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Classic Movie Stars Born In May

Mon, 05 May 2014 11:52:36 +00002014-05-05T11:52:36Z

(image) This month offers a plethora of great stars, including Glenn Ford, Orson Welles, Gary Cooper, and Audrey Hepburn. Some like Clint Eastwood and Don Rickles are still among us, but all hold a special place in cinema history and in our hearts.

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Mickey Rooney Dies at 93

Mon, 07 Apr 2014 10:06:16 +00002014-04-07T10:06:16Z

(image) Mickey Rooney, one of the most prolific and long-lasting stars from the classic era, has died at 93.

Born on September 23, 1920, Rooney began his career in a series of 78 short films as the streetwise Mickey McGuire, before transitioning to features with supporting roles opposite the likes of James Cagney and Olivia de Havilland. He earned good early notices for his interpretation of Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935) and made his first appearance with lifelong friend Judy Garland in Thoroughbreds Don't Die (1937).

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Classic Movie Stars Born in April

Sat, 05 Apr 2014 19:13:00 +00002014-04-05T19:13:00Z

(image) This month includes some of the greatest actors of all time, including Alec Guinness, Marlon Brando, and Spencer Tracy, as well as top box office performers like Doris Day and Shirley Temple.

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The Best of Bogart Collection Now Out on Blu-ray

Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:48:22 +00002014-03-31T15:48:22Z

(image) Announced back in November 2013, The Best of Bogart Collection is now available for purchase on Blu-ray.

The four-film set was released last week by Warner Bros. and indeed lives up to its name by featuring Bogie's greatest films.

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Classic Movie Stars Born in March

Sat, 01 Mar 2014 14:03:33 +00002014-03-01T14:03:33Z

(image) This month features a great diversity of stars born in March, from great comedians like Jerry Lewis and Lou Costello to great dramatic actors like Rex Harrison and Joan Crawford.

  • David Niven - Mar. 1
  • Jennifer Jones - Mar. 2
  • Jean Harlow - Mar. 3
  • Rex Harrison - Mar. 5
  • Lou Costello - Mar. 6
  • Cyd Charisse - Mar. 8
  • Raoul Walsh - Mar. 11
  • Gordon MacRae - Mar. 12
  • Michael Caine - Mar. 14
  • Jerry Lewis - Mar. 16
  • Shemp Howard - Mar. 17
  • Karl Malden - Mar. 22
  • Chico Marx - Mar. 22
  • Joan Crawford - Mar. 23
  • Steve McQueen - Mar. 24
  • David Lean - Mar. 25



Classic Movies New on Blu-Ray

Tue, 25 Feb 2014 11:24:27 +00002014-02-25T11:24:27Z

(image) While it's probably easier and cheaper these days to stream classic movies online, it's always worth pointing out new releases on Blu-ray every month.

For March, the pickings are slim, but that doesn't mean there aren't a few good movies that would make great additions to one's collector shelf.

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Child Star Shirley Temple Black Dies at 85

Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:12:15 +00002014-02-11T13:12:15Z

(image) Shirley Temple Black, the famed curly-cued  darling who sang and danced her way into the hearts of movie audiences in the 1930s, has died of natural causes at her home in Woodside, CA. She was 85.

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Classic Movie Stars Born in February

Sat, 01 Feb 2014 11:53:46 +00002014-02-01T11:53:46Z

(image) This month's birthday list features a number of great movie stars like Clark Gable, James Dean, Lana Turner, and Elizabeth Taylor, as well as some of Hollywood's all time great directors.

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Classic Movie Stars Born in January

Fri, 03 Jan 2014 06:33:59 +00002014-01-03T06:33:59Z

(image) It's the beginning of the month once again and that means it's time to look back at all the classic movie stars and directors born in the month of January. A few are still with us, but all should be remembered for their contributions to film and for how deeply they touched our lives. Happy New Year!

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Legandary Actress Joan Fontaine Dies at 96

Mon, 16 Dec 2013 08:40:46 +00002013-12-16T08:40:46Z

(image) Joan Fontaine, the legendary actress who won the Oscar for Best Actress for her leading role in Alfred Hitchcock's Suspicion (1941), has died. She was 96.

Fontaine was born Joan de Havilland on Oct. 22, 1917 in Tokyo, Japan and followed her eldest sister, Olivia de Havilland, into acting. She make her stage debut in 1935 and was soon signed to a contract by RKO, which led to small roles in No More Ladies (1935), A Million to One (1937), and Quality Street (1937).

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