Upcoming Events

Oct
21
Thu
7:30 pm Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival ... @ Palm Springs Cultural Center
Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival ... @ Palm Springs Cultural Center
Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm
The 2021 Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival screening schedule is released! Please join me, Alan K. Rode, and our special guests including NOIR ALLEY host Eddie Muller for our 21st year of cinematic dark delights[...]
Oct
28
Thu
12:00 pm CINEVENT 2021 – Columbus Ohio – ... @ Renaissance Columbus Downtown
CINEVENT 2021 – Columbus Ohio – ... @ Renaissance Columbus Downtown
Oct 28 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm
CINEVENT 2021 - Columbus Ohio - Oct 28-31, 2021 @ Renaissance Columbus Downtown
Alan K. Rode will be presenting, introducing special screenings, and signing copies of his books at this unique film fan festival. CINEVENT has a rich, 50+year history that celebrates early film and selected gems through the[...]

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Victoria Riskin, Alan K. Rode, and William Wellman, Jr

Growing Up Hollywood: Alan K. Rode Interviews Victoria Riskin + William Wellman Jr.

Classic Movie Hub and the University Press of Kentucky, with co-host Citizen Screen, present the first event in the Screen Classics Discussion Series, ‘Growing Up Hollywood.’ Author Alan Rode (“Michael Curtiz: A Life In Film”) speaks with two children of Hollywood legends who are also successful biographers of their parents: Victoria Riskin, author of “Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir, ” and William Wellman, Jr., the author of “Wild Bill Wellman: Hollywood Rebel.” Recorded April 5, 2021.

Kat Lively juxtaposed with Alan K. Rode

Calling Old Hollywood

Prolific podcaster Kat Lively interviews Alan K. Rode on Film Noir, his classic Hollywood family lineage, what it’s been like preserving classic Hollywood and films via his restoration and hosting endeavors, his Michael Curtiz biography, what it was like interviewing Kirk Douglas, and more. Recorded on February 19, 2021.

Alan K. Rode and Scott Eyman

Interview with Scott Eyman

Alan K. Rode interviews noted American author and former book editor and art critic of The Palm Beach Post, Scott Eyman. Recorded on December 12, 2020.

Victoria Mature and Alan K. Rode introduce THE LONG HAUL (1958) at NOIR CITY, Hollywood, March 11, 2020.

Kudos to Victoria for taking Jessica Cronn’s original video and creating a documentary featurette, “Growing up Mature.”

New Blu-ray® Classics with commentary by Alan K. Rode

Michael Curtiz: He’s No Angel

Michael Curtiz: He’s No Angel

Beverly in Movieland Book Review by Beverly Gray March 23, 2018 To those of us who are fascinated by early Hollywood, director Michael Curtiz has always been a puzzlement. He was born Manó Kaminer, began his professional life as Mihály Kertész, and (once...

The Versatility, Vitriol and Vision of Michael Curtiz – Book Review

The Versatility, Vitriol and Vision of Michael Curtiz – Book Review

Book Review by Mark Burger January 24, 2018 MICHAEL CURTIZ: A LIFE IN FILM by Alan K. Rode. Published by University Press of Kentucky. 630 pages. $50 retail.   Given his many classic films – which include Angels With Dirty Faces (1938), Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)...

NOIR TALK – Alan K. Rode Interview

NOIR TALK – Alan K. Rode Interview

Episode 11: Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film, with Alan K. Rode Film Noir Foundation charter director and treasurer Alan K. Rode joins us to discuss his new biography of Michael Curtiz, one of classic Hollywood's greatest directors. We start with Curtiz's early life and...

The Politics of Yankee Doodle Dandy

The Politics of Yankee Doodle Dandy

The notion for a biographical film about legendary show business powerhouse George M. Cohan had been kicking around Hollywood since the late 1930s. The father of American musical comedy claimed to be born on July 4, 1878 and began treading the boards at age eight in...

75th Anniversary of Casablanca

75th Anniversary of Casablanca

  It is a life-enriching event to watch Casablanca on the big screen. In commemoration of the film’s 75th anniversary, I urge everyone to take in the nationwide TCM/Fathom theatrical screening on November 12-15. For more info:...

Upcoming Events

Oct
21
Thu
7:30 pm Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival ... @ Palm Springs Cultural Center
Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival ... @ Palm Springs Cultural Center
Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm
The 2021 Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival screening schedule is released! Please join me, Alan K. Rode, and our special guests including NOIR ALLEY host Eddie Muller for our 21st year of cinematic dark delights[...]
Oct
28
Thu
12:00 pm CINEVENT 2021 – Columbus Ohio – ... @ Renaissance Columbus Downtown
CINEVENT 2021 – Columbus Ohio – ... @ Renaissance Columbus Downtown
Oct 28 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm
CINEVENT 2021 - Columbus Ohio - Oct 28-31, 2021 @ Renaissance Columbus Downtown
Alan K. Rode will be presenting, introducing special screenings, and signing copies of his books at this unique film fan festival. CINEVENT has a rich, 50+year history that celebrates early film and selected gems through the[...]

New Blu-ray® Classics with commentary by Alan K. Rode

Live virtual presentation of MICHAEL CURTIZ: A LIFE IN FILM by Author Alan K. Rode held by the American Cinematheque. With Q&A moderated by Programmer Ryan Marker on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 5:00 PM PDT on zoom.

Also enjoy these follow-up Frequently Asked Questions answered by Alan K. Rode.

Books

book cover photo of director Michael Curtiz book cover art photo of Charles McGraw