celebrating my classic Hollywood movie crush’s birthday today over on tumblr… Gene Kelly (August 23, 1912 – February 2, 1996). My goodness! He sings, he dances (no, he glides, he floats, he – hell, it’s more than dancing!) and he makes it looks so effortless, and even in golf shirts, he’s like major swoon-worthy! There are too … More Gotta Dance! It’s Gene Kelly’s birthday!
Today is a monumental day for classic film fans. Olivia de Havilland, one of our most cherished stars, is celebrating her 100th birthday! In her honor, this blog post celebrates her Oscar-winning performance in To Each His Own (1946) for the Olivia de Havilland Centenary Blogathon hosted by Crystal of The Good Old Days of … More To Each His Own (1946) – Olivia de Havilland Centenary Blogathon