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An Award for Little Old Me? 7X7 Link Award

First I would like to thank the awesome Shadows and Satin who bestowed this honor (on February 19 and I missed it!), and of course, I want to thank the Academy, and everyone who believed in me even though it flew in the face of all reason… (music swells) AND I must thank Classic Movie Puppy, my little Norma Desmond, who inspires me everyday with her (mic goes dead).

Okay, I’m being a tad silly. But really, thank you for including my humble little blog Shadows and Satin, and I’m game to play. Here’s the deal-i-o:

  • Tell everyone something that no one else knows about;
  • Link to one of my posts that I personally think best fits the following categories: Most Beautiful Piece, Most Helpful Piece, Most Popular Piece, Most Controversial Piece, Most Surprisingly Successful Piece, Most Underrated Piece, and Most Pride-worthy Piece; and
  • Pass this award on to seven other bloggers.

So let’s get down to it! Read the rest of this entry

Lon Chaney YouTube Festival

Lon Chaney in The Phantom of the Opera

Lon Chaney in The Phantom of the Opera

Thanks to the hard playlist making work of Classic Hollywood, we have a Lon Chaney YouTube festival. Find links to complete Lon Chaney movies posted on YouTube here.

Pretty Clever Film Gal is pretty happy about this, as there are many here I’ve never seen and haven’t been able to get my grubby little film-loving hands on. Happy viewing!

16 Lon Chaney Movies on TCM

Lon Chaney in The Phantom of the OperaThanks to TCM’s August series “Summer Under the Stars” we’re being treated to 16 Lon Chaney movies today. Sixteen! If you’re not familiar with Lon Chaney, “The Man of a Thousand Faces,” this schedule is beyond an excellent primer. If you are familiar, then kick back and enjoy not only Chaney’s amazing performances, but some of the best moves the silent era has to offer. Read the rest of this entry

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