It’s the most wonderful time of the year for feel-good, family-friendly, holiday movies that never fail to make you warm and fuzzy inside. For many of these films, it’s almost as though we’re born with them already a part of our very being. They’re like family. Or, at least, that entertaining slighly tipsy Aunt who never fails to shake up the holiday dinner table. We know them front-to-back, back-to-front, and in some cases, we wish, deep down, that their stories were OUR stories.
Well. They are our stories, thanks to the collaborative art of film, which by its very nature is a community effort.
Let’s take a stroll down memory lane with a gallery of rare, behind-the-scenes stills of some of the most timeless Christmas classics. Watch the magic unfold before your eyes.
Deep vistas. Narrow minds. That’s the visual and thematic takeaway from The Tin Star (1957), one of director Anthony Mann’s finest achievements. Bounty Hunter Morg Hickman (Henry Fonda) rides into town with a dead outlaw slung […]
By Carley Johnson Director Mervyn LeRoy’s filmography feels like an emotional pendulum: from fluffy escapism, (Gold Diggers of 1933) to family fantasies (he produced The Wizard of Oz, 1939) to sand-and-sandal epics (Quo Vadis, 1951) […]
In honor of Marilyn Monroe’s birthday today, The Retro Set takes a look back at one of her most under-appreciated performances: Don’t Bother to Knock from 1952. Perhaps one of the many reasons I have such […]