Daily Diversion #338: The Third Man

Another day, another legendary classic film at the Ohio Theatre in Columbus, courtesy of the long-running CAPA Summer Movie Series.

The Third Man

The Third Man

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Daily Diversion #336: Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

There’s nothing quite like watching a silent film in an ornate, old picture-palace, with accompaniment by the world’s best organist playing on the theatre’s original instrument. 

"Sunrise"

“Sunrise”

You won’t find better silent film audiences anywhere.

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Program

The CAPA Summer Movie Series is the longest-running classic film series in the United States and, as far as the powers-that-be know, the world.

We’re blessed to have such an incredible, on-going cultural experience here.

#ReelInfatuation Blogathon: Day 2

Some more fantastic choices! My posts about Dean Jagger are included in this round-up.

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What an exciting day here at the Reel Infaturation Blogathon! We have some terrific entries for your enjoyment – guaranteed.

Want to join the fun? Just leave a message in the Comments below, and/or click HERE for the original announcement.

If you’re on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or other social media, be sure to use the #ReelInfatuation hashtag.

Bloggers: If we missed your post this evening, never fear! We’ll include you in tomorrow night’s recap.

Here are today’s fab entries!

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Scare Me on Fridays reveals the Data (Brent Spiner) we never knew on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-94).

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Font and Frock counts the ways General Thomas Waverly (Dean Jagger) is crush-worthy in White Christmas (1954): Waverly the Dream Man, Waverly the Businessman and Waverly the Stylish Man.

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The Flapper Dame discovers three of the most desirable screen detectives: Nick Charles, Mark McPherson and Jack Robinson.

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The Reel Infatuation Blogathon: An Origin Story

The Reel Infatuation Blogathon is finally here! My actual entry won’t be posted for a day or two, but this piece delves into how the blogathon came into existence.

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I’m kind of obsessed with Christmas films. For many people, Thanksgiving marks the start of the decorating or shopping season. I, on the other hand, take it as the sign to begin watching as many holiday flicks as possible. I’d do it around the clock if I could. My husband thinks this is really strange, but he leaves me to it with nary a head shake. He’s a good man.

Sometime in mid-December of last year, after watching both White Christmas (1954) and Miracle on 34th Street (1947) a few too many times, I had a mild personal epiphany.

I realized that my two biggest film character crushes are on these guys:

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I’ve been crushing on this holiday duo since my teen years, thus my insight was embarrassingly belated. Once I had this figured out, it was an…

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[The Great Villain Blogathon 2016] Dean Jagger in “Escape by Night”

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I’m really excited about The Great Villain Blogathon 2016. The first two iterations were loads of fun, with dozens of bloggers sharing their ideas of what, exactly, makes for a standout movie villain. In…

Dorothy Lamour Blogathon Starts Friday!

It’s almost here!

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Whee! The Dorothy Lamour (“Dot”) Blogathon runs this weekend, March 11-13

We, along with our co-host Front and Frock, can hardly wait to celebrate this talented actress and singer.

We’ll upload a recap of the day’s posts each evening of the blogathon. If you post later in the evening – no worries! We’ll include you in the next day’s recap.

For the full list of participants, click HERE.

See you at the Dorothy Lamour party this weekend!

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Announcing the Dorothy Lamour Blogathon

I’m co-hosting this wonderful blogathon with Ruth of Silver Screenings! Let’s get the party started.

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We are so excited to announce the Dorothy Lamour Blogathon!

Wouldn’t you agree it’s time we celebrated this talented woman? Dorothy was much more than the sarong she became famous for – she was a singer, an actor, a mother and a dynamic fundraiser of American WWII war bonds.

Our fab friend Maedez at Font and Frock and A Small Press Life suggested we toast the remarkable Dorothy Lamour, and so we shall: March 11-13, 2016.

For the blogathon, you can write on any movie or subject associated with Ms Dorothy, including her film, theatre or television appearances. Duplicate topics are A-OK.

A list of Ms Dorothy’s movies can be found HERE.

You can sign up using the form below, which was designed by our smarty-pants friend Kristina at Speakeasy.

Please help yourself one the banners below to help us promote the event.

We hope to see you in March!

Here’s the roster so far. (You…

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Day One: Miriam Hopkins Blogathon

Round-Up for Day One of our lovely Miriam Hopkins Blogathon!

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We’re feeling the Miriam love today!

Today is the first day of the Miriam Hopkins Blogathon, and we’re off to an amazing start. Today’s reviews reveal the surprising versatility and depth Miriam conveys on the screen.

This blogathon is celebrating the talent of a remarkable actress, and launching the new site, Font and Frock, with our friend and fellow book/movie lover, Maedez, who also curates A Small Press Life.

Here are today’s fab posts:

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Critica Retro discusses our Miriam and Paul Muni’s attractive beard in The Woman I Love (or: The Woman Between).

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The Last Drive-In examines Miriam’s ability to embrace characters who are destructive, and even grotesque, in The Children’s Hour and Don’t Open Until Doomsday (The Outer Limits).

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Caftan Woman introduces us to a delightful and thoughtful film, The Stranger’s Return.

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Speakeasy looks at Miriam as a sophisticated con artist in Trouble in Paradise.

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Public Transportation Snob raves about Miriam’s free-spirited character in

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