Rogues & Vagabonds

theatre, film & tv past and present 2001-2008 & 2013…

Norma Shearer: The Subtle Magnet | Travalanche

I have a friend — a female friend — who never talks about Norma Shearer (1902-1983) without talking about how ugly and unappealing she finds her. I suppose my friend … Continue reading

08/13/2017 · 2 Comments

Victim (dir. Basil Dearden) 1961 | reviewdonkey

Victim is a classic movie in so many different ways. It is a great representative of the black and white, crime thriller, genre of the early 1960s. The storyline is … Continue reading

07/21/2017 · 2 Comments

On the Pivotal Thomas Mitchell: From Classics to “Columbo” | Travalanche

The great Thomas Mitchell (1892-1962) came into the world on this day (11th July). Mitchell remains well-known today as a character actor with parts in an unnaturally long list of … Continue reading

07/12/2017 · 4 Comments

The Ups and Downs of Lina Basquette | Travalanche

Lina Basquette (Lena Copeland Baskette) was born on April 19, 1907. Basquette was a star of stage and screen through several different phases but is perhaps best remembered today for … Continue reading

06/04/2017 · 1 Comment

Spencer Tracy: Working Backwards from “Mad” | Travalanche

Just a few words on Spencer Tracy (1900-1967) since I just saw him the other night for maybe the twenty-fourth time in the first film I ever saw him in (It’s … Continue reading

04/14/2017 · 2 Comments

The First Movie About the Titanic Starred a Titanic Survivor | Atlas Obscura

It can feel like modern Hollywood is too quick to make entertainment out of tragedy, but it turns out that’s always been the case. The first Titanic film was actually … Continue reading

12/14/2016 · 3 Comments

Outrage As Churchill’s Home becomes Hitler’s Headquarters For Movie

Originally posted on First Night History:
War veterans are aghast that Blenheim Palace will double as Hitler’s headquarters for Michael Bay’s latest film.The transformation of Winston Churchill’s former home into the…

10/19/2016 · Leave a comment

2016 Emmy Awards Complete Winners List – DPNews

Outstanding Drama Series Game of Thrones (HBO) The Americans (FX) House of Cards (Netflix) Downton Abbey (PBS) Better Call Saul (AMC) Mr. Robot (USA) Homeland (Showtime)… Source: 2016 Emmy Awards … Continue reading

09/19/2016 · Leave a comment

The Great Escape (1963) Review – Reviews by Rhiannon

A classic film, a great story, a stellar cast, to sum up: a must see film! Although there are detractors who dismiss it for not being historically accurate, as a … Continue reading

09/14/2016 · Leave a comment

A Single Man (dir. Tom Ford) 2009 | reviewdonkey

A Single Man is a day in the life of George Falconer, who is grieving over the sudden death of his partner, 8 months prior. It is set in California … Continue reading

05/25/2016 · Leave a comment

The Daily Retro: Anna May Wong Movie Poster

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01/19/2015 · Leave a comment

My Man Godfrey – Required Viewing

Originally posted on Waldina:
William Powell and Carole Lombard are genius in this 1936 film.  It really must be one of my favorites.  You can watch the entire movie below…

03/08/2014 · Leave a comment