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.

The Top Five Films of 1941

Editor-in-Chief Wesley Emblidge picks his five favorite films from the past year of movies.
William Demarest, Humphrey Bogart and Peter Lorre in "All Through the Night"

Review: Vincent Sherman’s “All Through the Night,” Starring Humphrey Bogart and Conrad Veidt

Bogart is back in the new thriller from Warner Bros., “All Through the Night,” directed by Vincent Sherman.

Review: Howard Hawks’ “Ball of Fire,” Starring Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck

Samuel Goldwyn and Howard Hawks’ hilarious new comedy is about a linguist (Gary Cooper) who gets caught up with a mobster’s girlfriend (Barbara Stanwyck).
John Wayne and Joan Blondell in "Lady for a Night"

Review: Leigh Jason’s “Lady for a Night,” Starring Joan Blondell and John Wayne

Joan Blondell and John Wayne star in “Lady for a Night,” a thoroughly uninspired romance from director Leigh Jason.
Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland in “Babes on Broadway”

Review: Busby Berkeley’s “Babes on Broadway,” Starring Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland

Busby Berkeley’s latest MGM musical with Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland follows the kids as they try to break into show business, much like in their previous hit “Babes in Arms.”

Review: George Cukor’s “Two-Faced Woman,” Starring Greta Garbo and Melvyn Douglas

Greta Garbo has followed up her hit 1939 "Ninotchka" with an embarrassingly lesser comedy from director George Cukor and MGM.

Condemned Garbo Pic “Two-Faced Woman” Re-Edited, Returns to Theaters Tomorrow

After MGM pulled it from theaters earlier this month, "Two-Faced Woman" is returning tomorrow, and we've got the scoop on the behind the scenes drama.
John Barrymore and Patsy Kelly in "Playmates"

Review: David Butler’s “Playmates,” Starring John Barrymore and Kay Kyser

Kay Kyser and John Barrymore play themselves in this mediocre comedy from RKO and director David Butler.
One of the many madcap scenes from "Hellzapoppin'"

Review: H.C. Potter’s “Hellzapoppin’,” Starring Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson

“Hellzapoppin’” understands how to do cinematic slapstick better than just about anyone else. It’s not just the funniest movie of 1941, but one of the year’s very best in general.
Bette Davis won her first Oscar in 1936 for "Dangerous"

Bette Davis, First Woman Ever Appointed, Resigns as President of Film Academy

In a shocking move, Bette Davis has resigned as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She was the first woman appointed to the position.

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