The Season of Noir

The Season of Noir

The late spring and beginning of summer is my favorite time of the year in Southern California.  The roses are in bloom, the temperature in the San Fernando Valley hasn’t yet reached the upper extremes of a pizza oven and the birds sing all day.  It is also the time...
The 10th Annual Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival

The 10th Annual Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival

For those of you who are not Facebook habitues, I wanted to post a link about the upcoming Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival next week 13-16 May in Palm Springs at the Camelot Theatres. It is our tenth anniversary and with a line up of rare films and guest stars such as...

A Worthy Charity Prize: Dinner with Eva Marie Saint!

Eva Marie Saint and her husband, documentary filmmaker Jeffrey Hayden, have made a donation to have dinner with a lucky contributor to the Children’s Neurobiological Solutions research foundation.   A worthy cause and a nice gesture by a great star.    ...
Robert Ryan Centennial Tribute at the Egyptian

Robert Ryan Centennial Tribute at the Egyptian

Please join me at the Egyptian Thetre on Wednesday November 11th for a Centennial Birthday Tribute to the great Robert Ryan. The American Cinematheque will be screening two of Ryan’s best films, The Set-Up (1949) and The Naked Spur (1952). I will introduce the...

Still More Noir from Palm Springs

  MSNBC’s Kim Morgan on stage with the irrepressible Ann Rutherford following the screening of INSIDE JOB (1946). This rare programmer hadn’t been shown to a theater audience since its release; it held up extremely well. Ann was terrific alongside Alan...

More from Palm Springs Noir

  Here I am with the beautiful and charming Barbara Rush. Can you believe that she started in films back in 1950 and is 82 years old – I can’t! At the opening night reception, Barbara related a hair-raising story during the filming of HOMBRE (1967) how she...