Where everything old is news again

Kathy Vincenz, children's writer

Ginger in a one-reel short at the office, singing Duke-Harburg (lyricist of Over the Rainbow) songs .

Where everything old is news again turned 2 today!

Maureen O’Hara at the 5th Anniversary of the TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood, California.

She says some wonderful things about old age. 

Which witch is witch?

Which witch is witch?

Peter Warne’s Guide to Dunkin

I gave up sweets for Lent—this is making me want a donut. 

(via errolflynns)


Footage from the MGM archives.



Happy 122nd Birthday to Mary Pickford! (April 8th 1892→May 29th 1979)
Born Gladys Marie Smith in Toronto Canada. She was one of the first silent screen stars and was a co-founder of ‘the Academy Awards’. She was known as ‘Americas Sweetheart’.
Mary did movies like “The Poor Little Rich Girl” the original “Madme Butterfly” and she won an Academy Award for Best Actress in a leading role for 1929’s “Coquette”. She will never be forgotten as one of the greatest silent screen stars in history. #marypickford #happybirthday #oldhollywood #goldenage #classichollywood #glamour #goregeus #beautiful #pretty #rip #wemissyou #legend #actress #1920s #loveher #icon #diva

But Rooney was more than just any star. In the final innocent prewar years of 1939, 1940 and 1941, he was the country’s biggest box-office attraction, period, end of story. And the actor reached that pinnacle not by being a dashing action hero lead or a glamorous romantic lead, but by playing a teenage boy, a character one contemporary critic called “the perfect composite of everybody’s kid brother.” Nothing says more than that about how America’s popular culture movie tastes have changed in the interim.

Rooney wasn’t just any teenager either, he was brash, exuberant, unstoppable, the kind of kid Americans once upon a time liked to feel was representative of this country at its good-hearted, irrepressible best.

Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic


you read this for your course:

Instead of problems you see potential, instead of obstacles you see opportunities, and instead of challenges you see a change to create breakthrough solutions. 

And all you hear is Margaret Sullavan saying to Jimmy Stewart in Shop Around the Corner:

Instead of a heart, a hand-bag. Instead of a soul, a suitcase. And instead of an intellect, a cigarette lighter… which doesn’t work.

You can even hear Jimmy Stewart’s reply:

That’s very nicely put. Yes. Comparing my intellect with a cigarette lighter that doesn’t work. Yeah, that’s a very interesting mixture of poetry and meanness.