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Christmas Movies: The Good, the Bad & the Worst

Christmas Movies: Starring stage and film veteran H.B. Warner as Jesus Christ, The King of Kings has been a holiday season favorite since its release in, ahem, spring (Easter) 1927. Warner is seen here with Ernest Torrence as Peter, Micky Moore as Mark, and Joseph Striker as John, the Beloved. Christmas movies on TCM: The good, the bad and the weird 'Tis the season to enjoy Christmas movies. Luckily, Turner Classic Movies is bringing lots of good tidings this late Dec. 2010. But first of all, let's forget about the following: Robert Z. Leonard's In the Good Old Summertime. Mervyn LeRoy's Little Women. Don Hartman's Holiday Affair. It's now (evening of Dec. 17) too late to catch TCM's presentation of […]


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Christmas Movies: The Good, the Bad & the Worst



Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Cecil B. DeMille: The Birth of Hollywood on TCM

Mary Pickford in Maurice Tourneur's The Poor Little Rich Girl (top); Dustin Farnum in Cecil B. DeMille's The Squaw Man (bottom) The Birth of Hollywood, part II of the seven-part documentary Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood, will be shown again tonight on Turner Classic Movies. In addition to the documentary narrated by Christopher Plummer, TCM will present several early silent films, including several seminal early Hollywood productions. Those include The Squaw Man (1914), Cecil B. DeMille's early Western that is “officially” the first movie made in Hollywood; the popular Mary Pickford vehicle The Poor Little Rich Girl (1917), directed by Maurice Tourneur (father of Cat People's Jacques Tourneur); and the Fred Niblo-directed Douglas Fairbanks costumer The Mark […]


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Greta Garbo and Claudette Colbert: Getty Museum Movies

Alla Nazimova, Salome (top); Greta Garbo, Ramon Novarro, Mata Hari (bottom) Alla Nazimova's Salome, Claudette Colbert's Cleopatra, Hedy Lamarr's Delilah, and Greta Garbo's Mata Hari are the four temptresses featured in the “Ornament and the Enchantress” film series presented by Los Angeles' J. Paul Getty Museum. Charles Bryant's Salome (1923); Cecil B. DeMille's Cleopatra (1934), co-starring Warren William and Henry Wilcoxon; DeMille's Samson and Delilah (1949), co-starring Victor Mature; and George Fitzmaurice's Mata Hari (1931), co-starring Ramon Novarro, will be screened at the Harold M. Williams Auditorium at the Getty Center June 26-27. “Ornament and the Enchantress” will serve as a complement to the exhibition “The Spectacular Art of Jean-Léon Gérôme,” on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum at […]


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Greta Garbo and Claudette Colbert: Getty Museum Movies