Created in 2009, owner Jessica Pickens started Comet Over HollywoodTM to express her classic film love and share articles about the films that shaped our society, pop culture and knowledge.
By trade, Pickens has a journalism background. Since 2009, Pickens has:
- Interviewed actors James Best and Dolores Hart
- Had a film column in North and South Carolina based newspapers
- Covered the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Turner Classic Movies Film Festival in Los Angeles.
- Visited and reviewed classic film museums
- Covered the Bernard Herrmann Festival in Washington, DC, in 2016
- Covered the annual Autumn of Oz Festival in 2016
- Covered the Nitrate Picture Show in Rochester, NY in 2017
There would be no glamour and Rodeo Drive without Cecil B. Demille and Jesse Lasky’s barn-turned-studio that they bought in a barren Los Angeles in the 1913.
For me Turner Classic Movies is my education, silent movies talk and Joan Crawford isn’t what her daughter made her out to be in “Mommie Dearest.”
With a mix of classic movie and journalism writing knowledge, a Comet Over Hollywood™ is still burning.
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I am the Blog Administrator at Movies Unlimited, a mail order retailer of classic movies. We’ve recently started 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.
I just wanted to reach out and see if you might be at all interested in participating in an upcoming blogathon. From February 28 – March 6, my blog, The Kitty Packard Pictorial, is hosting The Jean Harlow Blogathon, in celebration of the actress’ 100 birthday, the release of a brand new book (Harlow in Hollywood: The Blonde Bombshell in the Glamour Capital by Darrell Rooney and Mark Vieira) and a new exhibit at the Max Factor Hollywood Museum.
I’m sure you’re terribly busy, but hey, just wanted to see if you might possibly be able to participate!
Details are here: http://kittypackard.wordpress.com/2011/02/21/the-jean-harlow-blogathon-february-28-march-6/
The Kitty Packard Pictorial
Hi I love your super fabulous, inspiring blog, I added a link to your site over on my blog….as a fellow lover of old Hollywood glamour I’d love it if you got chance to check out my blog at http://www.thebigmacblog.com xx
I *LOVE* that photo you’ve used on your About page. Do you know what it’s from??
The photo was taken by Cecil Beaton and it’s actually his sister Nancy! It’s called Star Girl and it’s from 1929. Not from a movie but I thought it had that luminous Hollywood star feel to it 🙂
It certainly does feel like early Hollywood, like something from MGM’s 1935 production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
I am a bit worried as I am not getting any traffic on my blog on Sal Mineo for your Gone too Soon Blogathon. Is the address I listed wrong? I am a new blogger, portraitsbyjenni, and I did a blog a couple weeks back for Classic Film & Television Cafe’s Dogathon. That blog got a lot of nice comments. Thanks for any help you might be able to dish out! jennifromrollamo
Nick from http://www.cinekatz.com here. Doing some scout work for the LAMB. We’re wanting to make an email newsletter for community features as well as a list we’re making similar to Sight & Sound’s best movies of all time list. Just need an email! Email me at npowe131 at gmail.com
Hello! My name is David and I write a movie blog called “The Man on the Flying Trapeze.” I received a Liebster Award from a fellow film blogger and one of my jobs is to tag other bloggers, so you’re it! I invite you to visit and answer a few film-related questions. Thanks!
Hey Jess~ I nominated you for the “One Lovely Blog Award”!! Be sure to check out all the details here… http://kelleepratt.blogspot.com/2013/07/one-lovely-blog-award-share-love.html Thanks for being an awesome blogger & film friend!! … Kellee
Aww! Thank you Kellee, that is so very sweet 🙂
Greetings, Jessica. My name is Gary Cahall, and I’ve taken over from Chris Cummins as the site administrator for MovieFanFare.com. I’m working on our guest writer line-up for the rest of May, and it’s been a while since the Comet has graced our site. Would it be possible to repost one of your recent musical reviews–Happiness Ahead or The Helen Morgan Story, I was thinking–on MFF, probably on Tuesday, May 27? Please get back to me at your earliest convenience, and I look forward to hearing from you. Regards, Gary
Nice to meet you. Reposting either of those on MFF is just fine. If you’d like, you can contact me in the future via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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HI, I nominated you for a Liebster Award, you can check it out here: https://filmmusiccentral.com/2016/06/13/liebster-awards-5-and-6/
I love your blog. It’s great to find other film lovers like myself. Check out my blog and feel free to comment. A follow would be greatly appreciated as well.