Hi everyone! So once again, I let the cobwebs collect on this blog. But I am still here. You can't get rid of me that easily. Some news: I'm keeping Champagne for Lunch strictly for classic movies. I'll still be writing about newer movies and plenty of other things over on substack. It's a blog … Continue reading

Love light gleaming In The Good Old Summertime (1949)

Miklos Laszlo's 1936 Hungarian play Parfumerie has achieved lasting cultural and artistic significance despite being a relatively unknown piece of work. You most likely know it by its other names: The Shop Around the Corner (1940) and You've Got Mail (1998). There's also a Broadway musical, She Loves Me, that premiered in 1963 and has … Continue reading Love light gleaming In The Good Old Summertime (1949)

Van Johnson’s remarkable ease in Easy to Wed (1946)

Van! Van! Van!: my constant refrain. Easy to Wed is a remake of the 1936 film, Libeled Lady, which starred such heavyweights as William Powell, Myrna Loy, Spencer Tracy, and Jean Harlow. I actually like this version better than the original, but I can only draw favorable comparisons between each cast. Van and Esther Williams … Continue reading Van Johnson’s remarkable ease in Easy to Wed (1946)