“Forgotten Hollywood”- A Century After Sinking the Titanic…

Posted on April 5, 2012 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   Tinseltown and history is once again having its Hollywood and Vine moment. In remembrance of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the White Star Line’s R.M.S. Titanic, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is releasing the 1953 motion picture  that chronicled this tragic event, fully re-mastered on Blu-ray.

   Titanic had a cast featuring Clifton Webb, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Wagner, Richard Basehart, Brian Aherne, and Thelma Ritter (who plays a composite character based on the Unsinkable Molly Brown). The movie won an Oscar for Best Writing Original Screenplay.

   Special features will include: Commentary by film critic Richard Schickel; Additional commentary by cinematographer Michael D. Lonzo, actors Audrey Dalton and Robert Wagner, and historian Sylvia Stoddard; a MovieTone newsreel; a theatrical trailer; and a still gallery.

   In January, my wife Laurie and I visited the Titanic exhibit at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas. It’s quite a compelling tour of the April 14th sinking of the cruise ship that embarked on its maiden voyage four days earlier in 1912. Thelma Ritter has a featured chapter in my initial Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History.

   Titanic on Blu-ray is a must-have for any classic movie enthusiast and history buff. A Night to Remember was also released in 1953 from the United Kingdom, and this film was a far more accurate depiction of the tragedy.



   The city of Glendale, CA, Main Branch of their public library is the latest shelf to carry both books of the Forgotten Hollywood-series. Glendale is located on the other side of Griffith Park, which is right next to Hollywood. This is a perfect place to house my paperbacks.

   It’s the 75th prestigious literary location to carry my first work; and 19 branches carrying my latest paperback. There are 83 overall libraries to house some form of my book-series.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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