Sunday, December 27, 2009

Classic Film for Christmas

I thought that I would share with you the classic movie related items that I received as gifts for Christmas! I had a wonderful day with my family, but honestly I am just like a kid when it comes to opening presents in the morning.

First of all I received the book "Bette Davis: Larger than Life" by Richard Schickel & George Perry. This is a beautiful large hard cover book published my Running Press, who also published the books "Lana: The Memories, the Myths, the Movies" and "Lucy at the Movies". I wrote a post on these books a few months ago, you can read it here. I LOVE these books!!! They are perfect books as far as I'm concerned. All of them have many glorious black and white, and color pictures.
Second, I got the DVD set "TCM Spotlight: Esther Williams, Vol. 2". I bought the first Esther Williams set a while back and enjoy each of those films, so I just had to get the second one right!?! I have not seen any of the films in this collection as of yet, but plan to start any day now.

Finally, I got "The Claudette Colbert Collection". I posted of this set a while back, you can read that here. Claudette Colbert is one of my favorite actresses, and I was so excited when I first learned of this box set. I have already watched two of these films since Christmas.

Did any of you receive any classic movie related gifts? If so leave a comment, I would love to hear of them!


  1. Very nice gifts Mary. I did receive a classic movie gift from my wife. She bought me the hardcover book You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story. It's a huge coffee table book which I haven't started to read yet.

  2. Awesome gifts! I got the North By Northwest 50th anniversary DVD. Also, I have the Esther williams volume 2, and have watched 3 movies so far out of the 6. "Thrill of a Romance" with Van Johnson is my favorite so far!!

  3. Really super great gifts!
    I got a red flask with the inscription "Here's looking at you, kid." on it from my boyfriend ;)

  4. monty-

    Ooh! I really would love to have that book too! Someday.. I wasn't able to buy it back when you told me of the sale on Amazon.

    Motion Picture Gems-

    I still don't own North By Northwest, this 50th anniversary one is probably awesome! I can't wait to start my Esther Williams movies!


    Wow! Did he get in inscribed or did he find it somewhere?

  5. Congratulations on your lovely gifts! I received the Bette Davis book as well. It's beautiful! I'm glad to have it on my shelf next to the similar Lana Turner book.

    I bought the Colbert set on sale a couple months ago and have been loving it -- enjoy! Hard to beat Esther Williams, too. I love the dancing of Cyd Charisse and Ricardo Montalban in FIESTA.

    Best wishes,