NOIR CITY Film Festival – Hollywood

The Noir City Film Festival returns to Hollywood and begins April 1st and runs through April 20th at the Egyptian Theater. The Egyptian Theater originally opened in 1922 and was operated by Sid Grauman, who later built the world famous Grauman’s Chinese Theater across the street. What a great place it must be to watch film noir. The Film Noir Foundation puts on the Noir City  film festival, …

Elizabeth Taylor – Goodbye, Violet Eyes.

White diamonds and violet eyes, rest in peace Elizabeth Taylor. (1932-2011) Old-time stardom and Hollywood royalty. Humanitarian. Many others will say it better, but as a great fan of your movies and especially ones of the 1940's and 1950's, thank you for giving me the sheer pleasure of watching your craft.  Thank you for giving me Priscilla in Lassie Come Home, Velvet in …

Mrs. Muir and Me

I don’t think a more beautiful lady has graced this earth than Gene Tierney. In my opinion, she starred in three of the best movies of the 1940s. The first time I saw her was in The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, a wholesome but captivating beauty with a very intriguing appeal! I was hooked. This became one of my all-time favorite movies, and I can …

1940s Film Noir Music

If you enjoy the art of using music to enhance a movie’s foreboding atmosphere, we now have a playlist of twenty terrific Film Noir movie themes, with more in the pipeline. The titles include “Laura, Force Of Evil, The Blue Gardenia, The Postman Always Rings Twice” and sixteen other and equally important pieces. I believe the score from Double Indemnity captures the mood and follows …