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6 hrs ago | TwinCities

David Brooks: The Bacall Standard

"I believe the really good people would be reasonably successful in any circumstance," the detective writer Raymond Chandler wrote in his notebook in 1949.


Related Topix: Raymond Chandler, Alternative, The Big Sleep, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Crime Movies, Celebrities, Humphrey Bogart, Opinion

Behind The Killcams - 2 PIECE HITMARKER

Watch A Tortoise Chase Down A Remote-Controlled Truck With ALL ITS MIGHT

This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

10 hrs ago | Laura's Miscellaneous Musings

Happy Birthday, Debra Paget

Beautiful Debra Paget turns 81 today. She was born in Denver on August 19, 1933.


Related Topix: Broken Arrow, Love Me Tender, Thriller, Western, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Adventure, Musical Movies, Sport Movies, It Happens Every Spring, Comedy Movies, Fourteen Hours, The Ten Commandments, Belles on Their Toes, Science Fiction Movies

15 hrs ago | Laura's Miscellaneous Musings

Exile Noir Series Opens Friday at UCLA

Another great series opens this Friday at UCLA's Billy Wilder Theater: Exile Noir , featuring Hollywood films made by European directors.


Related Topix: Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Thriller, Double Indemnity, Theater, Arts, Night and the City, Pitfall, Dick Powell, Raymond Burr

18 hrs ago | Salon

What the media isn't telling you about Lauren Bacall

Mostly overlooked in the flood of tributes to the star of "To Have and To Have Not": She was a true-blue liberal The Lauren Bacall obits I've seen take only a fleeting glance at her politics.


Related Topix: The Big Sleep, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Crime Movies, Horror Movies, Shock Treatment, Comedy Movies, Drama Movies, Musical Movies, Celebrities, Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart

22 hrs ago |

Ellen Degeneres And Portia De Rossi Celebrate Anniversary With Sky-writing

Ellen Degeneres and Portia De Rossi put rumours of marital troubles behind them by celebrating their sixth wedding anniversary with a message emblazoned across the sky in California.


Related Topix: Portia de Rossi, Comedy, Ally McBeal, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Sia, Alternative, Horror Movies, Fear, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Drama Movies

Mon Aug 18, 2014


Today in Toronto: The Big Sleep, Jimmy Limit, Frog Eyes, Jake Mahaffy's Wellness, Ghostbusters

Today in Toronto you can chose between the ghoulish camp of Ghostbusters at Fort York or a screening of The Big Sleep starring Lauren Bacall at Videofag in Kensington Market.


Related Topix: Crime Movies, The Big Sleep, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Indie, Celebrities, Lauren Bacall

On this Day in Movie History, August 18, 1936: Robert Redford born

It was on this day, August 18, 1936 American actor, film director, producer, businessman, environmentalist, philanthropist, and founder of the Sundance Film Festival Charles Robert Redford Jr. was born.


Related Topix: Movies, Entertainment, Horror Movies, A Place in the Sun, Thriller, The Night of the Hunter, War Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, The Diary of Anne Frank, Celebrities, Shelley Winters, Martin Mull

The Cultural Gutter

RIP, Lauren Bacall

In the season one finale of AMC's new series Halt and Catch Fire , the builders of the Cardiff Electric portable Giant computer gather around a conference table to read an unenthusiastically positive review of their new product.


Related Topix: Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, How to Marry a Millionaire, Crime Movies, Written on the Wind, The Big Sleep, Key Largo, Thriller, Mystery Movies, The Fan, Horror Movies, Misery

Laura's Miscellaneous Musings

Tonight's Movie: Belles on Their Toes

This post is written as part of the Build-Your-Own-Blogathon sponsored by Rick of the Classic Film and TV Cafe .


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Belles on Their Toes, Blog News, Drama Movies, Sorry, Wrong Number, Thriller, Cheaper by the Dozen, Family, Myrna Loy

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Hell on Frisco Bay

The Lineup

WHO: Eli Wallach had one of his most memorable roles in this as a hit man named Dancer.


Related Topix: The Lineup, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Celebrities, Eli Wallach, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Thriller, Dirty Harry, Action Movies, Comedy Movies, Popeye, Adventure, Musical Movies, Robin Williams

CBS News

Lauren Bacall: smoky-voiced actress and glamour icon

Lauren Bacall was born Betty Joan Perske on Sept. 16, 1924 in New York. Her appearance on a cover of Harper's Bazaar magazine at age 18 led to her first film role.


Related Topix: The Big Sleep, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Crime Movies, Comedy Movies, How to Marry a Millionaire, Drama Movies, The Mirror Has Two Faces, Harper, Applause, Musical Movies, Celebrities, Lauren Bacall

All New Blackout at Bay Street August 22 & 23 at Bay Street Theater

August 16, 2014 - Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce BLACKOUT at Bay Street , a late night immersive cabaret.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Musical Theater, Guiding Light, Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark, Thriller, Mystery Movies, The Stranger, Western, Drama Movies, Soap Opera, Action Movies, Adventure, Entertainment, Drama, Television

Hangmen Also Die gets a restored make-over by Cohen Film Collection. Bravo

We applaud the Cohen Film Collection when they take films already available and make them better.


Related Topix: Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Thriller, M

Weekend Streamer: '12 Angry Men'

Genre trends come and go in the movies, as I've written about before , and I try not to be that critic who goes "they don't make 'em like they used to" and "where are all the movies for grown-ups?" However, I will admit to being a little sad that courtroom dramas have gone by the wayside; a courtroom and a trial is a natural place to set a story ... (more)


Related Topix: 12 Angry Men, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Mark Zuckerberg, Dog Day Afternoon, Short, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Western, The Verdict, Oscars, Comedy, Entertainment, Television

Sat Aug 16, 2014


Why no future Hollywood star could ever match Lauren Bacall's allure

At the Oscar ceremony 10 years ago - the one where Peter Jackson's third Lord of the Rings film hauled away another sack of precious gold - it was still possible to say that Old Hollywood was being celebrated alongside modern Hollywood.


Related Topix: Crime Movies, The Big Sleep, Drama Movies, Key Largo, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Celebrities, Lauren Bacall, Tom Hanks


New York's Broadway District Dims Lights To Honor Lauren Bacall

New York City honored one of their own after the Theater District dimmed its lights in tribute to Lauren Bacall.


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, How to Marry a Millionaire, Drama Movies, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Dogville, Manderlay, The Big Sleep, Applause, Crime Movies, Key Largo, Musical Movies, Entertainment

Los Angeles Times

German emigres' effect on U.S. cinema saluted

The United States was a relatively provincial country in the 1930s, and the films coming out of Hollywood reflected this lack of sophistication, even though it was the glamorous center of the movie production world.


Related Topix: Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA), Los Angeles, CA, Thriller, Double Indemnity, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Theater, Arts, Entertainment

York Press

Memories of Lauren Bacall

AS a manager at upmarket lingerie firm Rigby & Peller, Kathryn Rolfe had served several famous customers at the company's flagship store opposite Harrods in Knightsbridge.


Related Topix: Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Key Largo, Thriller, Celebrities, Lauren Bacall, Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart

Mail on Sunday

How Bogie seduced me, by Lauren Bacall: In her typically forthright ...

'Now they are assassinating his character': Michael Brown's family 'beyond outraged' after police name son primary suspect in robbery minutes before shooting - but later admit white cop had NO idea he was a suspect 'Stop squishing the f*****g bread': Mother of two is arrested at the grocery store after cussing at her kids Mystery of mother-of-two, ... (more)


Related Topix: Crime Movies, The Big Sleep, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Celebrities, Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart

El Paso Times

Robert Wagner reminisces about Golden Age, filming 'The Towering Inferno' at Plaza Theatre

Actor Robert Wagner is interviewed prior to the screening of his 1974 film The Towering Inferno Friday evening at the Plaza Classic Film Festival.


Related Topix: Thriller, The Towering Inferno, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Broken Lance, It Takes a Thief, Western, Entertainment, Drama, Television, A Kiss Before Dying, Mystery Movies, Crime Movies, Celebrities, Robert Wagner