My name is Lara. I’m 25 years old, and I’ve been fascinated by classic film since the age of 3, when my grandmother showed me “Lili” for the first time. I subsequently forced my poor parents to rent it for me every time we went to the video store, and I think they were desperate to broaden my horizons. They succeeded in doing so the next year with “Meet Me in St. Louis,” which spurred a lifelong love affair with my beloved Judy Garland and 4 trips to the Judy Garland Festival in Grand Rapids, MN. At the age of 13, I won the festival’s trivia contest and was interviewed for NPR, which gave me the impression, as a 13-year-old 7th grader, of having some sense of status. My math scores begged to disagree.
Since that time, I have broadened my horizons even further to become a devoted lover of all classic film. This site is a work of love for all those movies that have given me some of the happiest hours of my life. Thanks for visiting!

11 responses to “ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  1. JennysArtsyBlog

    I just found your blog, and I must say it’s really nice. Like you, I’m hooked on classic Hollywood. Gregory Peck was my first crush.
    I also enjoyed reading your “About the Author.” A 13-year-old Judy Garland expert. That’s pretty funny…and cool.

  2. Thank you so much for your comment! You made my day! Yes, I am hopelessly hooked on old Hollywood, as you can see from my blog. I love Gregory Peck! What’s your favorite movie of his? Glad you like my blog, and thanks for reading!!

  3. I love your blog! I am also a classic movie junkie, but especially a Gone
    With the Wind junkie. Thanks for following me on twitter! -Scarlett er, um I mean Maria 🙂

  4. Thanks Maria! I’m so happy to have finally gotten on twitter, I love it so far! Thanks for reading!

  5. Good Morning,
    I have begun a blog series about the bookplates of silent film stars.
    Additional information is always appreciated and encouraged.
    Lew Jaffe

  6. I just subscribed.. Finally, a chance to connect with someone who knows the underrated and largely forgotten actresses such as my personal favorite, Norma Shearer.

  7. hello Lara, I’m Rita , we met last May at ” A week end with the Oliviers”
    I’ve just discovered your blog and I’m so happy to have found you again and to be able to keep in touch with you.

  8. Hi Rita!! How are you?? I’m so glad we can keep in touch!! How is life post-Olivier weekend? 🙂

  9. I’m fine, dear Lara, life now is richer because I’ve finally done something I’ve always longed to do.(too bad I’ve missed Notley but next time…) Do visit Italy! did you like “lady Hamilton? I’be so happy to show you the real location, it’s far more beautiful ….

  10. Lara, you and I don’t really know each other at this point — just haven’t connected yet through the CMBA. I’m ClassicBecky, and I wanted to congratulate you for your CiMBA award for The Heiress. I think it is one of the finest movies ever made, and your article was just excellent. I’m posting here in order to introduce myself, say Bravo for your win, and hopefully get to know you from now on! I’ll be following your blog, and I hope you will visit me too. I’m at http://www.classicbeckybrainfood.blogspot.com.

  11. You’re next in the “Six Degrees Of Separation” relay: http://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/467780.html.

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