For fans of classic movies, talking with authors, archivists, filmmakers, musicians and others doing work with our film heritage. From NitrateVille.com, the classic film discussion site.
61: Hollywood Hates Hitler! • Music For a City Without Jews • Hard Luck Ladies
The City Without Jews accompanists Donald Sosin and Alicia Svigals • Chris Yogerst, author of Hollywood Hates Hitler! • Laura Wagner, author of Hollywood's Hard Luck Ladies (86:55)
60: Virtual Pordenone • Finding a Lost Film • Dennis James' Fall Tour
Chicago Film Archives on Finding a Lost Film • Jay Weissberg, Director of the Pordenone Silent Film Festival, on 2020's Virtual Online Festival • Theater Organist Dennis James and His Fall Tour (87:51)
59: Reginald Denny and Anthony Slide
Film scholar Anthony Slide on The Reginald Denny Collection from Kino Lorber, and on his career and 80+ books. (77:35)
58: A Fine Mess of Laurel & Hardy, With Randy Skretvedt
Author Randy Skretvedt on Laurel & Hardy, and the new restorations from the UCLA Film & Television Archive and Kit Parker Films (89:49)
57: Author Steven C. Smith on Max Steiner • Larry Edmunds Bookshop • Niles Film Museum
Jeffrey Mantor on Larry Edmunds Bookshop • Rena Kiehn on the Niles Film Museum's Chaplin Days and Broncho Billy Silent Film Festival • Steven C. Smith, author of Music by Max Steiner: The Epic Life of Hollywood's Most Influential Composer (89:27)
56: Hitchcock's Phantom Lady • 1930s Silent Sci-Fi Home Movie • Summer Reading Challenge
Raquel Stecher on blog Summer Reading Challenge • Christina Lane, author of Phantom Lady: Hollywood Producer Joan Harrison, the Forgotten Woman Behind Hitchcock • Ed Hartman on Richard Lyford's 1938 Sci-Fi Home Movie As The Earth Turns (72:14)
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