This blog is about screen classics and their stars. Big screen and small screen. Those golden days of Hollywood I grew up loving so much. As a child, in college and now in my professional life.

It’s Talking Classics because I focus on talkies rather than silent movies and, the banner may already suggest it, I am  frequently presenting and reviewing the work of RKO starlet Barbara Hale.

These are my categories:

  • Talkie of the week (predominately 1930s – 60s).
  • TV classics (1950s / 60s and the occasional 70s-90s treat).
  • Miscellaneous. Hollywood fun facts. Biographies. Fashion. All things vintage. Art. Music. Radio. Articles. Essays. Books. Recommendations.

News about this site or Talking Classics favorites can be found in the What’s Up section. But now, let’s get classy, let’s get glamorous – there are enough gems to explore 🙂

The written content of this blog is copyright of Melanie Simone,

© Melanie Simone 2011-2014. All rights reserved.

10 thoughts on “About

  1. wonderful blog, thank you for reviving the good old times where glamour and glitter spledidly decorated the touch of evil 🙂

  2. i would like to find an episode of What’s my line that aired july 23,1968 for a friend of mine which her mother was on . her mothers name was Linda Cottrill.

    • What a great idea! I’ll let you know if I stumble upon it. So far, I haven’t been lucky either. 😦

  3. As beautiful as she was young she is just as beautiful inside and out the older she gets. I am talking about Barbara Hale of course.

    • Thanks SO much for your lovely comment and please excuse the massive delay of my response. I’m really happy to read you’re enjoying my blog and always glad to meet another Barbara Hale fan. 🙂 Welcome!

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