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To Kill a Mockingbird: The Casting of Scout and Jem

The Filming of To Kill a Mockingbird: The Casting of Scout & Jem Exclusive Excerpt from “Why to Kill a Mockingbird Matters” Another Big Thank You to author Tom Santopietro for hand-picking another excerpt for us – this time about … Continue reading

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Grace Kelly: Dress to Impress, Exclusive Guest Post by Author Mary Mallory

Grace Kelly: Dress to Impress Exclusive Post by Mary Mallory, Author of Living with Grace Grace Kelly resembled and acted like a Princess long before she actually married Prince Rainier of Monaco. Serene, elegant, and so unforgettable, she is the epitome … Continue reading

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To Kill a Mockingbird: The Casting of Atticus Finch

  The Filming of To Kill a Mockingbird: The Casting of Atticus Finch Exclusive Excerpt from “Why to Kill a Mockingbird Matters” A Big Thank You to author Tom Santopietro for hand-picking this excerpt about the casting of Atticus, from … Continue reading

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Living with Grace: Life Lessons from America’s Princess – Book Giveaway (Aug)

“Living with Grace: Life Lessons from America’s Princess ” Book Giveaway “I think of myself as a modern, contemporary woman who has had to deal with all kinds of problems that many women today have had to deal with.” – Grace … Continue reading

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That Was Entertainment: The Golden Age of the MGM Musical – Contest Giveaway (Aug)

“That was Entertainment: The Golden Age of the MGM Musical” Book Giveaway Calling all musical fans! It’s time for our next contest! This time, I am thrilled to say that CMH will be giving away EIGHT copies of  “That was Entertainment: The … Continue reading

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Why To Kill a Mockingbird Matters, Book Giveaway (now through August 18)

Why To Kill a Mockingbird Matters: What Harper Lee’s Book and the Iconic American Film Mean To Us Today Book Giveaway Meticulous attention to detail… Readers not familiar with the stories behind the novel and film will find much to … Continue reading

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Celebrating Judy Garland’s Birthday with Her Friend and Confidante, Dottie Ponedel (Exclusive Guest Post by Author Danny Miller)

  Celebrating Judy Garland’s Birthday with Her Friend and Confidante, Dottie Ponedel Judy Garland and Dottie Ponedel always found time for laughs on set. Today marks the 96th anniversary of the birth of Judy Garland, by any measure one of … Continue reading

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Hollywood at Play: Evolution of Photography Styles with Publicity Stills, Exclusive Guest Post by Author Mary Mallory

  Evolution of Photography Styles with Publicity Stills Never a trendsetter, always a follower, motion picture still photography has evolved over 100 years, aping popular processes and styles inaugurated and practiced for decades by art photographers and journalists. Technological advancements … Continue reading

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Barbara La Marr Book Giveaway (via Twitter in December)

“Barbara La Marr: The Girl who was Too Beautiful for Hollywood” Book Giveaway via Twitter “The silent film community as a whole should be thankful that Snyder was not only up to the task, but has created a work that … Continue reading

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Hollywood at Play: The History and Use of Publicity Stills, Exclusive Guest Post by Author Mary Mallory

The History and Use of Publicity Stills In the early decades of the Twentieth Century before the invention of television and the internet, the Hollywood motion picture industry sold itself and its products to the general public through the use … Continue reading

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