Books

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Blu-ray Discs

Alan contributed numerous commentaries and special feature appearances for a variety of Blu-ray© and DVD classic film releases.

Several recent releases include documentary featurettes produced by TVP Enterprises, Alan’s production company that he co-founded with filmmakers Steven C. Smith and Patrick Francis.


Blu-ray cover art featuring stylized Nina Foch and George Macready behind bars illustrated Blu-ray disc cover art featuring Brian Donlevy, Veronica Lake, Alan Ladd in The Glass Key illustrated cover of Blu-Ray Disc featuring Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, William Bendix in The Blue Dahlia cover art for Blu-ray disc featuring illustrated Veronica Lake, Alan Ladd, Robert Preston in This Gun for Hire Blu-ray cover art illustrated Franchot Tone Ella Raines Phantom Lady

SYLLABICATION:

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NOUN:

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Bill Bowers: “The Court Jester of Film Noir”

“The guys who remember the studio system now
remember it all wrong. Actually, it was one of the
most pleasant systems in the world.”
—Bill Bowers

 

Phil Yordan: “First is First and Second is Nobody”

Here is an account of the furtive Philip Yordan, perhaps the nost mysterious figure in Hollywood history.

 

Eleanor Parker – Incognito, but Invincible

Eleanor Parker was one of the most distinctive actresses of the classic film noir era. Read my recent interview with her in my 2010 Noir City Sentinel article.

 

Arnold Laven: Tales from the Dark Side

An interview with the late Arnold Laven whose career encompassed a large portion of film noir.

 

Caged: Classic, not Camp

An essay about the greatest women-in-prison movie that is definitely not camp.

 

Credit Where Due

The credit “Directed by” or Screenplay by” doesn’t always tell the whole story.

Books

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

Blu-ray Discs

Alan contributed numerous commentaries and special feature appearances for a variety of Blu-ray© and DVD classic film releases.

Several recent releases include documentary featurettes produced by TVP Enterprises, Alan’s production company that he co-founded with filmmakers Steven C. Smith and Patrick Francis.


Blu-ray cover art featuring stylized Nina Foch and George Macready behind bars illustrated Blu-ray disc cover art featuring Brian Donlevy, Veronica Lake, Alan Ladd in The Glass Key illustrated cover of Blu-Ray Disc featuring Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, William Bendix in The Blue Dahlia cover art for Blu-ray disc featuring illustrated Veronica Lake, Alan Ladd, Robert Preston in This Gun for Hire Blu-ray cover art illustrated Franchot Tone Ella Raines Phantom Lady

DVDs