1920s · aviation · silent film · Uncategorized

2017 Blind Spots: Wings (1927)

Two young men from a small town, both in love with the same girl, enlist in the army during WWI. The two train as fighter pilots, eventually gaining much recognition and fame for their exploits and skills. Yet the specter of death is ever looming. Wings, directed by William Wellman and the first film to…… Continue reading 2017 Blind Spots: Wings (1927)

1940s · blogathon · Uncategorized

A tribute to Van Johnson’s most ardent fans

There’s a Korean term for obsessive fans, the ones who stalk kpop idols and violate their privacy; saesang. The stories that come out about saesangs are truly alarming. Know who they remind me of? Bobby soxers. Now you might be thinking that bobby soxers were just harmless Frank Sinatra obsessed teen girls, but you’d be wrong.…… Continue reading A tribute to Van Johnson’s most ardent fans

1940s · 1943 · birthday tribute · blogathon · classic film · Uncategorized

Van Johnson’s big break: A Guy Named Joe (1943)

Peter Lawford and John Hodiak were both charming and handsome. They were not, however, Van Johnson. But why make this distinction? I love all three men. Peter Lawford was a better actor than most people remember and John Hodiak simply isn’t remembered enough. To be honest though, Van was special. He just had that certain…… Continue reading Van Johnson’s big break: A Guy Named Joe (1943)

1950 · 1950s · classic film · favorite actors · film noir · Summer Under the Stars · SUTS blogathon · TCM · Uncategorized

Summer Under the Stars: Ricardo Montalban double feature

For those who don’t know, Ricardo Montalban is one of my movie husbands. Handsome, suave, distinct voice, devout Catholic, a faithful husband who adored his wife Georgie unto death. He’s just the ideal. I know that for many, he’s Khan from Star Trek. Having never watched the series, he’s forever the dreamy Old Hollywood star…… Continue reading Summer Under the Stars: Ricardo Montalban double feature

1950s · classic film · Summer Under the Stars · SUTS blogathon · TCM · Uncategorized

Summer Under the Stars: Sidney Poitier in The Defiant Ones (1958)

Sidney Poitier occupies a very unique place in Hollywood history. As one of the few black actors to gain prestige during the Golden Era, he’s a heroic figure. He paved the way for so many talented men and women who came after him. And that’s noteworthy because neither his career nor his life were sacrificed…… Continue reading Summer Under the Stars: Sidney Poitier in The Defiant Ones (1958)

Month in Movies · Uncategorized

Months in Movies: May-July

My movie watching over the last couple of months just isn’t what it used to be. I haven’t posted any recaps for that reason, so I’m here to highlight some favorites. And hopefully I can get my act together and start watching them regularly again! See Here, Private Hargrove (1944) dir: Wesley Ruggles This film…… Continue reading Months in Movies: May-July