Wesley Emblidge

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Wesley Emblidge launched The Old Hollywood Times in 2017, after spending almost a year researching and developing the project. He works out of Boston overseeing all aspects of the site, from content to web design, while writing regularly. He also hosts the official podcast for the site, and edits the video essays. He’ll watch Cary Grant in just about anything, and avoids Charles Boyer films like the plague.
Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, and Charles Halton in "To Be or Not to Be"

Review: Ernst Lubitsch’s “To Be or Not to Be,” Starring Carole Lombard and Jack...

Ernst Lubitsch’s new comedy (and Carole Lombard’s final film) takes on a not-so funny subject: Germany’s invasion of Poland.
Leslie Howard and Eric Portman in "49th Parallel"

Review: Michael Powell’s “49th Parallel,” Starring Leslie Howard and Laurence Olivier

Michael Powell’s exciting new war thriller “49th Parallel” (also known as “The Invaders”) follows Nazi spies on the border of Canada and America.
Lionel Atwill accosted by two natives in “The Mad Doctor of Market Street"

Review: Joseph H. Lewis’ “The Mad Doctor of Market Street,” Starring Lionel Atwill

“Man Made Monster” star Lionel Atwill plays a mad scientist again in “The Mad Doctor of Market Street,” from director Joseph H. Lewis.
Host Bob Hope at the 14th Academy Awards

“Valley” Beats “Kane;” Fontaine Wins Sister Rivalry; and More Moments From the 14th Academy...

Last night’s Academy Awards ceremony saw “How Green Was My Valley” steal the show from “Citizen Kane,” along with more upsets and surprises.
Academy Award winners Gary Cooper, Joan Fontaine, Mary Astor, and Donald Crisp

The 14th Academy Awards Winners

With five wins off of ten nominations, How Green Was My Valley swept the 14th Academy Awards ceremony, as expected, on February 26, 1942.
The Presentation of Wings ceremony in "Captains of the Clouds"

Review: Michael Curtiz’s “Captains of the Clouds,” Starring James Cagney

James Cagney stars as an especially unlikeable pilot in Michael Curtiz’s patriotic “Captain of the Clouds.”
Lou Costello, Dick Foran, and Bud Abbott in "Ride 'Em Cowboy"

Review: Arthur Lubin’s “Ride ‘Em Cowboy,” Starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello

In their latest picture at Universal, Abbott and Costello go west for an adventure at a dude ranch.
Fred MacMurray and Marlene Dietrich in "The Lady is Willing"

Review: Mitchell Leisen’s “The Lady is Willing,” Starring Marlene Dietrich and Fred MacMurray

Working at Columbia instead of Paramount, his usual home, director Mitchell Leisen turns in one of the most underwhelming pictures of his career.
Mantan Moreland and F.E. Miller in "Lucky Ghost"

Review: William Beaudine’s “Lucky Ghost,” Starring Mantan Moreland and F.E. Miller

Dixie’s new all-black film is “Lucky Ghost,” starring Mantan Moreland and F.E. Miller as their characters from “Mr. Washington Goes to Town.”
The stage at the 13th Academy Awards ceremony

The 14th Annual Academy Award Nominees (and Where to Watch Them)

The Academy has announced the nominees for their annual awards ceremony, to take place this year on February 26.

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