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CONTACT US
A TRIBUTE TO OUR MILITARY
A CAST OF CHARACTERS
A CALENDER OF MOVIES: What to Watch When
A CALENDAR OF MOVIES: Christmas - "The King of Kings" (1927)
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
ABBOTT & COSTELLO
AMERICAN CLASSIC MOVIES INTRODUCTIONS
ANIMALS AND THE MOVIES
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Sets
ARCITECTURE: Ancient Egypt
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Bernheimer Residence
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: The Ennis-Brown House
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Evan Thompson's Bottle House
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Greystone Manor
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: The Hearst Castle
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: The Hollywood Sign
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Homes of the Stars
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Jean Harlow
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Maps and Floor Plans
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Pickfair
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: The Rispin Mansion
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Royal Hawaiian Hotel
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Scotty's Castle
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Shelby House
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: West Hollywood Historical Association
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Whimsy
ARCHIVES: VOLUME 1
ARCHIVES: VOLUME 2
ARCHIVES: VOLUME 3
ASSORTED SHORT CLIPS
"B" MOVIES
B - MOVIES: Serials
B - MOVIES: Series
B - MOVIES: Television Series
THE BARRYMORE FAMILY
BIOGRAPHIES
BLOOPERS
BOBBY "BORIS" PICKETT
BUSTER KEATON
CARLA LAEMMLE
CARTOONS
CHARLIE CHAN ANNEX
CHARLIE CHAN: Asian Actors in Hollywood
CHARLIE CHAN: Bloopers & Bonus Questions
CHARLIE CHAN: The Books and Their Movies!
CHARLIE CHAN: Chang Apana
CHARLIE CHAN: Charlie's Sons
CHARLIE CHAN: Chemicals
CHARLIE CHAN: Chronology
CHARLIE CHAN: Criminal?!?!*
CHARLIE CHAN: Extras
CHARLIE CHAN: Gilbert Martines and Chang Apana
CHARLIE CHAN: Hawaii Steve
CHARLIE CHAN: Maps
CHARLIE CHAN: Maven and Rush Glick's Interview in . . . "Monster Bash"!
CHARLIE CHAN: Movie Eras
CHARLIE CHAN: Movie Notes
CHARLIE CHAN: Murder Rate
CHARLIE CHAN: On The Town
CHARLIE CHAN: Puzzles and Quizzes
CHARLIE CHAN: Quiz and Puzzle Answers
CHARLIE CHAN: Radio Shows
CHARLIE CHAN: Spookies
CHARLIE CHAN: Transportation
CHARLIE CHAN: Weather
CHILDREN'S CORNER
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Holiday Crafts
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Boats and Planes and More
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Paper Dolls
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Fun Stuff to Read
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Boys' Town
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Colleen Moore's Castle
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Judy Bolton
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Nancy Drew
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Nancy Drew (For Older Fans!)
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Shirley Temple
COMEDIANS
COPPER CAPERS: FBI's and CIA's!
COSTUME DESIGNERS
DASHIELL HAMMETT
ETTA KIT
FASHIONS IN FILM
FILM NOIR
FOOD CENTRAL
FOREIGN FILMS
GENRES
GINGER ROGERS
HALLOWEEN FUN!
HALLOWEEN 2011: Movies to Watch
HALLOWEEN RECIPES
HAROLD LLOYD
HAUNTS: Hollywood and Elsewhere
HAUNTS: Winchester House
HISTORY: Hollywood and Elsewhere
HOLLYWOOD'S SCANDALS AND CRIMES
HOLLYWOOD'S . . . CRIME: Greystone Mansion Murder
HOLLYWOOD'S . . . Crime: Jean Harlow and Paul Bern's Muder?
HOLLYWOOD'S . . . CRIME: Tate/LaBianca Murders
HOLLYWOOD'S . . .CRIME: William Desmond Taylor Murder
HOLLYWOOD'S MARRY-GO-ROUNDS
HORROR - SCIENCE FICTION
HORROR - SCI FI: Annex
HORROR - SCI FI: The Atomic Submarine (1959)
HORROR - SCI FI: Bela Lugosi
HORROR - SCI FI: Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi
HORROR - SCI FI: Boris Karloff
HORROR - SCI FI: Dracula (1931)
HORROR - SCI FI: Frankenstein (1931)
HORROR - SCI FI: Gojira (1954) & Godzilla (1957)
HORROR - SCI FI: Invaders from Mars (1954)
HORROR - SCI FI: King Kong
HORROR - SCI FI: Lon Chaney
HORROR - SCI FI: Nifty Fifty's Creature Features
HORROR - SCI FI: Nightmare Theatre with Gorgon
HORROR - SCI FI: Ray Harryhausen
HORROR - SCI FI: Stephen King
HORROR - SCI FI: Universal Studios
HORROR - SCI FI: Universal Monster Genealogy
HORROR - SCI FI: Wes Davis
HORROR - SCI FI: The Witch's Dungeon
HOLLYWOOD SQUARES
HUSTON FAMILY
I LOVE LUCY
INTERVIEWS
JOHN WAYNE
JONATHAN GEFFNER
JOSEPHINE BAKER
KAY LINAKER
LEI MAKING
LOCATIONS
MDs - RNs - RNBs - OH MY!
M.D.S . . . - The Crime Doctor Series
MAGIC IN MOVIES
MAKEUP ARTISTS
MAKEUP ARTISTS: The Westmore Family
MARX BROTHERS
MARY ASTOR
MARY PICKFORD AND DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS
MAVEN'S LIBRARY
MAVEN'S WEBSITES TO CHECK OUT
MUSIC
MUSIC: Dancers
MUSIC: The Lyrics
MYSTERIES
MYSTERIES: A Warning For Those Who Give Away The Endings!
MYSTERIES: Alfred Hitchcock
MYSTERIES: The Bat
MYSTERIES: D. W. Griffith vs. Mary Roberts Rinehart
MYSTERIES: Gum Shoes
MYSTERIES: Old Dark Houses
MYSTERIES: S.S. Van Dine
MYSTERIES: S.S. Van Dine - The Kidnap Murder Case
ORSON WELLES
PERRY MASON
QUIZZES AND PUZZLES
QUIZ ANSWERS
QUOTES From Hollywood
QUOTES From Hollywood Movies
QUOTES From Dorothy Parker
QUOTES Dorothy Parkers' "The Waltz"
RADIO SHOWS: Vintage Series
RECIPES OF THE WEEK
RECIPES OF THE WEEK: More about the Recipes
RECIPES OF THE WEEK: A Rejuvenating Diet
REVIEWS
REVIEWS - Mini Mavens
RONALD REAGAN
RUDOLPH VALENTINO
SEX IN THE CINEMA
SHIRLEY TEMPLE
SILENT MOVIES
TAYLOR SCHULTZ: Hollywood Sculptor
TRANSPORTATION IN THE MOVIES: Aviation
VINCENT PRICE
VINCENT PRICE: Connoisseur
WHAT'S MY LINE?
THE WHISTLER
THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)
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Here are the old standbys . . .
The horror movies!
From Dracula (1931) to
Mark of the Vampire (1935)  to
The Return of the Vampire (1944) . . . .
And a science fiction gem here and there . . . .
If it ain't here now . . .
just give Maven time!

     Here is one survey of horror movies based on supposedly true stories that Maven came across. 

     Maven worked in a bookstore when the book about the Amityville Horror came out. . . .  Maven said it then and says it now:  Whether it's true or not . . . it's a heck of a story!

     Have fun reading them and agreeing . . . or not!

 

GOOD NEWS FOR CARLA LAEMMLE!
 
    Ms. Laemmle was the lady speaking the words in the coach scene with Dwight Frye at the beginning of Bela Lagosi's Dracula in 1931.
 
Her upcoming 101th birthday is coming up!
 
Those who would like her address to send her a birthday card can email Maven at theoldmoviemaven@yahoo.com!
 
Let's have some rousing cheers
for La Belle Laemmle!

   In case you need music to be scared with . . .
here's the theme to the 1959 The Blob!
 
Maven has found the beginning of Vampira's
television show from the fifties . . . a mustsee!

METROPOLIS (1927)
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Click on the Picture to Go to Fritz Lang's Official Website

Metropollis (1927)
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Maria's Metamorphosis

          What is the difference between horror movies and sciece fiction films?!  Good question!
          You can have horror in a Dracula (1931) without science fiction . . . or Frankenstein (1931), with all the bells, whistles, a horrible monster and Tesla coils . . . or one of the nifty fifty monster movies like The Beast From 20,000 (1953) - which could have been a cousin of present day creatures like the Loch Ness Monster!
          Maven is too busy enjoying them to care what's which so she has put them together . . . .  First check out what's available in this section with more articles below that include . . . .

LIFE MASKS OF HORROR STARS

THE THIRTEENTH CHAIR

Here are Maven's tributes to the First Ladies of horror . . .
revised, yes, but still worth reading!

FIrst Ladies of Horrordom

First Lady of the Scream Queens

The Horror of The Loch Ness Monster
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aka "Nessie"!

And some great horror/science fiction movie trailers!  Some are truly astounding . . . !
 
"The Astounding She Monster"
 
"Beginning of the End"
 
"The Black Scorpion"
 
"The Colossus of New York"
 

Retrovision not only lists lots of interesting movies of
various genres but covers decades of movies. 
Definitely worth checking out.

Universal Studio's Back Lot
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Including Their European City

How many old horror movies have you seen from Universal Studio?!  Lots, if you're anything like Maven!  Think you could recognized their back lot?!  Check these photographs out to see!

Universal Studio's Back Lot

The Astounding She-Monster (1957)
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Click on photo for an article about the star, Robert Clarke

Maven has added a new page for Professor Wes Davis, who has been kind enough in the past to grant Maven an interview:  HORROR - SCI FI: Wes Davis.  One of the films represented in his exhibition at Seton Art Gallery is The Astounding She-Monster (1957) with Robert Clarke.  Clarke is also featured in Maven's interview

BELA LUGOSI: Hollywood's Dracula - An Interview with Gary Rhodes and Art Greenhaw

Just One Logo of Many from
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Universal Studios

And check out these goodies!

AMC Introduction - The Mummy's Hand

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Quickie Quiz

     Need a new thrill in addition to your horror and sci fi movies?  Why not use your own mind?  Seriously!  Click on any of these links to listen to old radio shows from http://www.radiolovers.com/pages/scifi.html!


•  2000 Plus
•  Avenger
•  Batman
•  Blue Beetle
•  Buck Rogers
•  Flash Gordon
•  Frankenstein
•  Journey to the Center of Earth
•  Men From the Ministry
•  Omar the Wizard of Persia
•  Planet Man
•  Red Rider
•  Roy Rogers
•  T Man
•  Whistler, The

"B" - AS IN BAD, BORING, BRAINLESS OR . . . JUST BECAUSE - THEY'RE FREE! . . . MOVIES

M.D.S AND R.N.S AND R.N.B.s - OH MY!

SILENT MOVIES

Jack Pierce and His Werewolf Makeup

Mad Scientists and Doctors

The Making of King Kong

The Munster Mansion . . . in Texas!

What is a Zombie? From "The Ghost Breakers" with Bob Hope

Nosferatu (1922)
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Click on the Picture for the Link to the Complete Movie at www.youtube.com

Nosferatu (1922)
 
     Maven was rooting around her files and came across these links for Nosferatu, Eine Symphonie Des Grauens (the 1922 German version of Bram Stoker's Dracula [1897]).
     The first two are links to the complete movie on the internet:

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
Phantom of the Opera (1925) - Lon Chaney, Sr.'s classic tale from the French novel . . . and what a novel actor he was!

Waxworks (1924) with Conrad Veidt
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Part One of Nine

Waxworks (1924) with Conrad Veidt (1/9):

And if you need a break . . . try this little quiz!

Do you know your desserts?!

What your dessert choice means.

      HORROR - SCI FI: The Witch's Dungeon

     Need a new thrill in addition to your horror and sci fi movies?  Why not use your own mind?  Seriously!  Click on any of these links to listen to old radio shows from http://www.radiolovers.com/pages/scifi.html!


•  2000 Plus
•  Avenger
•  Batman
•  Blue Beetle
•  Buck Rogers
•  Flash Gordon
•  Frankenstein
•  Journey to the Center of Earth
•  Men From the Ministry
•  Omar the Wizard of Persia
•  Planet Man
•  Red Rider
•  Roy Rogers
•  T Man
•  Whistler, The

"B" - AS IN BAD, BORING, BRAINLESS OR . . . JUST BECAUSE - THEY'RE FREE! . . . MOVIES

M.D.S AND R.N.S AND R.N.B.s - OH MY!

SILENT MOVIES

      HORROR - SCI FI: The Witch's Dungeon

     Need a new thrill in addition to your horror and sci fi movies?  Why not use your own mind?  Seriously!  Click on any of these links to listen to old radio shows from http://www.radiolovers.com/pages/scifi.html!


•  2000 Plus
•  Avenger
•  Batman
•  Blue Beetle
•  Buck Rogers
•  Flash Gordon
•  Frankenstein
•  Journey to the Center of Earth
•  Men From the Ministry
•  Omar the Wizard of Persia
•  Planet Man
•  Red Rider
•  Roy Rogers
•  T Man
•  Whistler, The

"B" - AS IN BAD, BORING, BRAINLESS OR . . . JUST BECAUSE - THEY'RE FREE! . . . MOVIES

M.D.S AND R.N.S AND R.N.B.s - OH MY!

SILENT MOVIES