Apr 22, 2011

Guest Classic Links: Tom of Motion Picture Gems

Tom always strikes me as a student of film; he’s driven by intense curiosity about the classics and he does his research well. At Motion Picture Gems, he writes thoughtful reviews and fantastic posts about his experiences going to the movies and seeing live interviews with classic movie stars (it almost makes me want to move to Chicago, the lucky guy). Tom also writes affectionate blogs honoring movie star sisters Joan Fontaine and Olivia de Havilland (to which I contribute, if not nearly enough), Deanna Durbin and Jimmy Stewart, in addition to the bad movie blog Motion Picture Bombs. Thanks for being a guest linker Tom!

Rest in Peace, actress Myrna Dell (1924-2011) - Boot Hill | Ms. Dell was profiled last year on Noir & Chick Flicks

Coming soon to southern California: the 2011 Cowboy Fest; updates to come on Laurie's Wild West

1928's The Divine Woman: a lost film starring Greta Garbo - Films of Yesterday

Wedding season! Here's a collection of photos and memories from some of our favorite period drama weddings - Enchanted Serenity of Period Films

I've not seen this movie yet but it looks funny: Ray Milland and Paulette Goddard in The Crystal Ball (1943) - Un Cinephile

Vinyl making a comeback? Believe it or not - Retrospace

From last year: a review of Franco Zeffirelli's Jesus of Nazareth (1977), one of my favorite film versions of the life of Christ - Pop Classics


  1. Hi Tom,
    Great Links for Good Friday! I can't wait to have a look.
    Enjoy your holiday weekend, classic movie lovers.

  2. You're welcome Audrey. Happy Easter!

  3. Thanks for the fantastic links Tom. I'm glad to see you are a fellow Retrospace fan!

  4. Thanks for the opportunity, KC! It was fun. Yes, Retrospace is quite a blog. Do you listen to the podcast? It's great! I don't know where they get all those old clips.