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A Person in the Dark · 1M 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 · 2M 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...
A Person in the Dark · 2M ago

La La Land - All in...Almost

I'm all in with "La La Land." No hesitation.. almost. Dance and romance among the starsYou...
A Person in the Dark · 3M ago

Black and White - A Poetic Love Letter

What is it about those films of the 1930’s that makes movie fans all over the world open t...
A Person in the Dark · 4M ago

Sunny (1930): Bareback Rider Plays Marriage Merry-Go-Round

This is my entry in the Circus Blogathon hosted by Critica Retro and  Serendipitous Anachronisms. Click HERE for more Big Top excitement!Sunny (1930)Sunny in her circus costume. Wasn't she a pretty little bareback rider?"Sunny" started out with high ...
A Person in the Dark · 5M ago

Hollywood on Hollywood Blogathon: Hollywood Steps Out

This is my entry in the CMBA Hollywood on Hollywood Blogathon. Click HERE to read more abo...
A Person in the Dark · 5M ago

The Great Dictator: Beware of Buffoons

This is my entry in the Dual Roles Blogathon hosted by the great bloggers at Christina Wehner: Classic Movies, Musicals, Old Books and the Great American Songbook and Silver Screenings. Check both sites for more fabulous cinematic doubles.THE GREAT D...
A Person in the Dark · 6M ago

Sunset Boulevard: But What about the Monkey?

No, I don't think he committed suicide.....I can’t help it. I want to know more about Norma Desmond’s monkey.Monkey, we hardly knew you.....Oh sure, we know he’s dead, and that he serves as the plot device to get Joe Gillis into Norma’s cage, but, re...
A Person in the Dark · 7M ago

Cafe Society: Woody Allen Channels Billy Wilder

Warning! Spoilers ahead.There I was, blissfully enjoying “Café Society,” Woody Allen’s latest film, on its own merits. The setting of Hollywood in the golden 1930s was a home run for me and the characters and plot were pure Woody – whose work I alway...
A Person in the Dark · 8M ago

A Hollywood Mystery: The Whole Story

A Hollywood MysteryThis story of murder, intrigue, mystery and Hollywood glamour is the re...