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Fibber McGee and Molly 12-20-1949 “Best Christmas Decorations”

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The Fibber McGee and Molly Show from December 20, 1949.
Episode Title: “Best Christmas Decorations.”

Starring:
Jim Jordan … Fibber McGee
Marian Jordan … Molly & Teeny
Also starring: Bill Thompson, Gale Gordon, Cliff Arquette, and Dick LeGrand.
Music by: The Kings Men and Billy Mills & his Orchestra
Script: Don Quinn & Bill Leslie

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Guest Post: Ball of Fire 1941 – Reviewed

 Written on December 2nd 

Author:Natalie (In the Mood)

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 Hello All,

   Today is the 70th anniversary of the theatrical release of “Ball of Fire”. Therefore,  I am taking a more-than-momentary pause from Carole Lombard week to talk about one of my all-time favorite movies; because, no matter how much I love Carole Lombard, my love for the Stanwyck tops. 

Plus, Ball of Fire has a special place in my heart for a few reasons: one quote, “I want you to look at me as another apple, Professor Potts, just another apple.” was the inspiration for my Tumblr name. Another quote “Don’t tell me the jive session has beat off without baby!” is this blog’s more-or-less “official quote”. And BoF was the movie that taught me to love Barbara Stanwyck. So, for this worthy reason, we’re pausing Carole Week, but it’ll resume shortly. :)

We’re introduced to the story on a title card that reads like this:
Once upon a time – in 1941 to be exact - 
There lived in a great, tall forest -
Called New York -
Eight men who were writing an encyclopedia -
 
They were so wise they knew everything:
The depth of the oceans, 
And what makes a glowworm glow,
And what tune Nero fiddled while Rome was burning.
But there was one thing 
About which the knew very little -
As you shall see…
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Updates

Hello everyone!

Well, I just finished playing around with the site’s layout, for the most part ;) Still a few things here and there, like always :P We have a new banner for December, featuring Frank Capra’s timeless film, “It’s a Wonderful Life”. Anyhow, there are a few new things aside from the layout that I’m going to point out to you all…

The first is the Affiliate page, where we are offering an affiliate program for other classic film websites/tumblrs. Also added an FAQ (About>FAQ) page (that is still in the making), which will hopefully help answer some common questions ;)

We’re also going to be having a weekly featured video in the sidebar that will highlight classic hollywood through classic film lovers over at youtube. 

The contributor page has also been updated to include the much appreciated Rowdy Nagel, who has been sending films which should be up before too long ;)

Looking forward a couple months

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Season 4 Polls Now Open

Hello Everyone!

Today marks our 4th and final contests for this year! Again, we have some wonderful contributions to the contests, although perhaps not as plentiful as previous contests :P Looks like everyone’s getting into the holiday swing of things :)

In the article contest we have the ever present Natalie from the In The Mood blog, with her article called “Capra-Corn”. Our second contestant is Leticia from the Critica Retro blog, whose article was originally written in Portuguese. Google translator came in handy here, though I apologize if anything was translated incorrectly. I published both the English and Portuguese version for you all ;)

We have 4 videos in the contest, including 2 slideshow videos to the actress Agnes Moorehead, another slideshow highlighting stars from the South, and finally last but far from least we have a video called “The Virgin Suicides: Classic Trailer”. This last video uses the audio from the 1999 movie trailer, with the action shown as classic stars. 

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The Railroad Hour — “Kiss Me Kate” — 3-24-52

The Railroad Hour’s 30 minute presentation of “Kiss Me Kate” from March 24, 1952.

Gordon MacRae with the New York Metropolitan Opera Co.’s great singer Patrice Munsel in a radio adaptation of Cole Porter’s  “Kiss Me Kate.”
Marvin Miller is the announcer. Enjoy!

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Fibber McGee and Molly–April 1, 1941

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The Fibber McGee and Molly Show from April 1, 1941 with:

Jim Jordan … Fibber McGee
Marian Jordan … Molly McGee and Teeny
Announcer Harlow Wilcox
Isabel Randoph … Mrs. Uppington
Harold Peary … Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve
Bill Thompson … Horatio K. Boomer
The King’s Men
Billy Mills and his Orchestra

Runtime 30 min.

Wikipedia

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Soundroom

Hello Everyone! 

You all of course know Dan, one of our best contributors – well he’s going to be uploading radio shows, in addition to his classic movies. Hence the new page we have here called the “Soundroom”. Yes, I still have the hammers and drills going on over there, so it’s not yet up to speed, but should be shortly ;)  

The radio shows will include Jack Benny shows, Fibber McGee and Molly shows, Lux Radio Theatre shows, Command Performance, Screen Guild Theatre, some Suspense, Escape, Dragnet, Abbot & Costello, Bob Hope shows, Father Knows Best, You Bet Your Life and maybe more! 

I want thank Dan for his time and effort he will be putting into these, sincerely do appreciate it as I’m sure others do. Thanks!

-David.

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Contest Reminder

Just a short reminder to everyone who’s planning on joining our 4th Classic Hollywood contests that all submissions must be entered by Tuesday, the 22nd. This is our last contest for this year, so your last chance to be nominated for “Best of 2011″! This time I’ve expanded the article contest to Classic Hollywood in general for all those that missed these contests over the past year. Feel free to dig something up from the bottom of your archives ;)

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