About Shadows and Satin

Welcome to the Shadows and Satin blog, devoted to the dark and shadowy universe of film noir, and the satin-soft world of the Pre-Code era — the two cinematic passions of my life.

Through this site,  I hope to expose you to films you’ve never before seen, encourage you to remember those long forgotten, and celebrate the classics that you love to watch again and again.  Although they are diametrically opposed in philosophy, content and tone, Film Noir and Pre-Code films nonetheless offer, in my opinion, among the best that classic film has to offer.

Join me, as we travel the narrow line tread by silken-clad strumpets and shady shysters — in shadow and satin.

12 Responses to “About Shadows and Satin”

  1. Hello,
    I’m the Blog Administrator at Movies Unlimited, a mail order retailer of classic movies. We run a blog (www.MovieFanFare.com) and I thought some of your posts would be of interest to our readers. Would it be possible to reprint one of your posts on our blog? We would naturally provide a link back to your blog and provide a short bio if you supply it. The only changes we would make to your content would be adding any links we deem relevant to provide information to our readers (ex – links to our retail website or Wikipedia). Please let me know what you think of all of this, and keep up the amazing work!

    I look forward to hearing from you.

  2. […] out this collection of the baddest of the bad movie characters. Kudos to the bloggers at Speakeasy, Shadows and Satin, and Silver Screenings for putting it […]

  3. The Skirball Cultural Center is pleased to announce the opening of two noir-related exhibitions. Co-presented with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Light & Noir: Exiles and Émigrés in Hollywood, 1933–1950 pays homage to the lives and work of émigré actors, directors, writers, and composers who fled Nazi Europe and made a lasting impact on American cinema and culture. Following up where Light & Noir leaves off, The Noir Effect explores how the genre of film noir gave rise to major trends in popular culture, art, and media.

    And in conjunction with these exhibitions, Audrey’s Museum Store invites shoppers to its special Light & Noir Holiday Pop-Up Shop inside the Museum’s Hurd Gallery. Dramatically designed to evoke a classic film noir set, the shop offers a stylish mix of vintage and contemporary fashions and accessories as well as clever gifts, toys, bar accoutrements, home décor, books, and more.

    More information can be found here: http://www.skirball.org/exhibitions
    And here: http://shop.skirball.org/

    We hope you can join us!

  4. Love noir!

  5. First of all, LOVE “The Dark Pages”! A spectacular publication keeping the intense psychological beauty of “noir” as black in subject matter, and the intense profundity of well utilized monochrome in the movies of the greats like Orson Welles, Fritz Lang, Billy Wilder, and John Alton (my favorite cinematographer).

    I myself am a self trained photographer and artist and film noir is my most prolific influence. I believe in DISSECTING the movies of the greats as the best way to improve my still visual art.

    That being said, I was wondering, would you consider a guest article on film noir and the still visual arts in The Dark Pages? I am not at all looking for self promotion, merely a way to share my ideas to more people. I won’t even include my fan site.

    Wess A. Haubrich

    @gemcitynoir on twitter

    • Hi, Wess — I apologize for the delay in responding to your comment. Thank you so very much for your kind words about The Dark Pages. We would love to have your contribution! I will email you our production schedule for the year, along with more information. I look forward to hearing from you.

  6. Hi, here’s my link for the Greatest Villains blogathon, https://weegiemidget.wordpress.com/2015/12/25/christmasreview2015/

  7. Hey there! I nominated Shadows And Satin for a Liebster Award. Here is my post:

  8. […] out this collection of the baddest of the bad movie characters. Kudos to the bloggers at Speakeasy, Shadows and Satin, and Silver Screenings for putting it […]

  9. Hey Karen. I hope you’re going well. I’m hosting another blogathon later in the year, and I’m hoping to get as many participants as possible. I’d love to invite you to join in. Here is the link below with more details.


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