A Class in Class is a celebration of classic movies, by movie-buff Constance Cherise.
As a fan of classic film, I must confess that I have never seen It’s a Wonderful Life until researching for this article. Of course, as we all have, I’ve seen the advertisements for the film during the typical holiday line-up, but had no desire to actually watch it. READ MORE
When I finally watched the classic movie, Top Hat, I immediately recognized the set as being the same one I recalled on Sesame Street, and instantly understood why the child in me was enraptured. READ MORE
As an all-black musical production during a time where black performances where scripted to be cut out of movies in order to be shown to white Southern audiences (in fact Cabin In The Sky was banned in Memphis) it was a massive gamble for director Vincente Minnelli, READ MORE
Set during the turn of the century, this 1948 Oscar-winning musical smash hit backed by an Irving Berlin score, grossed six million dollars. Although, six million seems petty by today’s standards, consider in 1948 the average movie ticket was 37 cents. READ MORE
When I got the thumbs-up to launch this column, my heart nearly exploded from my chest. There was no question as to which movie would be the first I would review, the movie that rightfully began my love affair with classic film, ‘Singin’ in the Rain.’ READ MORE