Der Golem (1920) by Paul Wegener (second batch)
I first saw this movie at 2 or 3am on the Sci-Fi Channel. I was 14 or so and had heard the Golem story all my life, which did not exactly prepare me.
Lino Ventura Tells You About The Crunchy Black Knit Tie.
But will you listen?
DID SOMEONE SAY CRUNCHY BLACK?
Patch pockets everywhere, with Adolph Menjou.
Y’all can have your style icons — Cary Grants and Andre 3000s and whoever else. I want everything Adolph Menjou ever wore, plus a publicity stunt insurance policy taken out on my mustache like he had.
This weekend, Chris Sims live-tweeted Netforce. It looks like the greatest movie.
Learn It Young.
Buster Keaton in childhood.
I was madly in love with Hollywood … I skated all over town, hell-bent on getting autographs from glamorous stars. It was glorious. I saw big MGM stars such as Norma Shearer, Laurel and Hardy, Ronald Coleman. Or I’d spend all day in front of Paramount or Columbia, then zoom over to the Brown Derby to watch the stars coming or going. I’d see Cary Grant, Marlene Dietrich, Fred Allen, Burns and Allen—whoever was on the Coast. Mae West made her appearance—bodyguard in tow—every Friday night.
The Bow Tie Crowd.
Orson Welles, 1941.
Orson Welles and Paola Mori.
Always reblog Orson Welles. (Also.)
Bond Villains: Max Zorin and May Day.
Always reblog Grace Jones.
Back then, it was considered unseemly for Hindu and Muslim actresses to appear on celluloid, so they hired burly men with trademark Indian mustaches to play women by dressing in bedazzled saris and bangles and prancing around. It all ends up looking a lot like a Monty Python skit.
Then, one day, a theater producer thought of a solution: Why not cast female Jewish Indian dancers as Hindu heroines, since their families allowed them to perform onstage? In a largely untold and nearly forgotten story, Indian Jewish actresses rose to become some of the most famous starlets during the golden age of Bollywood.
I’m not a Bollywood fanatic exactly, but I am a fan and I know a bit. I’ve also learned a lot about Jews in India, over the years. But this — I had no idea.
Dracula’s Buffet Luncheon (1960)
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