Aug 22, 2011

Classic Links

This is a good review of London After Midnight (1927), a Lon Chaney movie that has been reconstructed with stills. As noted here, it’s a lot like watching a comic book-- Recently Viewed Movies

I can never get enough of Bette Davis singing. She knew how to blast her way through a song. Here’s a thorough review of all the ways she shared her golden throat with her public-- Put the Blame on Mame

A review of The Narrow Corner (1933) with Douglas Fairbanks Jr., one of the lesser-known Somerset Maugham adaptations-- Immortal Ephemera

Another blogathon! Pussy Goes Grrr is putting on the Juxtaposition Blogathon from September 12-16 -- Pussy Goes Grrr

Thank you to Bette, Clara and the Flick Chick for the Liebster and Irresistably Sweet blog awards. I think they’ve pretty much made the rounds by now, but I did want to say how much I appreciate your support! I will continue to promote my fellow bloggers via the Classic Links.


  1. Can you believe I had never heard Bette Davis singing? Thanks for that article :)

  2. Thank you so much for mentioning the blogathon! Every plug helps, and I'm very, very excited for it.

    And like classicmovies, I never thought of Bette Davis as a singer, so that was a really cool post to look at. In retrospect, though, I was familiar with her grotesque self-parody with "I'm Writing a Letter to Daddy" in Baby Jane... which is talented singing, of a sort.

  3. Thanks for both including and commenting on The Narrow Corner, I really appreciate it! Oh, sorry about the delay, but I just replied to you now. Hope you caught the movie!

  4. Thanks for linking to my article on London After Midnight! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

  5. classicmovies--Really? Never? You've been missing out!

    Andreas--I like your blogathon idea. September is going to be a crazy month for me, but I hope to post something for it ahead of time.

    I honestly like Bette Davis as a singer. A lot of people find her campy or just plain terrible, but I think she's got an actor's flair for performing a tune. She is entertaining, and that's what matters to me.

    Cliff--Lately you've been covering a lot of flicks that are new to me. It's been interesting to read.

    RVChris--I liked your comment about how watching it was like reading a comic book, because that's exactly how I felt when I watched it, but I couldn't put a name to it.