Site Name: Silents and Talkies
Categories: Reviews, General, Art
What is the main focus of your site?
To pay homage to my favorite movie stars and movie makers through my artwork & my writing.
What are your blogging goals, personally and/or professionally? In other words, what, if anything, are you trying to get out your blog?
I’d like to expose people to the unsung actors and actresses of the golden age of cinema. Character actors like Charles Coburn and Peter Lorre, or even people who were stars in their day, like Kay Francis and Joan Blondell, don’t get the recognition today that they deserve. Additionally, I have taken Norma Desmond’s cry “they had FACES” to a new level by doing either pencil or paint renderings of the stars to accompany my writings.
Do you prefer an interactive ‘community’ for your blog or are you the teacher and your readers are the students?
I prefer an interactive community. I love posing questions to my readers and asking them for input. I love to find out who likes what movies, and how people got hooked on classic film. I’ve also done a few interactive contests where my readers can win free prints of my artwork. Most recently, I had a drawing where everyone who entered had to cite a piece of movie trivia (preferably from TCM host Robert Osborne) and then I compiled them into one entry on TCM’s 15th anniversary.
How long have you been movie blogging for, and how frequent do you post updates to your site?
I have been blogging for three months now (my three month anniversary is today!) [Editor’s note: this was written on 4/20] and I blog every day, sometimes two or three times a day!
Name up to three of your favorite movies (and no more).
That is SO tough! Hmmm… Sullivan’s Travels, Meet John Doe and My Foolish Heart.
How did you hear about the LAMB?
I noticed that Raquelle from Out of the Past was a member.
Any additional comments, or give yourself an interview question that’s not listed above.
Kate, if you could live in any classic film, which one would it be?
That’s a tough one! I think I’d want to live in Frank Capra’s Lost Horizon — in Shangri-La with Ronald Colman, whittling away the hours reading, teaching little children and helping Jane Wyatt attach flutes to the legs of pigeons.
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