TCM; Warner Archives
Digital: Turner Classic Movies app, $1.99, available at the iTunes store
Film fans addicted to Turner Classic Movies — the cable outlet that plays vintage films around the clock without commercial interruption — should get a kick out of the channel's app, which features videos, trailers and photos from cinema's Golden Age. The home page alone displays detailed background information about any movie currently running on the network, and there are routinely updated video clips from and trailers for vintage films, as well as stills, lobby cards and posters from Hollywood classics.
Nondigital: Jean Harlow 100th Anniversary Collection, $49.95
One screen siren who routinely appears in the TCM lineup, Jean Harlow, is the subject of a seven-disc 100th-anniversary DVD collection from the Warner Archive. The platinum blond helped the country shake away the Depression blues during the 1930s with her saucy, sexy, devil-may-care persona and her crack comedic timing. Though Harlow's career was short — she died of renal failure at age 26 in 1937 — her talent still sparkles — particularly in the best of the seven movies in the set, 1933's "Bombshell," in which Harlow has a field day spoofing herself as a famed actress who wants to quit the biz. Other highlights include 1935's "Reckless," a pastiche of musical, comedy and drama that was also directed by Victor Fleming.
-- Susan King