The Lonely Stage: Judy Garland in I Could Go On Singing (1963)

***This post is part of The Second Annual Judy Garland Blogathon, hosted by the In The Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood blog. *** ***Some spoilers*** “Alone. What an awful word that is. And I know what it means.” (Judy Garland, I Could Go On Singing) If you’ve read some of the posts I’ve done for … Continue reading The Lonely Stage: Judy Garland in I Could Go On Singing (1963)

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Born Crooks: Innocence and Crime in Outside the Law (1920)

***This post is part of The Lon Chaney Sr. Blogathon, hosted by the Maddy Loves Her Classic Films blog. *** ***Some spoilers*** Dapper Bill Ballard (Wheeler Oakman): “What I was going to say - we weren’t born crooks, were we?” After a month off from my blog for Camp NaNoWriMo, it’s great to be back! … Continue reading Born Crooks: Innocence and Crime in Outside the Law (1920)

The Story of Actaeon

Photo Credit: Diana and Actaeon, Francesco Albani, 1617, oil on copper, Louvre Museum, Paris, France: JarektUploadBot/Wikimedia Commons/PD Art (PD Old 100 1923) “And so [Actaeon] perished, hunter and hunted.” (Preston-Peabody, par. 8) My upcoming book, the first book of my Waxwood Series, is called The Order of Actaeon. This is a blog post not so … Continue reading The Story of Actaeon

Excerpt: The Order of Actaeon (Waxwood Series: Book 1)

Photo Credit: Actaeon, Paul Manship, 1925, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum: File Upload Bot (Kaldari) /Wikimedia Commons/CC BY SA 2.5 My blog post this week is sort of a departure from my usual, as it’s specifically about my work. In honor of finishing the final proofreads for my upcoming book, The Order of Actaeon (Waxwood … Continue reading Excerpt: The Order of Actaeon (Waxwood Series: Book 1)

A Moony Romantic Glow: Holly Hunter, Mary Steenburgen, and Tim Robbins in Miss Firecracker (1989)

***This post is part of the My Favorite Movie Threesome Blogathon, hosted by the Movie Movie Blog Blog. *** ***Some spoilers*** As most of my readers know, I’m a huge fan of classic films and I love to throw my hand in when there’s a blogathon going on. Now, I don’t consider films of the … Continue reading A Moony Romantic Glow: Holly Hunter, Mary Steenburgen, and Tim Robbins in Miss Firecracker (1989)