Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Member Interviews - Things & Other Stuff

Your Name: Cliff Aliperti


Your website or blog URL: http://www.things-and-other-stuff.com/movie-collectibles/

Describe your blog or website.: The blog for movie cards and collectibles site things-and-other-stuff.com, Immortal Ephemera features classic movie reviews and profiles of stars from the Silent Age through the Golden Age, all illustrated by vintage movie cards and collectibles.

How long has your site been active?: 2002

What do you love most about classic film and culture?: Stepping back into history

Name some of your favorite movies, stars and filmmakers (be relatively brief please!): Skyscraper Souls, Employees' Entrance, and anything else featuring Warren William; Charles Laughton, Fredric March, Clark Gable, Tyrone Power, Errol Flynn, Gene Tierney, Joan Blondell, Ann Sheridan, James Cagney, practically anything out of Warner Brothers in the 1930's and most of it from the 40's, pre-code, film noir, Orson Welles, Edward G. Robinson, The Sea Wolf, etc., etc.

If you could live in any movie, which would it be and why?: At the moment I'd pick Warren William in The Match King, A) because it airs tomorrow and is on my mind; B) because the guy went from sweeping the sidewalks outside of a Cubs game to practically controlling the world economy ... power!

How did you hear about CFCS?: Twitter

Any additional comments: Kate knows me, but we haven't met yet, Matthew, so if my answers didn't make it apparently clear I also run a Warren William fan site at http://warren-william.com/blog and some other sites that are more general collectible and not specifically classic film related. Immortal Ephemera is attached to my classic movie card and collectibles site which has been up, running, and evolving since 2002. Pleased to meet you, Cliff

Monday, March 15, 2010

Welcome!

First and Foremost I think I can speak for myself and Kate when I say Thank you for visiting our site and welcome. We hope to get to know each and every one of you. As it says to the right The Classic Film & Culture Society is a network of Blogs and Websites dedicated to Classic Film & Culture. We are also a community site for all lovers of the above mentioned to come and share their passion on our forums.


That is the CFCS in a nutshell but seeing as how this is our welcome post allow me to dive deeper into what exactly we are and some of our motives. Now Classic Films, the first part of the Society that is pretty self explanatory. Most people qualify a classic film to be made between 1900s – 1960s that’s also how we choose to define it as well, Silent era through the Golden Age of Hollywood.

The second half though Culture, now that could be a lot of different things. So if you will allow me to further explain. By Culture we mean what most classic movie blog associations exclude from their members. We mean 1900s – 1960s Fashion, Home D├ęcor, Advertisements, Public Figures, Socialites, etc. Opening the door we hope to a lot of great blogs to join. Not only providing you the best bloggers but all so the most diverse on the internet.

We want to be your one stop shop for Classic Film & Culture content. Yet we don’t only want to read your blogs and websites, no we want to get to know you! The Classic community needs a place where we can all get to know one another and discuss our favorite things. That’s why we created the Classic Film & Culture Society forums. No you don’t have to have a site or blog to join! It was made for EVERY Classic Film & Culture fan to enjoy.

So in closing thank you for visiting! We sincerely hope to see your application pass by our eyes and most definitely want to see you in our forums!

Sincerely,

Matthew & Kate

Founders of CFCS