About Us

Movie Memories is a nonprofit organization committed to building a new audience for classic films (1927-1963), the stars, directors, and cinematographers of Hollywood’s Golden Age by honoring these artists with retrospectives around the country in theaters, schools, museums, and libraries.

Maria Ciaccia is a film historian responsible for hosting programs in partnership with American Cinematheque (2008) in Los Angeles at the Egyptian Theatre and the Dryden Theatre (2006) in Rochester, New York. She can be seen and heard in features on both the Tyrone Power Collection and the Matinee Idol box sets and appeared seven times on E! Channel’s Mysteries and Scandals.

As a researcher, Maria has worked as an interviewer, researcher, and transcriber, for authors Barry Paris, David Stenn, and Victoria Wilson for biographies of Audrey Hepburn, Greta Garbo, Louise Brooks, Jean Harlow, Barbara Stanwyck, and Tony Curtis’ autobiography. She also helped edit Stella Adler’s lectures for Stella Adler on America’s Master Playwrights and Stella Adler on Ibsen, Strindberg, and Chekhov.

With Derek McClellan, she does a weekly podcast, The Golden Age of Hollywood.

Maria is the author of several books, including Dreamboats: Hollywood Hunks of the ’50s.  Over the years, Maria has interviewed hundreds of celebrities for the Where are they Now? column at PEOPLE Magazine Online, the now-defunct website Thatglow.com, generalhospital.about.com, The World Times, The Washington Times, and Soaps in Depth magazine.  Currently, she runs and writes for the website GeneralHospital.about.com for about.com, formerly owned by The New York Times and now a division of Ask.com.