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

Thar She Blows!

Thar She Blows!

Twilight Time releases a restored Blu-ray® of John Huston’s essential Moby Dick (1956)   In the film, Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962), there is a beach scene with an alluring ingénue telling James Stewart that she began reading Moby Dick but gave it up because, “who...

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...

A Few Thoughts on NAPOLEON

A Few Thoughts on NAPOLEON

The presentation of Abel Gance’s NAPOLEON this Saturday at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, California, dwarfs any previous experience that I’ve ever had in a movie theatre.  I have never seen a film of such epic scale with the most amazing attention to authentic...

Rose & Joan:  Rest in Peace

Rose & Joan: Rest in Peace

I was deeply saddened to learn of the recent passing of Rose Freeman aka Joan Taylor who was a featured actress in movies and television from 1949 until her retirement in 1963. Rose was a special lady and we had a rather unusual relationship that began over five years...

Back on the Street with THE BIG COMBO and PITFALL

Back on the Street with THE BIG COMBO and PITFALL

To inaugurate my new and improved ONE WAY STREET blog and web site, I am posting my introduction to THE BIG COMBO and PITFALL double feature when I presented on Wednesday night at the Million Dollar Theatre in downtown L.A. While I was crossing the street at the...

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

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