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Noir Nook: Ripped from the Headlines – Ace in the Hole (1951)

Noir Nook: Ripped from the Headlines – Ace in the Hole (1951) For this month’s Noir Nook, I’m starting a new series, taking a look at several films noirs that are based on real-life events. I confess that I’ve always … Continue reading

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“About Face: The Life and Times of Dottie Ponedel, Make-up Artist to the Stars” Book Giveaway (June 4 – July 7)

“About Face: The Life and Times of Dottie Ponedel, Make-up Artist to the Stars” We have TEN Copies to Give Away in July! It’s time for our next book giveaway! And, this is a very special one for me, as … Continue reading

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Gene Coon: From Beatrice Nebraska to Star Trek and Beyond

Gene Coon: From Beatrice Nebraska to Star Trek and Beyond Interview with Local Historian Jeanelle Kleveland, Gage County Classic Film Institute “To me, in many ways, Gene L. Coon was the heart and soul of Star Trek.” -David Gerrold, screenwriter, … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Garson Kanin at work

Born November 24, in 1912, Director/Writer Garson Kanin Garson Kanin started his show biz career as a musician, comedian and stage actor, making his Broadway debut in 1933 in the drama Little Ol’Boy. He became assistant to Broadway director George … Continue reading

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Buster Keaton Blu-Ray/DVD Giveaway (via Twitter March 6-April 1)

Buster Keaton Celebration! Blu-Ray/DVD Giveaway Yay! The Contest is over and the winners are: Tim, Kevy, David H and Chris.  And, now for a back-to-back Blu-Ray/DVD Giveaway! If the contest I announced just minutes ago wasn’t enough, we’ll also be giving … Continue reading

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National Women’s History Month: Breaking Barriers

  Women’s History Month Breaking Barriers When it comes to being a person of color in Hollywood, it’s never been easy. Even today there is still a troubling lack of non-white faces on the silver screen as demonstrated by last … Continue reading

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Win Tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: North by Northwest” (Giveaway runs 2/22 through 3/18)

Win Tickets to see “North by Northwest” on the Big Screen! in Select Cinemas Nationwide Sunday April 2 & Wednesday April 5! “That’s funny, that plane’s dustin’ crops where there ain’t no crops.” Look out Cary, here we come The … Continue reading

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Oscar Losers – Not Even in the Buidling

Oscar Losers – Not even in the Building The Never Nominated Club. Angela Lansbury. Peter O’Toole. Glenn Close. Deborah Kerr. Those are the names that always pop up when the conversation steers towards The Oscars. All great actors, all with … Continue reading

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Kino Lorber DVD and Blu-Ray Oscar Tribute Giveaway (Facebook/Blog February)

And the Winner Is… Kino Lorber DVD/Blu-Ray Giveaway, Winner’s Choice of 17 Classic Titles Yay! The Contest is over and the winners are: Steve C and David D.  Our Oscar Month Celebration continues with our Facebook/Blog version of our Oscar Tribute DVD/Blu-ray giveaway! … Continue reading

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Kino Lorber DVD and Blu-Ray Oscar Tribute Giveaway (via Twitter February)

We’re Celebrating Oscar Month with Kino Lorber! DVD/Blu-Ray Giveaway, Winner’s Choice of 17 Classic Titles And the winners are: David H, William G, Bill N, Brad H, Richie R, Louis L, David M, Tony E  In celebration of Oscar Season, … Continue reading

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