Saturday, April 30, 2016

CMBA Blogger Profile: Another Old Movie Blog

The CMBA profiles two classic movie blogs per month – on the 1st and the 15th. Today we're celebrating Jacqueline from Another Old Movie Blog.

Reading through Another Old Movie Blog is like sneaking into a film historian's library.

Here you'll find reviews and film history on subjects and actors not often discussed. Once you click on this site, you might as well get comfortable – you'll likely be perusing it for the rest of the afternoon.

In addition to her blog, Jacqueline is also the author of the recently released biography Ann Blyth: Actress. Singer. Star. This is the first published comprehensive biography of Ms Blyth. Jacqueline says the idea of a book began with the "Year of Ann Blyth" series on her blog.

"It prefaced a year-long fascinating journey for me," says Jacqueline, "and led to the publication of my book on Ann Blyth. That post started it all–where readers left comments suggesting that I write a book."

You can read the series introduction HERE.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

5 Movies on an Island Blogathon

Monday, May 16th marks the second annual National Classic Movie Day. As part of this year's festivities, the Classic Film & TV Cafe will host the 5 Movies on an Island Blogathon. 

As it name implies, the intent is for participants to write about the five classic movies they'd want to have with them if stranded on a deserted island. (Yes, you can assume you have electricity, a projector, big screen, and popcorn!) These might be your all-time five favorite movies. Or, you might mix in some "comfort films" to give your tropical habitat that desired "homey feel." Just be sure to describe your criteria when you list your five films. 

If you wish to participate, please send your blog's name and web address in an e-mail to: Do not send your list of five films; Rick will publish a link to the list on your blog. Please ensure that your list of five films is published no later than May 15th. Thatwill give Rick a day to add all the links.

Hope you can participate! You can view the continually updated schedule at 

Sunday, April 17, 2016

CMBA Blogger Profile: All Good Things

The CMBA profiles two classic movie blogs per month – on the 1st and the 15th. Today we're celebrating Monty from All Good Things.

Monty from All Good Things has been building relationships in the classic film community for quite some time.

In fact, he began a Be My Guest series on his blog in May, 2010 that ran until October, 2013. In this series, he interviewed fellow classic film bloggers about their favorite actors and films, as well as their classic movie experiences.

"I started the series as a way of getting to know my fellow bloggers and classic movie lovers," he says. (Read one of these interviews HERE.)

Monty also features his famous Famous Actress Tournaments on his site. Click HERE to join the fun and cast your vote.

But he's also a dedicated and passionate film fan, especially when it comes to his favorite actress, Carole Lombard. You can find out why she's his favorite HERE.

Friday, April 1, 2016

It's Time for the CMBA Spring Blogathon - Words, Words, Words!

The Classic Movie Blog Association is proud to present Words, Words, Words!, running from April 11th to 15th. Please tune into the blogs below on the dates listed to read some writers writing about writers and writing in classic film!

April 11th

April 12th

April 13th

April 14th

April 15th

Several of these pieces are also available in a special eBook! You can get it for free over at Smashwords or buy it at Amazon for $0.99, with all profits going toward the National Film Preservation Fund.