The Abandoned Movie Locations of Spain.

Image Credit: Photograph by Mark Parascandola via Huck Magazine. Over the past ten years, photographer Mark Parascandola has been journeying through the heart of southeastern Spain, documenting the abandoned outposts that once played host to some of cinema’s most iconic productions. [See the photos at Huck Magazine] via The Best Photography Of The Week – […]

Roger Corman’s “The Man with X Ray Eyes.”

BY LEE PFEIFFER Long regarded as one of Roger Corman’s most ambitious and poignant films, “X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes” comes to Blu-ray as an impressive special edition from Kino Lorber. Corman became a legend by overseeing production of countless low-budget horror and exploitation films beginning in the late 1950s. What the movies […]

Singin’ in the Rain, 1952.

Produced and Distributed by Metro Goldwyn Mayer (USA). The most beloved of all screen musicals is also the most scholarly – a mock film-historical piece about the travails of a silent cinema star, Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly), struggling to make the transition into the talkies. Some of the film’s choicest humour is, a little cruelly, […]

Batman Movie Promo Shot, 1966.

Photo of Adam West as Batman from the television program. In this awesome early image Adam West is playing the most iconic superhero of that time. This image is a promotional photo from the movie studio when they released their spinoff movie to the show “Batman.” The movie was released a few months after the […]

Film’s most Famous Roar.

Probably a posed photo of Jackie the MGM Lion being filmed for the opening logo sequence in the 1920s. The very first MGM Lion used around 1915 or so was evidently Slats, who no-one heard, I guess. In the 1930s along came Tanner, who was a bit of a vocal , grumpy and roary old […]

Cult Horror Flicks invade Paris.

When the worst nightmares from cult horror movies invade the streets of Paris! A nice series of photographs created by Golem13 for Halloween, which features the famous monsters of cinema in different places of the capital, from Alien to Jason through Shining, Chucky or The Ring. See more Images via When famous horror movies invade […]

Hedy Lamarr, the 1940s Movie Star with a beautiful mind.

After a brief early film career in Czechoslovakia, she fled from her husband, a wealthy Austrian ammunition manufacturer, and secretly moved to Paris. There, she met Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio head Louis B. Mayer, who offered her a movie contract in Hollywood, where she became a film star from the late 1930s to the 1950s. Among Lamarr’s […]

Jack ‘Gulkula’ Thompson & the Yolngu people.

Unless you experience their world it doesn’t really exist’: Jack Thompson at the 2014 Garma festival. Photograph: Monica Tan by Monica Tan Why a festival celebrating Yolngu culture features tai chi classes with the Australian acting legend Dr Jack Thompson AM is not immediately clear. But Thompson – also known as Gulkula by the Yunupingu […]

Hollywood Star “Louise Lovely” was an Aussie.

Born Nellie Louise Alberti in 1895, Louise Lovely was an Australian who started acting at the age of nine. In 1914 she moved to America in and in the following year starred opposite the famous Lon Chaney Snr. in “Father and the Boys”, receiving strong reviews, As legend has it, Universal Studios head Carl Laemmle […]

How Izzy Demsky became Kirk Douglas.

The scrawny son of Jewish immigrants transformed himself into an icon of US manhood. Yet a darker side lurked too. by Andrew Pulver Kirk Douglas in 1946. The actor was notorious for his aggressive personality as his career took off. Photograph: AL ’Whitey’ Schafer/Paramount/Kobal/Rex/Shutterstock Handsome, muscular, noble – not words that would automatically have been […]