Though not sponsored content, I was provided a copy of this by the awesome folks at ClassicFlix. All opinions strictly my own. In 1937 MGM released the film Topper starring … Continue Reading Merrily We Live (1938)
The year 1934 is considered the year when the Production Code was actually enforced in movies, with many a feature going under the knife in order to be shown theatrically. … Continue Reading The Richest Girl in the World (1934)
It’s that time: TCM Classic Film Festival time! I can’t stress this enough but, for me, this is the festival I plan my year around (and I am fortunate to … Continue Reading My TCM Classic Film Festivals Must-Sees 2019
Last year we had plans to honor our final Centennial Celebrant, Jeff Chandler. But due to Kristen’s move and the holidays it didn’t happen as planned but we still wanted … Continue Reading Ticklish Business Bonus Episode #6: Jeff Chandler Centennial
You might remember that one of the first goals I ever set out for this site was to watch and review every single Disney animated feature, which I did (up … Continue Reading Kristen Takes the D23 Walt Disney Studios Tour
Author David Thomson is one of the most prolific writers on classic film and Hollywood history. His past works, including Moments That Made the Movies, The Big Screen, and Beneath … Continue Reading Author David Thomson Discusses Classic Films and ‘Sleeping With Strangers’
The Ticklish Trio honor Kristen’s deceased obsession, John Garfield, on his birthday by talking about the 1946 noir The Postman Always Rings Twice. Come for the salaciousness and stay for our … Continue Reading Ticklish Business Episode #60: The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
Drea, Sam, and I are looking at the classic film Oscar snubs we’re still upset by. We laugh, we argue, and I might offend Luise Rainer fans.
Clark Gable and Joan Crawford starred in eight movies together, and if the preceding seven showed them as beautifully as their final feature, Strange Cargo, I’m in for a massive … Continue Reading Strange Cargo (1940)
It’s Valentine’s Day and the Ticklish Trio have returned to run down our favorite classic film couples!
Long-time readers of JiCF know I’m a sucker for a domestic melodrama and only Old Hollywood knows how to take a simple story about a couple struggling to make a … Continue Reading Made for Each Other (1939)
The Chateau Marmont has never been one of Hollywood’s splashiest hotels. For a long while it was noted more for its infamy, being the place where comic John Belushi died. … Continue Reading The Castle on Sunset: Life, Death, Love, Art, and Scandal at Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont
We honor TCM’s star of the month, Kathryn Grayson by brushing up on our Shakespeare and talking the 1953 musical, Kiss Me Kate!
It’s an all new year of Ticklish Business and we’re starting off the new year by honoring the movies we fell in love with during 2018. Drea and I talk … Continue Reading Ticklish Business Episode #56: Best New Discoveries of 2018
Howard Hughes is one of the most enigmatic and, to this day, mysterious figures in Hollywood history. Much of his life remains mired in mystery and rumor, stories told in … Continue Reading Seduction: Sex, Lies and Stardom in Howard Hughes’s Hollywood
It was tricky keeping up with classic films this year. It’s not that I didn’t see many – I actually saw 137 films pre-1980 – but with a full-time freelancing … Continue Reading My 16 Best New Discoveries of 2018