Aug 2, 2013

Classic Links

I love this profile of Marion Davies. She doesn't get nearly enough attention for her comedic chops. Truly funny people should be treasured, because they are rare--Backlots

A Red Hot Chili Peppers video inspired by German expressionism, and particularly The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920). They nailed the style--Comet Over Hollywood

I recently reviewed the wonderful graphic novel Bluffton: My Summers with Buster Keaton, thanks to Raquel Stecher at Candlewick Press. Now you can read her fascinating interview with the book's artist/author Matt Phelan--Out of the Past

This is a fascinating post, linked in the interview above, about Phelan's research for the book. Check out that photo of the young Keaton in his vaudevillian days!--Nerdy Book Club

The voice of Mowgli in The Jungle Book (1967) shares his memories of making the movie. It sounds like Walt Disney liked kids as much as he enjoyed entertaining them--The Guardian

I love the story of William Haines and Joan Crawford's decades-long friendship. We all need someone to stand up for us like they did for each other--Warner Archive Tumblr

It amazes me how much people will pay for classic movie memorabilia. An original 1931 Frankenstein movie poster just sold for more than a quarter of a million dollars. The seller found it in an antique shop as a teenager forty years ago and purchased it for a few dollars--NPR

It's crazy to think that movie stars used to travel the country to perform in summer theater. Can you imagine something like that happening today?--Another Old Movie Blog

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  1. Thanks for the link and for your comments KC! Much appreciated :-)

  2. I always love your interviews Raquel. You manage to cover the basics while keeping things interesting and fresh. I know that isn't easy to do!