When it comes to romantic comedy, classic Hollywood has everybody beat. If you haven’t seen a rom-com from the 1930s, 1940s, or 1950s, you’re denying yourself one of life’s greatest joys. There are many I could recommend, but for my money, the gold standard may just be George Stevens’s The More the Merrier (1943).
Entries by Michaela Owens
His Girl Friday (1940) is definitely one of the most iconic classic films today. The lightning-fast dialogue; the searing political commentary; the colorful characters and the excellent cast that brings them to life… This film is probably one of the most well-known old movies out there, in part because of its fall into the public domain,… Read more »
Vincent Price. Just saying his name makes me want to smile. It’s also a name that brings to mind many different things for many different people. For some, he is the ghoulish introduction to “Thriller;” others recognize him as a symbol for horror movies; classic film fans know him from a wide range of things,… Read more »
Imagine this: after winning gold at the Olympics, an athlete like Michael Phelps or Chloe Kim goes to Hollywood, films a movie for six weeks, and then a few months later that movie is released and they become one of the biggest stars in the world. Seems crazy, right? However, this is precisely what happened… Read more »
I’m always curious to know how people remember Rita Hayworth. Is it as the woman who was pictured seductively sitting in bed, making thousands of soldiers’ hearts beat faster during WWII? Or is it as Gilda, singing “Put the Blame on Mame” while playfully stripping off her gloves? Or maybe you recall her high-profile marriages… Read more »
If you were to ask the average person to name an actress from old Hollywood, you’re likely to hear the same handful of names: Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Judy Garland, Joan Crawford, Katharine Hepburn, maybe even Ginger Rogers. If you’re a classic film fan, you know that while these ladies are incredible representations of… Read more »