Introduction

These pages are maintained for traditional fans of Hollywood’s Golden era, and the great Classic Films. The Palace has been in existence since 1995, and is one of the most frequented places of its kind on the Web.

Here you will find hundreds of images, a comprehensive bibliography, and some engaging and informative articles on movies and filmmaking. I have incorporated links to many of the best classic film sites on the Web. I encourage you to return often, the Palace is being updated on a regular basis.

If you have information you would like to share please forward it, and I will acknowledge your contribution, or if you know of additional relevant links or you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please send an e-Mail. If you borrow any of the images or articles found here, please let me know. I would just like to know where they go, and who you are. It's nice to talk to people who delight in the movies as much as I do.

My Latest Article

The End of the Saturday Serial

Having already witnessed the demise of pulp fiction in literature and the delightful days of the great radio adventure, it was another minor traumatic experience to watch the movie Serial fade into obscurity. After more than forty years of continuous production. No longer would anxious youths run to their favorite theater to watch bigger-than-life heroes tackle the champions of evil…

Contents…

Commentary
Original articles on Hollywood, and the great Classic films

Bibliography
Sources for Moderntimes Classic Film Pages, and further reading

Selected Film Images…

Film Noir
Illustrating the great American style

Nineteen Twenties
Images from the Great Silent era

Nineteen Thirties
The Great Depression and, Hollywood's peak years

Nineteen Forties
World War II, and the extraordinary Post-War period

Nineteen Fifties
The decline and fall of the crumbling studio system

Additional Pages…

Moderntimes
Classic Film Pages

Screwball Comedy
A definition of the Classic genre

Rico's End
A Ttribute to Edward G. Robinson

Ball of Fire
For the great Barbara Stanwyck

Midnight Ramble
The American Negro in early Hollywood

Charles Chaplin
Images and commentary on some key Chaplin films

The Bees
The magic of the second feature

Recommended Links…

A Tribute to Humphrey Bogart
The Best Bogart page on the Web

Carol Lombard
Another beautiful Mary Murphy site

A Pretty Grim Life, Actually
Cool article on Frank Capra

Viv and Larry Dot Com
Kendra's beautiful site, celebrating Vivien Leigh, and Laurence Olivier

Preston Sturges
The Official Site, extremely cool

Alec Guinness
Mary Murphy's tribute

Film Noir Studies
All you need to know about the classic American genre

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