In 2021, we continued our love affair with Old Hollywood and classic movies. Our good fortune led us to a number of collaborations with TCM, The Film Detective and St. George Living History Productions. We interviewed a cadre of talented filmmakers, film producers and promoters, entertainment experts, and TCM hosts. Every one expanded our thinking and taught us something about film.
This year, we did some teaching ourselves. In 2021 Classic Couple Academy launched two free, online edutainment courses focused on iconic classic film stars:
We thank The Film Detective for serving as media partner for both courses and all of the participants who engaged with the content. A special shout-out goes to those who received their certificate of completion.
We also thank our friends at St. George Living History Productions for inviting us to give two lectures on these same course topics—The Three Stooges Story and The Uncensored Betty Boop. Sal St. George and team are top-notch and their audience is equally first-rate.
And lest we forget, instructional designer Kim, our Classic Couple Academy dreams could not come true without you. You are a true blessing, wrapped in laughs and hugs.
Our 2021 gratitude extends to the folks who offer us opportunities to cover the film community as a media outlet. Special thanks to Kerry, Emma, Taryn and Wendy for your support, which truly means a lot.
Although our Triangle Classic Movie Club (TMC Club) kept to virtual gatherings in 2021, this group of classic movie fans is incredibly special. You know who you are, and we want you to know that connecting with you each month remains a special gift.
Lastly, we slid one more component into our classic film world, creating HollywoodWares late in 2021. We’re enjoying creating products we love and hope others do too. Thanks to those who have supported this endeavor.
2021 presented challenges, but it also brought forward plenty of opportunities. These opportunities—to engage with others who share our passion for film—mean everything. We are grateful.