Oct 17, 2014

Classic Links

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Starting in November, several items once belonging to Joan Fontaine will be auctioned. My heart broke a little when I read that her Academy Award would be among them--ABC News

This piece about German actor Udo Kier is one of the most fascinating actor profiles I've ever read. What fun it would be to thrift and gab with these two--Sunset Gun

Laura has written several amazing posts about her experiences at the Lone Pine Film Festival. It sounds like a lovely event: very warm and intimate. This is just an overview of the festival, I highly recommend checking out the rest of the posts on her site--Laura's Miscellaneous Musings

Raquelle shares some great photos of a pair of Hollywood-themed exhibits she recently took in at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston--Out of the Past

Take a look at the stunning line-up for Hollywood's Hispanic Heritage Blogathon. What a great idea. There's so much to learn here!--Once Upon a Screen

And as a part of that blogathon, the Nitrate Diva shares 6 reasons why you should watch the Spanish language version of Dracula. I also love this version of the film, and aside from Lugosi's performance, I prefer it to the English version--The Nitrate Diva

I think we all know I don't need  anything new to read, but this book featuring proofs from classic Hollywood sounds fascinating--Dear Old Hollywood

These pics of Marlon Brando with his grandma are so sweet--Life

I usually love old VHS covers, but this one irks me. Where the heck is Audrey?--VHS Cover Junkie


  1. Thank you so much for the link! Lone Pine really is a special festival, and I hope that in the years to come I might see you and other film fans I know there!

    It's curious Fontaine's daughters aren't keeping her Oscar. I wish the Academy could reclaim it and display it at their Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

    Best wishes,

  2. I'm definitely planning to attend more film festivals once the girls get a bit older. I've enjoyed the ones I've attended so far very much. Lone Pine definitely seems like a particularly special event.

    I couldn't believe there wasn't someone who wanted to hold onto that Oscar either. It made me sad to think it didn't hold sentimental value for anyone close to her. I wish none of them could be sold, but at least they eventually made that restriction.

  3. Whoa, that VHS cover of Charade is dreadful! I have no idea who the guy with the glasses is, but you'd think he was the star of the picture!

  4. Isn't it mind boggling Tom? The least interesting villain is front and center, the other two are cut and half, Cary is drifting around in the back--and no Audrey! She has more screentime than any of them. It's as if the designer did exactly the opposite of what was instructed. There can't be any other explanation.