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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Silver Scenes Celebrates 3 Years!

Time to bring out the bubbles! 

This week marks the third anniversary of Silver Scenes. It's a monumental event of no consequence to our readers, but two sisters from Cleveland are feeling quite sentimental about it, and so we'll spread our good cheer around. Three years ago this week we popped the cork and launched this blog with the high-expectations that with any luck it may just last six months. 

Since it has outgrown its britches, Diana and I will be celebrating this occasion all week long with some cheap beer, and we advise you to do the same. If you have a dapper suit or black evening gown, feel free to don that too. 

To help get you giddy, on Monday night we'll be giving away a door prize :  a vintage movie still to a random commentator ( yeah, what the hey, spammers included! ) who answers a simple question : What is your favorite movie genre? 

Here's your chance to own a piece of Hollywood history....this is a random drawing, so anyone can win!

There's nothing like an anniversary to make one realize just how true to course they have stuck to their initial goal. Our very first post boasted that Silver Scenes would feature: 

* a good directory of where to find classic movie info on the web.
* classic movie themed crossword puzzles, quizzes, and picture puzzles 
* interviews ( those didn't happen )
* lots of rare and unique photographs 
* biographies
* radio broadcasts
* behind-the-scenes tidbits 
..and last, but certainly not least
* classic movie reviews 

It looks like the radio broadcasts, behind-the-scenes tidbits, and "rare and unique photograph" sharing have been neglected, so this year we're going to try and remedy that. To start things off, we're adding a new series, aptly entitled "From the Archives", featuring those rare and unique photographs from Hollywood's Golden Age. Of course, they'll come from Silverbanks Pictures, our vast archive of movie stills. Some will be available to purchase, and others will be interesting photos that we sold in the past.

  Answer the question, What's Your Favorite Movie Genre? in the comment box below and you'll be entered in a drawing to win this original John Payne/Linda Darnell movie photo dating from 1940!  

Keep your eyes out for more behind-the-scenes tidbits too, because that's an always-fascinating part of Hollywood's history that needs to be shared.

Our main goal in starting Silver Scenes was to introduce overlooked and underrated classic films to our readers. We may not have accomplished that as of yet, but we certainly will try in the future. As old Pete would say, thar's a heap too many films being buried in the dust of forgotteness! Speaking of which, if you're stumped on what to watch this evening, check out the Nugget Reviews page to pick up a few titles. Click on a title unfamiliar to you, read the little review, and presto! you've got a movie to look into.

The very first article we posted back in May 2013 was Kentucky Derby themed and, since Derby Day is coming around the stretch once again, we'll be posting another horse-racing themed article in the next few days. Tally-ho!

Congratulations to Hamlette, who won our photo giveaway drawing! 


  1. Congratulations on your anniversary! I wish I could say with confidence that I have a favorite movie genre. I'm not noncommittal, I'm just undecided.

  2. Congratulations! My favorite movie genre is westerns, but I'll watch pretty much anything. :)

  3. Congratulations!!! I love the Romantic Movies from the 40's, my favorite time period in history.
    Love your blog, but those movie quizzes are HARD!!! hahaha

  4. Happy Anniversary!!!! Looking forward to seeing archive photos! My favorite genre is screwball comedies. That dress Darnell is wearing is gorgeous!!!

  5. Congratulations on the blogiversary!

  6. Happy blogaversary! I hope you'll be around for many years to come.

    My favorite genre is westerns, always and forever <3

    1. Hamlette, thanks for the well-wishes....AND congratulations on winning our photo giveaway drawing!

    2. Thanks so much! This is very exciting :-D

  7. Congrats! Happy to have discovered your blog :-) My favorite genre changes by the week, so this week I'll say "silent film"!

  8. Hello sisters! I've been away for awhile because of work - but I was happy to see this!! Really great, happy anniversary!!!!!!!!!

    Congrats also to Hamlett for winning, haha!!!

    Anyway... my favorite genre I guess it must be musicals... but I watch just about anything - except horrors (don't want to stay awake nights! lol)!! But any old movie, if it sounds good, yeah, that's for me! :P But I guess musicals are so joyful that... it must be my favorite genre!