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A Person in the Dark · 1d ago

BANNED AND BLACKLISTED: STATE CENSORSHIP BOARDS: NOT COMING TO A THEATER NEAR YOU

This is my entry in the Banned and Blacklisted Classic Movie Blog Association Blogathon. C...
A Person in the Dark · 1M ago

True Confessions: Why I Cheated on Cary Grant with Gilbert Roland

This is my entry in the Hollywood's Hispanic Heritage Blogathon, hosted by the delightful Aurora at Once Upon A Screen. Click here for more fantástico entries.Can you blame me????It's Your Lucky Day, Aurora!My devotion to Mr. Grant is pretty well kno...
A Person in the Dark · 1M ago

Marion Davies: Thumbs Up Or Thumbs Down? (Part 1)

While getting to know more about the work of Marion Davies, it became clear to me that I had to divide her work into two segments: silent films and sound films. This post deals with Marion's work in silent films.Let's cut to the chase: a HUGE thumbs ...
A Person in the Dark · 2M ago

Why did Marilyn Monroe make me cry?

Warning: just teeny bit politicalI was flipping through some Facebook posts and landed on “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” from “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.” I watched the entire number because it is one of my all-time favorites; Marilyn at her very...
A Person in the Dark · 4M ago

Ann Harding: Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?

This year I am attempting to get to know 4 stars whose work I do know well enough. First up: Ann Harding.Like most people, whether or not I have a negative or positive opinion of a movie star is based 100% on my emotional reaction to that person on t...
A Person in the Dark · 6M ago

National Classic Movie Day: 5 Favorite Movie Stars

In honor of National Classic Movie Day (May 16th), The Classic Film and TV Cafe is hosting...
A Person in the Dark · 6M ago

Underseen and Underrated: Carrie (1952): Laurence Olivier's Last Chance at Love

William Wyler directs Laurence Olivier, in possibly his greatest film performance, in a ta...
A Person in the Dark · 6M ago

A Pharmacy of Film: Help Me Find the Right RX

Ever been in the dumps? Filled with fear and anxiety? Depressed? Unworthy? Overcome by hea...
A Person in the Dark · 9M ago

Debbie Reynolds: Gene Kelly could never have known

Tales of how hard Gene Kelly was on 19 year old Debbie Reynolds during the filming of “Singin’ in the Rain” are legend. He was a tough task master who gave this young, non-dancer no sympathy...
A Person in the Dark · 10M ago

Giveaway Alert! - Win a copy of "Mary Astor's Purple Diary"

Keep reading to learn how to win a copy of "Mary Astor's Purple Diary: The Great American Sex Scandal of 1936" by Edward Sorel.When a celebrity sex scandal of the 1930s runs into a 1960’s left leaning liberal political cartoonist, the result is a com...