Kami Spangenberg is one-half of Classic Couple. She loves classic movies and shares that passion with others as a film blogger and as lead curriculum developer at Classic Couple Academy. While it's hard to play favorites, films topping her all-time, must-see list are: It Happened One Night, Ball of Fire, His Girl Friday, Libeled Lady, My Sister Eileen, The Philadelphia Story, The Thin Man, The Shop Around the Corner and The Way We Were. Oh, and The Outlaw Josey Wales. She has attended the TCM Classic Film Festival six times in LA as well as the 2020 TCM Festival Special Home Edition from her couch. She is honored to have her writing featured from time to time on TheFilmDetective.com. She also contributes content to IMDb.com to raise awareness of classic movies.

Author Archives: Kami Spangenberg

The Three Stooges: A Crash Course

We’re excited to announce our latest Classic Couple Academy course offering. The Three Stooges: A Crash Course is now available. The Three Stooges: A Crash Course shares who’s who in the Stooges comedy troupe, showcases their early years as performers and highlights the principles of Stooges comedy. The Stooges’ 50+-year career spanned short-subject films, feature…

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An Essential Film in Black History: The Duke Is Tops (1938)

The Duke Is Tops (1938) is an American musical film released by Million Dollar Productions, a production company noted for advancing Black filmmaking in the late 1930s. Ralph Cooper, one of the three heads of Million Dollar Productions, scripted, co-directed and starred in the film. The Duke Is Tops is a B-musical featuring a mostly…

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Classic Couple 2020 in Action: Top 10 Moments

2020 was so startlingly different from any year we’ve experienced in our lifetimes. Challenges abounded. While it certainly wasn’t the year we expected, it did deliver its own unique gifts. Hunkered at home, we resisted the temptation to cease production. Indeed upon reflection, we took a lot of action as the Classic Couple in 2020…

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