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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)
Here are some of Hollywood's architecture and setsput together here just for your enjoyment because Maven just came across a series of links that . . . well, let's just check 'em out!  

     How well do you know the architecture in movies that you love watching?!
     Take this test and then go to QUIZ ANSWERS and find out how well you did!

Architecture in the Movies Quiz

Just Some of Grauman's Autographs, Footprints,
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Handprints and Who Knows What Else!

There are so many Hollywood icons that one can call to mind but one of the first might be of Sid Grauman's Chinese Theatre (see the top of the page) but his Forecourt with actors' signatures, shoe prints and all is one that covers a lot . . . .  Especially when you think how many have "signed in please" . . . . 
A visitor could spend a couple of hours in town right here!
And here's more about the theatre:

Harold Lloyd's Greenacres
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Hollywood Seemed to Have as Many Stairs as Stars!

One of Buster Keaton's contemporaries was Harold Lloyd . . . .  Check out HAROLD LLOYD for more an interview about him and his home, Greenacres!

Pickfair, Click to See More of the Home of
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Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks

The couple that were THE first superstars of the wold in their day were Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks.  So . . . Maven has given them TWO pages here at The Old Movie Maven:
 
 

     There are websites devoted to vintage movie stars that have postcards of their homes . . . interesting if you've ever wondered whether those people up on the silver screen lived in homes like the ones we saw up therehttp://www.silentsaregolden.com/homes/homesofstars.html
 

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

649 West Adams Boulevard
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Los Angeles, CA

West Adams Bouldevard in Los Angeles, California.
 
Old movie lovers may or may not have heard of the area but most certainly have heard of some of the people associated with the area. 
 
Theda "The Vamp" Bara from the earlies days of the silents . . . Fatty Arbuckle from the scandal-ridden early twenties . . . Raoul Walsh transitioned from D. W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation (1915) to his own place in Hollwyood history . . . Joseph Schenck who guided studios and actors, including his wife, Norma Talmadge, after their divorce.
 
Even houses in Hollywood have their own fascinating stories.

West Adams Boulevard and the Movies

The Theda Bara - Fatty Arbuckle - Raoul Walsh - Joseph Schenck - Norma Talmadge House

The Fatty Arbuckle Home

Rudolph Valentino . . . his name still evokes memories of the first Latin Lover that Hollywood ever produced!  Thanks to a website dedicated to the silent star, we can take a photographic tour of his Falcon Lair at http://www.rudolph-valentino.com/fl-1.htm.
 
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The Harry Houdini "Haunted House}
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Or Is It All That's Left?!
More of Harry Houdini's "Haunted House"
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This is an interesting link to what is supposed to be Harry Houdini's Haunted House - or at least estate.  Check it out for yourself!  http://www.pbase.com/voya/2007_harry_houdini_estate
 
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A Masonic Symbol
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MASONIC SYMBOLS IN MOVIES 
 
 
 
 
Maven doesn't know why these links skip from # 2 to # 5 but they do lead to a Washington DC Symbols Homepage . . . . 
Maven was moving her mouse around
the first diagram . . . . 
Interesting!
 
 
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Coit Tower in San Francisco, CA
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The Charles' "Home" in "After the Thin Man" (1936)

     Nick and Nora Charles return to their home in After the Thin Man (1936). . . .  Except that "home" was the base of the Coit Tower in San Francisco, CA.  So claims http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027260/locations!
 
While we're at it, you might want to check out http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027260/fullcredits