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The Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival

May 2009 Blog Posts (6)

Ninth Annual Film Noir Festival Opens to Packed House.

The Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival hosted a packed house last night for the opening of the ninth annual tribute to all things Noir. Noir fans, local residents and several stars came out and walked the Black Carpet before the screening of BIGGER THAN LIFE - the 1956 Film Noir Classic starring James Mason, Walter Matthau, and Barbara Rush (who made a special guest appearance).

Alan Rode, Festival Director, opened the festival and thanked the Palm Springs Cultural… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on May 29, 2009 at 4:39pm — No Comments

Ninth Annual Film Noir Festival To Open On Thursday, May 28th.

Opening Night for the 2009 Arthur Lyons Film Noir Film Festival, which is being presented by the Palm Springs Cultural Center, is just days away, and the Opening Night Festivities promise to make the Ninth edition of the popular annual event the best ever!

BIGGER THAN LIFE, a forgotten, noir-stained classic directed by the great Nicholas Ray (Rebel without a Cause, In a Lonely Place, They Live by Night), opens the Festival, and will be screened at 7:30pm, with an Opening Reception… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on May 26, 2009 at 9:09am — No Comments

FILM NOIR FAVORITES: Joan Crawford is “Too Hungry for Love!” In FEMALE ON THE BEACH!

Long before she became Blanche Hudson in WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE, and long before her daughter Christina made her infamous as MOMMIE DEAREST, Joan Crawford had already earned her place as one of the Queens of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Her movie career encompassed more than 45 years and 80 films, and included her Oscar Award-winning performance as Mildred Pierce in the movie by the same name. And although she had some great lines over the years (both onscreen and offscreen), some… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on May 20, 2009 at 10:25am — No Comments

FILM NOIR FAVORITES: Before she played Pat Nixon, Patty McCormack was “THE BAD SEED.”

Actress Patty McCormack has played many roles in her long career, including numerous credits in film, on Broadway, and in television (with over 250 television appearances). Most recently, she played Pat Nixon, wife of President Richard M. Nixon, in the Oscar-nominated Ron Howard film, FROST/NIXON. And on Friday, May 29th, Patty McCormack is coming to Palm Springs to celebrate another of her roles - one of her first, in fact. It was a role she originally played in the… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on May 17, 2009 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Check out Crime Culture

Noir Enthusiasts will enjoy - a crime fiction site with which we have a reciprocal link. was established in 2002 as an academic internet site for anyone teaching or studying crime fiction, film and graphic art. Recent years have seen a huge growth in the number of university courses being offered on crime-related topics.

The authors, Lee and Katharine Horsley, established the site because they hope it will be an exciting… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on May 7, 2009 at 3:57pm — No Comments

My Favorite Noirs

Double Indemnity
Cape Fear

Added by Gary on May 2, 2009 at 9:24am — 1 Comment

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