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Star Gazing

Star Gazing, the newest addition to Classic, is a new blog for the new decade. With big plans for the new year, read all about what is planned for the website and what's going on in the world of Old Hollywood--and my opinions on it! Comments and suggestions are always welcome.

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Kim Novak Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

Posted on October 21, 2010 at 7:33 PM Comments comments ()

Actress Kim Novak, who you might know from Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 film, "Vertigo" has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. This information was first released yesterday, when I discovered it making headline news on my Internet provider's homepage. It said it was discovered during a yearly mammogram and according to manager, Sue Cameron, is expected to make a speedy recovery.

Get well soon, Kim...

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Shoes, Shoes, Shoes

Posted on July 10, 2010 at 2:38 PM Comments comments ()

I'm a big fan of shoes, even though I basically only live out of flip-flops, sneakers, and boots (when the weather requires). But I just stumbled upon this brand of shows a few days ago, Chelsea Crew, who happens to produce retro-looking shoes! Below is only a sampling of what they offer.

These two are my absolute favorite, the "Green 1930's Dance Hall High Heel Sandals"!


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New Stamp!

Posted on May 22, 2010 at 10:38 PM Comments comments ()

Katharine Hepburn was immortalized in a United States postal stamp about two weeks ago, with the ceremony taking place in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. (She was born in Hartford, CT, and is laid to rest there, also.) She is now the #16 star to receive a stamp in the Postal Service's "Legends of Hollywood" series, and also includes Jimmy Stewart, Marilyn Monroe and Bogie. They're now available, so make sure to pick up a few if you're a fan.

"Movies as Lit" --- Part Two

Posted on May 9, 2010 at 5:00 PM Comments comments ()

So, I'm still in the midst of my English for school...and have managed to see a total of four more movies since my last post about E.T. Exciting, right? No, not especially. Watching movies for me is so much fun and it's always about seeing my favorite stars...but having to sit through something that's so awful because of school is not my exact definition of fun. Here's what I last saw:


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"Hollywood" Sign Stays Put!

Posted on April 26, 2010 at 9:31 PM Comments comments ()

The Hollywood Sign, one of the most recognizable landmarks for motion pictures, is now preserved for future generations, thanks to people such as Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, various actors/movie people and a fundraising project—all in the name of land development. Thanks to so many people and their drive to save it, there will be absolutely no building on the 138 acres surrounding the sign that was originally...

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"My Best Girl"

Posted on March 21, 2010 at 12:28 AM Comments comments ()

As I was searching for a picture of Mary Pickford and her husband at the time, Douglas Fairbanks, when they placed their hand and footprints at Grauman's Theater, for a new page here, I had to go through the scans I made of the book: Mary PIckford, America's Sweetheart by Scott Eyman...and found this one that I love.



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Oscars, Oscars, Everywhere

Posted on March 9, 2010 at 12:01 AM Comments comments ()

So, I’ve been watching The Academy Awards loyally for the past few years, and I still don’t know why I subject myself to it. They seem to drone on and on—every year just a little longer than the year before, but still, I watch.


Why do I bother?


On one hand, I always hope that one day, I’ll be nominated for an Oscar. I don’t care for what—it could be for “Best Motion Picture Title”! Being in love with film an...

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"Movies as Lit" --- Part One

Posted on February 22, 2010 at 11:44 PM Comments comments ()

In the midst of this blog refusing to cooperate with me, I really wanted to post about this English course I’m taking. Its’ called “Movies as Literature” and it counts as one high school English credit—which is all I’m technically missing to graduate. (If you weren’t aware, I’ve been home schooled for the past two years as a result of illness.) I’ve been using Prentice Hall high school textbooks all throughout this jo...

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Happy Belated Birthday, Mr. Gable!

Posted on February 3, 2010 at 12:30 AM Comments comments ()

Alright, so if you didn't know it before, CLARK GABLE was the first classic star I fell in love with, and really, my love for this man has never left. While I may have discovered other leading men who I also adore (such as Jimmy Stewart and Gary Cooper), I love them all differently, and still am able to find a place for Clark. Really, it was because of him and my searching into his earlier work before "Gone with the Wind" (1939) that led me to find Jean Harlow, who is my favorite actress/woma...

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Jean Simmons: 1929 - 2010

Posted on January 26, 2010 at 12:50 AM Comments comments ()

Jean Simmons, British motion picture actress, died in her home on�January 23rd, 2010, surrounded by her family. She passed away as a result of lung cancer.

(Image courtesy of SImply Classics.)

She was probably best-known for her leading lady role in "Guys and Dolls" (1955) with Marlon Brando, but she...

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