May was all classics all the time with a particularly strong collection of blog posts and essays that ranged from looks at legendary performers to explorations of high art and even higher kitsch:

In a well-written and remarkably human online article, critic Roger Ebert reminisced about time well spent in the presence of  John Wayne in the final years of the actor’s iconic career.

Taking a walk on the bizarre side, writer David Cairn delved into the pulpy pleasures of Alberto Marro’s 1919 silent Spanish serial La Secta de los Misteriosos.

“Stacia,” of the first-rate She Blogged by Night site, contributed a thoughtful and beautifully illustrated look at Alfred Hitchcock’s  Rope as part of this year’s Hitch-centered For the Love of Film blogathon.

Not technically part of the Hitchcock event, but more than close enough: blogger Sheila O’Malley delivered an insightful analysis of Cary Grant’s turn as a conflicted spy in the 1946 classic Notorious.

Glenn Kenny of the Some Came Running blog recounted the search for a worthy DVD release of Orson Welles’ magnificent valentine to the Bard, Chimes at Midnight.

Hit the saddle, Pilgrim, and fill your hands with these hard riding links.

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