Favorite Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers Dances

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers are one of the most iconic movie duos, making ten films together. Their work together started in 1933’s Flying Down to Rio, where they played supporting players to the film’s main plot. But with just one dance together, the “Carioca”, they captured the audience’s attention, spawning eight more films throughout…

Natalie Wood’s Oscar-Nominated Performances

It was on this day 80 years ago that one of Hollywood’s brightest stars was born, Natalie Wood. She’s an actress who holds a special place in my heart, as she was one of the first stars I fell in love with when getting into classic Hollywood movies. In honor of her birthday, I wanted…

William Holden’s Oscar-Nominated Performances

On this day 100 years ago, one of cinema’s finest actors was born, the great William Holden! He’s easily among my top 5 favorite actors of all-time (maybe even top 3 or 2!); no matter the quality of the movie he’s in, he always turns out a good performance. For his centenary, I’m focusing on…

Joan Fontaine Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Today marks the centenary for Joan Fontaine, an actress I’ve long-admired, and one who was a prime figure in getting me into older films. I had already seen a good handful of classic Hollywood movies before discovering her in Rebecca, but after watching it I had to immediately follow it up with Suspicion, as I…

June Allyson in Interlude (1957)

Today marks the centenary of one of the brightest stars of MGM’s golden era, June Allyson. For classic Hollywood fans, she’s best known for her roles as the “girl next door” in musicals and romantic comedies. She worked continuously from the early 1940s through the end of the 1950s, the latter of which one of…

Summer Under the Stars: Dear Heart (1964)

TCM’s star of the day is Glenn Ford, and my film pick for the actor is Dear Heart, which airs today at 2:00 P.M. (EST). Evie Jackson (Geraldine Page) is visiting New York City for a postmasters’ convention when she crosses paths with greeting card salesman Harry Mork (Glenn Ford). Though a self-sufficient woman, Evie…

Summer Under the Stars: His Girl Friday (1940)

TCM’s star of the day is Rosalind Russell, and my film pick for the actress is His Girl Friday, which airs today at 12:00 A.M. (EST). When newspaper editor Walter Burns (Cary Grant) learns his ex-wife and star reporter Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell) is leaving her job to marry insurance salesman Bruce Baldwin (Ralph Bellamy) and…

Summer Under the Stars: The Lady Eve (1941)

TCM’s star of the day is Barbara Stanwyck, and my film pick for the actress is The Lady Eve, which airs today at 12:00 P.M. (EST). Sailing back home to the United States on an ocean liner after a year-long expedition in South America, the wealthy but unsophisticated Charles Pike (Henry Fonda) meets the bewitching…

Summer Under the Stars: Bachelor Mother (1939)

TCM’s star of the day is Ginger Rogers, and my film pick for the actress is Bachelor Mother, which airs today at 6:15 P.M. (EST). Salesgirl Polly Parrish (Ginger Rogers) is mistakenly presumed to be the mother of a foundling after discovering an abandoned baby on the steps of an orphanage. Though initially dismissed from…

Summer Under the Stars: Never Say Goodbye (1946)

TCM’s star of the day is Eleanor Parker, and my film pick for the actress is Never Say Goodbye, which airs today at 8:00 A.M. (EST). Young Phillippa “Flip” Gayley (Patti Brady) wants very badly for her parents, Phil (Errol Flynn) and Ellen (Eleanor Parker), to get back together. While the two have been divorced…