Saturday, October 29, 2011

Mad Monster Party? (1967)

Mad Monster Party? (1967) Embassy Pics
Directed By: Jules Bass
Starring the voices of: Boris Karloff, Phyllis Diller, Allen Swift & Gale Garnett.

Tagline: "Crawl, fly, slither and slink to the underground party of the year!"


This film was done with stop film animation where for every scene each figure had to be repositioned, a very labor intensive process. At a convention of monsters the Baron von Frankenstein (Karloff) decides to retire being the lead monster leaving it to his very nerdy nephew Felix (Swift). At this convention there is present: The Creature, the creatures mate (Diller), Dracula, Werewolf, Dr. Jeckyll & Mr Hyde, and many more other noteworthy scary monsters. Each is stunned at the big change including Frankenstein's beautiful assistant Francesca (Garnett). A plan is made to get rid of the nephew and additionally land the discovery that te great Baron von Frankenstein found which was total destruction! Love comes along for the nephew and this film is a sheer delight and is a gem for anyone to discover!

voices of Karloff & Diller

House of Dark Shadows (1970)

House of Dark Shadows (1970) MGM
Directed By: Dan Curtis
Starring: Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Kathryn Leigh Scott & John Karlen

Tagline: "Come See How The Vampires Do It."


This film is a follow-up from the original tv serial which centers on Barnabas Collins whom rsides in a large mansion in New England. Barnabas is a vampire whom was put into the ground ...before in his coffin and now set free by a local drunk. Barnabas now goes back home and re-visits his family in the current day and falls for a local girl named Maggie Evans whom is striking familiar to his fiance Josette ehom has long has passed away....a lot ensues from all this. A loyal following that then had a new series made in the 90's.



Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Classic Movie Casting (The Game) Round 3!!

Classic Movie Casting - Choose the movie studio (Round 3!)The game us film buffs will play is a FUN ONE, we cast a great film from top to bottom!!! The director, costume designer, lead actor/actress, supporting cast, the right studio, the decade, and even the motion picture we go much fun especially for us classic film fans!

Complete! Round One: Motion Picture - "Some Like It Hot"

Complete! Round Two: Decade - 1930's

Round Three: Studio (we create our own studio!) - Pick a Perfect Name for our studio,

The name that we choose now will be waht we keep for other games of this down the road, SO DO GOOD!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Happy Halloween: The Classic Movie Style! (Part 1)

Happy Halloween: The Classic Movie Style!! (Part 1)

It is that time of year where the goblings, witches, vampires, skeletons, warlocks, zombies and more come out to is HALLOWEEN!!!

Here at "Love Those Classic Movies!!!" we are going to celebrate this holiday with the BEST photos of golden age of cinema with all themes spooky!!! Hope you enjoy the stars coming out and having fun with us with some trick & treat fun : )

Betty Grable

Janet Leigh (circa 1940's)

Betty Grable

Nancy Carrol

Peggy Ryan

Virginia Welles

Judy Garland (circa 1930's)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

House on Haunted Hill (1959) "Bring your seat belt!"

House on Haunted Hill (1959)
Directed By: William Castle
Starring: Vincent Price, Carol Ohmart

~ Exterior shots of the house were filmed at the historic Ennis House in California.

The 13 greatest shocks of all time!

Consult your doctor! Bring your seat belts!


A haunted house with a horrible past that holds the deaths of many and is over a century old. Today a gentleman named Frederick (Price) rents the house for his odd wife Annabelle for one night as a "Haunted House Party" and invited five people to attend for 12 hours. If they make it through the night in the house on haunted hill each will earn ten thousand dollars. If they do not it is understood that their nextr of kin will get it. Each guest has a different reason for wanting to come and collect the money some are in financial need and others are doing it for alternative reasons.

Each arrives per the hosts request in a  hearse that might depart with their dead body. Once each guest has arrived the spooky and off the wall host greets them and provides each with a .45 caliber pistol for protection. The caretakers are then to leave the mansion for the night and lock the gate and all doors locked, windows have bars and no contact such as phones are around for use. So once each guest has fully decided to stay on for the night they are locked in and are stuck for the entire night until the caretakers arrive back at dawn with no neighbors for miles.

The guests find out that a murder has taken place in almost every room in the mansion. Shortly after being in the mansion one of the guests, Nora is already seeing ghosts, ghouls and the ghost of Annabelle (Carol Ohmart) who hung herself during this party and could not take it anymore. Later we see more murder and hysteria occur while each guest slowly gets scared and falls into the trap of the haunted house. Will everyone fall into the trap or will some make it out and see daylight and the other twists and turns happening throughout the evening! What a great Vincent Price film perfect for a good spook!

Carol Ohmart


Midnight Lace (1960) the evil voice on the phone!

Midnight Lace (1960) / Universal Pics
Directed By: David Miller
Starring: Doris Day, Rex Harrison, Myrna Loy & Roddy McDowall

~ Costume Designer: Irene (Gowns for Doris Day)
~ Nominated for Academy Award for Best Costume Design for Irene & Nominated for Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Dramatic Role (1961)


Kit (Day) and Anthony Preston (Harrison) are are busy married couple whom never were able to have the proper honeymoon. Kit hopes that the lace pajamas bought for that occassion will be used at some point soon (hence the film title). Since Anthony is away at the office soo much it leaves Kit to wonder and be alone often making her very lonely and bored. One day while Kit was walking in the fog she hears a voice that scares her and then the freightening telephone calls follow at her home that seem to be driving her insane. Kit's, Aunt Bea (Loy) is very nervous for her niece and takes her to see a physician who think she is suffering from a split personality. Kit is increasingly more nervous when getting increasingly more class and meeting a  stranger in her own home then being pushed in front of a moving bus! No one else hear's this voice she she unravelling in front of our very eyes you need to see the film to find out!

The famed costume designer Irene does a fantastic job designing all of Doris Day's looks throughout the entire film which makes the early 60's look very fashionable on the leading lady! The set is also very retro with a lovely winding metal staircase.

Doris Day & Mryna Loy on set

Monday, October 17, 2011

Won Award: "The Irresistibly Sweet" Blog Award!!

Great News, "Love Those Classic Movies!!!" won 2 of the following awards:
"The Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award!"

I have to say the classic movie version of this award is FANTASTIC!!!
Once you receive this award you are supposed to share 7 things about yourself and nominate 12 of your favorite blogs to be honored with this award.

A few things about myself:

- I love all types of music.

- Enjoy going to concerts.

- Reside in Boston, MA.

- 2 of my all time favorite books: "Zala's Gift" & "Presumed Innocent."

- Since childhood I have enjoyed classic films.
- trained in piano (have not played in forever!)
- took vocal & acting training.

My honorees for this award:

- Howard at  Soundtrack To My Day

- Nicholas at  The Vintage Film Costume Collector

- Jane at To Dress Vintage

- Chris at Silent Volume

- The Siren at Self Styled Siren

- Bethrose at Finding Ginger

- Chrisstina at Fashion's Most Wanted

- Stephen at Classic TV History
- Kendra at Viv and Larry
- Raquelle at Out Of The Past
I am thrilled to have this award and hope it gets paid forward to other noteworthy blogs (such as the ones mentioned above!).